Poems

Music

  • “Begin,” commissioned by LA Philharmonic Orchestra, music by Juhi Bansal. Lyrics based on “Begin,” opening poem in Babbage’s Dream. 2016
  • “In the Primal Garden,” song cycle for voice and piano, music by Brandon Scott Rumsey. First movement based on “Planting Tulips” from The Lost Country of Sight. 2014
  • “Letter to the Unknown Wife,” piece for piano and voice. Music by Jeffrey Parola. Lyrics based on poem of the same name by Neil Aitken.  2012
  • “Aitken Settings,” song cycle for voice and cello, music by Daniel Gall. Lyrics based on poems: “Hermit,” “In the Long Dream of Exile,” and “At the End of Poetry.” 2011
  • “The Lost Country of Sight,” [part 1] [part 2] [part 3] song cycle for piano, percussion, cello, and voice, music by Juhi Bansal. Lyrics based on poems: “Kite Flying,” “Halfway,” “Credo,” and “I Dream Father on the Shore.” 2008
  • “Babbage’s Dream,” piece for piano, vibraphone, harp and two voices. Music by Ivor Warren Francis. Lyrics based on poem “Array.” 2008
  • “The Eye Awakened,”piece for piano and voice. Music by Jordan Nelson. Lyrics by Neil Aitken. 2008.
  • “Elegy,” piece for piano and voice. Music by Zhou Tian. Lyrics based on poem “Elegy.” 2008

Anthologies

Journals and Magazines

  • Moria. “Letter XXI,” “Letter XXXV.”
  • The Adroit Journal. “Babbage and Carroll in the Silent Workshop, 1867.”
  • The Cossack Review. “Compile,” “Object.”
  • Tayo Literary Journal. “Deep Blue Confesses,” “HAL 9000, A Few Moments Before Singing.”
  • Stirring. “The Mechanical Turk, Encircled by Flames, Bids Farewell.”
  • Thrush Poetry Journal. “Binary.”
  • Radar Poetry. “Assembly,” “Float.”
  • diode. “Double,” “Operator.”
  • I.T Post Magazine. “Letter Seventeen.”
  • Stirring. “Babbage, Waking Beside Georgiana, Considers the Moon, 1815.”
  • Eleven Eleven. “Break,” “Short.”
  • Ostrich Review. “Encapsulation,” “Long.”
  • Anti-. “Loop,” “Leviathan Speaks to Babbage at the End.”
  • The Dialogist. “Babbage Reflecting on the Cruelty of Man, 1835,” “Babbage Sending Messages to Ada, Now Gone, 1852,” “Return,” “Void.”
  • Exit 7. “Babbage in Love, 1811,” “Babbage Descending into Mt. Vesuvius, 1828.”
  • American Literary Review. “List.”
  • Likewise Folio. “Refusing the Dark.”
  • The Normal School. “Babbage Explaining God and the Machine,” “Variable.”
  • Kartika Review. “Cast.”
  • RHINO. “Babbage Leaving Turin by Coach, 1840.”
  • Lantern Review. “Memory,” “Recursion.”
  • Iron Horse Literary Review. “Extern.”
  • The Collagist. “Alpha60 Speaks of Fear,” “Babbage, Troubled by Vision at His Wife’s Grave, 1827.”
  • Weave Magazine. “Programmer F, Descending.”
  • diode. “Array,” “Pointer.”
  • Sunstone. “In Hsin Chu.” (reprint)
  • Ninth Letter. “Enumeration.”
  • Pebble Lake Review. “An Hour Before Arriving, I See Home.”
  • Barn Owl Review. “Traveling Through the Prairies, I Think of My Father’s Voice.”
  • Rock & Sling. “My Father as Landscape,” “Halfway,” “How We Are Saved.”
  • Sou’Wester. “I Dream My Father on the Shore.”
  • Redactions. “Comment,” “Conditional.”
  • Stirring. “Elegy for Grey.”
  • DMQ Review. “Letter Ten,” “Letter Fifty.”
  • The Drunken Boat. “How the World Fits Together,” “In the Long Dream of Exile,” “The Memory Theatre.”
  • MiPOesias. “All the Names of Children and Homes We May Never Know,” “The Art of Forgetting,” “At the End of Poetry,” “Ghost Passport,” “In Hsin Chu.”
  • Spillway. “Letter from Home,” “Fridge.”
  • Crab Orchard Review. “Prodigal.”
  • Portland Review. “In the Country I Call Home,” “What I Know About Abstraction.”
  • Silk Road. “For the Drowned.”
  • Avatar Review. “Considering Photography,” “Seeking Shelter at -50,” “To the Street Musician.”
  • Washington Square. “Letter to the Unknown Wife.”
  • RHINO. “Outside Plato’s Republic the Last Poets Wait for Departure.”
  • Beyond the Valley of Contemporary Poets. “For Sal Paradise, Lost in America,” “After Neruda,” “Bad Sestina.”
  • Poetic Diversity. “Counting Winters in Los Angeles,” “Jericho.”
  • Southern Poetry Review. “Love Song.”