Dead Horse Table. Windflower Press, 1975.
Handwork. Kearney State College Press, 1978.
A Shape a Writer Can Contain. (composition handbook) Nebraska State Department of Education, 1979.
The Rarer Game. Kearney State College Press, 1980.
On Common Ground. Sandhills Press, 1986.
The Keeper of Miniature Deer. Juniper Press, 1986
The King Bird. University of Nebraska at Kearney, 1990.
The Breeder of Archangels. University of Nebraska at Kearney, 1991
A Man in Love with the Wind, c. 1992
The Marginalist. Sandhills Press, 1992
The Platte River. University of Nebraska at Kearney, 1992.
Four Elemental Odes (in Focus on Creativity). commissioned by The Museum of Nebraska Art, 1992.
Carved by Obadiah Verity. The Press at Colorado College,1993.
The Words Which Marry You to Me. University of Nebraska at Kearney, 1995.
The Cranes: A Book of Hours. with Gene Fendt, privately printed, 1996.
Fire's Tongue in the Candle's End. University of Nebraska at Kearney, 1996.
Every Mouth of Autumn Says Goodbye. University of Nebraska at Kearney, 1996.
Wellsprings. with five other Nebraska poets, University of Nebraska at Kearney, 1996.
A Brief History of Feathers. A Slow Tempo Press, Fall, 1996.
Never Write in a Glass House. Main-Travelled Roads #9, 1997.
The Plain Sense of Things. Sandhills Press, 1997
In the Field’s Hands. privately printed, 1998.
The Yarn Bin. Sandhills Press, 2001.
Inklings. Sandhills Press, 2001.
The Alley Poems. Lone Willow Press, 2002.
Migrations, c. 2003.
Lives of the Prepositions. privately printed, 2004.
A Matter of Conjunctions. privately printed, 2004.
Gutter Flowers. Logan House Press, 2005.
When Memory Gives Dust a Face. Lewis-Clark Press, 2008.
Travels. Finishing Line Press, 2010.
Deliberations. The Backwaters Press, 2012.
Gnomes. Stephen F. Austin Press, 2013.
In Times of Considerable Wars. (Illustrated by Elysia Mann). Abecedarian, 2013.
Morning: Last Poems. privately published, 2014.
The Keeper's Pile. privately published, 2015.
Homing. Rogue Faculty Press, 2016.