Movie Night in Central Wyoming

My new poem "Movie Night in Central Wyoming" was recently published in the second issue of The Mantle, a new literary journal.  Here is the full text: Movie Night in Central Wyoming The rain just north of Riverton rolls deep into the August night like a groggy and hibernating bear looking for the comfort of … Continue reading Movie Night in Central Wyoming

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Writing About Place

Writing about place can be difficult, especially when we've lived in a place for a long time.  The trick, as the great New York and Colorado poet Jared Smith once told me, is to "grab hold of a good metaphor and don't let go." Here's a poem called "Elk Mountain" from my first book What … Continue reading Writing About Place

To Those Agritourists About to Die, We Salute You

My new poem, entitled "To Those Agritourists About to Die, We Salute You," was recently published by Rust + Moth.  You can find the poem by following this link.  I wrote the poem after listening to someone on a panel talk about the need for increased agricultural tourist in Wyoming.  It got me thinking of all … Continue reading To Those Agritourists About to Die, We Salute You

Summers with my Father

My new poem, "Summers with my Father," was recently published over at The Red Eft Review.   It's a longer poem than I typically write--perhaps because it's highly narrative and employs shorter line lengths to magnify tension. Consider it a coming-of-age poem.  Here's the full text: Summers with my Father He told my mother he brought … Continue reading Summers with my Father