Poet, writer, teacher
I am a writer, editor, and teacher. My work is often set in Appalachia, and I am Editor Emeritus of Pine Mt. Sand & Gravel, the annual anthology of Appalachian writing published by the Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative. I also edited Quarried: Three Decades of Pine Mt. Sand & Gravel (Dos Madres Press, 2015).rnMy work includes poetry —During The Recent Extinctions, New & Selected Poems 1984-2012— which won the Weatherford Award and Alive in Hard Country, winner of the 2003 Poetry Book of the Year from the Appalachian Writers Association. My creative nonfiction has won the Fall Writing Contest of Nowhere Magazine, and was winner of the 2019 Creative Nonfiction prize from Still: The Journal. I have been on the staff of the Appalachian Writers Workshop in Hindman, Kentucky and was leader of a recent Highlands Summer Conference at Radford University, Virginia. My fiction has been collected in Learning How: Yarns and Tales, published by Bottom Dog Press.rnI continue as Artist-in-Residence at Thomas More University in Crestview Hills, Kentucky, where I conduct the Writers Table in their Creative Writing Vision Program, and facilitate creative writing activities around the region. In cooperation with Thomas More University's Creative Writing Vision Program, I recently served as co-editor of Riparian: Poetry, Short Prose, and Photographs Inspired by the Ohio River (Dos Madres Press, 2019).
I am a native Northern Appalachian, born and raised in Steubenville, Ohio.
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