Poetry Collections

The Eighth at Saratoga (Goat Back Press, 2024)

Traveling Light
(Goat Back Press, 2021)

At the Great Door of Morning: Selected Poems and Translations
(Copper Canyon Press, 2017)

The Light Under The Door (Red Dragonfly Press, 2014)

Poems Prose Poems (Red Dragonfly Press, 2013)

The Old Liberators: New and Selected Poems and Translations
(Holy Cow Press, 1998)

Tornadoes (Ion Books, 1990)

County O (Copper Canyon Press, 1984)

At the Home-Altar (Copper Canyon Press, 1978)

Snow Country (Copper Canyon Press, 1975)


Up Ship (Goat Back Press, 2024)

Why I Can't Sleep (Supersessions Press, 2017)

At the Blessing of the Children (Red Dragonfly Press, 2010)

The Steinways of Africa (Red Dragonfly Press, 2005)

Winter Poems (Red Dragonfly Press, 2000)

On the Day of Bulls (Brooding Heron Press, 1979)


"Pry to the Roots" (Extra Virgin Press, 2018)

"An Hour Ago" (Copper Canyon Press, 2017)

"Field Notes" (Copper Canyon Press, 2017)

"Ocean" (Copper Canyon Press, 2017)

"Whiteout" (Seymour Press, 2017)

"Moving Out with the Finches" (Supersessions Press, 2017)

"The Old Scandinavians" (Spanish Fly Press, 2015)

"The Old Liberators" (Red Dragonfly Press, 2002)

"The Wreck of the Great Northern" (Red Dragonfly Press, 2000)

"Owls" (Ox Head Press, 1998)

"Snow Country" (Mad River Press, 1994)

"Tornado" (Ion Books, 1990)

"Snow Country" (Old Harbor Press, 1985)

"Sloughing" (Copper Canyon Press, 1982)

"Herds" (Copper Canyon Press, 1976)

"Glimpse into a Private Road" (Copper Canyon Press, 1975)

"Wind" (Copper Canyon Press, 1974)

Poetry in Public Places

"Look" (Poetry Society of America, 2005)

"Herds" (New York State Council on the Arts, 1980)


The Mountains of Kong: New & Selected Prose Poems
of Dag T. Straumsvåg

(with Dag T. Straumsvåg, Assembly Press, 2025)

The Lure-Maker from Posio: Prose Poems of Dag T. Straumsvåg
(with Louis Jenkins, Red Dragonfly Press, 2011)

The Dream We Carry: Selected and Last Poems of Olav H. Hauge
(with Robert Bly, Copper Canyon Press, 2008)

A Bumpy Ride to the Slaughterhouse: Prose Poems of Dag T. Straumsvåg
(with Louis Jenkins, Red Dragonfly Press, 2006)

The Roads Have Come To An End Now: Selected and Last Poems
of Rolf Jacobsen

(with Robert Bly and Roger Greenwald, Copper Canyon Press, 2001)

The Bullfinch Rising from the Cherry Tree: Poems of Olav H. Hauge
(Brooding Heron Press, 2001)

The Dream Factory: A Children's Story by Bjorn Sortland
(with Emily Christianson, Lerner Publishing Co., 2001)

Night Music: Poems of Rolf Jacobsen
(State Street Press, 1994)

In Lands Where Light Has Another Color: Poems of Rolf Jacobsen
(Mid-American Review Translation Series, 1990)


Erratic Boulder (Olav H. Hauge, Red Dragonfly Press, 2007)

Just Delicate Needles (Rolf Jacobsen, Ox Head Press, 2001)

Edited Collections

The Uncommon Speech of Paradise: Poems on the Art of Poetry
(with James Lenfestey, White Pine Press, 2021)

Where One Voice Ends Another Begins: 150 Years of Minnesota Poetry
(Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2007)

Old Glory: American War Poems from the Revolutionary War
to the War on Terrorism

(Persea Books, 2004)

Perfect In Their Art: Poems on Boxing from Homer to Ali
(with Michael Waters, Southern Illinois University Press, 2003)

Keys To The Interior: Twenty-Five Years of the Great River Review
(with Richard Broderick, Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, 2002)

The Zeppelin Reader: Stories, Poems and Songs from the Age of Airships
(University of Iowa Press, 1998))

The Great Machines: Poems and Songs of the American Railroad
(University of Iowa Press, 1996)

The Great Land: Reflections on Alaska
(with Gary Holthaus, University of Arizona Press, 1994)

Alaska: Reflections on Land and Spirit
(with Gary Holthaus, University of Arizona Press, 1989)

In the Dreamlight: Twenty-One Alaskan Writers
(with David Stark, Copper Canyon Press, 1984)


Field Notes
(Goat Back Press, 2019)

Fine Press Editions

This Place Called Home: Photographs and Poems
(with Chap Achen, 2017)

Heartland: A Portfolio of Poems and Prints
(with Tom Virgin, 2015)

Prairie Music: A Suite of Poems and Prints
(with David Faber, 1999)

Musical Scores

"Whiteout" (Jonathan Tauscheck, composer, 2020)

"Hermitage" (Kelly Krebs, composer, 2018)

"Whiteout" (Kelly Krebs, composer, 2018)

"The Old Scandinavians" (David Kassler, composer, 2017)

"Just Delicate Needles" (Scott Gendel, composer, 2017)

"Breathing Exercise" (Helen Chadwick, composer, 2008)

"Herds" (Harris Lindenfeld, composer, 1983)

"Owls" (Harris Lindenfeld, composer, 1983)