Three Little Uglies in Blue Lyra Review, vol 3, spring 2016
Cherry Creek smelled fevery, green-brown, rotten on the edges. It smelled like deception. Us two kids staring into the edgeless shadows behind water spilling over a sand-wedged log; the water fell long and straight as my sister’s hair, then curled under itself into dank black. Our first glimpse of infinity. Cherry Creek smelled weedy, like abandonment. It smelled free, not just of time, but of all the ignorance of adulthood... purchase print issue and read more
By the Pilings on Miller Bay in Terrain, Oct 2015 includes audio!
He thought, once, to own nakedness
like a roofless house,
like Venus of Creosote’s ascension
where sea-lettuce hangs from bow lines,
limp laundry pinned up by a domestic tide.
But he never owned the lines on his palm... read more
Questions We Ask in Talking River, vol 39, Spring 2015
What is a river? Maybe that’s simple: one plus one, water plus motion. And you: your brain is 70 percent water, your blood is 80 percent water, and your lungs are 90 percent water. But you, perhaps, are your journey...
Looking Up in River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative 2014
Backpacking buddies clustered at the homebrew tap. On the piano bench, home-schooling moms compared data transfer rates. Therapists’ children shoved their way toward the fruit plate. An emergency-room doc perched on the cold wood stove recounting zip-lining in Costa Rica. But most of us had crowded into the kitchen, of course. Wedged so tightly our elbows...
The 9000 Directions of Forward in The Collapsar 2014
... focus, focus. That’s my brain’s treble, almost over-whelming my toes’ contralto: ahh, smooth cool concrete floor, delicious after summer heat. I round the corner, and freeze. A snake, in the kitchen doorway, startles back, rearing as she coils; she climbs herself like a fountain... Read More
Guys and Dolls in Shark Reef, summer 2014
Dominating the broad plain of the living room floor, the Lego castle gleams. Lego flags curl as though in a breeze, and Lego archers patrol past Lego torches flaming on the ramparts. A vast force advances across the green carpet—knights asteed, bubble-headed astronauts, club-wielding trolls, and plastic army-guys, who kneel in plastic mud-patches, sighting down rifles. At this age, at least, war is all in the set-up, I observe... Read More
Barefoot Kitchen Published in Raven Chronicles, 2012
A kitchen table knows the grit of flour. A slice of mushroom skids across; a curl of carrot drifts to the floor. The floor is swept and washed, re-spattered, washed, and spattered again. A redolent heart, fragrance and muscle, desire and core. From chocolate chip cookies to frying onions, fresh-grated lemon peel to baking bread, a kitchen is anticipation. Those who have forgotten hope linger in a kitchen doorway, though they do not know why. READ MORE...
Pile of Stones Finalist 2013 OR Quarterly NW Perspectives Contest
Whitefish catch the light, even underwater. They shuffle up the thalweg line, pout-mouthed, bunched like skittish businessmen shoved onto a fashion runway...
Birth, Re-birth, Purdah In The Meadowland Review, fall 2011
... As one
softened, greenish stone... lies
abandoned by Entiat River, caressed
and battered into knowing
every bone. It arrests you, ... READ MORE
All Now Published in 2011 Bacopa Literary Review
I want quiet on silken legs,
a house on stilts, woven walls open
to four breezes...
Blue Lyra Review
Blue Lyra Review aims to unite writers and artists from a diverse array of backgrounds... read more
Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built + Natural Environments searches for the interface among the built and natural environments-- the soul of place... read more
Talking River, Lewis and Clark College's literary journal, features creative work by some of the best...read more
River Teeth Journal
A biannual journal combining the best of creative nonfiction, including narrative reportage, essays and memoir.
Vol 16, Aug 2014
The Collapsar, a place for verbs and nouns to congregate, serves up superb new though-provoking writing: read on...
An independent literary journal looking for strong voices nuanced with a kind of truth that comes with first-hand experience. Named for a San Juan Nature Preserve ...Read More
The Raven Chronicles: A Journal of Art, Literature and the Spoken Word
This fabulous Seattle literary journal just turned 23! Love it! Check them out...
Oregon Quarterly features articles and essays of regional PNW interest that involve the reader and awaken the imagination. LEARN MORE...
The Meadowland Review
An online literary journal of short fiction, poetry and photography. LEARN MORE...
Bacopa Literary Review
An annual print journal of fiction, nonfiction and poetry produced by the Writers Alliance of Gainesville. LEARN MORE...
Other publications include: Wind Bones in Cirque Journal, Turning It Over in Literary Mama, Midsummer Forecast in Cordite Poetry Review, Alarm Off in Red-Headed Stepchild, State Route 78 in Inlandia Journal, Charity in Six Minute Magazine, Getting It Down in Shark Reef Literary Journal, The Nina, The Pinta and The Santa Maria in Soundings Review, Honeymoon in Six Minute Magazine, and Christening in Soundings Review.