Selected Poetry and Fiction


“The Catfish Sisters” in Mermaids Monthly. When racial violence spills into the Mississippi River, the Catfish Sisters seek justice. Epic length, historical fantasy based on real-life events.

“Nemontemi” in Selene Quarterly. Aztec clockwork girl makes good in new world.

Moon Scribe,” “The Siren in the Cenote,” and “Leona Makes Mama Proud” in Polu Texni.

“Strandbeest Dreams,” cowritten with José M. Jimenez, in Sunvault: Stories of Solarpunk and Eco-Speculation.

The Axolotl Inquest,” Uncanny Magazine.

Why My Father Won’t Be At My Wedding,” Polu Texni. Putting the playfully “strange” in estrangement.

Nuestra Señora de las Maravillas Lost at Sea, 1857,” Strange Horizons. From Charles Payseur’s review: “This poem is a battle, a violence done, a retribution from the ocean…”

“Aboard the Transport Tesoro” in Uncanny Magazine, Issue 7. Ancestor worship in the future, in our bodies.

glass womb” at “the obscure and frightening territory between siblings”

Levity” in Through the Gate. A short, whimsical piece.

Love Letters for the Itinerant” in Liminality

Golden Age” in Devilfish Review. Mortality through the prism of sci-fi.

Una Canción de Keys,” Strange HorizonsFamily, food, and ghosts. Longish.

The Skin-walker’s Wife,” Strange Horizons; reprinted in Nightmare Magazine, Queers Destroy Horror! special issue. (in)fidelity, transformation, liberation.

Teratoma Lullaby,” Stone TellingFamily, autonomy, body horror. Longish.

we come together we fall apart,” Stone Telling, reprinted in Here, We Cross. Sexuality, identity, family, magic sheep. Epic length.

The Haunted Girl,” Goblin Fruit, reprinted in The Moment of Change: An Anthology of Feminist Speculative Poetry. Critique of misogyny in horror films. Longish, graphic.


“All Shall Know Their Appointed Time,” Decoded #3

“Men In Cars,” originally appeared in Anathemareprinted in Lightspeed Magazine

“Revival,” Beneath Ceaseless Skies #279

“By the Mother’s Trunk,” Fireside Fiction

“The Flying Camel Goes to Tigerwood,” Solar Punk Press

“Bilingual, or Mouth to Mouth,” Podcastle, originally published in The Haunted Girl.

“The Pearl in the Oyster, and the Oyster under Glass,” Fungi. Environmental science fiction, species dysphoria. Reprinted in The Haunted Girl.

“Cloud One,” Cicada. Theology and car shows; also, chickens.

“Gehenesis,” Brutarian Quarterly. Mythic horror, graphic. Reprinted in The Haunted Girl.

“The ‘Ludes,” Escape Pod. Bleeding eyes and classical music. Reprinted in The Haunted Girl.


5 thoughts on “Selected Poetry and Fiction

  1. I’m looking for a short story you wrote and posted on Tumblr. I cannot find it anywhere anymore. Would you be able to help me?


      1. heard a great story of yours read by levar burton of all people, always pleased by any sign of weird vitality here in this nightmare state of iowa


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