Literary Reviews and Essays
Review of Mama Amazonica by Pascale Petit. Manhattan Review, 18:2 Fall/Winter 2018-19, online only.
Review of Dirt by William Letford, Playing the Octopus by Mary O’Malley, and A Herring Famine by Adam O’Riordan. Manhattan Review, 18:1 Fall/Winter 2017-18, p67-72.
Review of At the Surprise Hotel by Barry Wallenstein. Manhattan Review, 18:1 Fall/Winter 2017-18, p73-5.
Review of The World Before Snow by Tim Liardet. Manhattan Review, 17:1 Fall/Winter 2015-16, p95-8.
“Intercepted Texts.” American Book Review, v35 n5 July/August 2014, p.30. (on the poetry of Philip Fried)
Review of A Night in Brooklyn by D. Nurkse. Manhattan Review, 16:1 Fall/Winter 2013-14, p120-3.
“The Court of Cal.” American Book Review, July/August 2013, p21-2. (on Kathleen Spivack’s memoir of the Robert Lowell circle)
Review of Emblem by Richard Hoffman. Manhattan Review, 15:2 Fall/Winter 2012-13, p132-4.
Review of Drastic Dislocations: New and Selected Poems by Barry Wallenstein. Manhattan Review, 15:2 Fall/Winter 2012-13,p135-7.
Review of (T)ravel / Un(T)ravel. Poems by Neil Shepard. Manhattan Review, 15:2 Fall/Winter 2012-13, p138-40.
Review of On Tact, & the Made Up World by Michele Glazer. Rain Taxi Review of Books, v16 n1 Spring 2011, p18-9.
Review of Dick of the Dead by Rachel Loden. Boston Review, v36 n1 Jan/Feb. 2011.
Review of The Dance of No Hard Feelings by Mark Bibbins. Boston Review, v35 n6 Nov./Dec. 2010, p73-5.
Review of Almanacs and Nigh-No-Place by Jen Hadfield. Manhattan Review, v14 n2 Fall/Winter 2010-11, p167-70.
Review of The Invention of Culture by Lisa Samuels. Boston Review, v33 n6 November/December 2008.
“Directing the Dream.” American Book Review, v29 n6 September/October, 2008, online p3L-4L. (on the poetry of Eileen Tabios)
Review of The City Visible: Chicago Poetry for the New Century . Boston Review, v32 n6 November/December 2007.
“Color Coded.” American Book Review, v28 n6 September/October 2007, p20-21. (on the poetry of Harryette Mullen)
Review of My Brother Is Getting Arrested Again by Daisy Fried. Boston Review, v31 n6 November/December 2006, p.
“Self and the City.” American Book Review, v27 n6 September/October 2006, p16-7. (on the poetry of Lawrence Joseph)
“E Pluribus Feldman.” American Book Review, v27 n2 January/February 2006, p13-4. (on the poetry of Irving Feldman)
Review of New and Selected Poems, 1974-2004 by Carl Dennis. Manhattan Review, v12 n1, 2005-06, p. 186-7.
“Not in My Language.” American Book Review, v26 n6 September/October 2005, p3,7. (on the poetry of Taylor Brady)
“Au Contraire.” American Book Review, v26 n5 July/August 2005, p21, 23. (on the poetry of Bill Knott)
Review of In a Landscape of Having to Repeat by Martha Ronk. Boston Review, v30 n2 April/May 2005, online edition.
“Order That of Itself Can Speak.” American Book Review,v26 n4, May/June 2005, p17,22. (on the poetry of John Taggart)
“Philip Booth.” in The Facts on File Companion to 20th-Century American Poetry, edited by Burt Kimmelman. New York: Facts on File, 2005. p58-9.
“William Everson.” in The Facts on File Companion to 20th-Century American Poetry, edited by Burt Kimmelman. New York: Facts on File, 2005. p156.
“Dana Gioia.” in The Facts on File Companion to 20th-Century American Poetry, edited by Burt Kimmelman. New York: Facts on File, 2005. p183-4.
“Albert Goldbarth.” in The Facts on File Companion to 20th-Century American Poetry, edited by Burt Kimmelman. New York: Facts on File, 2005. p185-6.
“David Lehman.” in The Facts on File Companion to 20th-Century American Poetry, edited by Burt Kimmelman. New York: Facts on File, 2005. p275.
“Rochelle Owens.” in The Facts on File Companion to 20th-Century American Poetry, edited by Burt Kimmelman. New York: Facts on File, 2005. p365-6.
Review of Matter by Bin Ramke. Boston Review, v30 n1 February/March 2005, p55.
“Writing Where the Ink Never Dries.” American Book Review, v25 n3, March-April 2004, p9-10. (on the Light & Dust Poetry Anthology)
“Five Ordinary Lives.” American Book Review, v25 n2, January-February 2004, p16,18. (On five recent poetry collections from Carnegie-Mellon University Press)
Reminiscence of A.R. Ammons included in “A Place to Stay: A.R. Ammons at Cornell,” Epoch, v52 n3, 2004, p701-3.
Review of Combinations of the Universe by Albert Goldbarth. Boston Review, v28 n6 December 2003/January 2004, p59.
Review of The Poets’ Grimm: 20th Century Poems from Grimm Fairy Tales, edited by Jeanne Marie Beaumont & Claudia Carlson. Manhattan Review, v11 n1 Fall 2003, p111-112.
“Invisible Growth.” American Book Review, v24 n5, July-August 2003, p21. (On the poetry of Jane Augustine)
“Taking Measurements of Will and Circumstance.” Boston Review, v28 n2, April/May 2003, p54-55. (On the poetry of Garrett Kalleberg)
Review of A Defense of Poetry by Gabriel Gudding. Rain Taxi Review of Books, v8 n1 Spring 2003, p52.
“Intertextu[re]ality.” Electronic Poetry Review, #5, February 2003. (On the poetry of Stephanie Strickland)
Review of Selected Accidents, Pointless Anecdotes by Paul Violi. Manhattan Review, v10 n2 Winter 2003, p80.
Review of Spar by Karen Volkman. Manhattan Review, v10 n2 Winter 2003, p80-81.
Review of Fugue State by Bill Berkson. Boston Review. v27 n4, October/November 2002, p.
“Seeming is Believing.” Electronic Poetry Review, #4, October 2002. (On the poetry of Rae Armantrout)
“Giant Nights.” American Book Review, v23 n6, September/October 2002, p25. (on the ‘Angel Hair’ poets)
Review of Florida Poems by Campbell McGrath. Boston Review. v27 n3, Summer 2002.
Review of Hourglass Transcripts by Susan Gevirtz. Boston Review. v27 n3, Summer 2002.
Review of Rehearsal in Black by Paul Hoover. Rain Taxi Review of Books. v7 n2, Summer 2002, p32.
“Everything Everywhere All the Time.” American Book Review, v23 n4, May/June 2002, p. 22. (on the poetry of Ed Friedman)
“LangPo(lish).” American Book Review, v22 n6, Sept./Oct. 2001, p. 21. (on the poetry of Mark Nowak)
“Among the Kingfishers.” American Book Review, v22 n3, March/April 2001, p. 17, 20. (on the poetry of William Everson)
“Curiouser and Curiouser.” American Book Review, v22 n2, January/February 2001, p. 4. (on the poetry of Fanny Howe)
Review of Breakers. Selected Poems by Paul Violi. Rain Taxi Review of Books Online, Winter, 2001.
“Epistolary Friction.” Electronic Poetry Review, #2, June/July 2001. Review of Joe Wenderoth’s Letters to Wendy’s.
Review of Then, And Now. Selected Poems by Theodore Enslin. Poetry International, n4, 2000, p. 172-73.
“The Travels of Marco Goldbarth.” American Book Review, v21 n4, May/June 2000, p. 18. (on the poetry of Albert Goldbarth)
“A Poet’s Calligraphy.” American Book Review, v21 n3, March/April 2000, p. 19. (on the poetry of Michael Ondaatje)
Review of Hotel Imperium by Rachel Loden. Rain Taxi Review of Books, v5 n1, Spring 2000, p. 31.
“Same Difference.” American Book Review, v20 n6, Sept./Oct. 1999, p. 1, ff. (on Identity Lessons, an anthology of U.S. multicultural literature)
“Having Text with Michael Palmer.” American Book Review, v20 n4, May-June, 1999, p. 14-15. (on the poetry of Michael Palmer)
Review of Questions, Short Poems, Water & Air by Ira Beryl Brukner. Poetry International, #3, 1999, p. 162-3.
“Sources Considered.” American Book Review, v19 n2 January-February 1998, p. 16,19. (on the work of Paul Metcalf)
“Ambiguity Isn’t What It Used to Be — Or Is It?” The Georgia Review, Spring 1998, v52 n1, p142-160. (on difficulty in contemporary poetry)
“A Curious Kind of Derangement.” American Book Review, v20 n1 Nov./Dec. 1998, p.21+ (on the poetry of Rochelle Owens).
“Arcs and Aims.” American Book Review, v19 n1 Nov./Dec., 1997, p. 19.29. (on the 1995 National Poetry Series winners)
“Red Barber Meets the Buddha.” American Book Review, v18 n6 Sept./Oct., 1997, p.16. (on the poetry of Paul Pines)
“One Word After Another.” American Book Review, v18 n3 March/April, 1997, p.16,23. (on the poetry of Michael Coffey and Norma Cole)
Review of Catenary Odes by Ted Pearson. Small Press Traffic, #18, Winter 1996, p9-10.
“The Poet Always Rings Twice.” Electronic Poetry Review, July 1996. (on poetry by Robert Polito)
“The Paranoid Poet.” Poet, v7 n3 Spring/Summer 1996, p. 34-35.
“Poets in the Essay’s House.” The Bookpress, v6 n2 March 1996, p.8-9. On the essays of Judith Kitchen & Albert Goldbarth.
“The Cadence of Disclosure.” American Book Review, v17 n3 Feb/Mar. 1996, p.21. (on the poetry of Gustaf Sobin, Cole Swensen & David Miller)
Contribution to symposium, “Obscurity: An Internet Dialogue.” Hellas, v6 n2 Fall/Winter 1995, p93-95.
“Remixing Lorca, Recounting the Word.” American Book Review, v16 n5 Dec. 1994/Feb. 1995, p. 20, 31. (on recent poetry by Jerome Rothenberg)
Untitled essay in “Art & Censorship in American Society: A Symposium.” Northwest Review, v28 n3/v29 nl 1991, p.37-39.
“Acquaintances, Glancing Away.” Creeping Bent, Spring 1990, #9/10, p.4-6. On poetry & audience.
Review of Lisel Mueller’s Second Language included in Contemporary Literary Criticism, Vol. 51, (Gale, 1989) p.283. Reprinted from Library Journal, Sept. 15, 1986, p.90.
“Women in the World.” Northwest Review, v26 nl 1988, p.113-120. On the poetry of Linda Bierds, Dorothy Barresi, & Laurie Henry.
“Carruth’s Conscience.” Northwest Review, v25 n2 1987, p.135-140. On poet Hayden Carruth.
“Joel Oppenheimer’s Urban Architecture.” Creeping Bent, Spring 1987, #5, p.41-47.
“Traditional Form and the Living, Breathing American Poet.” New England Review/Bread Loaf Quarterly, v9 n2 Winter 1986, p.217-241.
Double review of Poems & Stories by Richard Blessing, and The Valley of Minor Animals by John Woods. Northwest Review, v23 n3 1985, p.142-149.
Review of Grace Period by Gary Miranda. The Chowder Review, Summer 1985, p.126-128.
“Jon Anderson’s Interior Travelogues.” Northwest Review, v22 n3 1984, p.139-141.
Double review of White: A New Version by Charles Simic, and This Hour by Marin Sorescu. Northwest Review, v22 n3 1984, p.121-125.
“The Verifiable Art of William Bronk.” Northwest Review, v21 nl 1983, p.161-166.
“Memories of the Vertical Life.” Northwest Review, v20 nl 1982, p.166-68. On the poetry of John Skoyles.
Double review of Trunk & Thicket by Robert Morgan, and At Park and East Division by Robert Lietz. Northwest Review, v20 nl 1982, p.140-44.
Review of Cascades by Pamela Stewart. Northwest Review, v20 nl 1982, p.131-33.
“Left-Handed Hope.” The Chariton Review, Spring 1978, p.92-95. (on the work of Robert Lietz)
Short Literary Reviews in Library Journal, 2001-2018:
Review of bury it by Sam Sax, October 15, 2018, p63.
Review of Lake Michigan by Daniel Borzutsky, July 2018, p76.
Review of Footnotes in the Order of Disappearance by Fady Joudah, May 15, 2018, p59.
Review of Brown by Kevin Young, April 15, 2018, p.79.
Review of Wade in the Water by Tracy K. Smith, February 15, 2018, p68-9.
Review of Wonderland by Matthew Dickman, January 2018, p102.
Review of All We Saw by Anne Michaels, November 1, 2017, p83.
Review of Advice from the Lights by Stephen Burt, September 1, 2017, p.121.
Review of Distant Mandate by Ange Mlinko, June 15, 2017, p90.
Review of Together and By Ourselves by Alex Dimitrov, April 15, 2017, p87.
Review of Some Say by Maureen N. McLane, March 15, 2017, p122.
Review of Village Prodigies by Rodney Jones. March 1, 2017, p86.
Review of Float by Anne Carson. December 2016, p98.
Review of Mephistos and Other Poems by Michael McClure. November 15, 2016, p94.
Review of Against Sunset by Stanley Plumly. October 1, 2016, p85-6.
Review of The Last Shift by Philip Levine. September 15, 2016, p90-1.
Review of The Day’s Last Light Reddens the Leaves of the Copper Beech by Stephen Dobyns. August 2016, p99.
Review of Collected Poems 1950-2012 by Adrienne Rich. May 15, 2016, p82.
Review of Wait Till I’m Dead: Uncollected Poems by Allen Ginsberg. February 1, 2016, p80.
Review of Waiting for the Past by Les Murray. January 2016, p110.
Review of Syllabus of Errors by Troy Jollimore. Nov. 1, 2015, p89-90.
Review of The Emperor of Water Clocks by Yusef Komunyakaa. Oct. 1, 2015, p85.
Review of Erratic Facts by Kay Ryan. August 2015, p102.
Review of Selfish by Albert Goldbarth. June 1, 2015, p107.
Review of Breezeway by John Ashbery. April 1, 2015, p97.
Review of Far-Fetched by Devin Johnston. February 15, 2015, p106.
Review of The Collected Poems of James Laughlin. Dec. 2014, p107.
Review of One Thousand and One Things Worth Knowing by Paul Muldoon. Nov. 1, 2014, p87-8.
Review of Divine Nothingness by Gerald Stern. Oct. 15, 2014, p98.
Review of Gabriel by Edward Hirsch. Sept. 15, 2014, p82.
Review of Once in the West by Christian Wiman. Sept. 1, 2014, p111.
Review of Missing the Moon by Bin Ramke. July 1, 2014, p93.
Review of Accepting the Disaster by Joshua Mehigan. May 1, 2014, p84.
Review of Tombo by W.S. Di Piero. April 1, 2014, p94-5.
Review of Caribou by Charles Wright. March 1, 2014, p95.
Review of Book of Hours: Poems by Kevin Young. February 1, 2014, p79.
Review of Nefertiti in the Flak Tower by Clive James. December 2013, p104.
Review of Testimony: A Tribute to Charlie Parker by Yusef Komunyakaa. October 15, 2013, p105.
Review of The Hotel Oneira by August Kleinzahler. September 1, 2013, p113.
Review of Belmont by Stephen Burt. June 1, 2013, p112-3.
Review of Quick Question by John Ashbery. Feb. 1, 2013, p70.
Review of The Best of the Best American Poetry: 25th Anniversary Edition, edited by Robert Pinsky. Feb. 1, 2013, p70.
Review of Charms Against Lightning by James Arthur. October 15, 2012, p81.
Review of Time of Useful Consciousness by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. September 15, 2012, p74.
Review of Thrall by Natasha Trethewey. August 2012, p103.
Review of Mayakovsky’s Revolver by Matthew Dickman. July 2012, p87-8.
Review of An Individual History by Michael Collier. June 1, 2012, p105.
Review of Last Poems by Hayden Carruth. May 1, 2012, p83-4.
Review of Left-Handed by Jonathan Galassi. April 1, 2012, p80-1.
Review of This Morning by Michael Ryan. February 15, 2012, p108.
Review of June Fourth Elegies by Liu Xiaobo. January 2012, p107.
Review of Ordinary People by Albert Goldbarth. December 2011, p124.
Review of The City, Our City by Wayne Miller. November 1, 2011, p77-8.
Review of Tres by Roberto Bolaño. October 15, 2011, p85.
Review of Vanishing-Line by Jeffrey Yang. August 2011, p104.
Review of Touch by Henri Cole. July 2011, p84.
Review of Water Puppets by Quan Barry. July 2011, p84.
Review of Fall Higher by Dean Young. May 1, 2011, p87.
Review of Taller When Prone: Poems and Killing the Black Dog: A Memoir of Depression by Les Murray. March 1, 2011, p79-80.
Review of At Lake Scugog: Poems by Troy Jollimore. February 15, 2011, p115.
Review of Of Indigo and Saffron: New and Selected Poems by Michael McClure. December 2010, p120.
Review of Otherwise Elsewhere by David Rivard. November 15, 2010, p72.
Review of Skin, Inc.: Identity Repair Poems by Thomas Sayers Ellis. October 15, 2010, p84.
Review of Callings by Carl Dennis. September 15, 2010, p78-9.
Review of Come On All You Ghosts by Matthew Zapruder. August 2010, p87-8.
Review of Human Chain by Seamus Heaney. August 2010, p87.
Review of The Available World by Ander Monson. June 15, 2010, p78.
Review of Mysteriosos by Michael McClure. May 15, 2010, p.77.
Review of Other Flowers by James Schuyler. March 1, 2010, p.86.
Review of Fancy Beasts by Alex Lemon. February 1, 2010, p68.
Review of The Black Automaton by Douglas Kearney. January 15, 2010, p112.
Review of One of Those Russian Novels by Kevin Cantwell. December 2009, p111.
Review of Never-Ending Birds by David Baker. November 15, 2009, p68.
Review of Stupid Hope by Jason Shinder. September 1, 2009, p120.
Review of Manatee/Humanity by Anne Waldman. June 15, 2009, p76-7.
Review of Sonata Mulattica by Rita Dove. May 8, 2009 (Xpress Reviews online)
Review of Sestets by Charles Wright. February 1, 2009, p75.
Review of American Hybrid: A Norton Anthology of New Poetry. December 2008, p132-3.
Review of Abstraktion und Einfühlung by Percival Everett. November 15, 2008, p70.
Review of Reality Check by Dennis O’Driscoll. October 15, 2008, p73-4.
Review of The Collected Poems of Barbara Guest by Barbara Guest. September 15, 2008, p58.
Review of The Second Blush by Molly Peacock. July 2008, p83-4.
Review of The Border Kingdom by D. Nurkse. July 2008, p83.
Review of For All We Know by Ciaran Carson. July 2008, p83.
Review of Watching the Spring Festival by Frank Bidart. April 15, 2008, p88.
Review of That Little Something by Charles Simic. February 15, 2008, p108.
Review of Rhode Island Notebook by Gabriel Gudding. January 15, 2008, p
Review of Backwards Days by Stuart Dischell. November 1, 2007, p.72.
Review of The Insomniac Liar of Topo by Norman Dubie. October 15, 2007, p70.
Review of How to Be Perfect by Ron Padgett. September 15, 2007, p64.
Review of Gulf Music by Robert Pinsky. September 1, 2007, p141.
Review of The Biplane Houses by Les Murray. August 2007, p91.
Review of Broken Hallelujahs by Sean Thomas Dougherty. June 15, 2007, p74.
Review of One Big Self by C.D. Wright. May 1, 2007, p83.
Review of A Thief of Strings by Donald Revell. February 1, 2007, p75-6.
Review of Ooga-Booga by Frederick Seidel. January 2007, p113.
Review of Curves and Angles by Brad Leithauser. Oct. 1, 2006, p77.
Review of Collected Poems by C.K. Williams. Sept. 15, 2006, p65.
Review of Collected Poems 1947-1997 by Allen Ginsberg. Sept. 15, 2006, p64.
Review of Exceptions and Melancholies: Poems 1986-2006 by Ralph Angel. Sept. 15, 2006, p63-4.
Review of Man and Camel by Mark Strand. July 2006, p83.
Review of Scar Tissue by Charles Wright. June 15, 2006, p74.
Review of Orient Point by Julie Sheehan. May 15, 2006, p104.
Review of Toward the Distant Islands by Hayden Carruth. April 15, 2006, p79.
Review of District and Circle by Seamus Heaney. April 1, 2006, p98.
Review of Sugartown by David Rivard. March 1, 2006, p92.
Review of Interrogation Palace: New & Selected Poems by David Wojahn. February 2006, p82.
Review of The Niagara River by Kay Ryan. December 2005, p135.
Review of Quipu by Arthur Sze. October 15, 2005, p61.
Review of Present Company by W.S. Merwin. September 1, 2005, p147.
Review of 100 Great Poems of the Twentieth Century, ed. by Mark Strand. June 15, 2005, p74-75.
Review of While We’ve Still Got Feet by David Budbill. May 1, 2005, p89.
Review of Company of Moths by Michael Palmer. April 15, 2005, p93.
Review of Good Morning and Good Night by David Wagoner. April 1, 2005, p98.
Review of Migrations: New & Selected Poems by W.S. Merwin. March 1, 2005, p89-90.
Review of Black Maria by Kevin Young. February 15, 2005, p135.
Review of Overlord by Jorie Graham. February 1, 2005, p83.
Review of Ariel: the Restored Edition by Sylvia Plath. November 1, 2004, p89.
Review of Taboo: The Wishbone Trilogy by Yusef Komunyakaa. October 15, 2004, p66.
Review of Collected Poems by Donald Justice. October 1, 2004, p85.
Review of Breath by Philip Levine. August 2004, p.86.
Review of The Winged Energy of Delight: Selected Translations by Robert Bly, and
Writing Through: Translations and Variations by Jerome Rothenberg. July 2004, p86.
Review of Unrelated Individuals Forming a Group Waiting To Cross by Mark Yakich. June 1, 2004, p144.
Review of Uproar: Antiphonies to Psalms by Brooks Haxton. April 15, 2004, p90.
Review of The Face by David St. John. March 1, 2004, p82.
Review of The Best Poems of the English Language, ed. by Harold Bloom. February 15, 2004, p130.
Review of Collected Poems by Ted Hughes, December 2003, p125.
Review of Goodby Mister Easter Island by Jon Woodward, September 15, 2003, p62.
Review of The Strange Hours Travelers Keep by August Kleinzahler, August 2003, p89.
Review of Famous Americans by Loren Goodman, June 1, 2003, p126.
Review of Picture Window by John Hollander, May 15, 2003, p93.
Review of Collected Poems by Robert Lowell. April 15, 2003, p104.
Review of Lay Back the Darkness by Edward Hirsch. February 15, 2003, p142.
Review of Jelly Roll: A Blues by Kevin Young. January 2003, p116.
Review of Local Visitations by Stephen Dunn, December 2002, p134.
Review of X= by Stephen Berg. September 15, 2002, p66-67.
Review of Rock Harbor by Carl Phillips. July 2002, p85.
Review of American Sonnets by Gerald Stern. May 15, 2002, p101.
Review of A Short History of the Shadow by Charles Wright. April 1, 2002, p112, 114.
Review of Trouble Lights by William Olsen. February 15, 2002, p149.
Review of Source by Mark Doty. January 2002, p109.
Review of Love About Love by C.K. Williams. January 2001, p. 112.
Review of The Beauty of the Husband by Anne Carson. February 1, 2001, p. 99.
Review of Life on Earth by Frederick Seidel. February 15, 2001, p. 172.
Review of Electric Light by Seamus Heaney. April 1, 2001, p. 104.
Review of Saving Lives by Albert Goldbarth, June 1, 2001, p. 170.
Review of Bloodlines by Fred D’Aguiar, July 2001, p. 95.
Review of Doctor Jazz by Hayden Carruth, September 1, 2001, p. 184.
Review of Night Picnic by Charles Simic, September 1, 2001, p. 185.
Review of Conscious and Verbal by Les Murray, October 1, 2001, p. 104.
Review of Disobedience by Alice Notley. October 15, 201, p. 80.
Review of Conjugations and Reiterations by Albert Murray. December, 2001, p. 130.
- 154 other Library Journal reviews published 1985 – 2000, and
33 reviews in Small Press (now Independent Publisher)
“Biographical Dictionaries.” Encyclopedia of Local History. Eds Carol Kammen and Amy H. Wilson. 2nd ed. London: Rowan & Littlefield, 2012.
Review of Chadwyck-Healey’s American Poetry Full-Text Database. Library Journal, January 2000, p. 176-77.
Review of ABC-CLIO’s Biography Database 1680-1830. Library Journal, February 15, 2000, p. 206.
Review of Univ. of Michigan’s Radical Scatters: Emily Dickinson’s Fragments and Related Texts, 1870-1886. Library Journal, April 1, 2000, p.142.
“Cornell Lecture Recordings Now in the Catalog.” Cite & Byte, v10 n1 Winter 2000, p. 4.
“Section AD: Periodicals,” in Guide to Reference Books, 11th edition. (Chicago: American Library Association, 1996.)
“COREFICHE: Books Listed in the ‘Essay & General Literature Index.”‘ Microform Review, Summer 1992, p. 128-130.
“Writers On Disk: DiscLit American Authors.” CD-ROM Professional, July 1992, p.99 – 102.
“The Eighteenth-Century Short Title Catalog.” Microform Review, Fall 1991, p.176-178.
“RLIN Special Databases: Serving the Humanist.” Database, October 1990, p.48-57. (Copies distributed at the RLG Board of Governors meeting, Winter 1991)
“‘Films’ Searching Raises More Questions.” (Letter) Online, May 1989, p.5-6.
“How Good an Online Searcher Are You? Twenty Questions About Arts and Humanities Databases.” Online, January 1989, p.40-42.
A Civilization. Loveland, OH: Dos Madres Press, 2014.
The Spectra. Ithaca, NY: Stockport Flats Press, 2011.
Despite Repeated Warnings. Lima, OH: BASFAL Books, 1994.
The Possible. Brockport, NY: State Street Press, 1988.
Or. Ithaca, NY: SOON Productions, 2005.
Choice. Bethlehem, PA: Larch Tree Press, 2003.
Bookstore. Bethlehem, PA: Larch Tree Press, 2002.
Poems in Anthologies
40 Years of CutBank. (University of Montana, 2013)
Discoveries: New Writing from the Iowa Review. (University of Iowa, 2012)
Like a Fragile Index of the World. (Cornell University, 2006)
Poetry Calendar 2007: 365 Classic and Contemporary Poems. (Alhambra Press, 2006)
The Best of the Prose Poem. (White Pine Press, 2000)
Writing Dangerous Poetry. (McGraw-Hill, 1998)
The Best American Poetry 1994. (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994)
Mixed Voices: Contemporary Poems About Music. (Minneapolis: Milkweed Editions, 1991)
Roth’s American Poetry Annual, 1990.(New York: Roth Publishing, Inc, 1991)
The State Street Reader. (Brockport, NY: State Street Press, 1991)
New Directions in Prose & Poetry 53. (New York: New Directions, 1989)
Anthology of Magazine Verse, 1986/1988. (Beverly Hills: Monitor Book Co., 1989)
Anthology of Magazine Verse, 1984. (Beverly Hills: Monitor Book Co., 1984)
Anthology of Magazine Verse, 1981. (Beverly Hills: Monitor Book Co., 1981)
Intro 6. (New York: Doubleday, 1974)
Poems in Journals
More than 175 poems published in approximately 120 literary journals since 1975, including:
Poetry Northwest (Summer/Fall, 2017), Stone Canoe (#11, 2017), Barrow Street (Winter 2016/2017), Volt (v21, 2016), Inch (n30, Winter 2016), Manhattan Review (17:1 Fall/Winter 2015-16), Hanging Loose (#105, 2015), NANO Fiction (v9 n1 2015), Miramar (#3, 2015), Duende (#2, 2015), Sentence (#10, 2013), Hotel Amerika (Spring 2013), Plume (#14, 2012), Iowa Review (Spring 2010), NANO Fiction (v3 n2, 2010), Sentence (#6, 2009),Boston Review(Nov./Dec. 2007); Electronic Poetry Review, (#8, 2008), Stone Canoe (#2, 2008), Swink (#3, 2007), POOL (#5, 2006), Verse (v20, n2&3, 2004), Poetry (May 2004), New American Writing (#21, 2003), Tarpaulin Sky (Winter 2003),Electronic Poetry Review (#3, 2002), Rattle (Winter 2002), Paragraph (Fall 2002), The Styles (#2, Summer 2002), LIT (#5, 2001); 6ix (v7/8 2001), 5_trope (March 2002), New American Writing (#17 1999),Matrix (Canada; #59 2001), Denver Quarterly (Summer 2000), River Styx (#62, 2002 and #54, 1999),The Cortland Review (#7, May 1999), The Prose Poem (Spring 1999), Poetry International(#2, 1998),Press (Spring 1997), Santa Barbara Review (Spring 1997, 1999), First Intensity (Spring 1998); ACM (#30, 1995), Denver Quarterly (v26 n4 Spring 1992 & Summer 1998), Jacaranda Review (v5 nl Win./Spr. 1991), The Formalist (v1 n2 1990), Northwest Review (v28 n2 1990), North Dakota Quarterly (v57 n4 Fall 1989), Talisman (#3, Fall 1989); Kansas Quarterly (v20 n3 Summer 1988), The Brooklyn Review (#5, 1988), Mudfish (#3, 1988), Poetry Northwest (Summer 1987;Autumn 1985), South Coast Poetry Journal (#3, Spring 1987;#2, Fall 1986), Mid-American Review (V6 nl 1986), The Spectator (U.K., Feb. 15, 1986; June 29, 1985), Tendril (#19/20 1985), The Literary Review (Winter 1984), CutBank (Spr./Sum. 1984), Quarterly West (Fall-Win. 1983/84), Montana Review (#4, 1983), many others. Also, a selection of work was featured in City Newspaper(Rochester, N.Y.), Jan. 21, 1988.
Selection of ten poems translated into Russian and published in the journal Orfeo (Moscow), #2, 2003, p29-36.
Fiction in Fiction International (#33, 2000 and #34 2001), Kalliope, Exquisite Corpse.
Non-Fiction in I Thought My Father Was God, and Other True Tales from NPR’s National Story Project. Edited by Paul Auster. (Holt, 2001). Reprinted in Across the Board, v39 n3, May/June 2002, p43-44.
Complete bibliography available on request.
Constance H. Saltonstall Foundation Grant in Poetry, 2000
Library Journal Special Citation for Poetry Reviewing, 1999
New York State Foundation on the Arts, Artists Fellowship in Poetry, 1990
Presentation: “Cornell’s Science Fiction Luminaries.” Olin Library, Cornell University, June 6. 2014.
Presentation: “Famous Cornell Writers (You Probably Never Heard Of),” Olin Library, Cornell University, June 8, 2012.
Presentation: “Writing Poetry in the Wake of Theory.” Sage Chapel, Cornell University, September 21, 2009.
Contributor, Annual Bibliography of English Language & Literature (ABELL)
Participant, “A Tribute to A.R Ammons,” The New School University, New York City, 10/2/01
Poetry Foundation audio Poem of the Day (“Coda”), September 29, 2009
Poems chosen for Poetry Daily web site, 1996, 2007
Judge, Creative Writing Contest, Clinical Legal Education Association, 2000, 2001
Juror, Saltonstall Foundation Poetry Residencies, Summer 2000, 2004, 2007
Referee, Twentieth Century Literature (Hofstra University)
Quoted extensively in “New Voices, New Choices” by Barbara Hoffert, Library Journal, 4/1/98, p. 98-99.
Listed in Directory of American Poets & Fiction Writers, 1980 – date.
Listed in Who’s Who in U.S. Writers, Editors, and Poets. 1986/7, 1988, 1989, 1992/3 eds.
Listed in International Who’s Who in Poetry, 6th ed., 1982.
National Book Critics Circle
Poets & Writers
BA English Fairfield University
MA English/Creative Writing Syracuse University
MLS Information Studies Syracuse University
Also, 19 credit hours for courses in English, German & Italian from Cornell University, 1982-95.