Publications and Awards

This is an ongoing project. Please excuse the mess.


Flying Beneath the Dog Star: Poems from the Pandemic, (Finishing Line Press 2022) a semi-finalist for the Finishing Line Press’ 2021 Open Chapbook Contest .

 Slow Arrow: Unearthing the Frail Children, (Saddle Road Press 2020)  awarded a Bronze Medal in Essay for the 2020 Independent Publisher Book Awards, a Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards Finalist for Essay, and a finalist for the Colorado Author League Book Award.

 Phantom Canyon: Essays of Reclamation, (Conundrum Press)  finalist in the Foreword Reviews 2014 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards.

Air Into Breath 2002 ((Ashland Poetry Press), a Colorado Book Award Winner, alternate for the Yale Series for Younger Poets 

Stepping Sideways Into Poetry, Scholastic Inc (2005)

You Can Learn Online, co-authored, McGraw-Hill,( 2002.

You can Teach Online: Building Creative Learning Environments, co-authored, McGraw-Hill (2001.

Publications and Awards (in progress)

  • 2009 Ann Standford Poetry Prize finalist for “To The Lost Burros of Cripple Creek Mine
  • 2008 The Center for Book Arts Letterpress Chapbook Poetry Competition semi-finalist for “Notes on Being.”
  • 2008 Calyx vol 24 no 2,  “Menarche,” “Memories of Horses
  • 2008 Cutthroat: “My Mother Going Blinds Sees the World”
  • 2008 Wazee Journal: “Dark Skies,” “Finding the Well.”
  • 2007 Ann Stanford Poetry Prize finalist
  • 2007 Distinguish Faculty Award for 2006-2007, Arapahoe Community College
  • 2007 Pushcart Nomination
  • 2007 Awarded Distinguished Faculty for 2006-2007
  • Stepping Sideways Into Poetry, Scholastic Inc (2005)
  • 2003 Colorado Endowment for the Humanities Grant: Teaching the River of Words online poetry resources for  K-12 teachers
  • 2003 Colorado Center for the Book Winner, Air Into Breath, Poetry
  • 2003 Colorado Author League Award for Poetry
  • 2003 Denver Woman’s Press Club Award for Poetry
  • You Can Learn Online, co-authored, McGraw-Hill,( 2002): 
  • 2002: Ashland Poetry Press: Air Into Breath
  • You can Teach Online: Building Creative Learning Environments, co-authored, McGraw-Hill (2001):
  • 2000 Mother Earth Living: Winter Garden
  • 1999 CSU Poetry Center Prize, Book Semi-Finalist
  • 1998 The Denver Quarterly “Night Prayer”
  • The Antioch Review: “Winter Betrayal,” v 46 no. 3
  • 1999 Colorado Review: ” Receiving the Father’s Love.”
  • Cincinnati Poetry Review: “In A Country We Didn’t Know.”
  • The Journal: “Mira’s Dream.” v20.1
  • Kalliope: “At the Ruins of the Aztec Goddess Ix-Chel,” “Day of Atonements vXII no. 2
  • Many Mountains Moving: “The Weasel Sandman.” v1 no.3,
  • The Ohio Review: “Infecundity.” no. 41
  • Poets Lore: “Roto Rooter Man.” no. 36
  • 1998 TriQuarterly: “Finch Nested.”
  • 1998 Wilderness Magazine Anthology: “Snake”
  • 1998 Yankee “Skinny Dipping”
  • Water-Stone: “Incubations.” v2, no1
  • 1999 Weber Studies A Dream of Bear,” “Early Labors,” “Standing at the Base of Monterey’s Three Story Aquarium,” “Family Alzheimers,”
  • 1998 Colorado Artist Fellowship in Literature for Poetry
  • 1998 Bakeless Literary Prize in Poetry, Book Finalist
  • 1996 New Issues Press Poetry Series, Book Finalist
  • 1996 Ashland Poetry Press/ Richard Snyder Memorial Poetry Award, Book Finalist
  • 1996 University of Wisconsin Press Poetry Prize, Book Semi-finalist 1996
  • 1995 The Denver Quarterly: “Sleeping With Our Daughters.”
  • 1995 Ohio State University Press/ The Journal Award in Poetry, Book Finalist
  • 1994 Yale Series for Younger Poets, Book Finalist
  • 1990 Yale Series for Younger Poets, Book Alternate
  • 1997 Ann Stanford Poetry Prize, Single Poem Finalist
  • 1996 Nomination for Colorado’s Poet Laureate
  • 1996 Ann Woodbury Hafen Award, Single Poem, First Place
  • 1996 Coordinating Council of Literary Magazine’s General Electric Foundation Awards for Younger Writers Nomination
  • 1995 Ann Stanford Poetry Prize, Single Poem Finalist
  • 1995 Sow’s Ear Poetry Review Contest, Single Poem Finalist
  • 1995 Colorado Author League Top Hands Poetry Award, Single Poem
  • 1994 Sow’s Ear Poetry Review Poetry Contest, Single Poem Finalist
  • 1994 Pushcart Prize Nomination, Wilderness Magazine, 1994.
  • 1993 Rocky Mountain Woman’s Institute Fellowship
  • 1990 Artist Resource List, Colorado Council for the Arts
  • 1990 Juniper Prize,Book Finalist.
  • 1989 Chester H. Jones National Poetry Contest, Single Poem Second place.
  • 1987 Academy of American Poets Prize,
  • 1986 Colorado Graduate Fellowship, University of Denver
  • 1986-1989  University of Denver Teaching Fellowship
  • 1986 Academy of American Poets Award,
  • 1984 The New Yorker: “Before Nightfall.”
  • 1986 Houston Discovery Prize, Second place.
  • 1984 Houston Discovery Prize, Single Poem Finalist
  • 1983 Four Year Alumni Graduate Scholarship, University of Houston
  • 1983 University of Houston, Five Year Teaching Fellowship, 1983.

Selected Articles

  • Denver Water Department/Colorado Center for the Book: “Teaching the River of Words” print booklet for all Denver Public Schools 6th Grade Science Teachers
  • Winds of Change: American Indian Education & Opportunity:  “One Harvest: Poetry and Stories of the Middle Ground Project, Winter Issue 2009
  • Converge Magazine: “ Literacy and Technology: Lighting the Dark” Dec 2002/Jan 2003
  • Converge Magazine:  “For The Love of Art: Technology, Trepidation and Time” June, 2002
  • The Technology Source, “The ABCs of the Virtual High School.” March/April 2002
  • Converge Magazine, “Vision Seekers in Education: the Makings of a Collaboratory” Dec 2001
  • Converge Magazine, “Migrant Families: Moving Up with Technology” Nov 2001
  • Adjunct Advocate, “Understanding the New ‘e’ in eLearning.” 2000
  • Converge Magazine, “Project Virtual Chautauqua” June 2000.
  • The Technology Source, Feb/Mar 2000 “Practicing the Good Practice in Faculty Development”
  • Information Technology in Postsecondary Education, “The Internet and the Arts: Classroom Style,” June 6, 2000.
  • The Bloomsbury Review,” Cyberspace and a Piece of the Soul: Teaching Poetry Online.” vol18 Issue 4, Summer 1998
  • Delicious Magazine, “Old Love,” April 2000
  • Natural Homes Magazine, “Elegy of the Farm,” June 2000
  • Mountain Living “Ordinary Gods,” Summer 1997
  • Mountain Living “Wild Beauty,””Winter, 1999

Selected Children’s Poems and Stories

  • Cricket Magazine January 2008, “Skating”
  • poem for the New Hampshire, Vermont, and Rhode Island Departments of Education
  • Cricket Magazine: “Puddle,” v23 no. 7; “BarnSwing” Nov 1997″Pea,” “Spider,” “First Storm” July 2002;
  • Shoofly “Kite” v 2, no. 7; “Eating Apples in an Apple Tree” v.3 no 3; “Dragonfly” and “Sprinkler” v.3 no. 2;  Children’s story: “When Winter Comes”– Winter, 1998