Welcome to my website. I'm the author of four books of poetry and a critical study, listed on the right. On the left and on pages for each book, you'll find links to sites where my work is available.
I'm also active as a translator and have done a number of pieces with composers. I've given readings, talks, and workshops in the U.S. and abroad. Prizes for my work include a Discovery Award, Fulbright positions in Spain and the U.K., and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. I teach at the University of Cincinnati and serve as poetry editor of The Cincinnati Review.
I'm available for readings, workshops, and talks. Please use the tabs for further information and to contact me.
"Desks" on Slate
My poem "Desks" appeared on Slate last summer. It's available with an audio file at the link above.
I have recent work in The Yale Review and Spillway, and my long poem "On Hospitals" is just out in Smartish Pace. A poem is forthcoming in Boston Review.
On September 23rd, the first performance of "The Bogen Songs," a setting of six of my poems by the composer Yehuda Yannay, took place at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. I hope to have an audio link soon.
I have two readings coming up in April: at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville on Thursday, April 11th, at 7:00 in 105 Kimpel Hall on campus; and at the University of Wisconsin-Marathon County on Wednesday, April 17th, at 12:30 in the Terrace Room.
I'll also be reading and introducing local Cincinnati Review contributors at Mrs. Dalloway's Bookstore in Berkeley.
For more on these and other events, please see the Events page.