Welcome to my home page.
Here you'll find some work I've done, information about books I've published
and classes I teach, and eventually, I hope, more.
For my course web
pages and information, click here.
Some new things as of August 2011:
Recent poems online in The Adirondack Review, Arsenic Lobster and Hamilton Stone Review. A new interview with Cameron Conaway is here, and an “Artist of the Month” feature from Image: A Journal of the Arts and Religion is here.
A new book I'm pleased to be part of: Making Poems: Forty Poems with Commentary by the Poets, ed.
Todd F. Davis and Erin Murphy (SUNY, 2010).
And things not quite so new:
Spoken among the Trees was released in fall 2007 as part of the Akron Poetry Series. Click here for the University of Akron Press description and ordering information, or here and here for a few sample poems. If you'd like a signed copy, contact me here.
The title poem of Spoken among the Trees, "Night, the Astonishing . . . ," appeared on Verse Daily on August 15, 2008, and should be available in their archives for some time.
Spoken among the Trees won the Society of Midland Authors 2007 Poetry Award, given each year for the best book of poems in the 12-state Midwestern region.
A review of Spoken among the Trees by Cameron Conaway (from Rattle).
I was in Salzburg on a Fulbright lectureship at the University of Salzburg with my wife Marlyce from March-June of 2008. I taught three courses in the American Studies department, and we had the chance to travel a good bit, both in Austria and in neighboring countries. I kept a somewhat intermittent travel blog with text and photos that is still available here, though I will not be making more entries. A more serious project on this experience is in the works, God willing and the creek don’t rise.
Here's one token photograph--taken on a sunny Sunday about 4/5 of the way to the top of the Gaisberg, the mountain on the northeast side of Salzburg.
Walker in the Fog: On
Mennonite Writing (Cascadia, 2005) gathers my thinking and
writing about Mennonite literature. One piece from the book, "Heresy
and the Individual Talent," appeared online in Mennonite Life. Click
here for more
information and an order form.
My chapbook Greatest Hits 1984-2003 appeared in 2003 in Pudding House's Greatest Hits series. It includes a dozen poems and an introductory essay. For ordering information, click here.
Other books and related links:
Rhapsody with Dark Matter Bottom Dog Press, 2000.
of Memory : My Days with George and Clara
Updated! Poems and prose excerpts from various sources.
Course materials and links
LAS 302-02 Issues in Modern America Newly updated for spring 2009.
Modern Lit: Surrealism to Slipstream Information Click here for information and links related to English 265, surrealism, magic realism, and slipstream fiction.
LAS 301-01 Issues in Modern America Ongoing site for this course for spring 2006.
Mennonite Literature Page Recently updated page for ENG 265: Studies in Modern Lit: Mennonite Literature.
Course information for Fall 2003 courses:
Bluffton College students will also find course-related materials through Jenzabar.
Information for recent courses:
College English Opinion Pieces Some links scouted out by my Fall 2002 College English class.
First Year Seminar 2002 Resources related to this course.
Technology Learning Circles Site with information about this group's special projects in the 2001-02 school year.
ENG 120 Advanced College English Spring 2002 site for this course, created by Jessica Basinger.
ENG 243-01 Studies in American Literature: Heroism and Humility Spring 2002 site for this course.
ENG 321-01 Studies in Poetry: Poems of Our Time Links related to modern and contemporary poetry.
The Pleasures of Words Web page for a graduate workshop on writing and teaching poetry I taught in March 2001.
Course information for 1999-2000 courses:
LAS 100-04 First Year Seminar Links and images related to First Year Seminar.
Course information for 1998-99 courses:
Course information for 1996-97 courses:
Humanities III Information Click here for the Humanities III FAQ, schedule, syllabus, and links to more humanities sites.
American Studies: Literature: Vietnam and Beyond Click here for information and links related to EDU 630.
For some photos from our 1999 trip to Europe, click here.
If you have comments or suggestions, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Last modified 1 March 2010