These Are a Few of My Least Favorite Things

Spiders. Cancer. Civil war in Syria. Frankly, there are a lot of awful things out there in the world, and most of them aren’t fair. But life is so much more than its disasters and grief…and everyone knows that poetry is a balm. These Are a Few of My Least Favorite Things is an account of everything we tend to hate, a deeply personal reflection on trauma and mental illness and the evil clowns who haunt our dreams. It is also an exploration of what we can do with the circumstances we are given; it is a search for gratitude in spite of the pain. By illustrating the many kinds of darkness, this collection ultimately strives to find true sources of light…because for every one of our least favorite things, there is an equal and opposite favorite to love.


Pray for Us Sinners

Short stories (Alien Buddha Press)



Poetry from Wild Pressed Books



The Best Short Stories of Philadelphia

A Toho Publishing Anthology Featuring “Praying for a Miracle, Praying for Absolution”




A Daily Drunk Anthology devoted to the film collaborations of Sofia Coppola and Kirsten Dunst, featuring the poem “Power.”



A Drunken Midsommar

A Daily Drunk Magazine Anthology Featuring “That’s…Not How Bipolar Disorder Works”



A Trip for the Books

A Red Penguin Books Anthology Featuring “The Spomenik Tales”



Tell Me a Story

A Read Furiously Anthology Featuring “While Darwin Sings in the Background like a Greek Chorus”