University of Massachusetts—Boston

M.A., 1999

English--Composition Track

University of Montana

M.F.A., 1976

Creative Writing

University of Massachusetts—Amherst

B.A., 1973



Creative Writing (Poetry and Fiction), American Literature, Composition, First Year Seminar/Introduction to College, Critical Thinking


2016-present Cambridge Center for Adult Education

Introduction to Creative Writing

2000-2014 Teacher Austin Preparatory School

AP Composition, Creative Writing, American Literature

Advisor The Legend (Austin newspaper)

1985-2000 Senior Lecturer, Curry College

Composition, Creative Writing, American Literature, etc.

Director of First Year Seminar Program

Advisor Curry Arts Journal


2015-2017: Writing Coach, College Solutions

2015-present: Volunteer tutor X-Cel Education (High School Equivalency Exam prep)



Luck. Tailwinds Press. April 2017

Spy Pond. Prolific Press. May 2015.

What We Love. Blue Light Press. February 2007. Winner of Blue Light Press Award.

Flying. Edwin Mellen Press. April 1992.


Walk Out, Ibbetson Street Press. May 2000.

Poetry Publications, Journals, Newspapers, and Anthologies

"American Elegy." Constellations. Winter 2018.

"Christ Mocked by the Soldiers." Fall 2017.

"Funeral at Sea." The New Southerner. Fall 2017. 

"Pi." The Aurorean. Fall/Winter 2017. 

"An Effete Corps of Impudent Swans." Connecticut River Review 2017. 

"The Last Game." Chronogram. September 1, 2017.

"For My Mother," "Thanks for My Father." FishFood. Fall 2017.

"Sail Away." Wilderness House Literary

"Junkyard of Broken Dreams." The American Journal of Poetry. Spring 2017.

“Talking Trees,” “His Name is John,” “Advertisement Paid for by the Poets for American Expression PAC.” WBUR Cognoscenti. April 2017.

“Medal of Dishonor,” “Make America Great Again,” “Trump Country,” “Drones,” New Renaissance Magazine (1/5/2017).

"Gravity" and "After the Wake." Iconoclast #113 Summer 2016.

"Just Before Sunset in December." Plume (February 2016).

“Riding,” The Aurorean (Fall/Winter 2015-2016). 26.

“Arson,” “The Flying Dutchman.” The Grey Sparrow Journal 26, (October 13, 2015).

“The Black Paintings.” Chronogram (January 1, 2015)

“Negative Numbers,” “Swimming.” The Wilderness Literary Review (January 26, 2015).

“Field.” Christian Science Monitor (July 2, 2014).

“In the Middle of Nowhere.” Chronogram (July 1, 2014).

“Photo,” “Mirror,” “More or Less.” The Prompt Literary Magazine. (2014). 13-16.

“Fishing in the Fall,” “Crocus.” The Aurorean (Fall/Winter 2013-2014). 52-53.

“Drought.” A Ritual to Read Together: Poems in Conversation with William Stafford. Woodly Press, (2013). 175.

“Silence.” Chronogram (August 1, 2013).

“Bone House,” “The Word Present.” The Valley Review 7:4 (December 2013). 76-77.

“Madrid, MO 1811.” Big Muddy Vol. 13:1. (2013). 97.

“Installation Art.” Chronogram (October 1, 2012). 87.

“The Lottery.” War, Literature and the Arts 24 (2012). 128.

“His Name is John.” The Sun 421 (January 2011). 37.

“The Aroma of Pig.” Spillway 16 (Summer 2011). 33.

“The End of Politeness.” Post Poetry (Autumn 2011). 17.

“Winter Fog in Boston.” The Aurorean (Fall/Winter 2010/2011). 23.

“Seven Year Old Jessica Follows her Dream,” “The Poetry Motel.” The Prose-Poem (Summer 2010). 6-7.

“Divorce.” When Last on the Mountain Anthology (2010). Holy Cow Press. 138.

“Volcano Park.” Cosmopsis Quarterly (Fall 2009). 14.

“Water.” Convergence Review (Summer 2009). 1.

“My Bag Lunch.” Sport Literate 4:4 (2008). 54.

“Driving Montana in August.” The Aurorean (Spring/Summer 2007). 55.

“The Poet Rakes Leaves.” Byline 206:304. (November 2006). 19.

“Divorce.” Global City Review 16 (Spring 2006). 35.

“Dennis Martin,” “Mike Bernier,” “The Language of the Listening Eye.” The Teacher’s Voice (Spring 2005). 5-7.

“Pre-emptive Strikes.” Lilies and Cannonballs Review 1:1 (Spring/Summer 2004). 23.

“Hot Enough,” “Ennui,” “Trust.” The Awakenings Review 3:1 (Summer 2004). 13-14.

“The Quarry.” Cream City Review 27:2 (Spring 2003). 103.

“At Wit’s End,” “Yoyo.” The Oregon Review 3:1 (Spring/Summer 2001). 14-15.

“Picking Up the Kids Prayer.” Light #31 Winter 2000/2001. 21.

“Dennis Martin.” The Anthology of New England Writers 13 (20001). 11.

“Napster.” Journal of Modern Writing 1-2 (2001). 4.

“Limbo.” The Comstock Review 14:1 (Spring 2000). 87.

“Twig,” “Bugs.” The Larcom Review 2:1 (Spring/Summer 2000). 69.

“The Way We Live.” The Larcom Review 2:2 (Fall/Winter 2000). 177.

“Save the Daylight.” The Aurorean V:22 (Spring 2000). 8

“Women.” California Quarterly 26:2. (1999) 31.

“Breath,” “Fighting.” American Jones Building and Maintenance 4 (Winter 1998-1999). 71-73.

“Killdeer at Stonehill College.” Pine Island Journal (April 1999). 9.

“Ode to a Cold.” Light 26 (Autumn 1999). 38.

“Knuckleball.” Fan 1 (Spring 1999). 20.

“Hand on the Rudder.” Habersham Review 7:1 (Spring 1998). 47.

“Letting Things Go.” College English 61:1 (September 1998). 69.

“At the End.” The Worcester Review XIX:1-2 (1998). 10.*

“Let’s Talk.” Troubadour II:1 (Fall and Winter 1998). 19.

“Cisco Beach, Nantucket, 1995.” Green Fuse Poetry (1997). 43.

“Someone is Calling.” Poem (May 1997). 16.

“No One You Know.” San Fernando Poetry Journal XVIII:4 (1996). 50.

“The Garden.” The Christian Science Monitor (April 3, 1996). 16

“At the Beach on the Hottest Day of the Year.” The Christian Science Monitor. (August 2, 1996). 16.

“The Bomb,” “Duty.” War, Literature & The Arts 8:2 (Fall/Winter 1996). 75-76.

“Bananas.” Poetry Motel (Fall 1996). 23.

“Breath.” Family Anthology, Pig Iron Press (Fall 1996). 97.

“Flight,” “Waking Dream,” “We Are What Remains.” Classical Antiquity: A Contemporary Odyssey. Anthology, Pig Iron Press (Summer 1996). 73.

“Donkey.” The Christian Science Monitor (September 6, 1995). 16.

“Your Memory,” “The Way We Think.” Parnassus Literary Journal (Fall 1995). 17.

“Flying.” The Christian Science Monitor (June 17, 1995). 16.

“The Owl,” “Walk Out,” “At the Motel.” The Ohio Poetry Review 2:1(Spring/Summer 1995). 30-32.

“Joy.” The Christian Science Monitor (December 27, 1995). 16.

“Yellow Shell Gas Pumps.” The Anthology of New England Writers (1995). 28.

“When the Rain Ends,” The Christian Science Monitor (August 10, 1994). 17.

“After You’re Gone.” Wisconsin Review 29:1 November 1994. 58.

“The Revolution of Things.” Djinni 5:1 (1994). 7.

“Drought.” Poem (Spring 1994) 42.

“The Monkey’s Dream,” “Chekhov Gives Directions After the Wedding,” “Nothing Means Anything.” Amelia 23 (1994). 95-97.

“Hard Times.” North Dakota Quarterly 61:4 (Fall 1993). 130.

“Everything has Been Said Before.” Albatross (Spring 1992). 11.

“Flight,” “Falling.” Poem (May 1990). 57-58.

“What You Must Do.” Yankee (September 1990). 156.

“At the Playground.” Slant IV (Summer 1990). 73.

“Nothing Lasts.” The Connecticut Poetry Review 9:1 (1990). 31.

“Bartending Bears in Roxbury.” Manhattan Poetry Review 7 (Summer 1986). 43.

“Your High Heels.” Wind 16:57 (1986). 24.

“Trouble.” Piedmont Literary Review IX:2 (1984). 56.

“Game.” East West Journal (May 1979). 26.

“Walking With You On Bainbridge Island.” Where We Are: The Montana Poets Anthology (1978). 49.

“General Health,” “King Kong and the Pilot,” “Things to Do.” The Paris Review 67 (1976). 105.

“The Room.” Colorado-North Review 12:2 (Winter 1976). 21.

“Love.” Cutbank Five (1975). 6.

“Poem About a Car.” Montana Gothic 2 (Spring 1975). 61.


“No Experience Necessary.” Adelaide. May 2017.

"Cindy Silk," Per Contra (Spring 2016). 

“Quality Time.” Hobart (June 21, 2015).

“Luck.” Per Contra 26 (Winter 2012).

“The Orchard.” Per Contra (Summer 2012).

“Body Surfing.” Per Contra 19 (2010).

“A Rare Night Out.” Per Contra 15 (2009).

“Mind and Body.” Hobart (October 1, 2008).

“Getting in Trouble.” Bellevue Literary Review 7:2 (Fall 2007). 106.

“The Fall of Iran.” Cream City Review 30:2 (Fall 2006). 152.

“Normal Sex.” Fiction International 34 (2001). 35.

“Out West.” The North American Review 284:3-4 (May/August 1999). 10.

“Two-fourteen.” Princeton Arts Review IV:1 (Autumn 1999). 60.

“Narcissus.” Confrontation 66/67 (Fall 1998/Winter 1999). 230.

“Donohue.” Studies in Contemporary Satire XIX (1995). 56.

Articles, Essays, Reviews

Book Review Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan. The Arts Fuse. December 26, 2017. 

Book Review Mrs. Fletcher by Tom Perrotta. The Arts Fuse. September 4, 2017.  

Book Review No Is Not Enough  by Naomi Klein. July 30, 2017.

Book Review The Think Wall by Martha Rhodes. June 17, 2017.

Book Review Little Kisses by Lloyd Swartz. June 30, 2017. 

"My Amanuensis." Fiction Southeast. May 18, 2017.

"The Joint That Haunts Me." Cognoscenti. November 4, 2016.

"The Republic of Fear," Counterpunch May 2016.

“In the Cooling Twilight.” Getting Old Anthology KY Books (October 1, 2015). 160.

“Is This the Way the World Ends?” Book Review The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert and This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein. Entropy Magazine (January 17, 2015).

“Use Civility In Somerville.” March 1, 2015. The Somerville Journal.

“We Need to Separate Bikes and Cars on Roads.” Commonwealth Magazine. August 14, 2014.

“The Millennial-Boomer Alliance.” The Boston Sunday Globe Magazine. September 13, 2013.

“When the Chips are Down.” Let the Clock Run Wild. Generation Books (2014) 11-15.

“Dear J.D. Salinger.” Letters to J.D. Salinger Anthology. University of Wisconsin Press (2002). 176.

“Rock the Boat.” Ghosts in the Classroom Anthology Camels-Back-Books (2001). 54.

“Fifth Graders Dance their Troubles Away.” The Patriot Ledger (June 10, 2000). 36.

“A Question of Audience.” New Writers. 12:1 (1999). 16-17.

“First year College Students: Remember Why You Are There.” The Boston Globe (August 30, 1998). F9.

“It’s Time to Change Students’ School Schedules.” The Boston Globe (October 25, 1998). N7.

“Hunting the Snark.” Book Review. The Connecticut Poetry Review 17:1 (1998). 44.

“What Thou Lovest Remains Well American.” The North American Review. 273:2 (June 1988). 58-60.

“Suburbanite Turns off the Power.” The Patriot Ledger (July 23, 1997). 37.

“How a Man’s Man Learns to Enjoy Fatherly Affection.” The Christian Science Monitor. (January 22, 1996). 17.

“Too Many Pols Excel at Government by Gimmick.” The Boston Herald (May 28, 1995). 25.

“Who Is In Charge Here,” The Boston Parents’ Paper (December 1995). 33.

“Who’s the Boss?” Playgirl XVII:10 (March 1990). 13.

“Hair.” The Boston Review (April 1990). 4.

Other Publications

Pride in Blue A History of the Milton Police. (Commissioned book). Golden Manet Press. (1990).

Stringer for The Patriot Ledger (1997-2000).

Film Reviewer for Free Times (1994-1997).

Feature writer for The Brooklyn Phoenix (1984-1986)

Book and magazine reviews for Small Press Review and Small Magazine Review (1985-2000).

  • “At the End” is posted on many websites: Casa Poema, The Poet Photographer, Except in Dreams, Tumblr, etc.

Interviews, reviews, articles

Review of Luck:

Review of Luck:

“Getting to Know Ed Meek and his new book Spy Pond.” Interview Massachusetts Poetry (11/2/2015).

“The Truth About Spy Pond.” Review by Teisha Dawn Twomey (July 28, 2015).

“Scenes and Memories.” Interview/feature by Tom Pilla for The Milton Times 20:30 (July 16, 2015).

“Davis Square Poet Ed Meek.” Interviewed by Doug Holder for Somerville Community Access Television: Poet to Poet (March 27, 2008).

Review of What We Love by Doug Holder for Doug Holder’s Blogspot (February 2, 2008).

Review of What We Love by Tom Glannon. The Connecticut Poetry Review 27:1 (2008). 44.

“What Reader’s Need.” Review by Will Hochman of Flying for The Dusty Dog Review 8 &9 (Summer 1992). 40-41.

Life is Full of Poetry.” Interview/feature by Susan Pollock The Milton Record Transcript (July 17, 1992).


 Outer Cape Poetry Contest Honorable Mention “Death Panels” (Summer 2014).

Yearbook dedication by Seniors Austin Preparatory School (2009).

Blue Light Press Award What We Love (2008).

Showcase Poet “Crocus,” “Fishing in the Fall.” The Aurorean (2013-2014).

New England Anthology Annual Contest Honorable Mention “What You Must Do” (1999).

Students’ Choice of faculty to award diplomas. Curry College 1995.

Milton Police Association Certificate of Appreciation (May 1990).

Most Valuable Teacher Award Boro Hall Academy 1984.

Professional Organizations 

Voices of Poetry. Facebook Group run by Neil Silberblatt, (2015).

Barry Hellman’s Cape Cod Poetry Group. Facebook Group (2015).

Newton Writing and Publishing Center. Facebook Group run by Robin Stratton (2105).

Associated Writing Programs. Member (2010-2015).

NCTE. Member. (1985-2010).


 Newton Free Library with Elizabeth McKim and Laurin Macios (September 8, 2015).

West Tisbury Library with Emma Young (August 15, 2015).

Wellfleet Library (June 30, 2015).

Other readings at The Boston Public Library, The Reading Public Library, Curry College, etc.

Volunteer Activities

 Writing Tutor. Somerville High School. Somerville, MA (2014-present)

Cook (meals for Veterans). Community Cooks. Somerville, MA (2014-2015).

Meals-on-Wheels Driver. Wellfleet, MA (Summer 2015).

ESL teacher. Somerville Public Library. (2015).

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