June 11, 2022  

"Gorilla" Video

Main Street Rag just published a video for "Gorilla"! I couldn't be happier or more grateful to be with a publishing company that loves poetry. Yay Main Street Rag! Pre-order "Gorilla" now and get a fabulous pre-publication discount -- $8.50 versus $14.00 after it comes out in September. Buy my book! Thank you, The Management!

June 4, 2022 

"Iconic" at St. Andrew's-Sewanee 

I was honored to read my poem, "Iconic," at the Alumni Awards Ceremony at St. Andrew's-Sewanee. We convened on The Mountain to celebrate our 50th high school reunion from Sewanee Military Academy -- "a school so incredible it no longer exists" (from "Iconic!").

May 24, 2022  •  7:00 PM EDT

"Poetry Under the Stars" at The Tryon Fine Arts Center

I'll host an evening of "Poetry Under the Stars" at the Tryon Fine Arts Center's amphitheater with six wonderful poets. Seven including me. Please join us. 

May 21, 2022  •  1:00 PM EDT

"Getting to the Bottom of It" awarded Honorable Mention in Poetry of Courage Contest

The North Carolina Poetry Society awarded my poem "Getting to the Bottom of It" an Honorable Mention in their Poetry of Courage Contest. The poem will be published in the NCPS 2022 "Pinesong Awards Anthology." I'll read the poem on Zoom May 21st at 1:00 PM.

Coming Fall 2022!

"Gorilla," my debut poetry book, from Main Street Rag Publishing Company!

I'm excited to have signed a book contract with Main Street Rag Publishing Company for "Gorilla," my first poetry collection. Forthcoming in the Fall of 2022.

December 3, 2021  •  6:00 PM

Euphemism, Illinois State University's Creative Arts Journal--Issue Launch

Live event! I'll read my poems "Fiancée Arcade" and "You Have Won a New Car," which appear in the new issue. Join us on campus in Stevenson Hall, Friday, December 3rd, 2021, at 6:00 p.m., in Normal, Illinois.

Fall, 2021  

BlazeVOX publishes "Washing Machine," "Smashing Glasses," and "George Washington at Walmart"

I like BlazeVOX very much and am grateful it published my three poems "Washing Machine," "Smashing Glasses," and "George Washington at Walmart." Thank you, BlazeVOX!

June, 2021  

"Unforeseen Consequences of Cremation" published in Reed Magazine's first ever stand-alone poetry chapbook

This is a novel offering from Reed Magazine, and features a letterpress cover and hand-sewn pages. Thank you, Reed Magazine! for publishing "Unforeseen Consequences of Cremation."

June 7, 2021  •  7:30 PM

Carl Jung NC Prize-Winning Poems, Live and Free

I'll read my poem "Movie Theater," which won Honorable Mention in the JungNC Poetry Contest. Go to

November 12, 2020  •  7:00 PM

@CarolinaPoets, Virtual Facebook Reading #PoetryGoesViral

I'm one of three featured poets. 

September 22, 2020

From Cork, Ireland's, The Echo

"Heartache, death, and joy, all encapsulated in this one photo"

My sister, Annie, sent me this sweet article from an Irish newspaper. 

February 17, 2020  •  8:00 PM

The BLOCK off Biltmore, Asheville, NC

"Tomb of the Unknown Father, Presidents’ Day Poetry"

"A reading by Lee Stockdale. Lee’s father, Grant Stockdale, was JFK’s close friend and Ambassador to Ireland. He committed suicide 10 days after President Kennedy’s assassination. Join Lee as he reads from his active poetry cycle." 


October 15, 2019  •  7:00 PM

Tryon Fine Arts Center, Tryon, NC

"In Their Own Words, Carolina poets presented by the Stage Door Series"

Join us for an evening of fabulous poetry.