News and Events

Upcoming and Recent Events

  • February 8-10, 2017
  • AWP
  • Book Signing: Thursday, February 9th. 11:30-12:00 at The Normal School table.

  • Book Fair: I'll be working the Prairie Schooner and VIDA: Women in Literary Arts tables, so drop by to say hello and learn more about the good work we're doing.

AWP 2017 Book Signing

Book Signing at AWP 2017

NonfictioNOW Reading

Reading with The Normal School at
NonfictioNOW Conference 2015

Folsom Award

Receiving the UNL Folsom Dissertation Award, April 2016

News

  • The Chapbook Interview talks with me about my latest chapbook, Regenerate: Poems of Mad Women, chapbook craft and design, and writers and publishers I love. August 2017.
  • My poem, “Colonize,” appears in the Spring/Summer issue of Nimrod. April 2017.
  • My poems, “Detritus” and "A List of What's Been Abandoned," appear in the Spring issue of Zone 3. May 2017.
  • My poems, “What the Body Knows” and "Time Travel," appear in the Spring issue of The Normal School. May 2017.
  • My poem, “Bird Watching,” appears in the latest issue of Quiddity. May 2017.
  • My poem, “How to Make Lye Soap,” appears in the latest issue of New South. May 2017.
  • My poem, “How to Make a Drum,” appears in the winter issue of Permafrost. April 2017.
  • My poem, “Cashing In,” appears in the latest issue of Briar Cliff Review. April 2017.
  • My poems, “How to Survive a Lightning Strike” and "Walking Beans," appear in the latest issue of Rock and Sling. February 2017.
  • My poem, “Washing Up,” appears in the fall issue of New Plains Review. February 2017.
  • My latest poetry chapbook, Leaving Tracks: A Prairie Guide, is out now. January 2017.
  • My essay, "My Voice For Their Drugs," appears in The Rumpus. December 28, 2016.
  • My poems, “Scenting," "Prairie Fever," and "Cleaning Up,” appear in Issue 03 of The New Territory. December 2016.
  • My third poetry chapbook, Regenerate: Poems of Mad Women, has been accepted for publication by Dancing Girl Press. November 2016.
  • My poem, "The Talking Cure" has been nominated by r.kv.r.y. for a 2017 Pushcart Prize. November 2016.
  • My poem, "Tornado at the Dig Site," appears in the Fall/Winter 2016-2017 of Valparaiso Poetry Review. November 2016.
  • My poem, “Fried Starfish,” appears in Hawaii Pacific Review. November 2016.
  • My poem, "Sunday in the Museum," appears in the November 2016 issue of EarthLines. October 2016.
  • My poems, "Pioneer" and "Altar," appear in the anthology Manifest West: Serenity and Severity. October 2016.
  • Check out my VIDA editor roundtable with editors from Apogee, The Normal School, Prairie Schooner, and Split Lip Magazine. August 2016.
  • A new poem, “The Monk Smuggles a Mirror.” appears in The Indianola Review. June 28, 2016.
  • Three poems, “Catching Diamonds,” “Drowning,” and “Family Heirlooms,” appear in the summer issue of New Madrid. Summer 2016.
  • r.kv.r.y Quarterly Literary Journal interviews me about poetry, writing about mental illness, and writing as reclaimation. June 2016.
  • My nonfiction manuscript, Dually Noted, was named a finalist in the Permafrost Nonfiction Book Prize Contest. May 2016.
  • My chapbook, Leaving Tracks: A Prairie Guide , has been accepted for publication by Finishing Line Press and will appear in the fall.
  • A new poem, “The Talking Cure,” appears in r.kv.r.y Quarterly Literary Journal. May, 2016.
  • A new poem, “Offerings,” appears in the spring issue of Natural Bridge.
  • A new poem, “The Lake,” appears in the latest issue of Moon City Review.
  • My dissertation, We’re All Mad Here: An American Pharma-memoir, was award the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Folsom Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award , April 2016.