Howdy. I'm a writer, poetry & prose, in Pittsburgh, PA, a great hometown. I live in this building — on the flats in Pittsburgh's historic South Side. You'll find a short official bio & writing credits here, my listing at Poets & Writers.
Here's "Salem Hill Hymn Sing" from Vox Populi (2015).
Here's "August Night," one of my poems, published by Hunger Mountain (2010).
Here's "The Painter Francis Bacon Plays Mountain Music," in Poetry (June 2003).
Some Book Reviews & Other Prose in Pittsburgh Publications:
Conflict-Zone Blogger Judith Torrea at City of Asylum, Pittsburgh City Paper Blog, (March 20, 2015).
Hemming the Water, by Yona Harvey, Pittsburgh City Paper (June 26, 2013).
The Switching/ Yard, by Jan Beatty, Pittsburgh City Paper (April 17, 2013).
The Children, by Paula Bohince, Pittsburgh City Paper (July 11, 2012).
The Torah Garden, by Phil Terman, Pittsburgh City Paper (Jan. 25, 2012).
The Apple Trees at Olema: New and Selected Poems by Robert Hass, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, (April 30, 2010).
Unincorporated Persons in the Late Honda Dynasty, by Tony Hoagland, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (April 11, 2010).
Strong is Your Hold, by Galway Kinnell, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (April 1, 2007).
District and Circle, by Seamus Heaney, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Oct. 8, 2006).
What Narcissism Means to Me, by Tony Hoagland, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Jan. 11, 2004).
Bodies That Hum, by Beth Gylys, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (August 15, 1999).
Brief essay in homage to Allen Ginsberg, In Pittsburgh (April 17, 1997).
Nail that Catfish to a Tree: Rethinking Square Dancing, from In Pittsburgh (Feb. 20, 1997).