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This site presents a small port­fo­lio of my poems for chil­dren, light verse for adults, and trans­la­tions of poems. I hope you find some­thing to enjoy.

My poems and trans­la­tions have appeared or are forth­com­ing in High­lights for Chil­dren, High Five, Cricket, The SCBWI Bul­letin, The Wash­ing­ton Post, The Spec­ta­tor, Salon, The Evans­ville Review, String Poet, Able Muse, Poetry East, The Paris Review Daily (online), The Alabama Lit­er­ary Review, Iron­wood, Miller’s Pond, Redac­tions, Anon, The Rain­town Review, The Avatar R
eview, Per Con­tra, First Things, Light Quar­terly, Light­enUp Online, Snake­skin, and Bum­ber­shoot, among other jour­nals. I have also had poems in the National Geo­graphic Book of Nature Poetry, forth­com­ing in Kenn Nesbitt’s anthol­ogy, One Minute Till Bed­time: Sixty Sec­ond Poems to Send You Off to Sleep (Lit­tle, Brown Books for Young Read­ers, Novem­ber 2016), and The Poetry Fri­day Anthol­ogy for Cel­e­bra­tions. I am also rep­re­sented in the anthol­ogy, Vil­lanelles, part of the Everyman’s Library Pocket Poets series pub­lished by Ran­dom House, and in the lat­est edi­tion of Lewis Turco’s The Book of Forms.

My light verse and jokes have appeared in var­i­ous news­pa­pers and mag­a­zines that have humor com­pe­ti­tions. My verse and jokes have earned me the title of “Rookie of the Year” and “Loser of the Year” in the Wash­ing­ton Post Style Invi­ta­tional. My verse and jokes have also appeared in The Spec­ta­tor, The New Statesman, Salon, The Paris Review Daily (online), and New York Mag­a­zine (online). A lim­er­ick of mine about taxes was per­formed on the air dur­ing a seg­ment of NPR’s Week­end Mar­ket­place.

My pri­mary goal as a writer is to con­tinue writ­ing and pub­lish­ing poems that can be enjoyed by both chil­dren and adults. I have com­pleted sev­eral col­lec­tions of children’s poems that are in search of a pub­lisher, includ­ing a book of rid­dle poems, a bed­time rhyming story, a col­lec­tion of bug poems, a col­lec­tion of tri­o­lets, a sci­ence fic­tion adven­ture story poem, and a book of poems about hug­ging. I also con­tinue to write and pub­lish trans­la­tions of poems, mostly from the Span­ish. The poems that I write and trans­late tend to be rhyming and met­ri­cal, and I always strive in my trans­la­tions to cre­ate Eng­lish ver­sions that are also rhyming and met­ri­cal.

This site presents sev­eral exam­ples of my work, includ­ing children’s poems and trans­la­tions. I hope you take the time to have a look at them. Please feel free to get in touch with me to embar­rass me with com­pli­ments or to offer me large sums of money for the right to pub­lish my work.