Publications

"After We Watch The History Boys in Class, My Students Fear I Want to Fondle Them" and "St. Stephen Contemplates Speaking to High School Students About Poetry." This assignment is so gay. Sibling Rivalry Press. Forthcoming. 
 
"This Side Up," "To My Best Friend in High School Upon the Birth of His First Child," "Frank O'Hara Wrote a Poem Called 'Olive Garden,'" and "Trying to Convince My Aunt to Vote Democrat, October 2008." Among the Leaves: Queer Male Poets on the Midwestern Experience. Squares and Rebels. Fall 2012. 

"Last Night Out." Quarterly West. Spring, 2012. 

"Seeing a Dead Lizard After Reading Mark Doty's 'Turtle, Swan'" and "The Man on the Radio Says Boys Don't Want to be Astronauts Anymore." Grist. Issue 5, 2012. 

"Sex Education." PANK Magazine. February, 2012. 

"Real Men Love Jesus" and "Warning: In Case of Rapture This Vehicle Will Be Unmanned." Chelsea Station. Issue 1, November 2011. 

"Dreaming of James Franco." Assaracus: A Journal of Gay Poetry. Issue 3.

"Visiting My Parents After Watching For the Love of Dolly." Mary Literary 
Quarterly. Spring 2011 Issue.

"A Man Tells My Lover and Me Happy Valentine's Day." Los Angeles Review. Spring 2011 Issue.

"A History of Blood." New Mexico Poetry Review. Spring 2011 Issue.

"Confessions of an Open Relationship." Assaracus: A Journal of Gay Poetry. Issue 1.

"If It Were 1986 We'd Both Be Dead" and "An Obituary for My Boyfriend Who Did Not Die of AIDS." The Q Review. December 1, 2010 World AIDS Day Issue.

"Disappointed and Horny After Watching Troy" and "My Sister Calls to Say She Wants to Find a Man with Morals." Ganymede Unfinished. 2010.

"Navy Hanky with White Dots, Right Pocket (Bug Chaser)," "Black Velvet Hanky, Right Pocket (Will Perform for Camera)," and "Gray Flannel Hanky, Right Pocket (Into Men in Suits)." Velvet Mafia. July 14, 2010.

"If I Wrote a Poem for Obama on the 4th of July, 2010." Ink Node. July 5, 2010.

"Bryan Makes Me Write a Poem About a Term I Don't Like." Fag Hag: A Scandalous Chapbook of Fabulously-Codependent Poetry. 2010.

"Against Our Better Judgment We Plan a Trip to Iran." Knockout. Issue 3, Spring 2010.

"A History of Hangers." The Los Angeles Review. Issue 7, Spring 2010.

"The Three-Body Problem." The Moose and Pussy. Issue 5, January 2010.

"To the Stranger in My Bed on Easter Morning" and "What the Critics Will Say About My Poetry." Ganymede #6. January 2010.

"If you were Jackson Pollock and Jackson Pollock painted nudes." Redheaded Stepchild. Fall 2009 Issue.

"We've done this all backwards" and "note, passed to matthew shepard." Velvet Mafia. October 19,
2009.

"To the Stranger in My Bed on Easter Morning" and "What the Critics Will Say About My Poetry." Ganymede Poets, One. October 2009.

"A Gay Man's Ode to Brad Pitt" and "Deciding Our Future After Watching Brad Pitt on Larry King Live." La Fovea. August 2009.

"My Midwest Knight." Ink Node. August 5, 2009.

"Mistaken Identity." The Antioch Review. Vol. 67, Issue 3, Summer 2009.

"'War of the Worlds' as Fact, 1938." Collective Fallout. Vol. 1, Issue 2, July 2009.

"The scientists don't know why the whales are beaching themselves." The New York Quarterly. Issue 65.

"To the Boy Who Carved 'Pussy Fuck 'em All' on Sears Bathroom Stall." Dogzplot. Spring Issue, 2009.

"Iranian Boys Hanged for Sodomy, July 2005." Poetic Voices Without Borders: 2. Gival Press. 2009. This poem was also the winner of the 2008 Gival Press Oscar Wilde Poetry Award.

"My Father Calls With More Bad News," "Protesting the Circus After Watching 12 Monkeys," "Sleeping with Peter Pan," and "Sleeping with Robin Hood." PANK Magazine. Issue 4.2, 2009.

"An Obituary for My Mother Who Did Not Die in the Richmond, IN Explosion, 1968." Broken Bridge Review. Fall Issue, 2008.

"Arguing Over Reality After You Claim to Have Seen Brad Pitt Getting in a Taxi," Making Love After Watching Interview with the Vampire," "Trying to Sleep After Watching Thelma and Louise," and "Questioning Our Future After Watching Fight Club." Hoboeye Online Arts Journal. Issue 3.1, 2008.

"In Defense of Marriage." The Gay and Lesbian Review. January/February Issue, 2008.

"My father reads my poem in a Chinese restaurant." Juked. May 2007.