"Mother" was originally published in numerous literary and poetry journals in the 1990s. It was included in the poetry compilation,
All-American Texan, in 1999. Though short, the poem continues to create conversation, debate and enjoyment.
Based on the short story "Red River County", this rewrite expands the original story concept into a short novella. Concentrating on character development and delving into the topics of race, race relations, childhood homosexuality, the supernatural, and paranormal activity - which is common in this region of Texas.
Written in rhyme scheme, "the boys" are kindred spirits, living carefree in the all-American town of Texarkana. Follow the laughter and heart break of a group of boys discovering who they are and the sadness they carry with them through the ages.
Christmas and New York City have always gone together. They are the perfect match. This poem is a perfect homage to the city's rich history for celebrating the holidays. Archived in the UCLA Library of Special Collections.
"Denver in December" was originally published in the Los Angeles magazine
4Front in 1997. In 2012, the mayor of Denver, Colorado hailed the poem as a great homage to the Mile High City. Archived in the UCLA Library of Special Collections.
"A Haunting in Arkansas" has been published numerous times in journals, including
The Horror Zine Summer Digest 2012 and
Speculative Poets of Texas (2015). Archived in the UCLA Library of Special Collections.
Originally published in 1999 in
4 Front magazine; a Los Angeles hand out. Archived in the UCLA Library of Special Collections. Published in the anthology
Speculative Poets of Texas (2015). A fun roller-coaster ride through a haunted house.
When the circus comes to town, it's the ghouls that put on the show. A vampire ringmaster tells the erotic horror tale for a Christmas Eve. This poem is
not for children. Adults, gather round. Archived at the UCLA Library of Special Collections. Published in
Speculative Poets of Texas (2015).