Biography

Author of three full-length collections of poetry, Afterlives (Bootstrap Press, 2016), Waifs and Strays (City Lights Books, 2011), which was nominated for a California Book Award, and Parish Krewes (Bootstrap Press, 2009), and over a dozen small books, including Vesper Chimes (Gas Meter, 2014), Evangeline Downs (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2006) and Negative Capability in the Verse of John Wieners (Auguste Press, 2001). His writing has appeared in Amerarcana, Bay Poetics, Blue Book, Boog City, Chicago Review, Drunken Boat, The Emerald Tablet, Evidence of the Paranormal, Harriet: The Poetry Foundation, H_NGM_N, LIT, LiveMag NYC!, MARY: A Journal of New Writing, PEN, The Poetry Project Newsletter, The Recluse, Try!, and Vanitas, among others.

Appointments
Administrative Director, MFA in Writing
Education
MA in Poetics, New College of California
MFA in Poetics, New College of California
Publications

Afterlives (2016)

Vesper Chimes (2014)

Waifs and Strays (2011)

Widows & Orphans (2011)

Poems from the New Winter Palace with Michael Carr (2010)

Parish Krewes (2009)

Easy Eden with Patrick James Dunagan (2009)

Darrell (2007)

New Poems (2006)

Evangeline Downs (2006)

Death Race V.S.O.P. with Will Yackulic & Cedar Sigo (2005)

Scenes from the Saragossa Manuscript (2004)

Emblematic (2004)

In the Kindness of Night (2003)

Bettina Coffin (2003)

Absinthian Journal (2002)

Chandeliers from the Metairie Cemetery (2001)

Negative Capability in the Verse of John Wieners (2001)