Beneath bloated clouds
a galloping gift horse dropped something
small of surprising weight.
If I didn't take the thing somebody would have.
Two wrongs probably made this neighborhood.
When I ask the clouds for affirmation
they shake their heads on my parade.
My poetry has appeared in The Best American Poetry 2007, The Kenyon Review, The Antioch Review, and some other journals. I have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, was a finalist in both the 2008 Diagram and 2009 Sow's Ear Poetry Review chapbook contests, and received an International Merit Award from Atlanta Review in 2009.
I received an MFA in poetry from the University of Montana in 1999, and now serve as vice president at an insurance agency in Chicago.