I teach and do research in Medieval Scandinavian literature, with occasional excursions into folklore and other fun fields. I have taught at UC Berkeley, UCLA, and Gustavus Adolphus College, along with working as a freelance translator and editor. My translation of Heavenly Bodies by Ola Sigurdson recently came out from Eerdmans. When I have some free time, I write poetry and fiction (mostly fantasy–what can I say, I grew up wanting to be Tolkien). Occasionally I actually submit something to a journal, and more occasionally I have something accepted (though from 2010-2012 I had a pretty nice percentage of submissions published–we’ll see how it goes now that I’ve gotten a bit more ambitious with my targets). If you’d like to support a poor academic/writer/artist, check out my “Support this site” page. My sites are this blog, my sketch blog, my deviantart account, and my redbubble store. You can contact me regarding any of these at vikingsbooksetc via gmail. If you find that that isn’t working, please comment below–I am worried I didn’t get the email set up right… Also note, most of the links for the following poems no longer work–I’ve put up reprints of most of these on my poems page.
“The Giant and the Cathedral” (retelling of a legend) and “On Going to See the Blue Whale” (poem) in Fables E-zine (now defunct)
“A Stone Age Man Confronts His Son” (nominated for Best of the Net) in The Rose and Thorn Journal (now defunct and no longer archived).
“The Cabin and the Stars” in Ideomancer
“Amateur Astronomy” in Everyday Poets
“Sketches of Leaves” in Everyday Poets
“The Waves on Lake Vättern” in Everyday Poets
“A Rainy Day in May” in Everyday Poets
Hopefully more publications to come, though I’ve been busy keeping up with the academic side of things lately. I did some guest blogging for Rose and Thorn back in the day as well, but it is unfortunately no longer online. I’ll see if I can get my hands on that one of these days.