Saturday, March 1, 2014

new site

This blog is closed; please visit my website at

Thursday, January 23, 2014


My poem "Letter from the Ice Field, December" appears in the Boston Review (Jan/Feb), readable here.

My poems "Sea Psalm" and "Archipelago: Tabula Rasa" appear in Southern Indiana Review (Fall 2013). Purchase the issue here (print only).

I also read the two poems (via YouTube) for SIR's website, watchable here.

Friday, December 6, 2013

I'm happy to announce that my first book, Bone Map, will be published through the National Poetry Series:

The National Poetry Series is pleased to announce the results of the 2013 Open Competition.  The winning books are scheduled for publication in the summer of 2014.

Ampersand Revisited, by Simeon Berry of Somerville, MA
Chosen by Ariana Reines, to be published by Fence Books

Trespass, by Thomas Dooley of New York, NY
Chosen by Charlie Smith, to be published by HarperCollins Publishers

Bone Map, by Sara Eliza Johnson of Salt Lake City, UT
Chosen by Martha Collins, to be published by Milkweed Editions

Its Day Being Gone, by Rose McLarney of Tulsa, OK
Chosen by Robert Wrigley, to be published by Penguin Books

What Ridiculous Things We Could Ask of Each Other, by Jeffrey Schultz of Los Angeles, CA
Chosen by Kevin Young, to be published by University of Georgia Press


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

on Carl Phillips
I wrote a tiny bit on Carl Phillips (& how has influenced me as a writer) for the Kenyon Review blog. Check it out here.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Old English Rune Poem, trans. by Miller Oberman

 xv (eolxh)
Elk-sedge is found                          most often in a fen
it waxes in water                             and wounds severely
burns in the blood                          of each man’s body
who with his hand                          takes hold of it

Swoon. The rest is at Poetry.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Morpho sulkowskyi

"The surface of Morpho wings are essentially covered in nanoscale solar cells, honeycomb-like structures that trap light, much like a fibre-optic cable, and convert it to heat to keep the insect warm in cold environments. Miyako deposited carbon nanotubes onto the butterfly wings, where they self-assembled into nanostructures that mimic the Morpho's multilayered hexagonal microstructures.

The resulting hybrid gives the term "bio-tech" new meaning: the natural pattern provided by the wings creates a large light-receiving surface area, and the physical properties of nanocarbons produce heat through vibrational energy. Lab tests confirmed that the nanotubes generate heat when struck with a laser, and Miyako says the composite material heats faster than its two components would by themselves."

Thursday, April 11, 2013