Publications & Awards


Publications (Selected):

Poetry :

Alaska Quarterly Review  :  :  Awst Press  :  :  Bellingham Review  :  :  Blackbird  :  :  Borderlands  :  :  The Cimarron Review  :  :  Crab Orchard Review  :  :  Colorado Review  :  :  Columbia Poetry Review  :  :  The Cresset  :  :  The Florida Review  :  :  Fourteen Hills  :  :  Fugue  :  :  Goodfoot  :  :  Gulf Coast  :  :  Hayden’s Ferry Review  :  :  Image  :  :  Indiana Review  :  :  The Minnesota Review  :  :  The Mississippi Review  :  :  The Missouri Review  :  :  Notre Dame Review  :  :  The New South  :  :  Review of Art, Literature, Philosophy, & the Humanities (Ralph Mag)  :  :  Runes  :  :  The Southern Review  :  :  Tampa Review  :  :  Tweetspeak Poetry  :  :  Valparaiso Poetry Review  :  :  The Well

Short Fiction:

“Looking Good” in Image

“Taking the Runaway Truck Ramp” in Ruminate

“The Year of the Seeds” in Gargoyle

Creative Nonfiction:

“Retroactive Empathy: A Haunting” with AWST Press

“Instructions for the Vocationally Challenged: How to Become a Teacher, an Artist, or Something in Between” in The Cresset

“Why, Hello, Slow Dazzler: Abecedarian Notes Toward a Creative Writing (& Perhaps Literature) Pedagogy” in The Network Communique, Lilly Fellows Program


John Felsteiner’s Can Poetry Save the Earth?  : :  John Hodgen’s Heaven & Earth Holding Company  :  :  Franz Wright’s Wheeling Motel  :  :  Four Reviews: Jericho Brown’s Please; Cathy Park Hong’s Dance Dance Revolution; William Greenway’s Everywhere at Once; Stephanie Brown’s Domestic Interior  :  :  Frannie Lindsay’s Lamb  :  :  Rick Hilles’s Brother Salvage  :  :  John Hodgen’s Grace  :  :  Malena Morling’s Astoria  :  :  Linda Tomol Pennisi’s Seamless

Poems Reprinted in Anthologies, Collections, or Sites:

“Careful, I Just Won a Prize at the Fair” in Best American Poetry, edited by Sherman Alexie & David Lehman (Sept 2015)

“A Rush of Bees” in Winged: New Writing on Bees, edited by Melissa Reeser Poulin & Jill McKenna Reed (2014)

“Christmas, 2000″ and “Bethlehem, Indiana” in Light upon Light: Literary Readings for Advent, Christmas, & Epiphany, edited by Sarah Fulman Arthur (2014)

“Sweetly from the Tree” with corresponding craft essay in Poetry East/ Origins (2013), edited by Richard Jones

“Mother as Opalescent Bottle” in Poetry in Michigan, Michigan in Poetry (2013), edited by Jack Ridl & Bill Olsen

“Fetching the Moon” in And Know This Place: Poetry of Indiana (2012), edited by Jenny Kander & C.E. Greer

Man as Walnut” on Verse Daily (2011)

Aquarium” on Verse Daily (2006)

Prose, I Say, Plasma” on Verse Daily (2006)


AWST Press (2015)

Antler, with Dave Harrity (2012)

Poetry Matters, with Nancy Chen Long (2012)

An Interview in Seven Parts” for Colorado Review, with Kristin George Bagnadov (2013)

Blast Furnace, with Beck Clever (2014)

Awards (Selected):

Finalist, Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters fiction prize, selected by Caitlin Horrocks (2013)

Poetry Prize, Society of Midland Authors, selected by Richard Jones & committee (2012)

Post-doctoral Fellowship, Lilly Fellows Program, Valparaiso University (2008-2010)

Runner-up, Ruminate Fiction Contest, selected by David James Duncan (2009)

First Place, Fugue Poetry Contest, selected by Ronald McFarland (2007)

Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award in Poetry, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (2006)

The Kingsbury Fellowship, Florida State University (2006-2007)

Florida State University Dean’s Award, reading with Stephen King (2006)

First Place, Grove Review Poetry Contest (2006)

Distinction for High Achievement on Preliminary Doctoral Exams, Florida State University (2006)

Brittingham Prize in Poetry, selected by Billy Collins, University of Wisconsin Press (2005)

Academy of American Poets Award, selected by Denise Duhamel (2005)

Pushcart Nomination for “Jagged with Love,” The Missouri Review (2004)

Pushcart Nomination for “Patience,” (“God is the Dream”) The Florida Review (2004)

National Award in Literature, National Society of Arts and Letters (2003)

Thesis Fellowship, Michener Center for Writers, University of Texas at Austin (2003)

Foley Poetry Award, America Magazine, selected by Paul Mariani (2003)

Roy Crane Excellence in the Creative Arts Award, University of Texas at Austin (2003)

Keene Award for Excellence in Poetry, University of Texas at Austin (2003)

AWP Intro Award, Association of Writers & Writing Programs (2002)