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From a distance they looked holy. A halo of insects swarming each light. An old man chewing tobacco would come to your car window and look you over. Ask where you’d been. Where you were headed. Who you passed along the way.
He washed your windshield while the pump clicked off the gallons and you tapped your thumbs on the steering wheel. A baseball game played on a radio. A mechanic cursed from beneath a fat Cadillac. And the smell of gasoline sanctified the…View more
High Water Mark, 2004, University of Pittsburgh Press
The Floating Bridge, 2008, University of Pittsburgh Press
Kimonos in the Closet, 2013, University of Pittsburgh Press
Butler University MFA – Lecturer
Poet-in-Residence Emeritus – Marian University
Winner of 2003 Agnes Lynch Starrett prize for Poetry
Awarded Best Book of Indiana – Poetry Category – 2004
NEA Literary Fellowship, 2009
Creative Renewal Fellowship – Arts Council of Indianapolis
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