Texas A & M University
Master of Arts
2016-2017 Interim Dean, Communications Division, ACC
2015-2016 Professor, Creative Writing, Humanities, English, ACC
2005-2015 Dean, Arts and Humanities Division, ACC
2003-2005 Department Chair, Creative Writing, ACC
2003 Assistant Dean, Communications Division, ACC
1991-2003 Associate Professor/Professor, Developmental Writing/English, ACC
1988-1991 Division Chair, Developmental Education, ACC
1980-1988 Department Head, Developmental Writing, ACC
1978-1980 Adjunct Instructor, Developmenal Writing, ACC
1975-1978, Graduate Assistant, Texas A&M University
2005 Columnist, Creative Pulse Magazine
2003-2005 Editor, The Rio Review: The Student Literary and Arts Journal of Austin Community College
2001 Assistant to Managing Editor, Callaloo, Journal of African Diaspora Arts And Letters
2000 Fiction Editor, Brazos River Review
1989-1992 Publisher and Editor, MAN! Magazine
1982-1985 Book Review Editor The Texas Humanist, Texas Committee for the Humanities
2017 Writing Texas, Vol 4. Editor. Beaumont: Lamar University Literary Press.
2016 Writing Texas, Vol 3. Editor. Beaumont: Lamar University Literary Press.
2015 Last Work: Meditations on the Final Paintings of Neal Adams, Poems. Houston, Texas, Applewhite Design.
2011 As Long as We Need. Poems. Austin, Texas. Black Buzzard Press.
2010 Established Paramenters. Poems. Austin, Texas. Gallery Shoal Creek.
2006 The Road Home. Poems. Austin, Texas. Dalton Publishers.
CommonSense: A Handbook and Guide to Writing. 3rd Edition. Written with Lennis Polnac and Thomas Cameron. Boston: McGraw Hill.
2005 Short Fiction: Classic and Contemporary. 6th Edition. Edited with Charles H. Bohner (deceased). Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall Publishers.
2004 CommonSense: A Handbook and Guide to Writing. 2nd Edition. Written with Lennis Polnac and Thomas Cameron. Boston: McGraw Hill.
2001 Short Fiction: Classic and Contemporary. 5th Edition Edited with Charles H. Bohner (deceased). Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall Publishers.
1999 CommonSense: A Handbook and Guide to Writing. Written with Lennis Polnac and Thomas Cameron. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall Publishers.
1993 Text & Commentary. Poems. Austin, Texas: Mandala Publications.
1989 New Growth: Contemporary Short Fiction by Texas Writers. Editor. San Antonio, Texas: Corona Publishing.
1985 Letters of Roy Bedichek. Edited with William A. Owens. Austin, Texas: The University of Texas Press.
1979 The Life and Work of Leonard Doughty. Master’s Thesis. College Station, Texas: Texas A&M University.
Chapters or Selections in Books or Anthologies
2016 “Summer Returns to Texas,” “The Other Writers Block,” and “These Are Things I’ve Been Wanting to Tell You.” The Great American Wise Ass Anthology. Lamar University Literary Press.
2015 “From What Planet.” A poem in Aliens. Raw Paw Press
“Ghost Story.” A poem in The Texas Poetry Calendar, 2016. Dos Gatos Press.
2013 “The Tab.” A poem in Agave. Edited by Nathan Brown. Lamar University Literary Press.
2012 “Love and Theft.” A poem in Houston Poetry Festival 2012. Edited by Robert Clark. Houston, Texas.
2011 “Window Shopping.” A poem in The Texas Poetry Calendar 2012. Dos Gatos Press.
2009 “The Stuff of Dreams.” An essay in Stricken. Edited by Spike Gillespie andKatherine Tanney. Dalton Publishing.
2006 “Co-Op.” A poem in Literary Austin. Edited by Don Graham. TCU Press.
“If You Should Ever Return.” Di-Verse-City 2006. Edited by Ken Fontenot. Austin International Poetry Festival. Austin. Texas.
2005 “Absolution.” A poem in Di-Verse-City 2005. Edited by Vicki Goldsberry. Austin International Poetry Festival. Austin, Texas.
“Sing! Someone Dance! I Beg You!” A poem in Houston Poetry Festival 2005 Anthology. Edited by Robert Clark. Houston, Texas.
“Weekend Forecast.” Texas Poetry Calendar 2006. Dos Gatos Press.
2004 “Product Reliability.” A poem in Houston Poetry Festival 2004 Anthology. Edited by Robert Clark. Houston, Texas.
“Soulmates.” A poem in Di-Verse-City 2004. Edited by Vicki Goldsberry. Austin International Poetry Festival. Austin, Texas.
2004 “Found Things.” A poem in Is This Forever, or What? Edited by Naomi Shihab Nye. Green Willow Books. New York, New York.
1999 "Hunting Season." A poem in Tres-Di-Verse-City. Edited by Scott Wiggerman. Austin International Poetry Festival. Austin, Texas.
1998 “Waiting for Mercy,” 30 poems in Feeding the Crow. An anthology of nine Austin poets. Edited by Susan Bright. Plain View Press. Austin, Texas.
“Searching the Parking Lot for a Poem.” A poem in Best Texas Writing I. Edited by Brian Clemens. Rancho Loco Press. Dallas, Texas.
“Black Bowl with Apples on Old Tablecloth.” A poem in Di-Verse-City-Too. Edited by Scott Wiggerman. Austin International Poetry Festival. Austin, Texas.
1997 “These are things I’ve been wanting to tell you.” A poem in Di-Verse-City. Edited by Scott Wiggerman. Austin International Poetry Festival. Austin, Texas.
1996 “Love of a Mentor,” an essay in Purpose, Pattern, and Process, a rhetoric and reader, by Lennis Polnac. Kendall Hunt Publications. Dubuque, Iowa. And continued in two subsequent editions.
1993 “Introduction,” in What Makes a Man a Man, by Dan Jones. Mandala Publications.Austin, Texas.
1992 “Foreword,” “For Chuck,” “Interview with Asa Baber,” “Love of a Mentor.” The Best Man, edited by Sharon Adams. Mandala Publications. Austin, Texas.
1992 Recovering from a Good Mother.” Poems and memoir in Through the Fire. Edited by Mary LeLoo. Freedom, California: The Crossing Press.
1991 “With Arcadio, William Goyen is a Writer Reconciled.” essay in William Goyen: A Study of the Short Fiction. Edited by Reginald Gibbons. Twayne Publishers. Boston, Massachusetts.
1988-present about fifty poems published in small, mostly regional journals, such as Sulphur River Literary Review, descant, The Cortland Review, Concho River Review, Brazos River Review, RE:AL, Red River Review, Borderlands, Visions, Angel Face, Cider Press Review, Texas Observer, In Between Hangovers, Prose Ax, Poetry Motel, Windhover, Words of Wisdom, Austin Chronicle, Timber Creek Review, Blue Hole, Rose and Thorn, Indefinite Space, Pikeville Review, Damn Intellectuals, Enkidu, Icarus, Teaching English in the Two-Year College, and MAN!
Articles, Essays, Reviews
1981-present about eighty pieces of various lengths and subjects in The Texas Humanist, Texas Observer, Texas Books in Review, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Creative Pulse Magazine, Dallas Morning News, The Grackle, Knackademics, Journey, and New Texas. Included are long reviews and essays about William Owens, William Goyen, John Graves, David Oliphant, Robert Moore, R.G. Vliet, Rolando Hinojosa, and Stephen Harrigan. Shorter pieces include those about Wendell Berry, Michael Ventura, Pat Mora, Larry L. King, Joseph Campbell, Larry McMurtry, A.C. Greene, Donald Barthelme, Annie Dillard, Laura Furman, Phillip Lopate, and James Kunetka. Articles about education include essays about part-time faculty, writing across curriculum, and the pop-grammarians of the 1970’s and 80’s.
Performances, Readings, and Papers
1985-present about sixty performances and readings at Texas Book Festival, Callaloo Reading Series, Inprint Reading Series, Associated Writing Programs Conference, Langdon Review Conference, Windhover Conference, Del Mar College, Texas A&M University Literary Festival, Nafas Poetry Television, Resistencia Bookstore, Round Rock Public Library, San Angelo Elmer Kelton Writers’ Conference, Skanky Possum Reading Series, Bread Loaf Blue Pallor Readings, Poetry in the Arts, Texas Creative Writing Teachers Conference, Expressions Series, Houston Poetry Festival, The Austin International Poetry Festivals, Austin Community College Literary Festivals, Georgetown Poetry Festival, TYCA conferences, Frontera Festival, Austin Poetry Society, Texas Poetry Society, The Walden Center, Mojos, The Austin Men’s Center, The Rio Room, Cactus Cafe, Barnes and Noble (Austin, Houston, Fort Worth), Goddess Conferences, International Men’s Conferences, Texas Library Association, Texas Folklore Society, Texas Literary Festival in Denton.