- 2007. Catch a Falling Tortoise (Blaenau Ffestiniog: Cinnamon Press). 64 pages. ISBN: 9781 905614226. Poetry.
- 2002. Fiction from the Furnace: A Hundred Years of Black Country Writing (Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University Press) 122 pages. ISBN 0-86339-992-4. Criticism.
- 1999. The Right Suggestion (Birmingham: Flarestack Press) 41 pages. ISBN 1 900397 29 5. Poetry.
- 2012. (Selection and Introduction). The Tipping Point: The Winners and Shortlist of the Rubery Book Award Short Story Competition 2011. (Birmingham: Rubery Press, 2012). 135 pages. ISBN-13: 978-0955425240.
*2009. ‘The Funny Side of Nature: Whitman, Ginsberg and America’s “Dark Poet.”’ Journal of Ecocriticism, Vol 1, No 2 ISSN 1916-1549. Criticism.
*2006. ‘”They’re Trying to Kill Me:” Jewish American Humour and The War Against Pop Culture.’ Journal of Popular Culture. 28, 3, April. pp.19-35. ISSN 0888-5753. Criticism.
1999. 'American Paleface and Redskin Humour.' Australian Journal of Comedy, 5, 1, Pp 7-25. ISSN 1322-7378. Criticism.
1998. ‘The Unmanning Word: Language, Masculinity and Political Correctness in the Writing of David Mamet and Philip Roth.’ Journal of American Studies in Turkey. 7, Spring, Pp 23-30. ISSN 1300 6606. Criticism.
Parts of books
2014. ‘Who Are Ya,’ in Polly Stocker, Elisabeth Charis, and Jonathan Davidson (eds), A Midlands Odyssey (Birmingham: Nine Arches Press) 61-71. ISBN: 978-0-9927589-8-1. Short story.
2014. ‘Emotional Force, Unity, Epiphany, and Ellipsis: What Short Story Writers Can Learn from Poets.’ In Saptarshi Mallick (ed) Images of Life, Creative and Other Forms of Writing (Kolkata: The Book World) 55-66. ISBN: 978-93-81231-03-6. Article.
2010. ‘Don’t Be a Sucker, Sink Your Teeth In.’ In Bobby Nayyar (ed.) Bloody Vampires (London: Glasshouse Books) pp. 7-23. ISBN: 9781907536663. Fiction.
2010. ‘Jim Redlake: The Education of an Artist.’ In Francis Brett Young Society (ed) A Journey with Francis Brett Young. (Keele: Keele University; FBY Society). Pp. 67-72. ISBN: 978-1898844-19-8. Criticism.
2004. ‘Did You Hear the One About God? Representations of Religion in Post-war Jewish-American Comedy.’ In Derek Rubin; Hans Krabbendam (eds). Religion in America: European and American Perspectives. (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press). Pp. 155-164. ISBN: 9053838996. Criticism.
2004. ‘The Utopias and Dystopias of Generation X.’ In Jaap Verheel (ed). Dreams of Paradise: Visions of Acopalypse: Utopia and Dystopia in American Culture (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press) Pp 200-208. ISBN 90 5383 898 8. Criticism.
2004. 'Stand-up Comedy as Poetry: Transcendentalism and Romantic Anti-Capitalism in the Work of Bill Hicks'. In Klaus Martens, Paul Morris, Arlette Warken (eds). A World of Local Voices: Poetry in English Today. (Königshausen u. Neumann) Pp. 115-123. ISBN: 3826026357. Criticism.
Selected Conference Contributions
‘”Make Sure You Don’t Murder Your Coffee!” Comedy and Violence in the Poetry of Luke Kennard,’ Writing of Violence, Violence of Writing? University Paris IV Sorbonne, April 9-11, 2015.
‘Being Brown in the Black Country: Comedy, Dialect and British Asian Identity in Meera Syal’s Anita & Me’ Symposium: Black Country Landscape in Literature.’ Forthcoming November 6th, 2014.
2013. ‘The Worst Lesson that Life Can Teach’: Philip Roth’s Campus Fiction.’ At Rhetoric as Equipment for Living. Kenneth Burke, Culture and Education (Ghent University, 21/5/13-26/5/13).
2011. ‘“That’s what you get for being a murderer:” Crime, Comedy and Postmodernism in the Poetry of Luke Kennard.’ At Re-thinking the Monstrous: Violence and Criminality in Society. Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany. 1-3 July.
2010. ‘”The Backcombed Byron”: Postmodern Beat Spirituality and the Comedy of Russell Brand.’ At ‘Tools of the Sacred, Techniques of the Secular: Awakening, Epiphany, Apocalypse and Doubt in Contemporary English-Language Verse.’ An International Poetry Conference Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). Brussels, 4 to 7 May.
2009. ‘Slacker as Comic Shaman: Laughter and Spirituality in the Work of Douglas Coupland and Bill Hicks.’ At Interdisciplinary Approaches to Spirituality in the Literatures of the English-Speaking World. University of Vienna (Austria) 6-9 July.
2008. ‘The Funny Side of Nature: Whitman, Ginsberg and America’s “Dark Poet.”’ Poetic Ecologies: Nature as Text and Text as Nature in English Language Verse. Free University of Brussels 14th-17th of May.
2006. ‘Humour and the American Short Story: The Little Man Revisited.’ Views from the Edge: The Short Story Revisited. 9th International Conference on the Short Story in English. University of Lisbon, Portugal. June 21-25.
2004. ‘”They’re Trying to Kill Me!”’ Representations of World War Two in Jewish American Humour.’ The Story of World War II. Netherlands Association for American Studies Annual Conference. Vrije University Amsterdam. 21/6/04-23/6/04.
2004. ‘Political Correctness and Joking Frames in the Drama of David Mamet.’ Conference of the David Mamet Society. London, 11/6/04-13/04.
2001. ‘Did You Hear the One About God? Representations of Religion in Post-war Jewish-American Comedy.’ Religion in America. Netherlands Association for American Studies Annual Conference. Middelburg, Holland. 6-8th June.
2001. ‘From Sexual Perversity to Social Perversity: David Mamet Then and Now.’ Crucible of Cultures: Anglophone Drama at the Dawn of the New Millennium. University of Brussels. 16-19th May.
2000. ‘The Utopias and Dystopias of Generation X.’ Dreams of Paradise: Visions of Apocalypse: Utopia and Dystopia in American Culture. Netherlands American Studies Association Annual Conference. Middelburg, Netherlands. June 14-16.
2000. 'Mainstream Transformations of Counter-culture Phenomena: From Beats to Slackers.' Culture Agonistes: Text Against Text. Hellenic Association for American Studies, University of Athens, Greece. May 25-28, 2000.
1999. 'Stand-up Comedy as Poetry: Transcendentalism and Romantic Anti-Capitalism in the Work of Bill Hicks'. A World of Local Voices: English Language Poetry Today. University of Saarland, Saarbrucken, Germany. October 22-24.
1998. ‘The Down and Out in the Narratives of the American Counter-Culture: Then and Now.’ Beggars Description: Destitution and Literary Genres. An International Literary Conference. University of Groningen, the Netherlands. 11-13 November.
1997. 'The Unmanning Word: Language and Masculinity in the Work of David Mamet and Philip Roth.' David Mamet at 50. Conference of the David Mamet Society, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA. 30th October-2nd November.
1997. "Keeping the Dream Alive: Optimism in Contemporary American Humour". The Seventh Tampere Conference on North American Studies, Sustaining Belief: North American Optimism. University of Tampere, Finland, 17-19 April.
1996. "Memoirist Under-Erasure: Ontological Ambiguity as Liberating Space in Philip Roth's Postmodern Fiction", All By Myself: Autobiographical Writing University of Groningen, Netherlands, 13-17 November.
1996. "The White and Pleasant Land: England as a Symbol in the Recent Writing of Philip Roth" The Revision of England in Film and Literature 1945-1995, University of Kingston, 15 July.