Publications List


Prolific Moment: Theory and Practice of Mindfulness for Writing. Routledge, 2018.

Creative Writing Pedagogies for the Twenty-First Century. Co-edited collection with Tom C.
Hunley. Southern Illinois UP, 2015.

The Water Draft. Spuyten Duyvil. 2019.

Control Bird Alt Delete. University of Iowa Press. Winner of 2013 Iowa Poetry Prize. 2014.

Lid to the Shadow. Slope Editions. Slope Editions 2010 Book Prize. 2011.

Fall Foliage Called Bathers & Dancers. Omaha, NE: Backwaters Press, 2008.

Scholarly Journal Publications:

“The Role of Mindfulness in Kairos.Rhetoric Review. 35.1 (2016): 22-34.

“The Terrain of Prewriting.” Journal of Creative Writing Studies. Vol. 2, Issue 1, 2016.

“Walls with a Word Count: The Textrooms of the Extracurriculum.” College Composition and
Communication. 66.1 (September 2014): 43-66.

Review of Janelle Adsit’s Toward an Inclusive Creative Writing: Threhold Concepts to Guide the Literary Writing Curriculum. New Writing: International Journal for the Practice and Theory of  Creative Writing. Forthcoming.

“The Montaigne Method: Adding Content and Consciousness through Revision as Invention.”
Co-authored with Staci Fleury. Journal of Teaching Writing. 30.2 (2015).

“Foreword.” Guest-edited issue (with Tom C. Hunley). New Writing: International Journal for
the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing. 11.3 (2014): 436-437.

“The Hidden Ethos Inside Process Pedagogy.” Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching
Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture. 15.1 (Winter 2014): 289-315.

“Taking Self-Help Books Seriously: The Informal Aesthetic Education of Writers.” Journal of     Aesthetic Education. 48.2 (Summer 2014): 86-104.

 “‘An Extremely Pleasant New Kind of World’: Hughes Mearns and the Open-Access Approach to Creative Writing.” New Writing: International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing. 10.3 (2013): 348-358.

Eliza Leslie’s 1854 The Behaviour Book and the Conduct of Women’s Writing.” Rhetoric Review. 31.3 (July 2012). 

“Speculative Fiction: High-Stakes Creative Writing in the Disciplines.” The WAC Journal. Vol.   23 (November 2012).

“On Detail: The Poetry of Caroline Knox.” Literary Imagination.14.3 (November 2012).
The Licensing of the Poetic in Nineteenth-Century Composition-Rhetoric Textbooks.” 
College Composition and Communication. 61.2 (December 2009).

 “Mindfulness, Buddhism, and the Rogerian Argument.” JAEPL: Journal of the Assembly of
Expanded Perspectives on Learning.  (Winter 2005/2006).

“Bringing Creativity into the Classroom: Using Sociology to Write First Person Fiction” with
Laurie Gordy. Teaching Sociology. 33.4 (October 2005).

“Reading, Writing, Research: Incorporating Strategies from Composition and Rhetoric into
Library Instruction” with Linda Ernick. College & University Libraries 11: 1 (2004).

 “Strange Identities in the Poetry of Emily Dickinson and Laura Jensen.” Pleiades 21:2 (2001).

Literary Magazines (Poetry):

"Ceiling Poem, Wall Poem" and "Paperweight." Volt. 2018.

"Open Valley." North American Review. Vol. 303. Number 4. Fall 2018.

"'The Fish' on a Plate" and "Paper Dolls." New American Writing. No. 36. 2018.

"The Gallery," "Moving Day," and "Venus of Lowell." American Journal of Poetry. Vol 5. July 2018.

“Edward Hopper Weekend” and “Gusts.” Chariton Review.  Vol. 41, No. 1. Spring/Summer 2018.

“Pellet” and “Shadowbox,” Boston Review. Winter 2018.

"Call Number, Postcard, Lava from Pompeii" and "Private Writing Gallery."

Happiest on Earth.” Cimarron Review. Fall 2017.

“Melon.” Gettysburg Review. Summer 2017.

Self-Portrait with Figure in Ski Mask.” Del Sol Review. Winter 2018.

“Balsam.” Yale Review. April 2017.

“How to Become a Writer in 12 Easy Steps.” Painted Bride Quarterly. Print Annual 8. 2017.

 “Home Economics.” Yew. Winter 2017.

 “Greenfield, U.S.A.,” “Knick Knack,” and “Spiritual Evidence for Life on Earth” Hotel Amerika. Spring 2016.

 “Prayer for a Mill Town,” “Foliage Poem,” and “Real Estate, Really.” Zymbol. Fall 2016.

 “To Karin Rhodes Whose Mother Upon Coming to America Was Also Served Fried Clams.” Sextant. 2017.

“The water draft,” New American Writing. Vol. 34 (2016).

 “Joy, Of, Life.” Volt. Volume 21 (2016).

 “Shesangbeyond.” Bombay Gin. Vol. 42 (2016).

 “Adult Coloring Book.” Juked. (2016):

 “Redux” and “Junk Shop,” New Delta Review. 5.2:

 “Excellent Bathers.” LIT. 28: 25 (2015).

 “A Lot of Poems Bathing in a Stream.” North American Review. 300(4), 10.

 “Troubled Lawns.” Birmingham Poetry Review. No. 42 (Spring 2015).

“On the Flap of an Envelope.” Diode. 8.1. (2015).

“These motorized consorts.” Denver Quarterly. 49.3 (2015).

“Testing is in Room B.” Jam Tarts. Issue 1. (2015):

“Construction Site.” Sixth Finch. (Winter 2015):

“Instant Transmission of Knowledge,” “The Mou-Mou of Enlightenment,” “Mixed Border,” and “Ring

Tones.” Map Literary. (Fall 2014).

“Oh, Massachusetts.” Poetry Daily. September 6, 2014.

“Surveillance meteor.” Verse Daily.

“----“ and “Obloquy of the Manager Called Over.” Route Nine. (March 2104).

“The Door Knob Blossoms.” Red Skies. (April 2014).

“Deconstructing New England.” The Nervous Breakdown. April 30, 2014.

“A Dream Splashed with Ropes” and “A Dream Splashed with Ropes (2).” Volt. Issue 20.

“The Lottery of Winged Leaves,” “Klee Carpets,” “Gift Basket,” “Brite Motes,” “Bath Toys Sit in the Description,” and “Bob’s Keys to the Kingdom.” The Chariton Review. Vol. 36. No. 1. (2013).

 “Lilacs.” Denver Quarterly. Vol. 47. No. 4. (2013).

“Bird Saver” and “Surveillance meteor.” New American Writing.  No. 30 (May/June 2012).

“Recording,” “Ingredients,” and “The Stem of a Shadow.” Yew.

“(Fertility) After Follain,” “Oh, Massachusetts,” and “Rattle.” The Fertile Source.

“The Origins of Spring” and White Orchard.”  Literary Imagination. 13.1 (2011). 

“How About Daphne.” The Gettysburg Review.  23.4 (Winter 2010).

“The Entrance of Spring,” “The Gift,” and “Prodigal.” New American Writing.  No. 28 (2010).

“tiny low garden” and “In the courtyard.” Tygerburning. 1.1 (2010).

“Title with Shadow” and “The Blue House.” Verse online. October 2009.

“The Cherry Blossoms Were” and “The Logic of Spring.” Denver Quarterly. 44.2 (2010).

“Orchard in a Flurry.” jubilat. Vol. 17 (2010).

“The Hedge.” Indiana Review.  Accepted for publication.

“Circa” and “Song.” Stand Magazine. 9.1 (2009).

 “The Crying Woman.”  The Massachusetts Review. 48.1 (Spring 2007). 

“Close, Briefly Shaped as Trees” and “Passes.” The Gettysburg Review. 19.4 (Winter 2006).

“One page mountain,” reprinted in twentieth anniversary edition, Verse. 21.1-3 (2005).

“Conversational Portrait in Grass.” Crazyhorse. Issue 63.  (Spring 2003).

“The Architecture of a Love Poem,” “Push-Button Landscape,” and “Handwriting in the Sky.” The          Gettysburg Review. 15.3 (2002).  

“Pieces of interior and landscape,” jubilat 5.1 (Spring / Summer 2002).

“The Word.” The Spoon River Poetry Review. 27.2  (Fall 2002).

“One Page Mountain,” “The White Building,” and “Pastoral.” Verse  2 & 3: 18 (2001).

 “The oranges are sexing” and “The Perfect Life.” Fence. 3.1  (Spring/Summer 2000).

“While I Write on a Window.” Pleiades  20:1 (2000).

 “Fall Foliage Called Bathers & Dancers” and “Moonlight Cocktails Are The Thing.” The Gettysburg Review. 12.2 (Summer 1999).

“Egyptian Tomb of Emily Dickinson” and “Two Women from a Matisse Painting Listening to     Stravinsky’s ‘Rite of Spring.’” Mudfish. Vol. 11 (Fall 1998).

“Still Life with Literature” and “Room with dots.” Poetry Northwest. 37.4 (Fall 1997).

“The Fever First Took The” and “My Mother Found a Horse in My Mouth.” Fine Madness Issue 21 (1995).

Creative Nonfiction:

"Green Controlled." Gettysburg Review. Accepted for publication.

"The Pill That Made Me a Poet." Anomaly. Winter 2018:

"Making Coffee in Lizzie Borden's Kitchen." Cimarron Review. Issue 204. Summer 2018.

"Where Particular People Congregate." Meridian. Winter 2018.

“Introductions.” Brick. Spring 2017.

“The Control of Green.” Flyaway. 2016.

“Ladder in Back Pocket.” Ginosko. 

“Ninety-Three First Person.” Canary. Spring 2016:

“Behind the Counter.” New Madrid. Summer 2015: 76-93.

“Eclairs.” The Chariton Review. 37.2 (Fall 2014).

“Holes and Walls.” New England Review. Vol. 35. No. 3 (2014).

“Declined.” Guernica. June 23, 2014.

“Knick Knacks.” Superstition Review. Issue 12 (2014).

“Bob’s Keys to the Kingdom.” Hippocampus Magazine. March 2014.

“Clean with an √úmlaut.” Meeting House. March 2009.

Work in Edited Collections:

“Histories and Historiography in Creative Writing Studies.” In Changing Creative Writing in America.
Ed. Graeme Harper. Multilingual Matters Press, 2017.

“The Pedagogy of Creative Writing across the Curriculum.” In Creative Writing Studies: A Guide to Its
Pedagogies. Eds. Alexandria Peary and Tom C. Hunley. Southern Illinois UP, 2015.

“Where Particular People Congregate” and “Ye Ol’ Country.” Watching the Perseids: The Backwaters Press
Twentieth Anniversary Anthology. Backwaters Press: 2017.

“Egyptian Tomb of Emily Dickinson.” Poet Showcase: An Anthology of New Hampshire Poets. Eds. Alice B. Fogel and Sidney Hall. Hobblebush Books: 2015.

“Where Particular People Congregate” and “Ye Ol’ Country.” Watching the Perseids: The Backwaters Press
Twentieth Anniversary Anthology. 2017.

“Increasing the Efficacy of Audience Instruction through the S.A.S.E.” Chapter in Engaging Audience: Writing in an Age of New Literacies.  Eds. Brian Fehler et al.  Forward by Lisa Ede and Andrea Lunsford.  NCTE, 2009.

“Oh, Massachusetts” and “Fertility (After Follain)” in Fertile Source Anthology. Forthcoming.

“Egyptian Tomb of Emily Dickinson.” New Voices: University & College Poetry Prizes, 1989-
1998. Ed. Heather McHugh. New York: Academy of American Poets.  (2001).

Magazine/ Blog / Newspaper Publications:

“Writing in the Company of Ghost Readers.” The Writer’s Forum. Vol. 205. November 2018.

“The Ability to Write is Always Present.” Guest Blog Post for National Council of Teachers of English, May 2018:

"The Point of Now." Guest Blog Post for North American Review:

“Right Acceptance,” January 2015.

“Water Breaks, Writer’s Block.” May 2012.

“Revision of the Sandwich.” April 2012.

“How to More than Just Survive with an MFA,” Poets & Writers (2004)

“Local Fruits and Vegetables are Back to Tempt the Palate.” The Broadcaster 9 Sept. 2004.

“Downtown Gallery Brings Synergy to the Table.”  The Encore 7 Oct. 2004.

“Signs of the Road.” New Hampshire Magazine. June 2011.

“At the Pump.” Brain, Child. October 2008.

“The Way We Write.”  NH Writer.  Newsletter of New Hampshire Writers’ Project.  Summer 2010.

“How to Break the News.”  Preemie Magazine. Accepted for publication.

“Marks of Life: A Parent’s Guide to Hemangioma.”  Preemie Magazine.  July/August 2007.
“A Way to Give Back to Your Child’s First Home.”  Preemie Magazine Jan/Feb 2007.

“One Can at a Time.”  New Hampshire Magazine April (2005).

  • Nomination, CCCC Outstanding Book Award, 2016
  • Iowa Poetry Prize, 2013
  • Slope Editions 2010 Book Prize, 2010
  • Academy of American Poets Joseph Langland Prize, 1998
  • Mudfish Poetry Prize, 1998
  • Associated Writing Programs Intro to Journal Award Nomination, 1994
  • Mary Carver Poetry Prize, Colby College, 1992
  • Finalist for Theresa J. Enos Anniversary Award for best essay published in Rhetoric Review, 2012
  • Finalist for Theresa J. Enos Anniversary Award for best essay published in Rhetoric Review, 2016

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