Abridged List of Publications

When Love Was Reels (poetry). Houston, TX: Arte Publico Press. 2017.

Toys Made of Rock (poetry). Tempe, AZ: Bilingual Review Press. 2015.

Latino Boom: An Anthology of U.S. Latino Literature. Co-edited with John S. Christie. New York: Pearson, 2005.


“Charlotte.” 2020 Connecticut Literary Anthology. September 2020.

“Conrad’s Heart.” The Chachalaca Review. June 2020.

“Another Master: Reading Dante’s Canto I,” and “Lust in the Projects: Dante’s Circle II.” Here: A Poetry Journal. 2018.

“Lines Breaking.” Lines Breaking: The Central American Refugee Crisis. Featured Poem for special issue titled after and featuring my poem. 2018.

“Scene with Pancho, The Cisco Kid (1950-1956).” The Wandering Song: Central American

Writing in the United States. Eds, Leticia Hernández Linares, Rubén Martínez, and Héctor Tobar. Sylmar: Tia Chucha Press. 2017.

“Elvis in the Inner City.” The Norton Introduction to Literature. Ed. Kelly J. Mays. 12th ed. New York: Norton, 2016. Reprinted from Callaloo: A Journal of African Diaspora and Arts and Letters. Volume 29, Number 3, Summer 2006.

“Scene with Ricardo Montalban, Fantasy Island (1977-1984). Pittsburgh Poetry Review. Issue 4, November 2016.

“Back with Cantinflas: Ahi esta el detalle (1940),” “Scene with Marcelino Sanchez, The Warriors (1979),” and “Scene with Walk Proud (1979).” Kweli Journal. June 2016.

“Scene from the Ballad of Gregorio Cortez.” Codex Journal. 25 June 2015.

“On a Field Trip to Florence Griswold.” Lay Bare the Canvas: New England Poets on Art. Beatrice Lazarus, Editor. Providence: The Poetry Loft. 2014.

“Scene with Dolores Del Rio,” and “Scene from Los Olvidados.” Theatre Under

My Skin: Contemporary Salvadoran Poetry. San Salvador: Kalina Press. 2014.

“Hollow Shells Revisited.” Paterson Literary Review. Issue #40/2012-2013.

“I couldn’t for a teenaged bully’s death.” Bullying: Replies Rebuttals, Confessions And

Catharsis. Magdalena Gomez and Maria Luisa Arroyo, eds. New York: Skyhorse Publishing. 2012.

“Toys Made of Rock,” “Lines Breaking,” and “Dark Cinderella.” Quercus Review: Without Camels: A Caravan of Latino Writing. Summer 2010.

“At the Obituary Interview,” and “Dirtied Gauzes,” Naugutuck River Review. Winter 2010.

“After the Honduras-El Salvador Soccer War of 1969,” “Brown University Librarian Strike—1990,” and “i couldn't for a teenaged bully's death.” Acentos Review. December 2008.

“Fleeing from Work,” “Football for the First Time,” and “The Art of Flipping.” Ocho. Number 15. Special Issue on Latino Poets, edited by Francisco Aragon. December 2007.

“Sociology 101: Essay on Illegal Immigration.” The Teacher’s Voice. Spring 2006, Volume 2, Number 1.

“In the Company of Books” and “The Thanksgiving of No Mas.” Palabra: A Journal of Hispanic/Latino Literary Art. August 2006.

“A Colleague Thinks Ethnic Poetry is Easy to Write.” The Leaflet. Winter 2006.

“Stealing Shakespeare.” Coloring Book: An Eclectic Anthology of Fiction & Poetry by Multicultural Writers. Rattlecat Press, 2003.

“A Striped Basilisk Lecture.” The Leaflet. Vol. 102, Number 2, Spring 2003.

“Lola’s Pupusa Stand.” Colere: A Journal of Cultural Exploration. 2002.

“Nantucket Schools.” Nantucket: A Collection. White Fish Press, 2001.

“Caribbean Fresco.” Calabash. September, 2000.

“Signs of El Salvador.” Melting Trees Review, Winter, 1996. Nominated for Pushcart Prize.