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.

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)

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, signed, 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 print journals and online

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

Sheepshead Review

Plains Poetry Journal


Amherst Review

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)

Dalhousie Review (Canada)

Southern Review (Australia)

Literary Half-Yearly (India)

Short stories in print journals or online

Carleton Miscellany


Magic Realism

Cortland Review (“Afternoon Respite” audio and text)

Nantucket Review