Poems, Articles, and Essays

I am a regular contributor to Off the Page, a ministry of Our Daily Bread, where I think about how life butts up against the Bible. You can sample my recent posts on my Off the Page author’s page.

Articles and Essays, Online and In-Print

 

Published Poems, Online and In-Print

Awards and Recognition:

  • “The Body Is Not a Coffin,” listed as a notable essay in Best American Essays 2017
  • “The Body Is Not a Coffin,” nominated by Under the Gum Tree for a Pushcart Prize in 2016
  • “Human Resources Training” listed as a notable essay in Best American Essays 2015
  • “Field Guide…” anthologized in Read Before You Write: A Workbook Anthology in Memoir, edited by Lisa Ohlen Harris, Hess Creek Publishing, 2016.
  • “Field Guide…” listed as a notable essay in Best American Essays 2014
  • “Field Guide…” 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
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