Poems

The Path and The Berkshires in Plough

Talking All Night in First Things

Bat in Poetry Magazine

Old Haunt in Poetry Magazine

Elegy for Everyone

First appeared in The Dark Horse

At Dusk in Better Than Starbucks

Oak Hill Cemetery in Better Than Starbucks

The Youngest Actors Take the Stage in Better Than Starbucks

An Indelicate Proposal  New England Poetry Club 

Winner of the 2017 New England Poetry Club Rosalie Boyle/Norma Farber Award

The Program in Several Centuries National Translation Month 

Bad Head Day  in Light Poetry Journal

The Guitar Maker in First Things

Mid-November House Guest in Clarion

Winner of the 2013 Robert Frost Prize from the Robert Frost Foundation

A Game in Late August at Project Muse

First appeared in The Hopkins Review

Wide Brush

First appeared in Rattapallax

New Year at Verse Daily

An Innocence in Per Contra

Winner of the 2012 New England Poetry Club Rosalie Boyle/Norma Farber Award

Persnickety Ichabod, Class of ’74 in The Somerville Times

Three Poems: A Bother, Ellipse, and One Day in The San Diego Reader

The Inheritance in The New England Review

“The Inheritance” is the first poem I ever published.

Readings

Al Basile’s “Poems On” with Melissa Balmain & Alfred Nicol

This is the first episode in Year II of the Poems On series. Originally on Zoom 2/17/22, it features host Al Basile with his guests Melissa Balmain and Alfred Nicol as they read and discuss their poems on the theme of Romantic Love.

Al Basile’s “Poems On” with Rhina Espaillat & Alfred Nicol

This is the first episode in the Poems On series. Recorded on Feb. 18, 2021, it features host Al Basile with his guests Rhina P. Espaillat and Alfred Nicol as they read and discuss their poems on the theme of music.

“Talking All Night” on Youtube

Frost Farm Conference Faculty Reading 2016

Massachusetts Poetry Festival 2013