Could You Be With Her Now (Dzanc Books, January 2013)

The Tide King (Black Lawrence Press, June 2013)

From Here (Aqueous Books, September 2014)

The Summer She Was Under Water (Queens Ferry Press, August 2016; art courtesy of Scout Cuomo)

July 16, 2015: Series 4 of Collaborative Work at Pair-Shaped Journal

The fourth and final in a series of collaborations between Elizabeth Crisman and me is up at Pair-Shaped Journal. Here is Elizabeth's photo, and my response, the short "Baggage":

So many things are forgotten, or forgiven.

To read the entire story, go here.

New essay at Medium

Over at Medium, I wrote about my ambivalent relationship with my cat Scout, and how I came to terms with it:

Life is like a box of chocolates, Forrest Gump once said. You never know what you’re gonna get. We often think we deserve accolades for mere intentions: for opening our doors to abandoned pets, for signing on to raise children for 18 (or sometimes 25 or 30) years of our lives. But what happens when something goes wrong, when we get a seemingly spoiled chocolate, or one to which we’re allergic? How we deal with unmet expectations is the mettle of who we are, not our good intentions. And we can never know who we are until we encounter a situation in which we are forced confront the existence of our lesser selves, the ones who want to throw in the towel, pout, be angry at life’s unfairness, and not follow through on our commitments.

To read more, go here.