Coal Mountain Elementary (Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 2009).

Shut Up Shut Down (Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 2004).

 Revenants (Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 2000).

Then, and Now: Selected Poems 1943-1993: Theodore Enslin (Chicago: National Poetry Foundation, 1999).

Visit Teepee Town: Native Writings After the Detours, Mark Nowak and Diane Glancy, eds. (Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 1999).


“Panthers, Patriots, and Poetries in Revolution,” essay for Organize Your Own art exhibition catalog (forthcoming, 2016).

They Can't Represent Us! Reinventing Democracy from Greece to Occupy (book review), Labor Studies Journal (2014).

“Imaginative Militancy and Transnational Poetry Dialogues,” essay for a special “Neoliberalism” issue of Radical History Review (2012).

You Work Tomorrow: An Anthology of American Labor Poetry, 1929-1941 (book review), Labor Studies Journal (2009).

The Way We Work: Contemporary Writings from the American Workplace (book review), Labor History (2009).

Thirty-five short essays on global working-class literature and film for The Poetry Foundation (Harriet Blog), 2008-2010, archived at


“Independent Bookstores on Remainder,” The Progressive (July 2007).

“Notes toward an Anti-capitalist Poetics II,” American Poets in the 21st Century: The New Poetics. Claudia Rankine, ed. (Wesleyan University Press, 2007).

“To Commit Suicide in Buffalo is Redundant’: Music and Death in Zero City, 1982-1984.” in Goth: Undead Subculture.  Ed. Lauren Goodlad and Michael Bibby.  Duke University Press


“Notes Toward an Anti-capitalist Poetics” (commissioned by Adrienne Rich for a special symposium on her work), Virginia Quarterly Review (2006).

¡Workers of the Word, Unite and Fight! (essays, Palm Press, 2005—includes the essay “Neoliberalism, Collective Action, and the American MFA Industry”).

“Open Book, Case Closed: The Democratic Paradox of Minnesota’s New Literary Center,” Chicago Review 47: 1 (Spring 2001): 142-145.