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Awards[]

2009 Association for Mormon Letters Award for Backyard Alchemy

Poetry Collections[]

Poems[]

1986-1990[]

  • "After Fishing" published in Literature and Belief 5 (1985)
  • "5 November 1985, 3:00 A.M." published in BYU Studies 25.4 (Fall 1985)
  • "Buffalo" published in The New Era (August 1986)
  • "Gathering Apples" published in The New Era (August 1986)
  • "Elegy for Richard Coons" published in Wisconsin Review 22.1 (1987)
  • "Honeydew" published in Wisconsin Review 22.1 (1987)
  • "Passing the Sacrament at Eastgate Nursing Home" published in BYU Studies 27.4 (Fall 1987)
  • "Before Nine" published in Midland Review 4.1 (1988)
  • "Black Sand" published in Fine Madness (1988?)
  • "Karsh" published in Fine Madness 5.1 (1988)
  • "Waking to an Empty House" published in BYU Studies 28.2 (Spring 1988)
  • "Light" published in Harvest: Contemporary Mormon Poems (1989)
  • "Tadpoles" published in Harvest: Contemporary Mormon Poems (1989)
  • "Albert" published in Zarahemla: A Forum for LDS Poetry (1990)
  • "Dreaming among Hydrangeas" published in Apalachee Quarterly 33-34.1 (1990)
  • "Parakeet" published in [[Zarahemla: A Forum for LDS Poetry[[ (1990)
  • "Sneezing in Nines" published in Gulf Coast 3.2 (1990)
  • "Tomato Hornworm" published in Zarahemla: A Forum for LDS Poetry (1990)

1991-1995[]

  • "Being Baptized for the Dead, 1974" published in Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 24.2 (Summer 1991)
  • "The Corner House" published in Western Humanities Review 45.4 (1991)
  • "Bathhouse Overlooking Family Cemetery" published in Western Humanities Review 45.4 (1991)
  • "A Missionary Considers His Converts" published in Poetry East 33.2 (1992)
  • "Missionary Court" published in Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 25.3 (Fall 1992)
  • "Walking Around" published in New Republic (February 24, 1992)
  • "Walling the River" published in Literature and Belief 12 (1992)
  • "Winter Fast Offerings" published in Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 25.4 (Winter 1992)
  • "February 1922: My Father's Conception" published in Hudson Review 45 (1993)
  • "Sacrament Prayer" published in Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 26.2 (Summer 1993)
  • "Hobby Horses" published in Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 27.1 (Spring 1994)
  • "Naked" published in Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 27.4 (Winter 1994)
  • "Rhetoric Summer" published in Salmagundi 101-102 (1994)
  • "Serving the Papers" published in Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 27.2 (Summer 1994)
  • "Water" published in Literature and Belief 14 (1994)
  • "Gift" published in Quarterly West (Autumn/Winter 1995-1996)

1996-2000[]

  • "Cottage Industry" published in Western Humanities Review 54.1 (Spring 2000)
  • "Piano Nostalgia" published in Quarterly West 51 (Autumn-Winter 2000-2001)
  • "Self-Portrait, in Clinic Garden" published in River Styx 58/59 (2000)
  • "Sheen" published in River Styx 58/59 (2000)
  • "Trust" published in Threepenny Review 81 (Spring 2000)
  • "Birth Penny, Found While Hoeing Cucumbers" published in Quarterly West 49 (Autumn-Winter 1999-2000)
  • "Legion" published in Field 61 (Fall 1999)
  • "Moji" published in New England Review 20.4 (Fall 1999)
  • "Not Pastoral" published in Antioch Review 57.2 (Spring 1999)
  • "Denouement" published in Western Humanities Review 50.3 (Fall 1996)
  • "Driving I-70" published in Shenandoah 46.4 (Winter 1996)
  • "And Also Much Cattle" published in Salmagundi 114-115 (Spring/Summer 1997)
  • "Fisherman Rant" published in Quarterly West 45 (Autumn/Winter 1997-1998)
  • "Funeral Home" published in Salmagundi 114-115 (Spring/Summer 1997)
  • "Grande Valse Brillante" published in Quarterly West 45 (Autumn/Winter 1997-1998)
  • "Interview" published in Paris Review 143 (Summer 1997)
  • "Lips" published in Quarterly West 45 (Autumn/Winter 1997-1998)
  • "Nest" published in Paris Review 143 (Summer 1997)
  • "Paris, Idaho" published in River Styx 49 (1997)
  • "Peach" published in Kenyon Review 19.3-4 (Summer/Fall 1997)
  • "Uncertain Light" published in River Styx 50 (1997)
  • "Young Woman to Her Husband" published in Boulevard 12.1-2 (Winter 1997)
  • "Between" published in Western Humanities Review 52.4 (Winter 1998)
  • "Body Advice" published in Western Humanities Review 52.4 (Winter 1998)
  • "Cityscape" published in Gulf Coast 10.1 (Winter 1998)
  • "Counting" published in New Welsh Review 42.11 (Autumn 1998)
  • "Desire" published in Tar River Poetry 38.2 (Spring 1998)
  • "Interiors" published in Salmagundi 118-19 (Spring/Summer 1998)
  • "A Place Like That" published in New Welsh Review 42.11 (Autumn 1998)
  • "Solstice" published in Tar River Poetry 38.2 (Spring 1998)
  • "Spider Luck" published in Poetry Northwest 38.4 (Winter 1998-99)
  • "Good Friday" published in Field (1999)

2001-2005[]

  • "By Road, and by Sky" published in Southern review (2001)
  • "Dirt" published in Tar River Poetry 41.1 (Autumn 2001)
  • "Funeral Buffet" published in Field 64 (Spring 2001)
  • "House Sit" published in Tar River Poetry 41.1 (Autumn 2001)
  • "Infinity Hopscotch" published in Tar River Poetry 40.2 (Spring 2001)
  • "Limited Omniscience" published in Tar River Poetry 41.1 (Autumn 2001)
  • "Old Masters" published in London Times Literary Supplement (21 Sept. 2001)
  • "On First Reading Tomaz Salamun" published in Colorado Review 28.3 (Autumn/Winter 2001)
  • "On Thawing Her Milk" published in Michigan Quarterly Review 40.3 (Summer 2001)
  • "Outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art" published in Tar River Poetry 40.2 (Spring 2001)
  • "Yellowstone, Burning" published in Field 64 (Spring 2001)
  • "Bodies, Terrestrial" published in Mid-American Review (2002)
  • "Landscape for Several Pairs of Hands" published in Threepenny Review (Fall 2002)
  • "Questions for My Daimonion" published in Salmagundi 133-34 (Winter-Spring 2002)
  • "Rehearsal" published in New York Review of Books 71 (October 10, 2002)
  • "Salamander" published in Mid-American Review 13.1 (2002)
  • "I Put on the Brave Hebrew Body" published in Tar River Poetry (Fall 2003)
  • "Landscape, with Hungry Gulls" published in Grand Street 71 (2003)
  • "Palimpsest" published in Western Humanities Review (2003)
  • "Santiago Commute" published in Crazyhorse (2003)
  • "Souvenir Mermaid" published in River Styx (2003)
  • "Sub-Rosa" published in Agni (2003)
  • "This Life, Not the Next" published in Image: Art, Faith, Mystery (2003)
  • "To My Old Clothes" published in Western Humanities Review (2003)
  • "Widows I Have Known" published in Agni (2003)
  • "Accidentals" published in Lyric (Summer-Fall 2004)
  • "Epigraph in Search of a Father" published in Lyric (Summer-Fall 2004)
  • "Friday Mass Through a Window" published in Image: Art, Faith, Mystery (2004)
  • "Journal Entries" published in Willow Springs (Summer-Fall 2004)
  • "The Knowing" published in Willow Springs (Summer-Fall 2004)
  • "Reading Roland Barthes" published in Lyric (Summer-Fall 2004)
  • "Upon being asked, Have you ever written about Jacqui’s paintings?" published in Southern Review (2004)
  • "Vineyard" published in Paris Review (2004)
  • "Winter Takeout" published in Paris Review (2004)

2006-2010[]

  • "Why do you keep putting animals in your poems?" published in Indiana Review (2008)

Date Uncertain[]

Essays[]

  • "At Ease With His Past; At Home With His Art" published in Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 19.3 (Fall 1986)
review of Goodbye to Poplarhaven: Recollections of a Utah Boyhood by Edward A. Geary
  • "Enduring Ties: Poems of Family Relationships" published in BYU Studies 43.4 (2004)
review of Enduring Ties: Poems of Family Relationships by Grant Hardy
  • "A Prophet for All the World: Glimpses into the Life of President Spencer W. Kimball" with Dell Van Orden and J. Melan Heslop, published in BYU Studies 28:2 (Spring 1988)
  • "The Bluest Eye" published in Brevity 29 (Winter 2009)
  • "A Feeling in Your Head" published in: Iowa Review, 47.1 (Spring 2008)
  • "The Radiant Astonishment of Existence: Two Interviews with Marilynne Robinson, March 20, 2004, and February 9, 2007" (with George Handley) published in Literature and Belief 27.2 (2007)

Honors[]

  • Chair competition, 1988 Eisteddfod, BYU, first place
  • Joseph Campbell Poetry Prize, Semi-finalist, Sarah Lawrence College, 2000
  • Sewanee Writers' Conference, Fellowship Recipient, Sewanee, TN, 2000
  • Young Scholar Award, Brigham Young University, 2000
  • Utah Arts Council, Annual Poetry Competition, Honorable Mention, 2001
  • University of Wisconsin Press Manuscript Competition, Semi-finalist, 2001
  • Oberlin College University Press Manuscript Competition, Finalist, 2001
  • Samuel French Morse Poetry Prize, Northeastern University, Semi-finalist, 2002
  • Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry, University of North Texas, Semi-finalist, 2002
  • University of Wisconsin Press Manuscript Competition, Semi-finalist, 2002
  • Tupelo Press Chapbook Competition, Dorset, VT, Finalist, 2002
  • Center for Book Arts Chapbook Competition, New York City, Finalist, 2002
  • Beatrice Hawley Manuscript Prize, Alice James Books, Farmington, ME, Finalist, 2002
  • Joseph Campbell Poetry Prize, Sara Lawrence College, Runner-up, 2002
  • Utah Arts Council, Biennial Poetry Manuscript Competition, First, 2002
  • The Journal Award Manuscript Competition, Finalist, 2003
  • 2004 Tampa Review Prize for Poetry
  • National Endowment for the Arts' Literature Fellowship in Poetry, 2007
  • 75 Significant Mormon Poets

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