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For The Eighth-Grade Girl Writing Love Lyrics

"Thirteen lines evoke a thirteen-year-old girl struggling with cultural imperatives." --Robin Becker

The Dresser

This chapter portrays one man's attempt to find meaning in the accidents of his life. In a voice strong, gripping, and humorous, the main characer revisits adolescent desire and loss.

On Being A Farm Kid

Finalist, Wisconsin People & Ideas, 2007.

Freedom Fighters

This poem was a finalist for the 2006 Marjorie J. Wilson Award; it appears in the fall issue of Margie.


This poem, dedicated to Frank O'Hara, originally appeared in Green Hills Literary Lantern, volume xvi, 2005.


This story originally appeared in The Notre Dame Review, Number 21, Winter 2006.