Protectress (novella in verse), Unsolicited Press, 2022.
Protectress is a modern sequel to the Medusa myth that explores compassion and solidarity in relation to rape culture, victim-blaming, and the processing of trauma. From the Publisher: A poetry-prose novella offering a risky take on the legend of Medusa with stunning economy of words and a delicate hand, Protectress provokes us to think about the feminist identity and the power of compassion. Readers who fell deeply for Emily Wilson’s translation of The Odyssey, Margaret Atwood’s The Penelopiad, Madeleine Miller’s Circe, Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven, Maria Dahvana Headley’s translation of Beowulf, and Toby Barlow’s Sharp Teeth will find themselves enamored with Protectress. Recipient of the Kirkus Star.
Reviewed in Kirkus. Author interview in Kirkus. Additional coverage in Kirkus (p. 184). Review in Interstellar Flight Magazine.

Grab, Red Ogre Review. 2023. Sponsored by a grant from the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association. Twenty-nine poems, including “Macalla,” “A Ukrainian Love Story,” and “Witchcraft for Cellists.”

Making Mythology, Louisiana Literature Press, 2020. Twenty-seven poems including the suites From Wild Sleeping Waters, All of the Leaves, and Texas Suite, as well as the title poem, and “Professor Medusa,” the origin of Protectress.


“Winter of Disconnect,” Wingless Dreamer, 2023.

“Macalla,” Parmentu Pentaquark/Gothic Funk, 2023.

“Cow Parsley, Sunlight,” The Rumen and Sequoia Speaks, 2023

“At the NonStandard UnBreed Dog Show,” The Rumen, 2023.

“Where the Rails Float,” Sequoia Speaks, 2023.

“Jessica Lights the Candles” and “Revolution Sounds,” Empyrean Magazine 5, Vol. 2, no 1.

“Driving Away from the Mountains,” Women Scream 2023, 2023.

“Replenish,” “She Calls It a Fairy Tree,” and “Ghost Jam,” FWS: woodlands, 2022.

“Pro-Union,” ThereAfter, 2023.

“Canine Eclogue,” Texas Poetry Assignment, 2022.

“a fragment harbor of time” and “Winter Term,” five fleas (itchy poetry), 2022.

“Estate,” and “Witchcraft for Cellists,” Sage Cigarettes, 2022.

“How Many Lives Hath Pangur Bán?” Disabled Tales, 2022.

“The Refrain,” Primeval Monster, 2022.

“Like Whalefall, Nourishing,” and “a river birch,” The Muse, 2022.

“The Radiolaria Salute You,” Red Ogre Review, 2022.

Four Songs for Lady MacbethThe Shakespeare Multiverse, ed. Louise Geddes and Valerie Fazel, 2021.

“Lammas,” easing the edges: a collection of everyday miracles. Nominated for a 2021 Pushcart Prize; volume won first prize from the Press Women of Texas awards, 2022.

“Dissolving,” Barzakh magazine, 2021.

“Hecate of the Wild,” and “Letters in the Green,” The Dillydoun Review, 2020.

“Carapace,” The Ofi Press Magazine, 2020.

“Tell Us What You’re Doing We Want to Know How You’re Coping with the Pandemic,” In Isolation, Alternative Field and Studio 50; and What Rough Beast/Indolent Books, 2020.

“Oceans (for Robert Terrio),” The Pointed Circle, 2020.

“Spirochete,” Yersinia Pestis, Paragon Press Journal, 2020.

“Frost Ascending,” Climbing Lightly Through Forests, ed. Rose Lemberg, Aqueduct Press, 2020. Volume in memory and honor of Ursula K. LeGuin.

“The Witches’ House,” Pussy Magic, October 2020.

Rewriting King Lear in a Time of Pandemic,” TEJASCOVIDO, 2020.

“A Spell to Rest the Dead,” Pussy Magic, October 2019.

“Making Mythology,” “Change of Season,” “Skinfast,” “Six prickly pears,” and “My Golem,” FWS: Skin, 2019.

Before Pyewacket,” Gingerbread House, 2019.

Flint,About Place: Infinite Country-North, 2019.

“Selenic Lore,” and “My Antlers,” Lily Poetry Review, 2019.

“Hurricane Season,” Houston Poetry Fest 2019 Anthology.

A Forest that is Desert,” Snapdragon Journal 5.3, 2019.

“East Wind to Paradise,” Bacopa Literary Review, 2019.

Brumadinho,” Havik 2019: Magic Tricks; Oyster River Pages.

“Apparitions,” Wizards in Space 4 (Spring 2019)

My Mother is a Poem by Yeats,Wordgathering 12, no. 4 (December 2018).

“Invasive Species,” Infinite Rust (Fall 2018)

Moscow’s Rejected Margaritas;” “Lady, Maid, Invocation;” “Highway Drone,” Penumbra 5 (Summer 2018).

“Outside In,” Translating Chronic Pain (2018). PDF

“A Haiku Year,” Panoplyzine 7 (Summer 2017). PDF

“Pumpjack Andante” and “Coyote Sits,” The Waggle, Summer 2017. PDF (“Pumpjack Andante”), PDF (“Coyote Sits”)

The Swimmer,” vox poetica,  2016. PDF

“Six Epilogues for Caliban,” lunch, Summer 2015. PDF

Varnished,” These Fragile Lilacs, Summer 2015. PDF

Carrot Haiku,” Tule Review, November 2014. PDF

“Lovers Misread Envy Horses Homonyms,” Upstart: Out of Sequence: The Sonnets Remixed (Parlor Press, 2014). PDF

A Cellist’s Lament,” Hartskill Review, April 2014. PDF

“Professor Medusa,” Haggard and Halloo, April 2013. PDF

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