This year I had eleven poems in eleven different journals (eight of which I’d never been in before.

“Recorded In Time,”  Shape Of a Box, January 2009).  Reprinted in The Wild Goose Poetry Review (Spring 2009) (scroll down) and in TimBookTu (October 2009).  (Easiest way is to go the author’s list)

“Nothing But Memories,” Distillery, (May 20, 2009).  Print, not available

“Spring NASCAR Race @ Bristol,” Right Hand Pointing, (July 2009).

“How a Poet Speaks,”  The Wild Goose Poetry Review, (Summer, 2009). Not archived.

“Dual Perspective,” Rusty Truck (August 29,2009).

“When Trees Pop,” Fried Chicken and Coffee (August 31, 2009).

“Where Light Is Going,” Hobble Creek Review, (Fall 2009).

“Spin, Spin, Spin,”  Blue Fifth Review, (Fall 2009). Scroll down

“Moon-Lit Ghosts,”  Deuce Coupe, (October 31, 2009).

“It should be obvious,” Redheaded Stepchild, (Fall, 2009).

“After He Fell,” The Smoking Poet, (Winter 2009). Scroll down


And I had five book reviews published.

Forms of Intersection by Jayne Pupek (Mayapple Press, Bay City, MI, 2008), Galatea Resurrects (May 2009).

The Fractured World by Scott Owens (Main Street Rag, Charlotte, NC, 2008), The Centrifugal Eye (August 2009).  Not Archived.

Conquering Venus by Collin Kelley (Vanilla Heart Publishing, 2009), Blogcritics (August 25, 2009) and reprinted in  The New Book Review (October 31, 2009)

Telling Tales of Dusk by Terri Kirby Erickson (Press 53, 2009), Blogcritics (October 5, 2009).

Sea Trails: Poems and 1977 Passage Notes by Pris Campbell (Lummox Press, 2009), Blogcritics (October 18, 2009).


But the biggie was Better With Friends, my first full length potry collection that was published in April on Rank Stranger Press, thanks to Charles Whitley (Carter Monroe).


Available on

Signed copies are still available from me.


So far, six reviews of Better With Friends have been published.

Kathryn Stripling Byer on My Laureate’s Lasso (April 29, 2009) scroll down

Sherry Chandler (August 11, 2009)

Scott Owens in Main Street Rag (Fall 2009) Print issue, review not online

Scott Whitaker in The Broadkill Review (November 2009) Scroll down to page 19.

EarthPal (December 18, 2009)

Collin Kelley on Modern Confessional (December 30, 2009)

Others have made shorter but equally kind comments.


See life is truly better with friends.