Washburn University, Lecturer, Summer 2006 - present
Washburn University, Adjunct, Fall 2005
Associated Writers and Writing Programs
Academy of American Poets
PEN, Associate Member
Center for Kansas Studies, Page Turner Fellow
Woodley Memorial Press, Board Member, Co-Managing Editor (-2011)
Barron’s fiction, creative non-fiction, & poetry have appeared in literary journals including New Letters, Terrain, The Bennington Review, The Little Balkans Review, Midwest Quarterly, Chicken Bones, etc.
Anthologies containing her work: Begin Again (poetry), “Hunting for Arrowheads,” 2011.
Voices of the Great Plains (poetry & creative non-fiction), “Grassland,” “Natural Variables,” 2011.
Kansas Voices (fiction), “Chocolate Pudding,” 2000.
Awards and Other Professional Accomplishments:
*KPR Presents: audio reading as part of National Poetry Month, excerpt of “Grassland” aired 8 April 2012.
*Finalist and publication Terrain Short Story Contest, “Controlled Burn”2011-2012.
*Numerous readings including in multiple Kansas locations with the Kansas poets from the Begin Again anthology, “Hunting for Arrowheads,” excerpt from “Grassland” 2011-2012.
*Voices of the Great Plains (non-fiction) reading at Washburn University, 26 October 2012.
*Symphony in the Flint Hills: Performed “Grassland” with the Prairie Poets, 11 June 2011.
*Finalist, Glimmer Train Fiction Contest, 2010.
*Finalist Dorothy Churchill Cappon Prize for the Essay “Natural Variables” New Letters 2010.
*Pushcart Prize nominee: 2010 “The Manners You Would Use for Strangers,” The Little Balkans Review.