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» M.F.A., Creative Writing, University of Florida, 2000.

» M.A., English, Southeastern Louisiana University, 1998.

» B.A., English, Southeastern Louisiana University, 1996.


Fiction (Novels)

» Dirty Little Angels (University of West Alabama, 2009)


Fiction (Short Stories)

» “Sons of God” published in Summer 2005 issue of StorySouth
» “Riding the Devil’s Backbone” published in Issue 4 of Southern Hum


Poetry (Books)

» Haunted Bones (Louisiana Literature Press, 2006)


Poetry (Chapbooks)

» Inventing an End (Lone Willow Press, 2002)



» Contemporary Southern Writers:Slaves to the Old South (Spring 2011 Issue of StorySouth)


Individual Poems Published in Literary Journals

• “Botticelli’s Venus” Connecticut Review
• “The Birth of Night.” Prairie Schooner
• “Prozac” Connecticut Poetry Review
• “Kindergarten Portrait of My Mother” New Delta Review
• “Coma” South Dakota Review
• “My Grandfather’s Hands” Connecticut Poetry Review
• “Black Mare” Texas Review
• “I Cut Myself While My Husband Plants Flowers.” The Southeast Review
• “The Spirit of Bridget Bishop. New Delta Review
• “Photograph of a Missing Girl” Texas Review
• “Sober in a Dry County during Severe Weather” Louisiana Literature
• Hypochondriac” and “Alzheimer’s” Caduceus.
• Revolver” and “Gone” Story South
• The Drowned Light.” Passages North
• Ode to Gumbo” Southern Hum
• “Habit.” Louisiana Literature
• At a Filling Station, On the Anniversary of Your Death.” Louisiana Literature
• September Funeral” (reprint) Story South.
• The Ballad of Leander Trueblood. Southern Hum
• Inventing an End” (reprint) Story South
• A Retired Voodoo Priestess Talks about Revenge” Southern Hum
• “The Etymology of Love.” Lullwater Review
• Apparition in a Divorce Decree.” Tar River Poetry
• Cow Tipping Near Indian Creek” Southern Hum
• The Etymology of Science” Red Cedar Review
• “Marie Laveau Talks about Magic” The Spoon River Poetry Review
• “Inventing an End” Red Cedar Review
• “Apparition in a Marriage Certificate.” The Louisville Review
• September Funeral” Half Tones to Jubilee
• Raymond Livaudais Talks about Faith” The New York Quarterly
• “Waiting to Leave” Half Tones to Jubilee
• “Envisioning the Marsh” Half Tones to Jubilee
• “The Etymology of Love.” Tundra
• “Worn” Midwest Poetry Review
• “Winter Funeral.” Slipstream
• “Unexpected Conditions” Midwest Poetry Review
• “Ode to Laundromat Dryers” Small Pond Magazine of Literature
• “The Dancing Men at The Rainbeaux Casino Lounge” Small Pond Magazine of Literature
• “On Leaving the House Where I Spent My Youth.” Pegasus
• “The Blind Man Touches My Face.” Small Pond Magazine of Literature
• “The Passing of the Eye.” Pegasus
• “Remembering Leanne Thibodeaux.” Midwest Poetry Review
• “Memories of Chartres Street.” Crab Creek Review
• “The Lines That Separate Us.” Pegasus
• “My Stepfather Speaks to Me about Death.” Grasslands Review
• An Empty Window.” The Comstock Review
• “Dead Fox.” StorySouth


Individual Poems Published in Literature Anthologies

» Beyond Forgetting: Poems and Prose about Alzheimer’s Disease, Kent State University Press.
» In the Eye. Thunder Rain Press, 2006.
» In Our Own Words: A Generation Defining Itself . MW Enterprises, 2002.