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Honors & Prizes

Honorable Mention in Poetry for the Soul Making Keats Literary Competition

Finalist for the Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition

Finalist for the Rita Dove Award in Poetry

Runner-Up in LA Review Literary Award for Short Fiction

Nominated for a Pushcart Prize

Member of San Francisco Writers Grotto



After the Burn (part of 100 Days of Action)


The heavy beauty

How to talk to a former warlord


Open City

Sea Horses (Syria) and The Dry Cleaner

Sonata for Syria III: Music for Airports

The Stockholm Review of Literature


Short Stories


Albania, 1985


Five Pieces of Micro Fiction


The Sins of Our Fathers

The Toast

The Fabulist


We Are All Human, Even on the South Lawn in 1972


Anthologies & Collaborations

Heart of the Dragon (in anthology inspired by Beth Moon's photographs)

Message in a Bottle Project

Nuclear Impact: Broken Atoms in Our Hands (seven poems in anthology)

Short Edition machine at Cafe Zoetrope ("The Sins of Our Fathers")

Tower of Words: The Place of Poetry in Crisis (Tower One)

Tupelo Press 30/30 Project (September 2014)


From Daily Palm Castings (Poetry Collection)

Cicadian Rains (The Paper Stitcher)

The Water Treatment Operator

The Fishmonger

The Knife Sharpener

Mary Albanese

  Readings & Performance

The Fishmonger (as part of Taro Hattori's Rolling Counterpoint)


Curves and Biography


Reading from "Daily Palm Castings" at Pegasus Books, March 2012


"Sonata for Syria" at benefit for UNICEF Syria with cellist Devon McClive, September 2013


Quiet Lightning Reading

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