More Than You Want To Know


Ph.D., University of Delaware
B. A., University of Kentucky



 View From the Stork Building: Chinese Variations.
Larkspur Press, 2020.

 The Land We Dreamed:  Poems. University
Press of Kentucky, 2015.

 Rafting Rise.  Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2002.

The Presence of Snow in the Tropics.  Singapore: Landmark Books, Ltd.,

 Anne & Alpheus, 1842-1882. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press,
1996.  (Arkansas Poetry Award.) 

 We Will All Be Changed.  Brockport, N. Y.: State Street Press, 1995.
(State Street Press Poetry Prize)


Southern Poetry Review, Prairie Schooner, Chelsea, Bryant Literary Review, Nimrod, Stand Magazine (U.K.), The American Voice, Columbia Poetry Review, Poet & Critic, Exquisite Corpse, Hellas, Rhino, Epoch, Webster Review, No Roses Review, Appalachian Heritage, The Jefferson Review, Farmer’s Market, Zone 3, Plainsong, Cincinnati Poetry Review, Kentucky Poetry Review, Wind, Adena, The Cloverdale Review, Journal of Kentucky Studies, Open 24 Hours, The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, The Chaffin Journal , The Heartland Review, Limestone, The Louisville Review, Pegasus, in-scape, Verse Daily, Newsletter of the Singapore Buddhist Assoc.,
Southern Quarterly, Kestrel.


What Comes Down to Us: 25 Contemporary Kentucky Poets.  Ed. Jeff
WorleyLexington: The University Press of Kentucky,2009.

Five Kentucky Poets Laureate: An Anthology. Eds. Jane Gentry and
Frederick Smock.  Frankfort: Kentucky Arts Council, 2008.

Abraham Lincoln of Kentucky: An Anthology.  Ed. Frederick Smock.
Frankfort: Larkspur Press, 2008.

The Kentucky Anthology: Two Hundred Years of Writing in the Bluegrass.
Ed. Wade Hall.  Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky,

 Of Woods and Waters: A Kentucky Outdoor Reader. Ed. Ron Ellis.
Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 2005.    

A Kentucky Christmas. Ed. George Ella Lyon. Lexington: The University
Press of Kentucky, 2003.

Fresh Water. Ed. Jennifer Bosveld. Johnstown, OH: Puddingstone Press,

Kentucky Philological Review: Twenty-fifth Anniversary Chapbook.
Northern KY Univ: KPR Press, 1999.

The Ring of Words.  London, UK: Sutton Books, 1998.

Kentucky Philological Review: Twentieth Anniversary Chapbook.
Northern KY Univ: KPR Press, 1993.

National Poetry Competition Anthology. Chardon,OH: Chester H. Jones
Foundation, 1992.

Down the River: A Collection of Ohio Valley Fiction & Poetry. Cincinnati:
Always A River, Inc.,1991.

Exploratory Writing.  Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt, 1984.

Kentucky Renaissance: An Anthology of Contemporary Writing.
Lexington, KY: Gnomon Press, 1976.


Awards and Fellowships

Kentucky Poet Laureate, 2002-2004.

1998.  Commendation. The [London] Daily Telegraph-Arvon International Poetry Competition.

1995.  Arkansas Poetry Award.

1994. State Street Press Poetry Prize.

1994. Runner-up. Robert H. Winner Memorial Prize. Poetry Society of America.

1991. Honorable Mention. Pablo Neruda Prize.  Nimrod .

1990. Al Smith Fellowship in Poetry. Kentucky Arts Council.

1989. Runner-up.  Skoob Books/ Index on Censorship International Poetry
Competition, London, UK.

1987. Frankfort Arts Foundation Chapbook Prize.

1984. Fulbright Fellowship to Malaysia.

1977. National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship.