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"The Year of the Dragon"
in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine
edited by Gardner Dozois

July, 1996

This is possibly my favorite poem, in part because of the technical difficulty involved in writing a good sestina. (If you're not familiar with the form, here's an explanation.) "The Year of the Dragon" tied for second place in the Asimov's Readers Poll for 1996.

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"Mars"
in The Magazine of Speculative Poetry
edited by Roger Dutcher and Mark Rich

Volume 4, Number 1

I originally wrote (and presented, along with an oral report on the geology of Mars) this poem for a final project in geology class during my junior year of college; I put it online in honor of the Pathfinder mission to Mars. The page background was adapted from actual photos sent back from Pathfinder.

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"Crossing Over"
in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine
edited by Gardner Dozois

March, 1994

I wrote this tiny little poem after a college biology class in which we learned about "crossing over," a process whereby two chromosomes sometimes swap genes during meiosis.

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"Orange"
unpublished

Another of my favorites, fully illustrated with a RealAudio soundtrack. The link below launches a new browser window; just close it to return here.

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