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Nonfiction

“Hold Everything Lightly and Nothing Will Hurt Us,” The Sun

“Forgiving the Governor of South Carolina,” Fourth Genre

“Two Mornings,” Waccamaw

“What Jaime Escalante Taught Us that Hollywood Left Out,” Education Weekly

“Damn Teacher Films.”  Meridian: The Semi-Annual from the University of Virginia 

“The Dentist’s Girlfriend.”  The Florida Review.

“Good Firm Handshake.”  The Threepenny Review 127 (2011): 31.

“The Evildoer and the God Who Made Him.”  The Southern Review 47.1 (2011): 125-140.

“Thug-Life Sonnets.”  Prairie Schooner 83.4 (2010): 111-124.

“One Thing Considered.”  Pebble Lake Review (2008).

“A Guide to Alternative Medicine.”  The Florida Review 33.1 (2008):  7-17.

“Pictures Came and Broke Your Heart.”  Barrelhouse Magazine 6 (2008):  108-118.

“Joining the Club.”  Third Coast (2008): 67-82.

“A Rough Guide to Living in Japan.”  Hunger Mountain 11 (2007):  66-79.

“Twelve Pieces for the Hungry Ghosts.”  Colorado Review 34.1 (2007):  150-165.

“The Better Land.”  Pilgrimage 32.1 (2007):  66-75.

Poetry

“Free Bible in Your Own Language,” Verse Daily (originally published in Cimarron Review)

“Jim Shows Me Twelve Jesuses,” Shenandoah

“Writer Repents,” Beloit Poetry Journal

“Passing Notes,” Ascent

“Loser Flare,” Failbetter

“Hometown Tour after the Base Shuts Down,” Failbetter

“L’esprit de L’escalier,” Failbetter

“Jesus Might Have Walked on Ice, Scientists Say,” Crab Orchard Review

“Trivia Game for a Suicide Bomb,” Mayday Magazine

“Agnostic Says The Lord’s Prayer in Latin,” Mayday Magazine

“Agnostic Visits the Nature Conservatory,” Unsplendid

“Roadside Attractions,” Young Adult Review

“Candy Panties and Edelweiss.” Southeast Review. (forthcoming)

“The War We Barely Knew.”  Pleiades: A Journal of New Writing (2012)

“Cover Letter.”  Pleiades: A Journal of New Writing (2012)

“Deserted Base.” The National Poetry Review 11 (2011): 18-19.

“What She Calls Eternity.”  Alaska Quarterly Review 28.3 & 4 (2011): 230-232.

“Conversational English.”  Poet Lore 106 (2011): 64-65.

“Helicopters Circle the Bedroom.” Poet Lore. 106 (2011): 53.

“Headline: Baby Left out in Snow Overnight.”  Bellingham Review 62 (2010): 75.

“Ars Poetica.”  Bellingham Review 62 (2010): 74.

“The Groom.”  Natural Bridge 23 (2010): 116.

“The Peace Dome.”  Alaska Quarterly Review 27.1&2 (2010): 207.

“The Love Hotel.”  Alaska Quarterly Review 27.1&2 (2010): 205-206.

“Mini-Cities.”  The Cincinnati Review 6.2 (2009): 31.

“Letter to Self upon Completing Autobiography.”  Colorado Review 36.2 (2009): 74.

“Shunryu’s Bells.”  Harpur Palate 8.2 (2009): 78-81.

“The Last Word: A Prologue.”  Canteen 4 (2009) 58.

“Rejection Letters.”  Canteen 4 (2009) 64.

  “Shunryu’s Offering.”  Fugue 36 (2009): 54-55.

“This is Not a War Poem.”  Hayden’s Ferry Review 42 (2008):  122

“Expatriate at Home.”  Hayden’s Ferry Review 42 (2008): 123-124.

 “Red Leaves Fall Over the Rice.”  Cimarron Review 165 (2008): 32.

 “Skipping Stones.”  Alaska Quarterly Review 25.3/25.4 (2008): 211-212.

“Writer Repents.”  Beloit Poetry Journal 59.1 (2008):  27.

“Hypoglycemia.”  Fourteen Hills 14.2 (2008): 69.

“Ode to Seven.”  The Southern Review 43 (2007):  530-531.

“What Water Can We Pour on This Page?”  The Southern Review 43 (2007):  532-533.

“The Unlikely Statue.”  Above Us Only Sky.  Ed. Michelle Rhea and Anita Barnard.  Santa Barbara:  Incarnate Muse, 2003.