Publication Acknowledgments

I’m grateful to the following journals that have published my work.


“The Sanctity of Snow” appeared in Coal City Review in 2019 and was nominated for an O. Henry Award. Two poems appeared in the same issue. See Poetry, below.

Milk Fever” was published in Another Chicago Magazine in issue 56.

Passagers published “Where You Go I Will Go” in their 2018 issue.

Hannah: Six Months Later” was published in Every Day Fiction on October 15, 2017

Tribute in Black, White, and Grey” won first prize for fiction in Sixfold. It was published in their Summer, 2017 issue.

“A Woman Is Wearing Her Prettiest Dress” in Quiddity, Volume 10, 2017.

“The Sidewinder and the Buffalo Child” anthologized in Chasing Magic May, 2017.

Every Day Fiction featured “Maybe in a Tornado” on February 25, 2017 and “The Bird’s Nest” on May 30, 2017.

Encounter published in the Winter, 2015 issue of Broad! a gentleperson’s magazine(Find it on page 59.)

Horse Dreams” published in Short Fiction Break, August 13, 2015.

Coal City Review published “Spyder, Spyder, Burning Bright” in April, 1993.

These stories are from my book, Ruth Harris: Under the Prairie Moon, currently making the rounds of small press publishers.

Backyard Poultry Magazine published:

“Fresh Eggs: Like the Hobbit’s Riddle” in December 2012/January 2013.

“Michael and the Turkish Heritage Chicks” in October/November 2009.

“The Tale of the Quail and Dixie, the Accidental Bunny” in April/May, 2007.

In 1998,  Another Chicago Magazine, Number 34  published “Point of Reference.”


Book Reviews

My Review of Without Leave by Deborah Fleming appeared in the Winter 2016 issue of New Madrid Journal of Contemporary Literature. You can find it on page 136.


Coal City Review

“Dylan at the Beat Museum” and “Tippet Hill.”                                       2019

Peninsula Pulse

“Snow Route” (Honorable Mention, Poetry Contest)                              2001

The Mid-America Poetry Review

“Ghost Lilies”                                                                             Spring, 2001

Blue Violin

“hilar adenopathy”                                                                     Spring, 2000

Coal City Review

“Freud Says my Dreams about Losing Teeth are Sexual”                     1992

“To an Ex-lover and D. H. Lawrence”                                                    1990

Prairie Free Press

“The Lord’s Prayer”                                                                               1989


“For V. Woolf”

Weekly Column

News Gazette Family Newspapers

“Letter From Birdland”                                                   March, 2008-Present