publications

“A Cutter’s Sestina (Prom ’95),” Verse Daily Web Weekly Feature (April 17, 2017), Contrary Magazine, Winter & Spring 2017

“An Evening with Poet Kelly Harris and Rodrigo Toscano,” Poets & Writers, April 10, 2017

Rigging a Chevy into a Time Machine and Other Ways to Escape a Plague: An Interview with Carolyn Hembree, New Orleans Review, April 2017

Interview: Carolyn Hembree, with David Benedetto of WRBH Reading Radio, October 2016

Interview: Carolyn Hembree, with Rob McLennan, October 2016

Interview: Carolyn Hembree, New Delta Review, April 2016

Rigging a Chevy Into a Time Machine and Other Ways to Escape a Plague, Trio House Press, March 2016

“Did the Universe Have a Beginning, and If So, What Happened Before Then?”  Sundog Lit, Issue 10, March 2016

“Xan,” Unlikely Stories: Episode IV, January 2016

“Cleb at 8,” New Delta Review, Issue 6.1, December 2015

Interview: Carolyn Hembree, The California Journal of Women Writers, September 2015

“O Pony of South Derbigny O Leaping Yellow,” Tavern Books, July 2015

Fever Dreams in Tongues without Skulls, (chapbook), Nous-zot Press, March 2015

Aesthetic statement and ten pages of poetry, “Pig,” “Pastoral,” “Rigging a

Chevy into a Time Machine & Other Ways to Escape a Plague,” “Fable from

His Forebears,” “What Is It That Breathes Fire into the Equation

                       and Makes a Universe to Destroy?” Hick Poetics, Lost Roads Press, 2015

“Sears Catalog Girl Grants V. Cleb the Spiritual Gifts of Flight and X-ray

Vision,” Horse Less Review, No. 17 (August 2014): horselesspress.org

“Conjures the Raven” and “Parable from My Forebears” EOAGH (June 2014)

“Old Sweetheart” and “The Goner,” Language Lessons, Third Man Books, 2014

“Review of Kindergarde (essay-review), Jacket2 (March 2014): jacket2.org

“Primer from My Forebears,” Drunken Boat, No. 18 (January 2014):

www.drunkenboat.com

“Fox Ode” and “O Pony of South Derbigny O Leaping Yellow,” The Gulf            

Stream: Poems of the Gulf Coast, Snake Nation Press, 2013

Tribute to Jake Adam York,” Evening Will Come: A Monthly Journal of Poetics,

Issue 26 (February 2013): www.eveningwillcome.com

“A body’s not a wristwatch to unwind itself,” Verse Daily, online anthology,

October 19, 2012. www.versedaily.org

Skinny (book), Kore Press, September, 2012, 72

“Rigging a Chevy into a Time Machine and Other Ways to Escape a Plague,” The

Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume IV: Louisiana, 2011

“Quantum Mechanical Eyecandy,” Bateau, Vol. 5, Issue 1 (Winter 2013): 112-

113

“What Place Then for a Creator?” burntdistrict, Vol. 1, Issue 2 (Summer 2012):

22

“Fable from My Forebears,” and “Did the Universe Have a Beginning, and If So,

What Happened Before Then?” DIAGRAM, 12.4: thediagram.com/12_4/

“Necrology from My Forbfears,” The Journal, Vol. 36, No. 3 (Summer 2012):

121

Interview and poems (reprinted), Summer Local Writers Series, NolaVie,

Feature 3 (Summer 2012): nolavie.com

“When I Consider How My Light Is Spent” and “Why Does the Universe Go

through the Bother of Existing?” Ostrich Review, Issue 1 (Summer 2012)

ostrichreview.com

“Review of Beyond Katrina, by Natasha Trethewey” (essay-review), Arkansas 

Review, Vol. 43, No. 1 (2012): 55

“The Goner,” Gulf Coast, Vol. 24, Issue 1 (Winter/Spring 2012): 78

“Why Do We Remember the Past and Not the Future?” and “Say Your Daddy

Was a Radio Preacher, V. Cleb,” Sonora Review, No. 59: 15-19, 52-53

“I’ve always been fascinated by the secret life of horses,” “Time and Space

Collapse! (as our narrator and soldier battle the elements),” “Intermission:

(you know Mamie was always the toast of every evening),” “Details for

Fortifying a Winter Tree,” and “Mamie daydreams of springtime,”

Thermos, Vol. 1, Issue 6 (Spring 2011): 59-64

“Review of Breach, by Nicole Cooley” (essay-review), Arkansas Review, Vol. 41,

No. 3 (2010): 208-209

“What is it that Breathes Fire into the Equation and Makes a Universe to

Destroy?” Fourteen Hills, Vol. 16, No. 1: 97-98

“V. Cleb Hides in the Gash Under a Gamecock’s Wing,” American Letters &

Commentary, Issue 20: 73-75

“Bird Tells How It Went With Skinny’s Beloved,” Omniverse (2008): www.omni-

verse.net/poetry-finalists-of-omnidawns-poetry-contest

“11 AM Aubade: V. Cleb at 33,” and “Eyecandy at Fifteen,” Witness, Volume

XXII (2009): 17-22

“Old Sweetheart Slams White Russians and Mudslides on Ditmars Blvd.,

Astoria,” Lush: A Poetry Anthology & Cocktail Guide, Spout Press, 2006

“O Pony of South Derbigny O Leaping Yellow,” Intersection/New Orleans, Press

Street anthology, Spring 2006. 29

“A Real Movie Star,” “Peace on Earth Word Problem and a Bird Voiceover,” and

“Skinny’s Nativity and a Bird’s Quietus,” Copper Nickel (ninth issue): 67-

71

“O Pony of South Derbigny O Leaping Yellow,” New Orleans Review, Vol.

XXXI, No. 2: 125-127

“Meditation on Picasso’s Guernica,” Meena (Fall 2005): 77-78

“Karaoke Superstar Motel Death Poem,” Indiana Review (Spring 2005): 55-58

from “Skinny’s Woo me Woo me Night-Night Poems,” New Orleans           

Review, Vol. XXX, No. 2: 27-29

“Rigging a Chevy into a Time Machine and Other Ways to Escape a Plague,”

Colorado Review (Fall 2004): 127-128

“Fox Ode” and “V. Cleb Marks 9 Signs of the Rapture; Dead Broke, his Mattress

Wavy with Lice,” Indiana Review (Fall 2004): 102-103, 104-107

“Prose on Drowning My Dead Uncle’s Mistress,” RHINO (Spring 2004): 54

“Old Sweetheart Slams White Russians and Mudslides on Ditmars Blvd.,

Astoria,” Poetry Daily, online anthology, August 16, 2002

www.poems.com

“Until Anne’s Shadow’s on the Curtain Round Her Bed,” Archipelago (Fall 2002):

www.archipelago.org/vol6-3/hembree.htm

“Still of Mother and Bird,” The Cream City Review (Fall 2002): 51

“Pastoral,” Forklift, Ohio (Fall 2002): 33-34

“Old Sweetheart Slams White Russians and Mudslides on Ditmars Blvd.,

Astoria,” jubilat (Spring/Summer 2002): 45

“A Couple of Odes on Her,” Puerto del Sol (Summer 2002): 371-373

“Pig,” CutBank (Spring 2002): 7

“How My First Cousin and I’d (He Digs, I Cover) Bury the Hatchet in the

Manmade Beach at Oak Mtn. St. Park,” Faultline (Spring 2002): 67-68

“A Young Poet Bumps into Skinny, the Bird and Others,” Antennae (Summer

2001): 28-31