Maryann Z. Corbett
1800 Iglehart Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55104-5214
     @MaryannCorbett (on Twitter)



BA in English with honors, College of William and Mary. Phi Beta Kappa.
MA, PhD in English, with minor in related fields, University of Minnesota.
Dissertation: “A Manuscript Study and Edition of Selections from The Northern Homily 
Collection,” 1981

1981-2016: Language specialist, Office of the Revisor of Statutes, Minnesota Legislature.
1978-1981: Scholastic Committee representative, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota
1973-1978: Teaching associate/composition instructor, Department of English Language and Literature, University of Minnesota. Courses taught: introductory composition, introduction to medieval literature, writing lab.

The O in the Air,  Franciscan University Press (2023)
In Code, Able Muse Press (2020)
Street View, Able Muse Press, 2017
Mid Evil,  University of Evansville Press, 2015
Credo for the Checkout Line in Winter,  Able Muse Press, 2013
Breath Control, David Robert Books, 2012   
Dissonance (chapbook), Scienter Press, 2009
Gardening in a Time of War (chapbook), Pudding House Publications, 2007
American Society of Indexers Directory of Courses in Indexing and Abstracting, 1997.
Minnesota Rules Drafting Manual, 1984 ed.


"An East Midland Revision of the Northern Homily Cycle,” Manuscripta 26 (1982),100-107.
"Revising Minnesota's Laws in Plain English,” Simply Stated, Dec. 1986-Jan.1987.
"Several States Tackle Gender Neutralization of Statutes, “ The Legislative Lawyer, May 1987.
"Making state laws gender neutral,” Simply Stated, Sept-Oct, 1987.
"Clearing the air: some thoughts on gender-neutral writing,” IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, March 1990, repr. Chemtech, June 1992, Technical Communication, 4th ed., ed Rebecca C. Burnett, 1997.
"Cantors, Claim Your Art!” Pastoral Music, June-July 1990.
"Plain English in Statutes: Why We're Not There Yet,” The Second Draft, October 1991, 10-11.
"Indexing and Searching in Statutory Text,” Law Library Journal, Fall 1992, vol 84, 759-767. Repr.Keywords and Indexing Specialties: Law, Information Today, Inc., 2001.
"Blank Verse and Blinders,” II, Summer 2007
"Uncontainability Pours Forth,” The Barefoot Muse (Winter 2007)
"Shades of Green: Gawain and the Translators,” The Barefoot Muse (Summer 2009)
"Wadda Ya Mean, Down With Good Poetry?" The Raintown Review (Winter 2010)
TNB Self-interview, The Nervous Breakdown, June 26, 2011
"John Ciardi and the Bedrock of Poetic Form," Measure (2011)
"Cancer, Blogging, Poetry, Faith: Alan Sullivan's Psalms," Berfrois (February 15, 2013)
"Christine de Pizan," The Mezzo Cammin Women Poets Timeline (2013)
"Hildegard of Bingen," The Mezzo Cammin Women Poets Timeline (2013)
"The Countess of Dia and the Women Troubadors," The Mezzo Cammin Women Poets Timeline (2015)
Foreword, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, translated by John Ridland, Able Muse Press (2016)
"Scent, Sex, and Roofing Tar," 32 Poems blog, Feb 13, 2017
"Marguerite Porete," The Mezzo Cammin Women Poets Timeline (2017)
Introduction, Pearl, translated by John Ridland, Able Muse Press (2018)
"A Little Prolegomenon to a Large Question," Measure (2018)
"Ghost Edwardians: Love in a Time of Disappearance," Construction (June 2019)
"To All Vertuous Ladies: Aemilia Lanyer," The Mezzo Cammin Women Poets Timeline (2019)
"Anthony Hecht, Misogynist?" The Dark Horse (Fall/Winter 2019)
"The Imitative Arts: Some Fun with Adam Smith's Artistic Opinions," AdamSmithWorks, online January 13, 2020
"Unforgetting MacLeish, Philip Larkin's 'Splendid Man,' " The Dark Horse, Summer 2022
"Virtuosity! The Silly, the Sober, and the Symphonic (Spotlight essay on Jean Kreiling)," LIGHT (Summer/Fall 2023)
"Capital Improvements: The Initial-Caps Wars," Literary Matters (Fall 2023)


"On Joyful Perseverance in Three Mid-Career Poets: Brodeur, Hilbert, Glynn," Hopkins Review online (September 25, 2023)
"In the Light of Rocket Flares." Review of One Hundred Visions of War, a translation by Alfred Nicol, The Friday Poem, Dec. 7, 2022
"Check the Doors: On Alexandra Oliver's Hail, the Invisible Watchman." Los Angeles Review of Books, May 2, 2022
"Putting Things Back Together: On Alexis Sears's Out of Order." Los Angeles Review of Books, March 31, 2022
"The Monsters and the Translators: Grappling with Beowulf in the Third Millenium." Review of Maria Dahvana Headley's Beowulf. Literary Matters (Winter/Spring 2022)
"The Measure of Ordinary Days" (review of Matthew Brennan's Snow in New York), THINK, Winter/Spring 2022
"The Pursuit of Awe: On Aaron Poochigian's American Divine." Los Angeles Review of Books, March 1, 2021
"The Lowly and the Long Friends: Hailey Leithauser's Saint Worm." Literary Matters 13.1, Fall 2020.
"Stories in a Time of Stasis," review of David Southward and Jan Schreiber. Think Journal, Summer/Fall 2020.
"A Tightrope Act: Frozen Charlotte by Susan de Sola." The Rumpus, May 23, 2020
"A Review of Emily Grosholz's The Stars of Earth." Literary Matters 11.3, Spring/Summer 2019
"A Long Look Back, and Forward: Mary Jo Salter's The Surveyors." Literary Matters 11.2, Winter 2019.
Jiggery Pokery Semicentennial, edited by Daniel Groves and Greg Williamson. The Raintown Review (February 2019)
"Difficult Stories: Three Women Formalists," reviews of Juliana Gray, Jessica Goodfellow, and Heidi Czerwiec. Think Journal, 2018.
My Girl's Green Jacket, by Mary Meriam. Quarterly West, summer 2018
A Crown of Violets: Renee Vivien, translated by Samantha Pious. The Rumpus, February 2, 2018.
Mr. Either/Or, by Aaron Poochigian. Connotation Press, January 2018
Mind Dance, by Gilbert Wesley Purdy. Raintown Review (Issue 13.2)
Pleasures of the Game, by Austin Allen. Smartish Pace, 2017
Devotions, by Timothy Murphy. Christianity and Literature (September 2017)
Sparring with the Sun, by Jan Schreiber. Think Journal,Fall/Winter 2015
Interrobang, by Jessica Piazza. Eclectica, October 15, 2014
On the Desire to Levitate, by Alison Powell. Eclectica, July 1, 2014
This Time Tomorrow, by Matthew Thorburn. Rattle e-reviews, December 10, 2013
All of You on the Good Earth, by Ernest Hilbert. Angle Issue 4, September 2013
No Hurry, by Michael Blumenthal. The Arts Fuse, June 2013
The Death of King Arthur: A New Verse Translation, by Simon Armitage. Rattle online, April 2013
The Winter Sleep of Captain Lemass, by Harry Clifton. New Hibernia Review, January 2013
DIALOGOS: Paired Poems in Translation, by George Kalogeris. The Arts Fuse, November 9, 2012.
Aspects of Robinson: Homage to Weldon Kees, Rattle e-reviews, September 5, 2012
"Death and Life: Thomas Lynch's Argyle Poems," Berfrois, April 16, 2012
"A Playful Walk Along The Illustrated Edge," The Arts Fuse, October 8, 2011
"Good Bone Structure: Charles Martin's Signs and Wonders," Contemporary Poetry Review, September 25, 2011.
"The Word Exchange: A Generous Gift," The Arts Fuse, August 8, 2011
Grasshopper: The Poetry of M.A. GriffithsRattle e-reviews, March 25, 2011
Sixty Sonnets, by Ernest Hilbert. Rattle e-reviews, August 15, 2009.
"Uneasy Feelings: Adam Kirsch's Invasions,” Unsplendid (2.1, Summer 2008)



"Ubi Caritas,” English translation to accompany choral setting by James and Marilyn Biery, Morningstar Music, 2004.
"Surge Inluminare,” Latin translation of English text by Marilyn Biery, set by James Biery,  Morningstar Music, 2007.
Alcuin, "Concerning a Nightingale," Cerise Press (Spring 2012)
Aldhelm, "A Storm in Devon," Cerise Press (Spring 2012)
Old English:

"Bagpipe," a riddle from the Exeter Book, Lucid Rhythms (Spring 2010)
"Charm against a Wen," Ars Medica (December 2022)
"Deor,” (Willis Barnstone Translation Prize 2009), The Evansville Review (2009)
"From the Third Storm Riddle: Hurricane," Kin Poetry Journal (November 19, 2012)
"Riddle 1: Storm on Land," Better Than Starbucks, November 2021
"Riddle 25: Onion,” The Barefoot Muse (Winter 2010)
"Riddle 7: Swan," Modern Poetry in Translation (April 2013)
"Riddle 40: Pen," Modern Poetry in Translation (April 2013)
"Riddle 52: Ballista," Modern Poetry in Translation (April 2013)
"Riddle 45/47: Bookworm," New Haven Review (Summer 2015)
"The Ruin,” Measure (Fall 2008)
"Tremor: from the First Storm Riddle of the Exeter Book,” The Dark Horse (Summer 2009)
"Two Riddles from the Exeter Book," Umbrella (Summer 2009)
"The Wife's Lament," Measure (2010)
"The Women Go to the Tomb," St. Austin Review (July/August 2022)


Christine de Pizan, Ballade 11, from Cent Ballades, String Poet (Winter 2011)
Christine de Pizan, Ballade 53, from Cent Ballades, String Poet (Winter 2011)
Christine de Pizan, Ballade 78, from Cent Ballades, Able Muse (Summer 2011)
Christine de Pizan, Ballade 3, from Cent Ballades, Transference (2013)
Christine de Pizan, Ballades 4, 7, 59, and 86, from Cent Ballades, Able Muse (Summer 2014)
Christine de Pizan, Ballade 37, from Autres Ballades, Able Muse (Winter 2016)
Christine de Pizan, Ballades 1 and 9 from Cent Ballades, The Brazen Head (March 2023)
Christine de Pizan, Ballades 2 and 42, from Cent Ballades, Arion (Winter 2023)
Christine de Pizan, Ballade 2 from Cent Ballades d'Amant et de Dame and Ballades 7 and 17 from Autres Ballades, Athenaeum Review (Winter 2024)
Joachim du Bellay, Sonnet 31 from Les Regrets, Lucid Rhythms (Spring 2010)
Joachim du Bellay, Sonnet 38 from Les Regrets, First Things (May 2011), reprinted Front Porch Republic, Summer 2011
Joachim du Bellay, Sonnet 85 from Les Regrets, Light, (Summer 2013)


Old Occitan:
"Bertran de Born Sings of War," Able Muse (Winter 2011)
"Against the Clerics," (Peire Cardenal), Exchanges (Spring 2021)
"A Sirventes against the Sumptuary Laws," (P. Basc), Exchanges (Spring 2021)
Works in Anthologies:

"Ardors," in Imago Dei: Poems from Christianity and Literature (Abilene Christian University Press)
"Long Term Memory," in The Able Muse Anthology (Able Muse Press 2010) and Forgetting Home: Poems about Alzheimers (Barefoot Muse Press, 2013)
"Rose Catalog in January," in Hot Sonnets (Entasis Press 2011)
"A Meditation on Dactylic Hexameter" and "Sonnenizio Sessantina" in The Best of the Barefoot Muse, Barefoot Muse Press 2011.
"The Art Student's Mother Thinks Out Loud," in Obsessions: Sestinas for the 21st Century, University Press of New England, 2014.
"Saturday Edition," in Irresistible Sonnets, Headmistress Press, 2014
"Guardroom with the Deliverance of Saint Peter," in Ekphrastia Gone Wild, Ain't Got No Press, 2013.
"Rereading Aeneid, Book IV," in Measure for Measure, Random House, 2015.
"To the Statue of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Seen from the 53B," in The Great Gatsby Anthology, Silver Birch Press, 2015.
"Security," in Bared: Contemporary Poetry and Art on Bras and Breasts, Les Femmes Folles, 2017.
"Disquiet," in Peacock Journal Anthology, Little Red Tree, 2017.
"The Vanished," in The Orison Anthology, Orison Press, 2017.
"Ballade LXXVIII." Christine de Pizan, in The Nasty Women Poet Anthology, University of Washington Press, 2017.
"Prayer Concerning the New, More 'Accurate' Translations of Certain Prayers," in The Best American Poetry 2018.
"Circadian Lament, Sung to a Wakeful Baby," in Love Affairs from the Villa Nelle (2018).
"Will" and "Worksheet," in Show Us Your Papers, Main Street Rag (2020)
"Waiting Up," in Rocked by the Waters: Poems of Motherhood, Nodin Press, 2020.
"Grievance," in Houses and Homes Forever, Alban Low, 2020.
"Metamorphoses: Late-Night Sci-Fi Marathon," in Rockets and Robots, Alban Low, 2021
"Circadian Lament, Sung to a Wakeful Baby," and "Emergences," in Extreme Formal Poems, Rhizome Press, 2021
"Fugue in October," in City! Oh City!, Alban Low, 2022.
"Holiday Concert" and "State Fair Fireworks, Labor Day" in Christian Poetry in America Since 1940, Paraclete Press, 2022
"Alcuin: Concerning a Nightingale" in To Heaven's Rim: The Kingdom Poets Book of World Christian Poetry, Wipf & Stock, 2023
"The Birders at Miesville Ravine," in Broad Wings, Long Legs: A Rookery of Heron Poems, Northstar Press, 2024.
Six poems in Contemporary Catholic Poetry: An Anthology, Paraclete Press, forthcoming 2024.




"A Cautionary Tale," Able Muse (Winter 2010)
"A Centurion Offers Critique," River Styx 79 (Spring 2009)
"A Choice of Words," Candelabrum (2008)
"A Choral Ode," The Arkansas International (Fall 2019)
"A Choral Service for All Souls," Verse Wisconsin, (Fall 2010)
"A Chronicle," The Robert Graves Review,(forthcoming)
"A Crooked Crown: University Avenue Sonnets," LIEF Magazine (Summer 2012)
"A Description of a Legislative Day," Light (Summer/Fall 2017)
"A Diplomatic Post," PN Review (Issue 241)
"A Dream of Rooms," Innisfree Poetry Journal (Spring 2012)
"A Duty," Saint Paul Almanac 2019
"A Late Regret," Presence 2022
"A Meditation on Dactylic Hexameter," The Barefoot Muse (Winter 2006) 
Pushcart nomination 2006; Best of the Net nomination 2007
"A Morning Myth," Lighten Up Online (June 2011)
"A Mozart Mass with Orchestra in the Cathedral," Atlanta Review (Spring 2008)
"A Northerner Visits the Springtime," Literary Matters (forthcoming)
"A Paid Engagement," Chronicles (March 2009)
"A Pedestrian's Metrical Psalm," Lighten Up Online
"A Personal Account," Umbrella (Summer 2007)
"A Primary Education," Dappled Things (Summer 2012)
"A Private Vice," Lighten Up Online (June 2018)
"A Problem House," J Journal (forthcoming)
"A Response to Critique," Euphony (Spring 2009)
"A Room at the Student Union," Columba (Spring 2020)
“A Song for Departures," The Literary Bohemian (November 2009)
"A Song for the Putting Away of Childish Things," J Journal (forthcoming)
"A Theory of Gardens in the Second Generation," Italian Americana (Winter 2013)
"A Trenta-Sei of Mixed Feelings at the Early Onset of Winter," The Flea (January 2011), Poetry Daily, February 16, 2015
" A Vision of Saint Polycarp, Martyr, as Bartender," Relief (Spring 2019)
"A Volume of Cases," Alabama Literary Review, (2013)
"'Abandoned Shopping Malls': a search result set," Poet Lore (Summer-Fall 2023)
"After Epiphany: Side Street," Terrain (Spring 2011)
"After the Divorce, I Hold a Yard Sale," The Raintown Review (Winter 2008)
"After the Great Sickness, We Go Out Again," Potomac Review (Fall 2021)
"Against Clickbait," Peacock Journal (August 15, 2016)
"Against Food Styling," Berfrois (December 5, 2022)
"Airheads,"  Alabama Literary Review (Spring 2007)
"Allium cepa," Classical Outlook (2016, No. 1)
"Alternate Routes," Angle Issue 5.
"Altos of the Chorus," The Evansville Review (2016)
"Alumni Magazine," The Rotary Dial (June 2016)
"An Aisle of Japanese Tree Lilacs," Mezzo Cammin (July 2017)
"An Ancient in First-Year Greek," The Arkansas International (Issue 2, spring 2017)
"An Atomic Theory," Literary Imagination (July 2019)
"An Elevation," Barrow Street (Winter 2013-14)
"An Enclosed Garden," Bad Lilies (Issue 14, June 2023)
"An Evening Exercise," SWWIM (February 2021)
"An Ironic Cento Upon the Theories of Kenneth Goldsmith" Atavic Poetry (January 23, 2014)
"An Orientation," Berfrois (May 9, 2019)
"An Oscillating Sprinkler," Raritan (forthcoming)
"...and ran away naked...," Poetry Porch (2014), reprinted in The New York Sun (4/15/2022)
"Anger Against Sapphics," poemeleon (Summer 2007)
"Another night, another load of corpses," Dappled Things (Candlemas 2019)
"Apophatic" Rattle (Fall 2014)
"Archaeology," The Robert Graves Review (forthcoming)
"Ardors," Christianity and Literature (2008), repr. Imago Dei (2012)
"The Art Student's Mother Thinks Out Loud," Mezzo Cammin (June 2007), Obsessions anthology (2014)
"As Little Children," Dappled Things (Summer 2012)
"Asparagus," Shakespeare's Monkey Review (Summer 2007), repr. Umbrella (Fall 2007)
"At the Urgent Care Clinic," Loch Raven Review (Fall 2006)
"Aubade for the Old Houses," Mezzo Cammin (Summer 2020)
"Aubade in a Northern January," Think (Winter/Spring 2021)
"Back Story," Mezzo Cammin (July 2017)
"Ballade for the Last Move," Anglican Theological Review (Winter 2012)
"Before," Umbrella (Fall 2008)
"Bipolar," Gardening in a Time of War
"The Birds of Ancient Battlefields Visit the Suburbs," The Raintown Review (Summer 2009)
"The Birders at Miesville Ravine," Gatherings (November 2006)
"Bluejay, Singing," The Lyric (Summer 2007) Lyric quarterly prize winner.
"Boxes," The Raintown Review (Summer 2007
"Breakout," LIEF Magazine (Summer 2013)
"Built in a Quiet Neighborhood in 1912," Loch Raven Review (Fall 2006)
"The Bureaucrat in Retirement: A Drive-By," Berfrois (December 5, 2022)
"Butterfly Unit," The Harlequin (November 2013)
"Buying a Plot in Plague Time," Modern Age (Winter 2021)
"Caddies, 1929," Italian Americana (Summer 2019)
"Campus and Dinkytown," 32 Poems (Fall/Winter 2012)
"Campus Visit," Umbrella (Summer 2010) (Pushcart nomination)
"Catalogue Raisonné" Angle  (2016)
"Ceremonial Cannon Fire, Historic Fort Snelling," Literary Imagination (Summer 2011)
"Chancery Hand" Birmingham Poetry Review (2012)
"Changed," Relief (Issue 3.2 2009)
"Checking the Funeral Musicians' Schedule," Alabama Literary Review (Spring 2007)
"Chiller," The Lyric (Fall 2008); Reprinted at Verse Daily, November 14, 2013
"Circadian Lament, Sung to a Wakeful Baby," Tilt-A-Whirl 3 (Summer 2010)
"Clotheslines," The Panhandler (Spring 2007)
"Cold Case," The Chimaera (July 2009)
"Cold Snap," Mezzo Cammin (Summer 2009)
"Cold War," Umbrella (Winter 2007)
"Collaboration," Lavender Review (Summer 2013)
"Collision Course," Umbrella (Spring 2008)
"Composed Somewhere Higher than Westminster Bridge" Umbrella (Winter 2006)
"Concealed Carry," San Diego Reader (May 4, 2016)
"Concourse," 32 Poems (Fall/Winter 2016). Reprinted at Verse Daily.
"Confessional Work: Late Advent" Rock and Sling (Fall 2007)
"Construction Season," Bad Lilies (October 2021)
"Containment," Potomac Review (Fall 2021)
"Conversion," Modern Age (Winter 2021)
"Cranial X-ray, Side View, with Obstructing Detail," National Review (March 18, 2022)
"Credo for the Checkout Line in Winter," Terrain (Spring 2011)
"Creed," PN Review (Issue 241). Reprinted at Poetry Daily.
"Crossing at Night" IBPC 3rd place, December 2007
"Cuttings," Mezzo Cammin (Winter 2011)
"Dash," Lighten Up Online (June 2018)
"December 1399," Literary Imagination (May 2017)
"Defending Veronese," The Freeman, February 14, 2014
"Dents-de-Lion," Mezzo Cammin (Summer 2020)
"Depression Glass: Blue Bowl," The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature (March 2012)
"Designing the Experiment: Preliminary Studies," 14 by 14 (August 2008)
"Development," The Chimaera (July 2009)
"Differing Visions," Blue Unicorn (Summer 2008)
"Disorders," Grand Little Things (Spring 2021)
"Disquiet," Peacock Journal (August 15, 2016)
"Dissonance," Mezzo Cammin (Summer 2007)
"Disassembly," Poetry East (Autumn 2015)
"Double Abecedarian: The Sorceress Plots Her Comeback," Poetry East (Spring 2010)
"Downy Woodpecker, Up Close" Chronicles (March 2009)
"Dutch Elm" The Lyric (Fall 2007)
"Dreams of My Teeth" Kin Poetry Journal, (February 23, 2014)
"Earworm Studies," Light, (Summer 2015)
"Eclipsed," Windhover (2016)
"Ecliptic," Verse Wisconsin, (Spring 2010)
"Eighth Circle," New Walk, issue 1, 2010; repr. Wordgathering 2014, Pushcart nomination.
"Elegy for the Midway Shopping Center," Bad Lilies (October 2021)
"Elegy for the Murder Mystery's Second Victim," American Bystander (2022)
"Emergences," The Shit Creek Review (Spring 2011)
"Emergency Magic," National Review (September 2022)
"Encounter at Pilates," Snakeskin (August/September 2018)
"End of Winter Break, First Year," Poetry East (Autumn 2015)
"Entrechat," The Raintown Review (Summer 2010)
"Epinikion on Marshall Avenue," The Classical Outlook (vol 92, no, 4, 2017)
"Epistle to the Pumpkin Field" Snakeskin (April 2009)
"Equinoctial" Dogwood (2008)
"Erasures," The Friday Poem (July 22, 2022)
"Exhibition of the Terracotta Warriors" Mezzo Cammin (Winter 2015)
"Experimental Design," First Things (June 2016)
"Explaining Myself," Angle (Issue 3, 2013)
"Express" Umbrella (Winter 2007)
"...Even to the edge..." Ecotone (Fall 2014)
"Fearful for my government job, dreaming of retirement, I think of Du Fu," The New Verse News (July 11, 2017)
"Feast of Corpus Christi" The Chimaera (May 2008)
"Fibs for a Construction Zone," Berfrois
"Finding the Lego," Think Journal (3.1, Summer 2010). Reprinted at American Life in Poetry.
"First Strike," Think Journal  (7.1, Winter 2016)
"Fist" Mezzo Cammin (June 2007)
"Flight" The Barefoot Muse (Summer 2008)
"Flourish" The Flea (February 2011)
"Following the News, We Return to the Music of the Season," The New Verse News (December 30, 2014)
"For Sale by Owner," Modern Reformation (May 2, 2022)
"For the Finders of Bodies in Murder Mysteries," J Journal (forthcoming)
"For the Funeral Lunch Ladies," The Christian Century (February 23, 2022)
"The Forgery: A Quiz," Thrush (November 2016)
"Foundation Myth," Mezzo Cammin (Winter 2011)
"Fr. Kleinsorge, Hibakusha, Celebrates Mass . . . ," America (online Oct. 27, 2018)
"From the Lives of the Saints," PN Review 210, 2013
"Front Page Photograph, Memorial Day" Ruminate (Summer 2008)
"Fugue in October," Measure Review (October 6, 2019)
"Funeral Road Trip," Presence 2019
"Gangster Tour," The Rotary Dial  (May 2017)
"The Garden Expert Talks about Lilacs," Gardening in a Time of War
"Gardening in a Time of War" Worm 38, 2006
"Ghazal of Difficult Roses," Dappled Things (Candlemas 2019)
"Ghazal for a Bottle of Shalimar," SWIMM (January 10, 2019)
"Goth Girl on the Late Night 84G," Snakeskin (January 2007)
"The Grandchild of Immigrants Learns a Little Italian," kaleidowhirl (Fall 2007)
"Granite Countertop," Ecotone (Spring 2020)
"Grievance," (Worm 40 2007)
"Grim," Subtropics (Winter-Spring 2011)
"Guardroom with the Deliverance of Saint Peter," River Styx 79 (Spring 2009)
"Haircut, with a Vision of My Father's Ashes," Crab Orchard Review (vol. 21). Reprinted in Poetry Daily.
"Hamartia" 14 by 14 (December 2007)
"Hand," Strong Verse (November 2008)
"Heliopause," New Statesman (July 13, 2023)
"High" Umbrella (Winter 2006)
"The Historian Considers the End Time," Euphony (Spring 2009)
"Hoarder," The Raintown Review (October 2020)
"Holiday Concert" Horizon Review (Issue 5), American Life in Poetry, (December 23, 2013) The Writer's Almanac (November 27, 2014)
"Home for Christmas Break, Freshman Year," Snakeskin (January 2007)
"Hotel Housekeeping: Summer Seasonal, 1969," The MacGuffin (Spring/Summer 2021)
"House Tour in the Historic District," Angle (Issue 3, 2013)
"Ice Dam," Anglican Theological Review, Winter 2020
"Iconography," The Flea (September 2009) Pushcart nomination 2009
"Ideals," Macrina (Sept. 3, 2022)
'In Code," Water~Stone Review (Fall 2018)
"In the Hall of Minerals," String Poet (Winter 2011)
"In the Renaissance Rooms of the National Gallery," 14 by 14 (April 2008)
"Incantation for Sprained Foot," Light (Summer 2016)
"Incident Report," Horizon Review (Issue 5)
"The Indexers Talk Back to Borges," The Evansville Review (2016)
"Institute of Art, Spring Break," 14 by 14 (Summer 2010)
"The Interpretation of Dreams, Updated," Light (Summer/Fall, 2017)
"Intersection," The Lyric (Fall 2013)
"Invasions," LIGHT (Summer/Fall 2023)
"The Jaundiced View" The Raintown Review (Spring 2007)
"Jerusalem in Snow," The New Verse News (January 15, 2013) Pushcart nomination.
"Judiths," Think Journal (Winter 2011)
"Knowledge," Relief (Issue 5.2)
"Lament for the Midnight Train"(Worm 40, 2007, Times Literary Supplement online 2007)
"Last Dance," New Walk, issue 1, 2010
"Late Intrusion," The Somerville Times (April 18, 2018)
"Late Night Thoughts While Watching the History Channel," Literary Imagination (May 2017)
"Late Season Day Trip," Ruminate (Fall 2010)
"Lavoro all'uncinetto," Literary Matters (Spring/Summer 2020)
"Layover" Loch Raven Review (Fall 2006)
"Les Grenades Modernes," Angle (Issue 3, 2013)
"Lesson," San Diego Reader (May 4, 2016)
"Life Bird," Chronicles (September 2011)
"Light. Motif,"  Alabama Literary Review (Spring 2007)
"Litany,” Mezzo Cammin (Summer 2009)
"Little Apocalypse," Reform Journal (July 19, 2022)
"Long-Term Memory” Able Muse (Winter 2009). Able Muse Anthology, 2010. Best of the Net nomination, 2010.
"Looking for 1937," Grand Little Things (Spring 2021)
"Magnification," Connotation Press (Summer 2012)
"Maintenance Work," poemeleon (Summer 2007)
"Mall of America, New Year's Eve," The Vocabula Review (December 2009)
"Marked Woman," kaleidowhirl (Summer 2006) Best of the Net nomination 2007.
"Map of the Ten Thousand Countries of the World,"Berfrois 
"Maskil," Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine, March 2010
"Matinee," Saint Katherine Review (Issue 7.1)
"Mayday," The Chimaera (Summer 2011) Pushcart nomination 2011.
"Me and Wittgenstein," Presence (2017)
"Mean," Fringe (January 16, 2012)
"Memories in Old Age," Image (Fall 2023)
"Metamorphoses: Late-Night Sci-Fi Marathon," Mezzo Cammin (Summer 2020)
"The Method," The Nervous Breakdown, June 26, 2011
"Metonymy, Early Sixties," North Dakota Quarterly, (Spring 2013)
"Microphone Litany," Weekly Hubris (January 2021)
"Mid Evil," Relief (February 2008)
"Missing Buses," The Literary Bohemian (September 2021)
"Monuments," Alabama Literary Review (2017)
"The Museum of American Opulence" Whistling Shade (Fall 2007)
"Myristica fragrans," One (Issue 13, 2017)
"MySpace Invader" The Comstock Review (Spring/Summer 2008)
"Neighbors," Grand Little Things (Spring 2021)
"Neuro Lit," Lighten Up Online (Spring 2010)
"New Media," Potomac Review (Spring 2020)
"News Flash,"  The Panhandler (Spring 2007)
"Ninety Seconds of News Coverage at 6 P.M,," The Raintown Review (February 2019)
"Northeast Digs Out from Record Snowfall," Gardening in a Time of War   
"Not in Our Stars,” Astropoetica (Spring 2010)
"Note to the Lifestyles Editor," Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine, March 2010
"Nothing Like the Sun (130)," The National Poetry Review (forthcoming)
"Numinous" Candelabrum (2008)
"The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death," Pangyrus (Issue 6, 2019)
"Observations Concerning the Role of the Anglican Funeral Service in the Murder Mystery," Berfrois (April 1, 2021)
"Odin Learns the Fate of the Gods" Fringe, June 2013
"Old English Riddle with the Answer Choir"  Whistling Shade (Summer 2006)
"Old World Charm," Gardening in a Time of War
"Oligarchy," Construction (Spring/Summer 2015)
"On a Placard that Reads, ‘School of Rembrandt, 1650-55’," Poetry East (Autumn 2015)
"On Being Asked by an Editor..." The Lyric (Fall 2007)
"On Singing the Exultet," Ruminate (Summer 2008) 
Reprinted in Worship Guidebook for Lent and the Three Days, Augsburg Fortress 2009.
"On Singing Palestrina," Nimble Spirit Review (online, undated)
"On Some Words of the Georgics . . .," Vergilius (forthcoming)
"On the Nature of Things," Nimble Spirit Review (online, undated)
"On the Overuse of Sturgeon's Law," Relief (Fall 2023)
"Open Verdict," The Rotary Dial (March 2016)
"Outage," Angle (Issue 3. 2013)
"Overtures," The Windhover (Spring 2018)
"Oxyacetylene Torch and Tanks" Lily (December 2006)
"Paint Store" Soundzine (September 2010)
"The Panhandler's Tale," Poetry Salzburg Review (Autumn 2011)
"Paperboy," Alabama Literary Review (Fall 2009)
"," The Lyric (Spring 2008)
"Passport Application," Free Inquiry (Summer 2012)
"The Patient Prays for the Grace of a Happy Death," Umbrella (Spring 2010)
"Pavement," Ecotone (Spring 2021)
"Pea Planting, Good Friday," The Chimaera (October 2008)
"Pelicans at Nags Head," First Things (April 2015)
"Pending," Poetry East (Spring 2010)
"Phone Call, 6 A.M," The Raintown Review (Summer 2011)
"Physical Therapy Gym, Neuroscience Center," Measure Review (May 5, 2019)
"Pictures of Ourselves at Twenty-One," Rattle Poets Respond (Feb 11, 2024)
"Police Procedural," Berfrois (October 30, 2019)
"Polling Place," Able Muse (Winter 2018/19)
"Portent," Horizon Review (Issue 5)
"Portraits of Shakespeare," Angle Issue 6
"Poses," The Rotary Dial (March 2017)
"Possession," kaleidowhirl (Summer 2006)
"Postlude for Four Hands at the Great Organ," Ecotone (Spring 2020)
"Praise Ode to the Customer Service Agent," Presence (2017)
"Prayer Concerning the New, More 'Accurate' Translation of Certain Prayers," Rattle (Spring 2017)
"Praying Sleepless," Evangelization and Culture (Summer 2020)
"Pre-need Arrangements," Mezzo Cammin (Summer 2020)
"Preservation," Wake: Great Lakes Thought & Culture (December 15, 2010)
"Prophesying to the Breath" First Things (May 2008), Reprinted at Verse Daily (May 19, 2015)
"Psalm for the Last Night of the State Fair," Relief (Issue 3.2, 2009)
"Reach," The Evansville Review (2008)
"Reading the Early Letters," Literary Matters (Spring/Summer 2018)
"Reading the Fire Code," Relief (February 2008)
"Reading Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel to Peter, Age 3." Connotation Press (Summer 2012)
"Reasons for Hesitation, " Terrain (Summer 2020)
"Reassessment," Snakeskin (August/September 2018)
"Receding Ambitions," Lighten Up Online (September 2010)
"Reburial Rite," Think Journal (Fall 2014)
"Reflection," Southern Women's Review (2013)
"The Reform of the Calendar," Astropoetica (Spring 2010),
"Refuting Marvell" Raintown Review (November 2014)
"Rehearsing the Duruflé Requiem, Late in 2001" Nimble Spirit Review (online, undated)
"Rereading Book IV" The Dark Horse (Summer 2008)
"Reservations," Dissonance
"Resolve" Life and Legends (Winter 2014-2015)
"Responsorial Psalm for the Beneficiary of My Mother's Will," Mezzo Cammin (July 2017)
"Resurrection Blues," Kin, October 31, 2012"
"Return of the King Screens at Midnight in the Multiplex," Measure, (2013 issue 2)
"Rethinking Tolkien," The Rotary Dial,  (March 2013)
"Revelation 21:4," Image (Fall 2023)
"Rhamnus cathartica," Lighten Up Online (June 2018)
"Romance Language," Euphony (Web exclusive, February-March 2009)
"Rose Catalogue in January," Chronicles (March 2010); Hot Sonnets anthology (Entasis Press, 2011) 
"Ruin, I-35W" Dogwood (2008)
"Rulebreaking," Peacock Journal (August 15, 2016)
"Saccharomyces cerevisiae, or A Little Levity about Leaven," America (September 3, 2019)
"Sacred Art and Architectural Salvage, Inc.," Relief (Spring 2019). Reprinted at Verse Daily.
"Sacred Harp Convention" Poetry Porch (2009)
"Saturday Edition" The Barefoot Muse (Summer 2007)
"Saving the Appearances" Astropoetica (Summer 2011)
"Schaar's Bluff: Upper Mississippi in April” kaleidowhirl (Summer 2006)
"Schema," The Rotary Dial (October 2013)
"Science Museum: Flood Season," The Vocabula Review (May 2010)
"Security," Shattercolors  (undated, online 2007)
"Seeing Defibrillators, After," 823 on High  (February 2015, Issue 1)
"Seeing Women in Hijab..." The Shit Creek Review (Summer 2007)
"Selections from the Online Bridal Registry" Mezzo Cammin (Summer 2009)
"The Sensitive Guy" Snakeskin (January 2007)
"Separation," The Raintown Review (Summer 2010)
"Seven Little Poems about Making Laws," Dappled Things (Candlemas 2019)
"Showings" Mezzo Cammin (Summer 2009)
"Shrubs for the Northern Garden," Autumn Sky Poetry (February 2010) (Best of the Net Finalist)
"Sibylant," Mezzo Cammin (Winter 2011)
"Silent Partner," Mezzo Cammin (Summer 2020)
"Sleep, Loss," Literary Matters (Spring/Summer 2018)
"Small Boy in Yellow Shirt-Jac and Blue Boots" Water~Stone Review (2009)
"Small Losses" Southwest Review (Vol 99, No. 1)).
"Snowy Owls at Emmitsburg, Christmas Eve" Asheville Poetry Review (Vol, 21, No. 1, 2014)
"Song for the Shooters," The New Verse News October 3, 2015. Reprinted at Verse Daily.
"Sonnenizio Sessantina" The Barefoot Muse (Fall 2010) (Pushcart Nomination)
"Sorrowful Mysteries," Literary Matters (Spring/Summer 2020)
"Soundtrack" Birmingham Poetry Review (2012)
"Speak, Memory. Or Not" Measure (Spring 2008)
"Spirit Masters," Snakeskin (August/September 2018)
"Spoonspell" First Things (June 2015)
"Spotter Observations" Innisfree Poetry Journal (Spring 2012)
"Staging Directions" Life and Legends (Winter 2014-2015)
"State Fair, Fireworks, Labor Day," Measure (Vol X Issue I 2015). Reprinted at American Life in Poetry.
"State Office Building, Seventh Floor," Baltimore Review (Winter 2018)
"Stone Ground" Tipton Poetry Journal (Winter 2008)
"Stoplight, with Wingèd Chariot" Tampa Review (54, 2017)
"Storybook Ghazal," ballast (Winter 2023)
"Stream," Fringe (January 16, 2012)
"Street View," The Rotary Dial (March 2013)
"Suburban Samsara" Alabama Literary Review (Spring 2007)
"Subversive," Relief (February 2008)
"Swift-Counting," Chronicles (March 2010)
"Sung Passion," Windhover (2016)
"Swing," Dissonance
"Sympathy for the Devil," Mezzo Cammin (Winter 2015)
"Syringa Vulgaris," The Other Journal, August 11, 2017
"Tailgaiters: Grad School Edition," Asses of Parnassus (September 6, 2016)
"Tattoo and Piercing Parlor," The Chimaera (July 2009)
"Teacup," Poetry Salzburg Review (Autumn 2011)
"Team Run, October,"  Dappled Things (Summer 2012)
"Teardown," Ecotone (Fall 2014)
"Tense" Lily (December 2006)
"Test Questions," Light (Summer/Fall 2020)
"The Best Lack All Conviction," Literary Imagination (May 2017)
"The Last Good Day," Reform Journal (July 19, 2022)
"The Restaurants of Frogtown," Saint Paul Almanac 2013, repr. Kin
"The Resistance," River Styx (94)
"The Window Shoppers," Curator (November 21, 2016)
"Thefts, or Rubaiyat for Rembrandt," Beloit Poetry Journal (Spring/Summer 2023)
"They Consult the Home Repair Manual," Angle  (2016)
"Thoughts on the Transmission History of The Frog King" The Chimaera (October 2008)
"Threats," PN Review (Issue 241)
"Tipping Point," The Lyric (Fall 2013)
"To the Anti-librarian" Light (Winter/Spring 2017)
"To the Porn Spammers" Umbrella (Summer 2007)
"To the Postal Carrier, About That Railing," Terrain (Summer 2020)
"To the Statue of F. Scott Fitzgerald in Rice Park....." Verse Wisconsin, (Fall 2010)
"To the Unknown God," The Rotary Dial (September 2016)
"Terzanelle for the Pilgrimage to Rosedale," Terrain (Spring 2011)
"Transaction" The Chimaera (May 2008)
"Translating Sabaoth" Relief (Issue 3.2, 2009)
"Trimming Out, 1911," American Arts Quarterly (Summer 2011)
"True Crime," Snakeskin (March 2010)
"Two Funerals," Linebreak (January 4, 2011)
"Ubi Sunt Ballade for the High-Fat Diets of Our Youth," Lighten Up Online (March 2011)
"Unexplained Bagpipes," Tampa Review (Summer 2020)
"Universal Vault Fire, June 1, 2008," Poets Reading the News (June 26, 2019)
"Upon the Problem of the Envoi in the Contemporary Ballade," The Brazen Head (March 2023)
"The Vanished," Alabama Literary Review (2017), repr. The Orison Anthology Vol. II
"Variorum," Umbrella (Fall 2008) (Pushcart nomination)
"Victory at Sea in Reruns, Mid-1950s," PN Review 210, 2013
"The Videographer's Beethoven," Chronicles (September 2011)
"Vagrant," Umbrella (Fall 2011)
"Vendetta," River Styx (94)
"Vintage Pattern," The Shit Creek Review (Spring 2011)
"Virtual Blues," Light (Summer 2021)
"Viva Voce," Poetry Revolt (Fall 2007)
"Votive Offering," Poetry Salzburg Review (Autumn 2011)
"Waiting Up," Sewanee Theological Review (Christmas 2009)
"Walking to Grand at Christmastime," One (August 2015)
"Wall Work," Fringe (January 16, 2012)
"Wallet," Chronicles (November 2015)
"Weather Radio," Able Muse (Winter 2009)
"Weirdos," Poetry Porch (2014)
"Wet Ghazal," The Other Journal (October 10, 2019; issue 31)
"What They Told Me," Ecotone (Spring 2016)
"Wildfire Season," Literary Matters (Issue 9:2)
"Will," Poetry East (Spring 2010)
"Winter Exercise," Dissonance
"Working Draft," The Panhandler (Spring 2007)
"Worksheet," poemeleon (Winter 2008)
"The world's false subtleties," The Robert Graves Review, (forthcoming)


First Book Panel, West Chester Poetry Conference, 2012
Panelist, "The Sonnet: Not Just for Men in Tights," AWP 2015
Panelist, "Merciful Visions" Writing the Rockies 2015, Western State Colorado University, Gunnison, Colorado
Panelist, "Medievalist Poets," Medieval Academy of America conference, 2016
"A String of Pearls: Translations of the Middle English Pearl," West Chester Poetry Conference, 2017
Panelist, Anthony Hecht panel, Poetry by the Sea 2018
Panelist, "Love Poems in Place: Ecotone Poets in Fourteen Lines," AWP 2020

Related experience:

Judge, 2011 Lorine Niedecker Poetry Award.
Moderator, Eratosphere online forum for formal poetry, 2006-2011; administrator, 2008-2011.  
Chapter president, American Society of Indexers, Twin Cities Chapter, 1995-1999


Lyric Memorial Prize, 2008
Willis Barnstone Translation Prize, 2009
Morton Marr Poetry Contest finalist 2009
Able Muse Book Prize finalist, 2011 and 2016
Richard Wilbur Book Award, 2014 for Mid Evil.
Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award finalist, 2014
Sheila Margaret Motton Book Prize finalist, 2021

Best of the Net nominations,  Able Muse 2010, Autumn Sky Poetry 2010 (finalist), The Barefoot Muse 2007, 2008, kaleidowhirl 2007

Pushcart nominations, The Barefoot Muse 2006, 2010; The Flea 2009; Umbrella 2008, 2010; The Chimaera 2011; The New Verse News 2013; The Freeman 2014; Wordgathering 2014; Presence 2017; BAP Board of Contributing Editors 2019; Presence 2022.

Forward Prize nomination, Bad Lilies 2021