This poem was published in THE SYCAMORE REVIEW in January, 2006. It was selected as one of three finalists for that magazine's annual Wabash Prize in Poetry by Tony Hoagland.
Tony Hoagland: "Here is a poem that is imaginatively romantic and cheerful; it reminds us how very important the talent for romance is to the making of art."
Ere We Are Aware
Things, Like Dogs
We Tend to Sleep Better When the Clock Is Wound
Into the Prisons Sweep the Stars (a poem for Michelle Hensley and Ten Thousand Things Theater Company)
Go Ye Rarely to the Mall
The Hush of the Very Good
The Mind Will Wander