Painting of me as a kid by my artist sister
Where the sun goes, how
a drawn out question
We draw yellow horses in the dark:
Raven rises, sun returns—who
Love strikes golden fire, and we burn.
OSPA Second Place Award 2007 Member's Choice Competition
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"The Elephant Down the Road: De Palma’s Italian Restaurant 1978." Community College Moment Spring 2011.
"Prescription: Facebook. 'How can Facebook act as an agent of mental health to a community fragmented 20 years ago?'" Communities Magazine. Spring 2011.
"Elegy for Sam Two Bells," and "If I Could Only See One Color." 2009 Encore: Prize Poems of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies.
“Sprung Rhythm for White Doe” 3rd in the category Traditional Verse (Dueling Judges) by Judge B, Sandra Ellston OSPA Fall Contest 2010.:
"Burden of Light: The Emissary of Divine Light Myth System." Communal Studies Journal. September 2010.
"Home to Glen Ivy." The Fountain. July 2010.
"'I’ve Seen It Raining Fire in the Sky': Sunrise Ranch, Eden Valley, Loveland, Colorado, New Year 1973." Community College Moment. Spring 2010.
"Lost With Trouble." Two chapters from novel-in-progress. Online at CentaurLit.com Nov. 1, 2009 for one month and then located in the online archives.
"Crossing the Line," and "An Atheist Encounters a Fallen Soul" (poems) in Outpost:Voices From the Meadow. ed. Donald Witten, 2009. Both poems also appeared in a separate publication titled Outpost: Writing at Billy Meadows; Fishtrap 2009.
Second Prize Poetry Society of Michigan 2009 Annual Contest for poem: "If I Could Only See One Color"
Second Prize Two Ladies from Texas 2009 Annual Contest for poem: "Elegy for Sam Two Bells"
Fourth Honorable Mention Illinois State Poetry Society Award 2009 Annual Contest for poem: "Deep Song (for Richard Sims)"
"Center Panel, Winter Triptych." Second Place in Oregon State Poetry's Fall Contest 2008, Exphrasis (poetry about art) Category.
"Professor Rudwick’s Magical Marvelous Time Machine: Bursting the Limits of Time: The Reconstruction of Geohistory in the Age of Revolution. " Book Review. Fossil News: Journal of Avocational Paleontology. January 2007.
Fern Ridge Cottonwood. Photograph. Earth Tithe, Spring 2004.
“Dreamcatcher." Personal Essay. Community College Moment , Spring 2003.
("You cannot win if you do not play")
3rd Honorable Mention OSPA Traditional Verse Category Fall 2010
First Place OSPA Roads Category Spring 2009
First Place OSPA Members Only Category Spring 2009
Second Prize Poetry Society of Michigan Award 2009 Annual Contest
Second Prize Two Ladies from Texas Award 2009 Annual Contest
Fourth Honorable Mention Illinois State Poetry Society Award 2009 Annual Contest
Second Place Oregon State Poetry's Fall Contest 2008
Honorable Mention Oregon State Poetry's Spring Contest 2008
Second Place Oregon State Poetry Association's Fall Contest 2007
2005 Lane Faculty Recognition Award
2005 Eugene Readin’ in the Rain Visiting Scholar
2004 Lane Faculty Recognition Award
2003 NCTE National Editor First Place Award
2003 Lane Faculty Recognition Award
1998 Award for Teaching Excellence,
1998 First Place Teacher-as-Writer Competition, OCTE
1996 Outstanding Faculty Award,
1995 Teacher-as Writer Competition,
1995 Assessment Technique Award for Portfolio Assessment Lane Community College
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