Publications

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Published Poems, Online and In-Print
Articles and Essays, Online and In-Print
  • "Building Fires," Rock & Sling (forthcoming, 2014).
  • "Human Resources Training," The Pinch (Volume 34:2, fall 2014).
  • "The Dance: Dad's Lead," Full Grown People (January 29, 2014).
  • "Someone's in the Kitchen," Unfolded podcast (January 22, 2014).
  • "After the Storm: A Better Love Story," The Good Men Project (previously appeared on this blog)
  • "Going Out of Town," The Mom Egg: VOX MOM Column (July 3, 2013).
  • "Field Guide to Resisting Temptation," Brevity (May 15, 2013). Listed as a notable essay in Best American Essays 2014.
  • "Underwater," Relief: A Quarterly Christian Expression (2013).
  • "Planting Seeds," The Evangelist (Publication of the Brethren Church, January 2013).
  • "Use What Yo Daddy Gave You: On Poetry in Church," Antler (September 6, 2012).
  • "Realizing Potential: An Ashland Alum Reflects on Her Journey from Student to Administrator to Author," Accent Magazine (Summer 2012).
  • "The Grateful Shrub," Tweet Speak Poetry (July 2012).
  • "Grounded: Engaging the Spiritual in Poetry," Poets Quarterly (July 2012).
  • "Country Boys, City Boys," River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative (Spring 2012) - available through ProjectMUSEListed as a notable essay in Best American Essays 2013
  • "Those Summers, These Days," Ascent (December 2011) Listed as a notable essay in Best American Essays 2012; featured on Longreads.com October 10, 2012.
Awards and Recognition:

  • "Field Guide to Resisting Temptation" nominated by Brevity for a Pushcart Prize in 2013
  • "Country Boys, City Boys" listed as a notable essay in Best American Essays 2013
  • "Those Summers, These Days" listed as a notable essay in Best American Essays 2012
  • Poetry manuscript, Pruning Burning Bushesone of five finalists for the 2012 T.S. Eliot Prize through Truman State University Press
  • Chapbook manuscript, Against the Ground, one of five finalists for the 2010 Wick Poetry Chapbook Open Competition
  • Poetry for the Masses nominated "Junction" for a Pushcart Prize in 2010
  • Received a scholarship to attend the 2010 West Chester Poetry Conference
  • Received a partial scholarship to attend the 2010 Key West Literary Seminar
  • "The Angry Gardener" selected as honorable mention in the Akron Art Museum's New Words 2009 Poetry Contest
  • Poetry from Acquiesce nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2009
  • Nominated for a fellowship to the 2010 Breadloaf Writer's Conference