has contributed poems to The Briar Cliff Review, Paddlefish, and Poetry East, among other places. His first manuscript of poetry, currently unpublished, is When Snow Turns Blue. In addition to poetry, he writes plays and is at work on a collection of essays about poets and painters. He has received two South Dakota Arts Council/NEA grants: one for short fiction and one for poetry. He lives in and works in and around Sioux Falls, South Dakota.