Dear Salvation Army

Now he’s grazing my books. The Bible is his favorite so far. He is a goat.

Death in the Woods

He got his wife off a German farmer, for whom he went to work one day.

Death of a Dog and Other Poems

Our dog had held down what we had by pressing his belly to the floors.


Ira and Ada are stepsiblings. Within a month they were sleeping together.

Decoy Project

Atomic bomb. How could those two words be said together?


I felt nothing, which was cool, totally cool with me. For my blood was cola.


Diane Kirsten Martin

Derby Day

I felt awful about imposing on him, but I was desperate to see the Derby.

Dido and the Lottery

God doesn’t punish wrongdoing. Rewards multiply if tended to in secret.

Dim Lighting at the Afterparty

I was creating art instead of counting beans like everyone else.


Their hands were acting as airfoils, producing lift, not drag.

Distance of Closeness

“Silence can be difficult, and we’re silent the whole time,” she said.


The pictures were taken in the woods, naked from the waist down.

Do You Have a Name?

You knelt down to kiss her, avoiding, of course, the wound at her brow.


Many people remarked upon the similarities between the flags.


I wanted to tear away at the fabric of my pants, dig open my skin.

Doing No Harm: Some Thoughts on Reading and Writing in the Age of Umbrage

The intention of the writer is irrelevant to the success of the story.

Donald Hall

I didn’t know I would be any good. But I knew I wanted to be a poet.

Don’t Beat My Sister

The human heart is far more intricate than any single term can describe.

Don’t Touch Anything

In medical school they forgot to tell me about caring and feeling.


Do you really want to live in this filth? And me answering, Well, yes.

Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr.

Like an idiot, I was flattered at first to get honorary degrees.

East Beach

Lynette had stepped on something sharp. There was blood.

East House

She’s young and lovely in a mad, disheveled way, and hard to resist.

Echo Chamber

The surface of night is disrupted. Ripples cross the neighborhood.

Eight Stories, Based on a True Life

Elegy at the Trinity Pub

She stared back at me, a toddler almost hidden in the folds of her skirt.

Elements of Style

The rich man adorns himself and the elegant man gets dressed.


The blade was buried to the hilt in the outside corner of his left eye.

Eminent Domain

He was regarded as a visionary and a fool in almost equal measure.