Books

  • GoodbyeLyric: New and Selected Poems, Sheep Meadow Press ( 2014)
  • domina Un/blued, Tupelo Press (2013)
  • One Girl Babylon, New Issues Press (2003)
  • When the Moon Knows You're Wandering, New Issues Press; (2001)
  • Desdemona's Fire, Lotus Press (1999)

Anthologies

  • Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poets, Charles Rowell, editor. Forthcoming
  • IOU: New Writing On Money, Ron Slate, editor, Concord Free Press, Forthcoming
  • Black Nature, Camille T. Dungy, editor, University of Georgia Press], 2009
  • From the Fishouse: An Anthology of Poems that Sing, Rhyme, Resound, Syncopate, Alliterate, and Just Plain Sound Great, Camille T. Dungy, Matt O'Donnell, Jeffrey Thomson (Editors), Gerald Stern (Foreword)

Essays Publications

  • "Yellow Girl: Black Life, White Life, and the ‘Stranger’ in the Mirror" Black Arts Quarterly, 7.1, Fall 2002
  • "Revisiting a Site of Cultural Bondage: JoAnn Gibson Robinson’s Boycott Memoir" Women as Sites of Culture: Women’s Roles in Cultural Formation from the Renaissance to the 20th Century, Susan Shifrin, editor, Ashgate, 2002
  • "O Blessed Verse: Obstructing Truth and the Sanctity of Transgression in Student Poetry." 2001 Creative Writing/Creative Teaching: Pedagogy Forum Handbook, Associated Writing Programs, 2001
  • "Shattering Kidnapper’s Heavenly Union: Interargumentation in Douglass’s Oratory and Narrative", Keith Miller and Ruth Ellen Kocher, co-authors, Approaches to Teaching Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, James C. Hall (Editor), Modern Language Association of America, 1999

Literary Journals

  • "Reprise" Washington Square Journal, Summer 2002
  • "Reading the Paint" The Mochilla Review, Spring 2002
  • "Pastoral" Crab Orchard Review (forthcoming)
  • "Interstate 81" Crab Orchard Review (forthcoming)
  • "Jezebel in the City" Crab Orchard Review (forthcoming)
  • "33" Clackamas Literary Review (Spring 1999)
  • "Fire Walking" Clackamas Literary Review (Spring 1999)
  • "Vicinity" Clackamas Literary Review (Spring 1999)
  • "Melange: A Commencement" Ploughshares (Spring 1998)
  • "The Siren's Sound" Sojourner (Fall 1997)
  • "His Daughter Whispers Ars Vivondi" Hayden's Ferry Review Spring/Summer(1997): 20
  • "Black White Arms" She'r 3:18. 1995 (Iranian translation)
  • "Sisters" She'r 3:18. 1995 (Persian translation in Iran)
  • "Language for a New Landscape" She'r 3:18. 1995 (Translated)
  • "Drowning" The Missouri Review (December 1994)
  • "Gustav's Arc." The Missouri Review (December 1994)
  • "Principle" The Missouri Review (December 1994)
  • "The First Monsoon" The Missouri Review (December 1994)
  • "The Long Arm Forward" The Missouri Review (December 1994)
  • "Variable" The Missouri Review (December 1994)
  • "February Leaving" The Missouri Review (December 1994)
  • "Sestina Mouths the Object, the Word" Willow Springs (Spring 1994)
  • " Last Night in the Garden" African American Review (Spring 1994 )
  • " At Home the People Sing" Gettysburg Review (Spring 1994 )
  • " Susan's Hair" Gettysburg Review (Spring 1994)
  • "1944" Antioch 51.4 (1993):563
  • "Ghost" Prairie Schooner 66.2 (1992): 78
  • "Ending In Fire" Prairie Schooner 66.2 (1992): 79-80
  • "Storm" Prairie Schooner 66.2 (1992): 80-81
  • "Black White Arms" African American Review 26:2 (1992):283
  • "Laydown Lilies" Poet Lore 8:6.1 (1991): 14
  • "Poem to A Jazz Man" Poet Lore 8:6.1 (1991): 13
  • "Stature" (appeared as "Blackberry Wine") West Branch 1.27 (1990):84