amplifies the village on a Sunday morning—the cry of a child from the farmhouse down the hill, the bleating of sheep in the pasture, a dog’s cough-like bark, the stuttering start of a tractor, a kettle’s high whistle,
off to his field
stops to worship
lives and teaches in Saudi Arabia. He is a regular contributor to haiku and tanka
journals in the US, Europe, and Australia, and his work has been widely anthologized.
His fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous
international journals, including Flash, Rattle, Modern Haiku, KYSO Flash,
SurVision, Haibun Today, and Contemporary Haibun Online (the latter for
which he served as content editor from July 2014 thru January 2020).
His chapbook of haibun, tanka prose, and prose poems, Ethiopian Time (Red Bird
Chapbooks, 2014), was an honorable mention in the Touchstone Book Awards. His chapbook
Conversation Starters in a Language No One Speaks (SurVision Books, 2018) was
a winner of the James Tate Poetry Prize in 2018. He is also the author most recently
of a collection of prose poems, haibun, and senryu, My Thology: Not Always True
But Always Truth (Cyberwit, 2019); and an e-chapbook, What I Say to You