And Job front cover

And Job Lies in the Feedlot Where He Fell

What if the poet who wrote The Book of Job heard the story from Job’s wife, but then betrayed her by retelling it for his own purposes, leaving her out? This long poem imagines what she revealed to the poet as she lay dying. Here is the untold story of Sitis and her understanding of women and men, youth and age, war and peace, death and life. (Inkonoclast, October 2015) Available at Amazon here)

Writing Your First Play

Writing Your First Play

This book leads new playwrights from idea to finished script, covering the secrets to effective structure, character, and dialog. (Pearson, 2001. Formerly Prentice Hall) Available at Amazon here.

Poetry chapbooks


Thirteen formal poems about the Viet Nam War. X.J. Kennedy said that “Debriefings has some of the very best poems to come out of the Viet Nam War.” (RLBarth Publications, 2001. Out of print, but I will send you one of my last copies for $15, postage paid.)


Prose poems, with an illustration by Judith Edwards. Handset type. (Little River Press, 1979. Out of print.)

The My Tho Laundry, and Other Poems from the Second Indochina War

Handset type, Fabiano paper. (Leonard Seastone’s Tideline Press, 1978. Out of print.)

Poetry in journals

Paris Review
Centennial Review
Southern Humanities Review
The Formalist
Kentucky Poetry Review
Columbia Review
South Carolina Review
New River Review
South Coast Poetry
Red Rock Review
Cottonwood Review
Red Wheelbarrow
Powhatan Review
Providence Review
Plains Poetry Journal
Raintown Review
Modern Haiku
Haiku Zasshi Zo
Black Bough
Streetlight (Cooking for One Again…)
Mississippi Valley Review
Nantucket Review
The Hollins Critic (Sunday at the Farmers Market)
Ball State University Forum
Military Review (Answering the Village Elder in Kandahar Province, or audio)
Santa Fe Literary Review
Antigonish Review (Canada)
Dalhousie Review (Canada)
Southern Review (Australia)
Literary Half-Yearly (India)

Short stories in journals or online

Carleton Miscellany
Magic Realism
Cortland Review (“Afternoon Respite” audio and text)
Nantucket Review