Featured Poet for Upcoming Red River Review

I am delighted and honored to have been selected feature poet for the August edition of the Red River Review (edited by the very cool Alan Gann), in which several of my poems will appear: “taming,” “kill the muse,” “Palimpsest Soul,” “Lovely Little Thing,” “Tzompantli,” “The Paradoxical Axiom,” “Weathered and…

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“I often encountered the evil of living” by Eugenio Montale

Eugenio Montale was an Italian poet awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1975. I often encountered the evil of living I often encountered the evil of living: it was the choked brook that gurgles, it was the curling of the sun-parched leaf, it was the horse that collapses. The…

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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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