Upcoming Publications:

    • There Is No Panting Dog (a short story forthcoming with Whispering Prairie Press)
    • If Blue, Then Sing (an essay forthcoming with Press Pause, 2020)
    • Contact (a short story forthcoming with Oratoria)
    • Children (a poem forthcoming on Lodestone)
    • Physics and Green Room (poems forthcoming on Plume Poetry)
    • Groceries (a short story forthcoming with Deracine, Winter 2020)

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My print publications to date







  • Book review of The Rule of Nobody in Real Change (Dec. 9, 2015)
  • Contest winner: short piece in course catalog (winter 2015, page 2)
  • Laundry in Three Line Poetry (Nov. 2015)
  • Essay in Atticus Review: “ASD: A Spectrum in the Rough” (Oct. 27, 2015)
  • Letter to the editor at The New Yorker (Oct. 26, 2015) re: Malcolm Gladwell’s Thresholds of Violence
  • Portmanteau with Pith (October 22, 2015)
  • Interview with author Robert Scheer about government spying, his book They Know Everything About You and what we can do to restore individual privacy (Sept. 30, 2015)
  • Interview with medical interpreter trainerJuan Gutierrez in Real Change (Sept. 23, 2015
  • How To Get Really Married in the Juniper Artland Competition (Sept. 22, 2015)
  • The Pastor on (Sept. 8, 2015)
  • Received Honorable Mention in Writer’s Digest’s 84 Annual Writing Competition for my nonfiction essay Depth Perfection (Sept. 2015)
  • Vapor, printed on a postcardinterview with Red-Flag Poetry Service (August 15, 2015)
  • Participation in the Lament for the Dead project, mourning the loss of Craig Whisenand (August 12, 2015)
  • Op-ed article in Real Change about the laws banning/restricting distributing food to the homeless (July 15, 2015)
  • Op-ed article in Real Change about WA State’s new addendum to its mental health legislation, “Joel’s Law” (May 27, 2015)
  • May 2015  participant in Tupelo Press’s 30/30 Project – a poem-a-day fundraiser for this indie literary press
  • Five Pieces on Scotland’s Annual Open Arts and Craft Open Studios event, the “Spring Fling” (May 22, 2015)
  1. Revenance
  2. Vapor
  3. Clay
  4. Perforation
  5. Rock, O My Baby


  1. Reflections on former bishop N.T. Wright’s lecture
  2. Synopsis of Madeleine Albright’s Visit
  3. Review of James Bryan Smith’s Church Leaders Forum
  4. Synopsis of James K.A Smith’s “Imagining and Desiring the Kingdom Lecture  
  5. Review of the Annual Paul T. Walls Lecture: Dr. Wall on Revelation:  Part I and Part II
  6. Synopsis of “Spiritual But Not Religious: Seeking Transcendence in a Secular Age” Discussion
  7. Review of Andy Crouch’s keynote address for the Day of Common Learning
  8. Synopsis of Race in America after Ferguson Forum at SPU: Part I and Part II
  9. Reflections onSeattle Evangelicals for Racial Justice, hosted by First Free Methodist Church
  10. Palmer Lecture Series: Review of Lecture and Q&A session
  11. Reflections on the Pacific NW Conference’s Racial Reconciliation Summit
  12. Recap of “Hackers, Spies and Freedom” – a lecture by former (and longest-served) director of the NSA, Gen. Keith Alexander
  13. Summary of the annual Wall’s Lecture
  14. Reflections on the First Annual “No Limits, No Boundaries” disability event

2013 and older

  • “Little Book of Longing” and “Simulacra,” (Dec. 2013)
  • “A Rescue,” Café Aphra blog (Sep. 2013)
  • Short, untitled piece, The Sun Magazine’sReader’s Write section (Feb. 2013)
  • “Wishing Well,” Ballard Street Poetry Journal (March 2012)
  • “Well,” honorable mention in Writer’s Digest Essay Competition (May 2011)
  • “Blessed Are We,” Vineyards: A Collection of Christian Poetry(Feb. 2011)
  • Nature of Words Rising Star Competition:
  1. Won Poetry category for “The Little Book of Longing,” age group 25+ (Nov. 2012)
  2. Honorable Mention in poetry category for “Dinner with My Father,” age group 19-25 (Nov. 2011)
  3. Honorable Mention in nature essay category for “Noisy Roots”, age group 19-25 (Nov. 2010)
  4. Won nonfiction short story category for “Moving,” age group 19-25 (Nov. 2009)
  • “To Be Attitudes,” grand-prize winner in the poetry category for Chapel Arts Commission at SPU (March 2009)
  • My very old blog I started to document my solo travels around Europe in the summer of 2009 and a bit beyond

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Straight white male
November 22, 2018 at 5:03 am


Your review “Poet Slam” is a brave piece.

For years I was disturbed by Hall’s specious claim that “The sound and density of poems require more testosterone,” a claim he made repeatedly. Implicit in that is a criticism of female poets.

And then there is the disgusting notion of “Hall’s Harem.”:

I hope your review gets read and leads to more discussion of this ugly side of poetry, and more talking back.

Charles (no cops, please)
February 1, 2019 at 8:24 pm

I stumbled over your piece on the National Suicide Hotline while on my way to that hotline to call them. I’m in deep at this point. I really appreciated what you had to say as I’m concerned for no cops at my door. They aren’t whom I need just this minute or today or tomorrow.

I’m an anti-capitalist myself, so I also appreciated your remarkable and surprising understanding of how social and cultural influences can also contribute to how people become suicidal. You’re quite right in my opinion, but then what am I doing? I’m not calling the hotline and my psychiatrist is done with me, as is everyone else.

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