The Scribbling Cure: Poems & Prose Poems (Pecan Grove, 2012) and Maestro of Solitude: Poems & Poetics (Wings, 2007)—nominated for the Texas Institute of Letters poetry award—constitute a selected volume 1972-2012. Earlier books—Living the Borrowed Life (1974), Fictive Music: Prose Poems (1979) and Perpetual Texts (1986)—were praised in print by Mark Van Doren, Thomas Merton, John Howard Griffin, Guy Davenport, Vassar Miller, Naomi Shihab Nye, Robert Peters and Paul Christensen.
His biography, Man in the Mirror: John Howard Griffin and the Story of Black Like Me (Orbis, 1997), was praised by Jonathan Kozol, Studs Terkel, The Times of London, Chicago Tribune, Library Journal, National Catholic Reporter, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Texas Observer and Multicultural Review. As Executor of The Estate of John Howard Griffin, he edited Black Like Me, and seven other Griffin titles. His work has appeared in over 200 international publications. He lives in San Antonio and writes reviews on poetry for The San Antonio Express-News and World Literature Today.