Publications

"Photoshoot" (poem) in Salomé, Issue 2, July 2017.

"For Rent" (poem) in Silver Blade, Issue 34, Spring 2017.

"Peaches" (poem) in Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, 23 May 2017.

"The Bad Lands Spoke" (poem) in Turle Island Quarterly, Issue 12,
Spring 2017.

"Diabolus Ex Machina" (poem) in Modern Poetry Quarterly Review, Issue 6, Fall/Winter 2016.

"French Was Easier" (poem) in Four Chambers, Issue 4, Dec. 12, 2016.

"Cast of Characters" (poem) in Into the Void, Issue 2, Oct 2016. [Ireland]

"Moon Flu" (poem) in Abyss & Apex Issue 60 (September 2016).

"Pica Pica" (poem) in Crannóg 42 (Summer 2016). [Ireland]

"Godmotherless" (poem) in Strange Horizons (23 May 2016). Includes podcast. Also reviewed by Quick Sip.

"The Genius" (poem) in Mithila Review 3 (May 2016). Includes a podcast. This poem was reviewed by Charles Payseur at Quick Sip Reviews.

"Queen Sacrifice" and "Soliloquy of a Bad Haircut" in Illumen 12:2 (Spring 2016).

"I Asked the Alchemist" in the inaugural issue of Bracken (Apr 2016).

"After the Circus Leaves" (poem) in Silver Blade Magazine 29 (Feb 2016).

"Three Ways to Dispose of a Broken Heart" (poem) in Shooter Literary Magazine 3 (Winter 2016). [UK]

"Which Way the Earth?" (poem) in Marathon Literary Review (Feb 2016). (The poem is dedicated to my father, W. R. Backer, who died March 11, 2016.)

" Unfinished" (poem) in The Pedestal Magazine, Issue 77 (Dec 2015).

"Needs and Needles"(nonfiction) in The Intima Crossroads Blog (25 Nov 2015)

"Needle" (poem) in The Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine (Sep 2015)

"Leaving the City Behind"(poem) in Turtle Island Quarterly, Issue 9 (Summer 2015)

"The Menu at the Bridge" (poem) in Dreams & Nightmares Issue 102 (Jan 2016)

"See Through Girls"(poem) in Slink Chunk, (Sep 2015) and "Twisted Stranger"(poem) in Slink Chunk (Oct 2015)

"Circus Therapy" (poem) in So to Speak, (Fall 2015)

"The Perfectionist's Wife" (poem) in New Welsh Reader [UK] (Fall 2015)

"Candle Ritual" (poem) in Crannóg [Ireland], #39 (Summer 2015)

"Blindsided" (poem) in Rust + Moth (Aug 2015)

"The No Face" (fiction set in Japan) in Bamboo Ridge, Issue 106 (Fall 2015)

"Don't Count Any Star Twice" and "Hand Tools" (poems) in Hermeneutic Chaos Journal, #8 (May 2015)

"Made a Fool" (poem) in Allegro [UK], Issue 3, March 2015

"Accident" (poem) in Hermes Poetry Journal [UK] 2015, p.2, (Feb 2014).

"Moving" (poem) in The Pedestal Magazine Issue 75 (Dec 2014).

"Limitless out of the Dusk" (fiction) in Waccamaw Journal (Dec 2014) [Pushcart Prize nominee]

"A Wheel in the Sky" (speculative fiction) in Devilfish Review (Dec 2014)

Essay and 3 poems in Turtle Island Quarterly Issue 6 (Nov 2014)[Pushcart Prize nominee]

"The Witness" (fiction) in SOL: English Writing in Mexico (Oct 2014)

"Postcard from a Past Life Goth" (poem) in Gargoyle #61

"Queenie/Connie" (poefictiontry) in Carve Magazine (Summer 2014)

"Scavenger Hunt"(poem) in Crab Creek Review (2014 Vol. 1)

"The Bar-Girl" (poem) in COLLECT (Summer 2014/Vol. III)

"Bicycle Lotus" (poem) in The Avalon Literary Review (Summer 2014)

"Threshold" (poem) in A cappella Zoo (Issue 12, Spring 2014)

"Spit" (poem) in Arc Poetry Magazine (Summer 2014)

"6th Century Particle Theory" (poem) in The Rialto #80 (June 2014)

"Strip" (poem) in Gemini Magazine (2nd prize, 2014 contest)

"next" (poem) in Mobius Magazine (Summer 2014)

"Replacement" (literary short story) in Read Short Fiction (5/19/14)

"This Is Just to Add" (poem) in Turtle Island Quarterly (Spr 2014)

"Morning Storm" (poem) in Wolf Willow Journal (April 2014)

"Reparation" (science fiction story) in Perihelion (2/12/2014).

"The Nightmare Speaks to Me" (poem) along with an audio recording in The Pedestal Magazine Issue 73. (12/2013)

Interview in The Lightning Room of PANK. (This interview was tough!)

"The Retreat" "Weeder Geese" and "Wasp Nest" (poems) in Turtle Island Quarterly along with a short essay about wasps titled "A Preditor's Dilemma" (12/2013)

"The Seven Deadly Holidays" (humorous nonfiction) in Penduline.

"Evotz2" (experimental poem) in theNewerYork.

"Stamping" and "Pileated Woodpecker" in Blue Bear Review.

"What Crows Don't Know" in Turtle Island Quarterly. [Pushcart Prize nominee 2014]

"What Holds Us" and "What Wasn't" (poems) in The Mayo Review print edition of Spring 2013, pp.3-4. TMR website.

Untitled tanka in Inner Art Journal. (June 2013)

"School Shooter Sues Professor" (fake news humor) in Defenestration.

"Crocodiles in Real Life" "Devil's Food Cake" and "How to Eat a Gun" (poems) in PANK with audio recordings.

"The Potion" (poem) is Asimov's Science Fiction print issue Apr/May 2013, v.37:4&5. ASF website.

"When Soul Mates Meet" (poem) in Journal of Compressed Creative Arts [Pushcart Prize nominee]

"Noise"--a story set in Japan--in Best Fiction

"Electrolysis" and "Puppet Luck" (poems) in A-Minor (Nominated for "Best of the Net 2012" award.)

"Ghost Beech" (poem) in the print edition of ellipsis. . .literature & art, vol. 48 (10/2012)

"Why We Fall for Bad Boys" (poem) in the print edition of Blueline, vol. 33, Spring 2012.

"Flying to LAX" and "Natural Blonde Poachers" (poems) in Hobo Camp Review

Featured poet in Conclave: A Journal of Character (available on Kindle)

Untitled tanka and haiku in Inner Art Journal

"The Failure of Geometry" (poem) along with an audio recording in The Pedestal Magazine Issue 67

"To the Teahouse" (Japan-inspired poem) in Sleet

"Bad Toys" and "Perishable" (poems) in The Brooklyner along with audio recordings.

"Inmates" (poem) in The Montucky Review

"The Green Balloon" (fiction) in The Lorelei Signal

"Gringo Tango" (fiction) in The Pedestal Magazine Issue 63

"Creosote Women" (fiction) in Literary Mama

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