Oaxacan Flânerie to Be Published

I am pleased to announce that my poetry cycle Oaxacan Flânerie has been accepted for publication in the upcoming edition of the Langdon Review of the Arts in Texas.  

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“Butterfly” by Saijō Yaso

Saijō Yaso was a Japanese poet and scholar from the early 20th century who specialized in French symbolist verse. His own work ranged from darker symbolism to lighter children’s lyrics. Butterfly When in time I slip down to hell where my parents and friends await, what will I take to…

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“To Brave the Mountains” published in SQ Mag

My alternative world fantasy story “To Brave the Mountains” just came out in SQ Mag: International Speculative Fiction eZine. Featuring indigenous New World elements and a young female protagonist, it’s worth a read, I promise. Check it out by clicking here.  

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“When with Fatal Law the Shadow Threatened Me” by Stéphane Mallarmé

Stéphane Mallarmé was a French poet from the second half of the 19th century. The literary child of Baudelaire, Mallarmé crafted difficult poetry rich with disturbing symbols and musical language. Here is a translation of one of my favorite poems of his. When with Fatal Law the Shadow Threatened Me…

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“Tomino’s Hell” by Saijō Yaso

I’m always looking for ways to combine my love of poetry, translation and the macabre, so I was delighted to stumble across a sort of “creepy pasta” Internet legend about a cursed Japanese poem that causes tragedy and death should you read it aloud. I quickly looked for the piece,…

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Advance Praise for Shattering and Bricolage

A couple of great poets have weighed in with blurbs: It seems, at times, David Bowles “has wandered away from the land of men,” his earthly declarations channeled up from a history of ancient monsters: a world still ruled by deep mystery. His words strike unexpected chords and intense visuals:…

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Cover for Shattering and Bricolage

Here is the cover of Shattering and Bricolage, my first collection of original poetry, out June 20 from Ink Brush Press.    

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Puhahabitu

This poem was originally published in the spring 2014 edition of Concho River Review. Puhahabitu* The People knew about the truth In ways we only vaguely see; No man can point it out to us No priest retains the needed keys. Its power dwells where each believes That truth resides;…

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2015 Texas Poetry Calendar

My poem “The Ghost of the Moon” has been accepted for publication in the 2015 Texas Poetry Calendar (from the great Dos Gatos Press).  

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The Serpent in My Eye

This poem originally appeared in the Spring 2014 edition of Interstice. The Serpent in My Eye I still recall the day it uncoiled its glassy shaft upon the world as I dashed down the alley— a crooked snake that twined at the edge of things, floating away from my focus,…

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