(Forthcoming) Sobbing in a U-Haul, The South Carolina Review

(Forthcoming) Lone Star, The Los Angeles Review

(Forthcoming) Erasing Tejas, Protean Magazine

(Forthcoming) Forgive Me, Brother, Bennington Review

(Forthcoming) Everything Is On Fire, Southern Indiana Review

(Forthcoming) Dear Father, New South

“The Great Bear,” The Cincinnati Review

Octavio Paz Tells the Tejano About No One, Changes Review

Cajeta, The Cortland Review

My Father’s Workshirt, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review

Studying Abroad in Mexico Looking at Man of Fire by Jose Clemente Orozco, Southeast Review

My Mother’s Blessing, Waxwing

Still Life with Salt on Fruit, Waxwing

My Father’s Song, 32 Poems

My Father’s Advice, 32 Poems

Portrait of Boy With Guitar, Blackbird

Self-Portrait with Thunder & Exhaustion, Blackbird

After El Hombre by Rufino Tamayo, Blackbird

Footage of Us Playing, Crazyhorse

Hibiscus, Crazyhorse

Blood & Breath, New England Review

Portrait of Us Burning, Salamander

Paths from the First Car, TriQuarterly

Elegy for My Mother’s Country, Kenyon Review Online

Portrait of a Boy Returning to Dirt, Kenyon Review Online

The Laundromat Saint, The Missouri Review

At Seventeen, The Suburbs, Southwest Review

The Home Slaughter, Southwest Review

Portrait of Boy Refusing His Father’s Music, Hobart

Portrait of Brothers Wanting To Be Whole, Hobart

Excavation of a Boy, Cosmonauts Avenue

Overnight in Parking Lots, Salt Hill

To The EveningPleiades

The Ownership of The NightPilgrimage

Diego Rivera, The Flower Carrier, 1935Front Porch Journal

Narrating a ReunionPrelude

The Stranger on Burnside Ave, Storyscape

The Roofersupstreet

Your Father, North American Review

Dicing Stars, The McNeese Review

Beginner’s English for Refugees, Tampa Review Online

MotherLunch Ticket


In these Uncertain Times, Awst Press

The Edge: On JoyIron Horse Literary Review

The Edge: Playing the Game RecklesslyIron Horse Literary Review

The Edge: When Death Haunts the Void, Iron Horse Literary Review

The Edge: Driving or Walking, I’ll Write a Poem, Iron Horse Literary Review


The Fire Next Time, D Magazine (Summer issue, stories inspired by episode titles of Dallas)