Recently Published
"Relentless Reality" and
"Contemplating Continuing
as a Crip"

In "Relentless Reality", I review Domestic Bodies, Jennifer Ruth Jackson's debut poetry collection published by Querencia Press in February.

A collection of very short poems, Domestic Bodies explores living as a crip in a world designed to prevent our access to shopping, government, education, events, travel, life. If you or a loved one face a cancer diagnosis, if you grieve the loss of a parent or relationship, if you live with disabilities, look for solace in the pages of this collection.

Whale Road Review, "A Journal of Poetry & Short Prose", includes my review, and my first contrapuntal poem, "Contemplating Continuing as a Crip" in the Summer 2024 issue.
Recently Published Poetry
Storytelling Project
Oregon Health Equity Alliance created the Oregon COVID Storytelling Project as a platform for Oregonians to share their stories and experiences related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Project features three of my poems including "Alone, Now and Forever", written specifically for the project. The project also re-publishes "Eugenics", which first appeared, September 2022, in The Trick Is To Keep Breathing and What Color is Your Privilege? and "Normal Life" first published, August 2020, in CHAOS: The Poetry Vortex.
What Color is Your Privilege?
A collection of 72 political statements in poetic form, What Color is Your Privilege? examines the wide spectrum of ways our society marginalizes people. Although many people on society's fringes still have some privilege, society maligns, excludes, and abuses them because of their skin color, religion, disabilities, neurodivergence, sex, sexual orientation, gender, immigration status, age, financial position, housing arrangements, etc.

What Color is Your Privilege? opens a window on the suffering many are privileged to ignore.

"Serving a truth serum for hate and hypocrisy, F.I. Goldhaber is writing with a hammer and speaking with a tongue of fire. In What Color is Your Privilege?, they sing a book-length blues song decrying racial, gender, religious, and sexual intolerance in America. With courage and a rejection of conventionality rarely found in contemporary verse, this book shines a bright, beaming light on the 'hostile world' we live in and the revolution being fought for the soul of America." -- John Warner Smith, Louisiana State Poet Laureate 2019-2021.

Now available from Left Fork books and your local bookstore as well as from You can also order from Barnes & Noble and Amazon.

Left Fork is a small "unashamedly progressive press" based in Southwest Oregon, overlooking the West (left) Fork of Oregon's Illinois River.

Recently Published Non-Fiction
"Accommodation v Inclusion"
Accommodation v Inclusion started as an angry email, never sent because the intended recipient changed an in-person-only event to hybrid. Since many other entities won't offer online event options, I turned the email into essay. It leads the winter issue of Breath & Shadow, a quarterly journal of disability culture and literature.

A project of Ability Maine, Breath & Shadow, was the first online literary journal with a focus on disability and features poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, drama, and other writing that examines the human experience of living with disability.