American Software A small sample of poems from the book.

Hello World!

When learning a new computer language, a computer programmer will usually write a simple program that displays the text "Hello World." It's the prologue poem in American Software.

Hello World!

Odysseus

A post-modern reimagining of Homer's tale as recovered from a ceramic disk found lodged in the skull of a 400-year-old sea lion.

Odysseus

It Does Kind of Burn. Goodbye.

The last words of Jose Villegas before being put to death by lethal injection by the State of Texas on April 16, 2014.

It Does Kind of Burn. Goodbye.

The Sentence

A life told in the clause of a single sentence.

Sentince

When Box Met Diamond

A romantic comedy set in a poem within a poem.

When Box Met Diamond

Every Morning, Maddie

A parent. A daughter. Addiction.

Every Morning, Maddie