A 1989 graduate of St. Bonaventure University with a B.A. in history, I served four years as an infantry officer in the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
Over the course of my training, I was one of 75 ROTC cadets from the entire country chosen to attend Ranger School; graduated on the Commandant's List from the Infantry Officer Basic Course at Ft. Benning, Georgia; earned the Basic Parachutist's Badge, the Air Assault Badge, and the Expert Infantryman's Badge; and received an Honorable Discharge as a captain.
I received a Master's in Anglo-Irish literature from the University of Dublin, Trinity College, Ireland in 1997.
A lifelong runner, I've completed nineteen marathons, including thirteen consecutive Boston Marathons since 2002. My best effort to date was a 290th place finish (out of 18,000) at Boston in 2004.
I live, write, and run in Princeton, New Jersey.
Publications and Prizes
The Quadrant Book of Poetry, 2001-2010 (Quadrant Publishing, 2012)
Barrow Street, Christian Science Monitor, Chronogram, Cimarron Review, College Green, Evergreen Review, Hudson Review, Poetry New Zealand, Press, Quadrant, Scintilla Magazine, Spitball, The Malahat Review, The Recorder, THE SHOp, U.S. 1, War, Literature and the Arts
What I'm Reading Now:
Coming Into the Country by John McPhee, Travels with Charley in Search of America by John Steinbeck, Les Fleurs du Mal by Charles Baudelaire
At Swim-Two-Birds; Down and Out in Paris and London; Dubliners; Good-Bye to All That; The Grapes of Wrath; In Search of Lost Time; Lolita; The Lord of the Rings; Moby Dick; Molloy; The Picture of Dorian Gray; War and Peace; Ulysses
Samuel Beckett; Robert Frost; Robert Graves; Ernest Hemingway; Friedrich Holderlin; James Joyce; Philip Larkin; Vladimir Nabokov; Herman Melville; Friedrich Nietzsche; Flann O'Brien; George Orwell; Marcel Proust; Henry David Thoreau; William Shakespeare; Wallace Stevens; John Steinbeck; Jonathan Swift; J.R.R. Tolkien; Leo Tolstoy; Walt Whitman; Oscar Wilde; William Butler Yeats
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Listing last updated: July 22, 2014