Poetry

  • 1983: Green Dragons (Wesleyan, ISBN 0-8195-2114-0)
  • 1986: Snug Harbor (Wesleyan, ISBN 0-8195-5134-1)
  • 1990: The Public Mirror (Wesleyan, ISBN 0-8195-2165-5)
  • 1993:The Book of Complaints (Carnegie Mellon University Press, ISBN 978-0-88748-157-4)
  • 1998: Dithyrambs: Choral Lyrics (Carnegie Mellon University Press, ISBN 0-88748-253-8)
  • 2004: Prague Winter (Carnegie Mellon University Press, ISBN 978-0-88748-405-6)
  • 2011: Scorpio Rising: Selected Poems (Carnegie Mellon University Press, ISBN 0-88748-534-0)
  • 2016: Swastika into Lotus (Carnegie Mellon University Press, ISBN 978-0-88748-608-1)

Memoir

  • 2001: The Republic of Burma Shave (Carnegie Mellon University Press, ISBN 0-88748-328-3)
  • 2007: The Years of Smashing Bricks (Carnegie Mellon University Press, ISBN 978-0-88748-468-1)
  • 2014: Raising Girls in Bohemia: Meditations of an American Father (Three Rooms Press, ISBN 978-1-941110-06-5)

Novels

  • 2001: Mystic Pig: A Novel of New Orleans (Smallmouth Press, ISBN 1-58848-025-9)
  • 2008: Mystic Pig (Paperback Rerelease, Oleander Press LTD, ISBN 978-0-906672-77-8)
  • Confessions of a Waiter (unpublished), Winner of the William Faulkner – William Wisdom Competition

Short Story Collections

  • 1996: Prague, USA (Portals Press, ISBN 0-916620-96-4)
  • 2018: The Great Czech Navy (Carnegie Mellon University Press, ISBN 9780887486425)

As Anthology Editor

• 2000: The New Orleans Review: Ten Years After the Velvet Revolution