I live in Port Townsend, WA with my wife and two sons, where I work as a boatbuilder, and all-around handyman, and steal early morning hours to keep my little poems alive. (If you are ever in the market for a beautiful wooden boat, I can build it for you.)
I also write songs and occasionally play shows in cafes, restaurants, bars, on street corners, front porches, back porches, living rooms, etc., etc. I’ve played and recorded with bands and alone. Just give me something with strings on it.
In the past I led extended canoeing expeditions in the far reaches of northern Canada. I love the far and away. Now, I mostly paddle on Puget Sound.
I am the author of three chapbooks: The End of the Folded Map (Codhill Press, 2011), The Smallest Working Pieces (Toadlily Press, 2009) and Two Sides of the Same Thing (Southeast Missouri State University Press, 2007). My work has appeared or is forthcoming in such magazines as AGNI online, Beloit Poetry Journal, Crazyhorse, New England Review, Poetry, Prairie Schooner, and in the anthologies, Best New Poets 2007 and A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry (University of Akron Press, 2012). I’m especially grateful to have won fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Elizabeth George Foundation, the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Foundation, and Seattle’s leading arts organization, 4Culture. My MFA is from the University of Washington where I was the Lauren D. Milliman Fellow.
A recent CV can be found here.