Each of the following essays are published in These essays are published under a pseudonym, Jean Macpherson. 

  • “Cleary, Yes? A response to three poems by Stephanie Brown.” March 3, 2011. 
  • “Don’t Look at Me: Emotive associations upon reading two poems by Christine Ann Reynolds.” April 29, 2011.
  • “As the Potatoes Speak, They Observe: Poetry, Potatoes, & Birth.” September 27, 2011.
  • “Ah, Sweet Youth: Laura Reed’s ‘Donut Parade.'” April 23, 2012.
  • “Crying my little one, footsore and weary.” A reaction to Newtown. December 15, 2012. ***Nominated for a Best of the Net Award in Creative Nonfiction, 2013.*** 
  • Going Up? Going Down? Getting Stuck Between Floors in Melissa Culbertson’s “Elevator Love Song.” April 26, 2013. 
  • “I can’t leave the former well enough alone: Looking for every you after reading Sophie Klahr’s ‘The Flooded Field.’” September 27th, 2013. 
  • Life Lesson: What I Learned from Mr. Levine. March 4th, 2015


  • “What the Mountains Say.” Blueline, 2019. 
  • “Milepost 350, 2:33 am.” Niche Magazine, No. 6. (Archived). 
  • “Double Fantasy, 1980.” Bond Street Review 
  • “The Ellen Jamesian is a Mermaid” and “Sestina Lot #41994.” Radius Lit, June, 2016. 
  • “Homeless.” Atomic- Magazine of Small Poetry, Inaugural issue Fall 2015. 
  • “Rebel Woman,” “on the fly,” and “New American Style.” text, Summer 2015 
  • “Girl with Portfolio.” CLARE Literary Magazine, Vol. 13, Winter 2013. 
  • “Elegy for the Man on the No.3 Bus.” Weave, Winter 2013. 
  • “CashSux & CarryGunz.” The Broken Plate, Spring 2013. 
  • “The Tappan Zee.” Two Hawks Quarterly, 2013: 
  • “Mouth Open Wide & Screaming.” Spillway
  • “My sister, age 4.” The Mas Tequila Review
  • “Leaving on Spencer 31 North.” Blueline. 
  • “The Eel.” OVS
  • “Age of Bronze.” Pearl. 
  • “How Can a Pretty Thing Lie.” Third Wednesday. 
  • “Your Marriage Once Walked a Rocky Shore. Nerve Cowboy
  • 3 Poems. Driftwood Review. (Journal now defunct.) 
  • “Pepe with the Pipe.” Orange Room Review
  • “Residue.” Wicked Alice. Also included in the print annual, 2006


  • Forthcoming: “A Pure Stand,” Variant Literature, Fall 2022.
  • “When Sunshine is the Place You Find Yourself.” Rougarou, University of Louisiana. Fall 2013 
  • “Ray Against the World.” Beginnings. Summer 2003. 



  • Stone Quarterly, a Literary Arts Journal, Winter 2021- 
  • Worcester Review. Features Editor for issue on Cole Porter & Worcester Jazz. November 2013.
  • Ballard Street Poetry Journal. Founding publisher and editor, 2006-2008. 
  • Worcester Review. Features Editor for issue on Robert Cormier, Vol. 29 No’s. 1 & 2.