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"Be good to me like a summer rain, I swear I'm burning."

– My Father Dreams of a New Country


"I am the dog tied to its moon
/ and here to tell you love is unkind."

– Nocturne with Teeth


"I've never known / a world that wasn't worth dying for."

– My Father Is the Sea, the Field, the Stone


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anthologies

The Hundred Years' War: Modern War Poems (Bloodaxe Books, 2014): “Interviews with My Father: Those Times”

New Poetry from the Midwest 2014 (New American Press, 2015): “Love Like Samson's Lion While My Mother Shaves My Father's Head,” winner of the Heartland Poetry Prize judged by Lee Ann Roripaugh

Poets on Growth (Math Paper Press, 2015): “Love Like Samson's Lion While My Mother Shaves My Father's Head,” “Sabra and Shatila Massacre,” “A Mother’s Love Has Windows,” “Surat al-Qiyamah: My Father Talks to God When Syria Occupies Tripoli, 1976,” and “My Father In Virginia, Surrounded By Water”

Bettering American Poetry Vol. 2 (Bettering Books, 2017): “My Father Is the Sea, the Field, the Stone”

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Sweet: A Literary Confection: "In the Skin"

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