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Punch. Hub City Press, 2014.

Found Anew. USC Press, 2014. (forthcoming)


“Disturbing Remains,” “Staying in the Truck,” and “Dog Box,” Grit Po: Rough South Poetry. USC Press. (forthcoming)

“When We Stopped Talking about the Weather” and “Saturday Morning,” A Sense of theMidlands, ed. Cynthia Boiter. Muddy Ford Press, 2014.

“Punching In,” Blue Collar Review, January 2014 “An Offering,” Steel Toe Review: Contemporary Southern Arts and Literature, Vol. 18, Fall 2013.

“Clearing Headstones,’’ Hayden’s Ferry, December 2013 “The Blacksmith,” Remaking Moby-Dick: an international multimodal storytelling performance, November 2013.

“Receiving,” moonShine Review, Vol. 9, Issue 1, Spring/Summer 2013.

“Last Stand,” Seeking: Poetry and Prose Inspired by the Art of Jonathan Green, USC Press, 2013.

“Black,’’ “Burning Caterpillars,” “Orientation,” “Daughter,” “Red Barn,” and “Driving through the Country before You Are Born,’’ Seven Strong: Winners of the South Carolina Poetry Book Prize. USC Press, 2013.

“American Poem #4” and “Sixth Grade,’’ Barely South Review, April 2013.

“American Poem #2” and “Rake/Spoon/Chip,’’ Pea River Journal, Spring 2013.


“Dirt Roads in Lexington County,’’ State of the Heart: South Carolina Writers on the Places They Love. Volume Two: USC Press, 20 14. (forthcoming)

Conference Presentation:

"Something Maimed: The Infallible Present of Sean Thomas Dougherty’s Poetry;” Dublin, Ireland; The American Conference for Irish Studies;  July 2014.

Featured Reader  

Piccolo Spoletto; Charleston, SC; Sundown Poetry Series; June 2014.


Media Appearances:

“The Toilet as Ars Poetica: Surprise in Poetry,’’Air Schooner hosted by Stacey White and Scott Winter, June 1, 2013.

“Joe Milford hosts Ray McManus,’’ poetry reading, blogtalkradio, May 26, 2013.

“Joe Milford hosts Ray McManus,” interview, blogtalkradio, March 15, 2013.

Scholarly Reviewer:

Editorial Board—The Palmetto Poetry Series, University of South Carolina Press.

Adjudicator for the Archibald Rutledge Scholarship for Creative Writing. South Carolina Department of Education.

Adjudicator for The Petigru Review, Poetry Contest for the South Carolina’s Writing Workshop.



“Clearing Headstones,” Hayden’s Ferry. (forthcoming)

“Sixth Grade” and “American Poem #4,” Barely South Review. (forthcoming)

“American Poem #2” and “Rake/Chip/Spoon,” Pea River Review, Winter 2013.

“Saturday Mornings” and “When we stopped talking about the weather” A Sense of the Midlands. South Carolina: Muddy Ford Press. (forthcoming)
“Last Stand” Seeking: Poetry and Prose Written in Response to Jonathan Green’s Painting, “Seeking.” South Carolina: USC Press, 2013.

“Black,” “Burning Caterpillars,” “Orientation,” “Red Barn,” “Hatchery,” and “Driving through the country before you are born.” Seven Strong. South Carolina: USC Press, 2013.

“General” and “Dick,” The Pinch, Spring, 2012.

“Throwing Punches in the Dark/Pretty Messy Getting High with Terrance Hayes.” The Limelight: A Compendium of Contemporary Columbia Artists Vol. 1. South Carolina: Muddy Ford Press, February 2013.
Publications—Book Reviews:

“Review of The Wake Forest Series of Irish Poetry: Volume Two,” New Hibernia Review (iris eireannach nua), Spring 2012.

“Review of Nikky Finney, Head Off & Split,” Jasper: The Word of Columbia Arts. Vol. 1, #3, Spring 2012.


Upcountry Literary Festival, Union, SC.

“Poetrio,” Malaprop’s Bookstore, Asheville, NC.
South Carolina Book Festival, Columbia SC.

Conference/Workshop Participation:

Presenter—Hub City Writer’s in Place Conference, Wofford College, Spartanburg SC.
Presenter—“‘Amharc Mor: The Grand View’ of Campbell McGrath’s Irish-Arnerican Poetry,” American Conference for Irish Studies National Conference. (accepted)

Presenter—“Open Eyed, Full Throated,” Northern Illinois University. (accepted)

Presenter—University of Mary Visiting Writers Series, University of Mary, Bismarck, ND. (accepted)

Presenter—Prairie Schooner Visiting Writer’s Series, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NB. (accepted)


Palmetto College Course Development Grant.

Provost Creative and Performing Arts Internal Grant for “Punch: A Collection of Poetry on the Working Class.”



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