I'm honored to have my poem, "Mercenaire," appear in the new issue of Kelsey Review. The journal has been published by New Jersey's Mercer County
Community College for the last 35 years and features the work of Mercer County poets and writers (a pretty damned competitive
field, I can assure you!) This 2016 issue is the first to also appear online; I think the presentation is extremely
Need a coffee break? Try a quick shot of poetry. My poem, "Ristretto," appears in the March 2016 issue of Chronogram magazine. Mmm, una bella tazza di caffe!
A short poem of mine, "Rosy-Fingered Dawn," appeared in the December 2014 issue of Chronogram magazine, the beautifully produced free monthly of arts,
culture, and happenings in the mid-Hudson Valley. My sincere thanks to Chronogram's poetry editor, Phillip
X Levine, for his continued and cordial support of my work.
"Meditations of a Sniper" was re-published in Scintilla magazine's specially-themed Issue 6, Literature of War: At Home and Abroad. Scintilla editor and fellow-poet Tim Lepczyk has assembled an outstanding selection of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction
for this powerful issue. I'm honored to have my poem featured among such strong and important work.
"Meditations of a Sniper" was also re-published in the 2013 issue of War, Literature & the Arts (it can be found in the Poetry I section of the online index.) WLA, based out of the United States Air Force
Academy, has featured writing by Richard Wilbur, Philip Caputo, Andre Dubus, and Brian Turner, among others.
My poem, "The Ballad of Sandy Hook," appears in the October 2013 issue of scene4 magazine. It takes a fierce look at the cascading chain of irresponsibility that led to the tragic gun-deaths at Newtown,
2013 issue of the
online journal scene4 magazine
featured a fistful of my poems grouped under the title Five Easy Irish-Americans
"Flanagan," "Riordan," "Sullivan," and "Tuohy"
in an onoing series of character sketches of, shall we say, the Irish Diaspora. It's great to see them all together
in such an elegant venue!