Books — descriptions can be found on the Purchase page

New Book!  

Flight of Honey (Luchador Press, 2023)

Previous Books:

Raga for What Comes Next (Stubborn Mule Press, 2019)
Heaven We Haven't Yet Dreamed (Stubborn Mule Press, 2019)
Age of Aquarius: Collected Poems 1981 - 2016 (Crisis Chronicles Press, 2016)
Blue Graffiti (a collection of haiku & senryu) (Crisis Chronicles Press, 2011)

Poems Accepted for Publication

Of Rust and Glass - "Roots" anthology - "Focus"

Recently Published

Gasconade Review Presents: Wolf at the Door, Nobody Home (Spartan Press & Osage Arts Community, 2023)
                                   - "Ice Cubes"
                                     "What You Need"

Poem for Cleveland - Red Giant Books (2023) - "Cleveland Spiritual"

To John with Love - A Rusty Truck Anthology (2023) - "Bohemian Rhapsody"

Songs of Wild Ohio (Edith Chase Symposium - Last Exit Press, 2023)

 - "We Could Do Worse"
 - "Kettle"
Pudding Magazine - The Last Issue (2023) - "In the Thick of It"  

Ashes to Stardust: A David Bowie Tribute Anthology (Sybaritic Press, 2023) - "Serious Moonlight"

I Thought I Heard a Cardinal Sing: Ohio's Appalachian Voices (Sheila-Na-Gig Editions, 2022) - "Fall Out"

Slipstream - "Up the Mountain" - published November 2022

Journals & Newspapers
* indicates publication in multiple issues

A Handful of Stones (online)
A Trunk of Delirium
A Wise Woman's Garden* (x3)
admit2 *(x4)
Akitsu Quarterly
ant ant ant ant ant
Barefoot Grass Journal
Best of the Editor's Desk
Black Dahlia
Blind Review Friday - Cleveland Poetics (online)
Blue Unicorn
bottle rockets
Breakfast All Day (U.K.)
Broken Teeth
Brussels Sprout
Candelabrum Poetry Magazine — England
Cartier Street Review (online) *(x3)
Chiron Review (x2)
Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland Poetics
Cock Amok and Crowing (online)
Common Threads* (x11)
Conclave - A Trickster's Song (Balkan Press)
Conflict of Interest #5
Covert Poetics #5
Crisis Chronicles Online Library*
Crisis Chronicles Cyber Litmag*
Curious Rooms - Smashing Icons
Cuyahoga County Public Library
Read & Write: 30 Days of Poetry (online)
Deep Cleveland Junkmail Oracle*
Dirty Chai (#9, 2016)
Dr. Ink
Edinburgh Inch (#18)
Eviscerator Heaven
Eye to the Telescope (online)
Frogpond* (x16)
Gasconade Review #2 Missouri Is a Ghost-Shaped Thing
Gasconade Review #3 Gas Station Famous
Gasconade Review #5
Ladies Night
Gasconade Review # — Wolf at the Door, Nobody Home
Grasslands Review
Great Lakes Review
Guerilla Pamphlets*
Guide to Kulchur Creative Journal
Guttural Magazine
Haggard and Halloo (online)
Haiku Spirit* — Ireland (x9)
Heights Observer (Cleveland Heights newspaper) — Feb. 2, 2010
Handful of Stones * (online) (x2)
Hessler Street Fair Anthology* (x6)
Hobo Camp Review (online)
Houston & Nomadic Voices Magazine
Inside the Old House* (a Dark Shadows fanzine) (x11)
In Touch Newsletter — 1996, 1997
Iota (U.K.) (x2)
Issa's Untidy Hut (online)
Journal of the Dark magazine*
juju (Belfast, Ireland)
Ko* (Japanese haiku magazine) (x5)
Kuka od stakla (Serbia)
Libido - The Journal of Sex and Sensibility
Lief Magazine (online)
Lilliput Review
Lunch Break
(online blog)
Lyricist Review
Malevolence* (x5)
Midwest Poetry Review (x2)
MiPOesias — The Blues Issue
Mnemosyne* (x5)
Mock Turtle
Modern Haiku* (x9)
Muddy River Poetry Review
Must Zine
Naturally* magazine
NEO Poets Field Guide (online)
Nerve Cowboy* (x4)
Nite-Writer's International Literary Arts Journal
Our Town Magazine

Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel
Pittsburgh Poetry Review

Poet's Haven Gallery*
Pudding Magazine: The International Journal of Applied Poetry* (x4)
Rosebud* (x2)
Roswell Literary Review
Rounding the Stone
Rusty Truck (online blog)
Ship of Fools* (x23)
Sivullinen* (Finland)
Skylark Magazine (Purdue University, Calumet)
Slipstream* (x3)
Songwriter's Monthly: City LIfe
South by Southeast
Take-it-to-the-Street Poetry
Force Fed, Vol. 3
The City Poetry* (print and online)
The Main Street Rag
The Nexxuss (print and online)* — Vol. 10, 11, 12
The Offbeat
The Ramingo's Porch

The Unadorned Reader
Troubadour 21* (online)
2001 Poet's Market
Under the Armchair (Canada)
Walt's Corner in the Long Islander* — June 17 2010, June 20 2013,  June 25 2015 (print)
Winedrunk Sidewalk — Aug. 24, 2017, September 14, 2017, September 27, 2017 (online)
Woodnotes Haiku Magazine
Words Dance
Zygote in My Coffee


Ashes to Stardust: A David Bowie Tribute Anthology (Sybaritic Press, 2023)

Birds of the Cuyahoga - 
2022 Edith Chase Symposium anthology (Wick Poetry Center, Kent State University) - "Loud Enough to Wake the Dead"

Nother Ring Round the Jawbone 2022 - "Ice Cubes"

I Thought I Heard a Cardinal Sing: Ohio's Appalachian Voices (Sheila-Na-Gig Editions, 2022) - "Fall Out"

Best of Ohio Poetry Day 2021 -- "What You Need" 2nd Place Music category $30 
Eclipsing the Moon -- Sun & Moon Anthology (OPA Publishing, 2020)

Under the Blossom that Hangs on the Bough: Pollination Poems - 2020 Edith Chase Symposium anthology (Wick Poetry Center, Kent State University)

The Ohio Haiku Anthology -- (Cuttlefish Books, 2020)

Pop UpP Art & Performance Center of West Toledo - Jonie McIntire publisher 2020

Goddess - National Beat Poetry anthology, 2020
We Are Beat - National Beat Poetry Festival Anthology 2019
Resurrection River Poems anthology 2019

Four Hundred and Two Snails, HSA members' anthology, 2018
Beat-itude, the National Beat Poetry Association's 2018 anthology
Poets Speak: Surviving (Beatlick Press & Jules' Poetry Playhouse Publications) 2017
Poets Speak: Water (Beatlick Press & Jules' Poetry Playhouse Publications) 2018
Resist Much, Obey Little - Inaugural Poems to the Resistance (Spuyten Duyvil Press, 2017)
Recession in Neverland (Paladin Knight Publishing, 2017)
A Rustling and Waking Within (OPA, 2017)
I Only Wanted One Time to See You Laughing Prince tribute (Yellow Chair Review, 2016)
A 2016 Race Anthology: Dispatches and Artifacts from a Segregated City (GTK Press, 2016)
The Stars Look Very Different Today —a David Bowie Tribute (Poems-For-All, 2016)

Three Decades of Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel (Dos Madres Press, 2015)
Inspired by Gandhi South Asian Arts anthology (
The Poetry of S. O. U. L. — An Anthology of Selected Works from Poets Around the World (SCCA Publication, 2015)
The Benefit for Nepal @ the Curry Club Train Car  — May 28, 2015  

#ThisIsCLE (Crisis Chronicles Press, 2014)
Songs in the Key of Cleveland (Crisis Chronicles Press, 2014)
Cheap & Easy (Crisis Chronicles Press, 2013)
Fuck Poetry (Crisis Chronicles Press, 2012)

Wandering Cities (Pudding Press, 2014)
While You Were Sleeping I Dreamt a Poem (Kattywompus Press, 2013)
What I Knew Before I Knew (Pudding House Press, 2010)

Love Is a Lice Comber (Green Panda Press, 2013)
HORUS : Hi road glyphics of are you us (Green Panda Press, 2011)
Water Me Well (Green Panda Press, 2010)

Anonymous America, Heyman Productions, 2019

The Power of the Powerless, Heyman Productions, 2019

We Only Come Out at Night (The Poets Haven, 2014)
Vending Machine 5: Poetry for Change (The Poet’s Haven, 2014)
Vending Machine 4: Poetry for Change (The Poet’s Haven, 2013)
Vending Machine 3: Poetry for Change (The Poet’s Haven, 2012)
Vending Machine 2: Poetry for Change (The Poet’s Haven, 2011)
Vending Machine: Poetry For Change (The Poet’s Haven, 2010)

Poetry 4 Food - Fourplay #6 (Writing Knights Press, 2012)
Writing Knights Press 2012 Anthology (Writing Knights Press, 2012)
Writing Knights Press 2011 Anthology (Writing Knights Press, 2011)

god - by 100 people (HobGob Press, 2012)
Hip Poetry 2012 (Wind Publications, 2012)
Voices, Against Violence! (Unadorned Press)
Rising In Hope (recycled karma press, 2011)
The Artistic Muses - Inspiration from Various Poets (True Colors Press, 2011)
Crab Lines Off The Pier (Indigo Dreams Publishing, 2010)
The World According To Goldfish- Vol. II Sight (Goldfish Press, 2009)
The Poet's Market (Writer's Digest Books, 2001)
Naked Verses (Events Unlimited/Naturally, 2000)
The Poet's Reference Book (Blaxland TAN, 1999)
The Magnetic Poetry Book of Poetry (Workman Publishing, 1997)
The Best of Inside the Old House #4 (c. 1993)

Best of 2010 (Ohio Poetry Day Association, 2010)
Growing Up: Persons, Places, and Things (Cleveland State University Press, 1998)
Voices of Cleveland (CSU Poetry Center, 1996)

The New Haiku (Snapshot Press, 2002)
Haiku World: An International Poetry Almanac (Kodansha International, 1996)
Red Moon Anthology (Red Moon Press, 1997)
One Breath (Haiku Society of America, 1995)
Dreams Wander (Haiku Society of America, 1994)

Celebration - The 1985 Edward A Fallot Poetry Competition Winners (Rainbow Books, 1985)
The Best of The Editor's Desk (Rainbow Books, 1984)
Poetry Today Spring Supplement Vol. Two (Spectrum Publishing, 1984)
Flyin' High - The 1983 Edward A Fallot Poetry Competition Winners (Rainbow Books, 1983)

In the Past

Oct Tongue 2: Two Moons Over Ohio (Crisis Chronicles Press, 2017)
Thunderclap Amen (Crisis Chronicles Press, 2015)
Corpus Lingua (The Poets Haven, 2014) out of print
Bad Ink, 2nd Edition (Writing Knights Press, 2015) out of print
Bad Ink (Writing Knights Press, 2012) out of print
Cravings (recycled karma press, 2012) out of print
Fortune Cookie (Kattywompus Press, 2012) 
Braless (Blasted Press, 2010) out of print
HardDrive/SoftWear (Crisis Chronicles Press, 2009) out of print
Reflections (Inside the Old House Publishing, 1982) out of print

Defying Categories

poem "Luminaria" set to music and read by Tim Staley (1 hour podcast)

Lit Youngstown 5 Year Anniversary Calendar 2020 (April) — Spring Fever

"Homecoming" — Coshocton Public Library System's Pandemic Spring: Poems to Get Us Through, 4/30/2020 (online)

"Train, Loud, Lonesome, Leaving Without Me"  broadside (The Cranky Pressman/Lit Youngstown, 2018), winner of the Lit Youngstown "Words Made Visible" broadside contest; displayed at the Soap Gallery, 117 South Champion Street, Youngstown, February 2018

"This Thing They Call a Great Depression" — after a daguerreotype posted on The Coil (Alternating Current Press) — July, 2017

"On the Brink" — after Alison Saar's woodblock print "Backwater Blues," posted on the Ekphrastic Poetry page at the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College's website  — 2017

Tripping:  Good Time, Go Clean, Follow the... (Poems-For-All #1646, 2018) — triptych
Sometimes, Ordinary (Poems-For-All #1647, 2018) — minibook containing 1 poem
Eclipsed (Poems-For-All #1648, 2018) — minibook containing 1 poem
discarded bottle (Poems-For-All #1650, 2017) — double-sided card in the Edinburgh Inch series
no guardrail (Poems-For-All, 2016) — minibook containing 1 poem
bites (Poems-For-All, 2015)  minibook containing 3 haiku (w/ 2 different covers)
Dia de los Muertos (Poems-For-All, 2015) minibook containing 1 poem

"Sonar Readings"   broadside (48th Street Press, 2015)
"The Color of Oxygen" broadside (48th Street Press, 2015)
"HardDrive/SoftWear"— broadside (48th Street Press, 2016)
"Dead of Night"— broadside (48th Street Press, 2016)
Rendezvous  poetry tract containing 3 poems (Society for the Dissemination of Art, 2014)

"Wet" — on a tile artpiece by Dianne Borsenik, displayed on the wall of Studio 2091 as part of Amy Mothersbaugh's "Project Water" 2010

"Where the Sky Goes," an ekphrastic poem displayed with a drawing, "Wish Flying Farther and Higher" by Bich Tiên Nguyễn Ngọc (15 years old),  as part of the Speak Peace: American Voices Respond to Vietnamese Children's Paintings, a collaborative, international project between KSU's Wick Poetry Center and School of Art Galleries and Soldiers' Heart, a veterans' return and healing organization, in conjunction with the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City.  The Speak Peace project toured nationally from September 2010 to September 2013, and is now permanently housed in the War Remnants Museum, Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), Viet Nam.

The tour:
 — KSU School of Art's Downtown Gallery opening reception, Kent OH, Sept 16, 2010
— KSU School of Art's Downtown Gallery, Kent OH, Sept 17, 2010
— International Peace and War Summit, Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH, Oct, 2010
— AWP McKinley Room, Marriot Wardman Park, Feb 5,2011
— Little Gallery at Rathbone Hall, Sage College of Albany, 2011
— Schacht Fine Arts Gallery, Russell Sage College, Troy NY, 2011
— University of Arizona Poetry Center, Helen S. Schaefer Building, Tucson Arizona, Sept 17, 2011
— Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale AZ, Nov 2011
— Old Supreme Court Library, Alabama State Capitol, Montgomery AL, Apr 11, 2012
— De Paul University, Lincoln Park Campus, Chicago, IL, May 2012
— War Memorial and Art Museum Milwaukee  Jun - July, 2012
— Incline Village Library 2013
— Sierra Nevada College Prim Library 2013
— Korn Gallery Dorothy Young Center for the Arts Drew University, Madison NJ, 2013
— Arapahoe Community College's Colorado Gallery of the Arts, Littleton, CO, Oct 17 - Nov 13, 2013

A Case for Ascension (four poems) (Asinimali Publications, 2015) out of print
Luminaria (one poem) (Spare Change Press, 2013) out of print

Four poems were chosen to hang in Heights Arts Gallery as part of the EKPRHASTACY project, 2014, along with the artwork of Hui-Chu Ying and Isabelle Farnsworth:

"Churning Butter"
"Psalm to Deep Time"
"The Same River Twice"

"Disco" — on the Youngstown Summer Festival of the Arts tote bags
"Disco" — on the LitYoungstown tee shirts
"Disco"   on the LitYoungstown webpage

"Gaze"  a visual poetry collaboration in the Gypsy Art Show (online)
"Lovechild" RTA Moving Minds Project 2008
"HardDrive/SoftWear" — RTA Cleveland 2009 Project

Five poems were chosen to hang in  Heights Arts Gallery as part of the EKPRHASTACY project, 2017, along with the artwork of Susan Gallagher, Dave King, Daniel Levin, and Mary Ann Tipple:
"Classical Gas"
"The Calling"
"Mona Lisa Smile"
Concrete Meat Press Recommends (online) — "Paradigm for Unraveling"
Cleveland Poetics, Valentine's Day, Saturday, 02/14/15 "Greenheart"
Cleveland Poetics, Tuesday, May 7, 2013 "Best Cleveland Poem"
Cleveland Poetics, Tuesday, May 7, 2013 "Few Dollar Man"

Cleveland Poetics, Sunday April 22, 2012 — "A Chronicle of Borsenik" (orig. as Writer of the Month in American Chronicle)
Le-Pink Elephant 2009 Bookmark series
Growing Up: Persons, Places, and Things dramatic presentation by CSU's "Mirror of the Arts" program, 1998
PLGC Writers & Their Friends Honored Poet — 1998
Burnished Pebbles calendar 1997 (haiku) — Canada
Haiku Chicago Joint Haiku Conference October 20-21, 1995
Genesis of Evil —Jonathan Frid ("Barnabas Collins" on TV's Dark Shadows) used 3 of my poems in his live tour (1984)
The Poetry Bomb — 2010, a cross-country project by S. A. Griffin
Great Egg Hunt — "Lovechild" hidden in plastic egg and placed by the south lifeguard stand at Cardiff State  Beach, north San Diego county, on June 05, 2012

Pittsburgh Magazine —  2015 "Undercover: NightBallet Press" by Kris Collins

Cleveland Plain Dealer article Friday January 9, 1998 — "Magnetic Feel for Poetry - Elyria woman uses word device as catalyst to creativity"
The Chronicle Telegram — Sunday, 1/30/11 "Poets Aim for 150 Hour of Poetry"
The Morning Journal — Wed. 2/2/11 "Snoetry Could Make History"
The Chronicle Telegram — Thurs. 2/3/11 "Jamming with the Lights Out"
The Chronicle Telegram — Fri. 2/4/11 "Poetry Marathon Gets Through Day 1"
The Morning Journal — Sat. 4/12/14 "Poetry Slam Draws Interesting Contestants"
The Morning Journal —  Sun. 4/13/14 "Writers Converge at Poetry Slam at Lorain Library"
The Chronicle Telegram — Thurs.  9/17/15 "Elyrian Organizes Weekend Poetry Fest"
The Leader —  9/23/15 "Breaking Sterotypes: National Beat Poetry Festival Begins This Week" — 1/23/15 "Poets Blow Into Town" — Quick Hits 6/11/15 — 9/24/15 "Totally Beat: National Beat Poetry Festival Comes to Fredonia"

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