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At the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, 2005.


Julie Luongo Novelist

Margaret Ingraham Poet

Taije Silverman Poet

Daniel Nester Author & Poet

Daniel Tobin Poet

Heather Thomas Poet

Jerry Spinelli Young Adult Author


VCCA International Retreat for Visual Artists, Writers, and Composers

Ragdale Retreat for Visual Artists, Writers, and Composers

Oberpfalzer Kunstlerhaus German retreat

Recommended Links

In The News

Profile, “For professor, telling stories is a life passion,” Temple News, March 18, 2014

Review (Mud Cakes): The Scrapper Poet, Feb. 17, 2013.

Article: “Cozy Winter Reading from Bona Fide Books,” Bespoke Stuff & Things, Jan. 13, 2013

Reader Reviews (Mud Cakes): Goodreads

Review (Mud Cakes): “We Can All Connect”
Ben Arnold, LeRue Review Poetry Editor, May 2012
To download the publication, click here.

Review (anthologized short story): “Short Fiction Recommendations”
Art and Literature, North Carolina, May 25, 2012

Contest Announcement (Mud Cakes): 2012 Paterson Poetry Prize
The Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College, May 2012

Interview: WPCN 90.3, Northeast Ohio Public Radio
April 19, 2012

Article: “Jedi, Gene Simmons provide fodder for acclaimed poet”
The Gazette, Bethesda, Md., March 7, 2012

Review (Mud Cakes): Small Press Bookwatch
Midwest Book Review, January 2012

Interview: “Getting to know: Jason Schossler”
We Who Are About to Die, Dec. 16, 2011

Review (Mud Cakes): “Reiter's Block Year in Review, Part 1: Best Poetry”
Jendi Reiter, Vice President of, Dec. 15, 2011

Article: “Poet brings childhood to life in words”
Lake Tahoe News, Lake Tahoe, Calif., Oct. 8, 2011

Article: “Award-winning poet to launch book at reading”
Tahoe Daily Tribune, Lake Tahoe, Calif., Sept. 30, 2011

Interview: Emerging Writer 2010
Grist: The Journal for Writers, April 22, 2011

Review (poem in literary journal): Literary Magazine Reviews, April 15, 2011

Article: “3 Publications Coming in ’11 from Bona Fide Books”
Lake Tahoe News, Lake Tahoe, Calif., Jan. 8, 2011

Review (anthologized poem): Path between Worlds
Foreword Reviews, Dec. 22, 2010

Contest Announcement (Mud Cakes): Poetry Book Contest
Brick Road Poetry Press, 2010

… and for an oldie but goodie….

Article: “Literary Arts Series presents emerging fiction writers”
Penn State Live, Feb. 6, 2006

Video Links

“Being Luke” at Georgia Southern University, Dec. 1, 2011
Mud Cakes: A Poet’s Journey, November 2011
“Rambo Knife” at South Lake Tahoe High School, Oct. 7, 2011

Selected Online Poems

Early Exit, Sport Literate
New Toy, Salamander
Baby Steps, Rattle
Mosquitoes, Mud Cakes, Mystic Journeys
For Wile E. Coyote, Apetitius Giganticus,
Happy Hour, the Free Library

New Religion; Letter to Daniel LaRusso, Karate Kid; Cliffhanger; Steinbeck’s Route; Contact; Litter, Grist: The Journal for Writers

Misc. Links