Publication List for Sandy Jensen

 1995-2011

 

 
Painting of me as a kid by my artist sister
 
  


These things we’ve never understood:

Where the sun goes, how
to bring it back—

where
ravens roost at night—what
they say at a kill.

Why
the light in the mind flickers, how
a song can coax it back.

Animals far wilder than we still circle cave walls,

a drawn out question
from the past, or perhaps a perfect answer.

We draw yellow horses in the dark:

Raven rises, sun returns—who
can understand it?

Love strikes golden fire, and we burn.

--Sandy Jensen 

OSPA Second Place Award 2007 Member's Choice Competition

 

 

 PUBLICATIONS (1995-2011)

The hot linked titles are to full text pages of stories, essays, and poems.


"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”  Honorable Mention: 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)"

First Place in Oregon State Poetry Associations Spring Contest 2009, "Roads" Themed Category. Poem:                          "Shortcut (for Jim and Kati Kim)." 

First Place in Oregon State Poetry Association's Spring Contest 2009, Members Choice Category.  Poem: "Harney County Still Life." 

"Cat As a Map of the World."  Creative Non-fiction (Memoir). Community College Moment Spring 2009 Volume 9.

"Thirteen Grains of Pollen." Poem. Community College Moment. Spring 2009. Volume 9.

"Center Panel, Winter Triptych." Second Place in Oregon State Poetry's Fall Contest 2008, Exphrasis (poetry about art) Category. 

The Ceremony of Memory. Personal Essay in Desert Call: Contemplative Christianity and Vital Culture. Special Issue: "On Holy Ground." Fall 2008.

"My Name is Mac," opening monologue from my novel in Fishtrap: The River Still Flows. Summer 2008.

"When You and I Were Cedar," poem in the Spring 2008 edition of  Wild Goose Poetry Review .

"Agates Pretend to be Amber," Honorable Mention in Oregon State Poetry's Spring Contest 2008, Traditional Verse Category.

One Rainy Thanksgiving in Alger, WA . Poem.  Windfall: A Journal of Poetry of Place. Spring 2008.

"Artists of the Painted Cave." Verseweavers 12, 2008. Second Place in Oregon State Poetry Association's Fall Contest 2007, Members Only 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.

“Ekgmowechashala: The Tooth in the Brain.” Researched Essay. Community College Moment, Vol. 7, Spring 2007.

Under the Sign of the Red Horse.” Creative Non-fiction. Horse Healers: True Stories of Courage, Hope, and the Transformative Power of the Human/Equine Bond. ed. A. Bronwyn Llewellyn. Avon, MA: Adams, 2007.

I Saw Us in a Painting: Poems by Sandy Jensen. Book of poetry. Eugene: Walking Bird, 2006.

The Blue Chair” Personal Essay. Community College Moment Vol. 6, Spring 2006.

Ekgmowechashala: The Tooth in the Brain.” Researched Essay. Fossil News: Journal of Avocational Paleontology.” January 2006.

"Home After Dark" Creative Non-fiction. Horse Crazy: Women and the Horses They Love. ed. A. Bronwyn Llewellyn. Avon, MA: Adams, 2006.

Potlatch.” Poem. Earth’s Daughters #68, 2006.

Eugene Weekly Viewpoint,  Editorial. Jan. 20, 2005.

Blue Ronel Running. Science fiction short story.  Cafe Irreal. February 2005.

"Harney Lake Still Life."  Poem. The Fossil Record
http://www.thefossil.com/number50.htm

"Lascaux in a Yellow Light." Poem.  The Fossil Record

"No Face." Personal Essay. Spring 2005 Community College Moment.

 "Primer Poema." Bi-lingual Spanish/English poem. Spring 2005 Community College Moment.

"Home After Dark," Creative Non-fiction. Summer 2005 Pilgrimage Magazine.

“Don’t Call me Torny-Drawers.” Poem. Manzanita Quarterly 6.4, Summer 2004.  

Fern Ridge Cottonwood. Photograph. Earth Tithe, Spring 2004. 

“Dreamcatcher."  Personal Essay. Community College Moment , Spring 2003.

“Night Rider.” Poem. The Eloquent Umbrella, 2004.

Timothy Crosses Over.” Poem. Manzanita Quarterly 6.3, Spring 2004

“Why We Bake.”  Poem. Community College Moment, Spring 2004.

"Luna" Creative Non-fiction. PoemMemoirStory, Number 3/2003.
http://www.pms-journal.org/memoir.htm

“News from the Guerilla Poetry Front.”  Flash fiction. Eloquent Umbrella, 2003.

“Roadkill and Wilderness:Teaching Three Writers on One Theme by William Stafford in the Collaborative Classroom.” Academic Essay.  Community College Moment. Spring 2003.

Vultures.” Poem. Earth Tithe, Spring 2003.

 “Children in Winter.” Poem. Eloquent Umbrella, 2002.

“Eye of the Orca.”  Poem. Manzanita Quarterly 5.2, Winter 2002.

“The Heart of the Humanist: Jennifer VonAmmon.” Profile. Perspectives. Oregon Humanities. December 2002.

“Lascaux in a Yellow Light.” Poem. Manzanita Quarterly 4.4, Summer 2002.

“Steal These Ideas.” Academic Essay. Oregon English Journal, Fall 2002.

Strange and Wonderful: A Review of Wild Life by Molly Gloss.” Book Review.  Oregon English Journal. Fall 2002.

 “The Queens of Clean.” Poem. Manzanita Quarterly 3.3, Spring 2001.

“Teacher, Mentor, Muse, and Friend: The Literary Friendship of Ursula K. LeGuin and Molly Gloss.” Academic Essay. Oregon English Journal, Spring 1999.

"The Blue Chair. Personal Essay. Making a Difference: Personal Essays By Today’s College Teachers. Marlton, NJ: Townsend Press, 1998.

"Writing the Seventh Text: Teaching the Oregon Literature Series in the Community College Classroom." Academic Essay. Oregon English Journal , Spring 1997. Co-authored with Peter Jensen.

"Terminator Line," & "Vigil."  Poems. Oregon English Journal, Fall 1996.

"Learning to Love the Music: An Appreciation of Walt Morey's Prose Style."  Academic Essay. Oregon English Journal, Spring 1996.

"Alone in a Dark Wood: Teaching Three OLS Writers on One Theme by William Stafford."  Academic Essay. Oregon English Journal, Fall 1995.

“When I Was Cold.” Poem. Winner in Oregon Council of Teachers of English, Teachers as Writers Competition, 1995.

"Solstice Wreath.” Poem as Frontispiece. Heinberg, Richard. Celebrate the Solstice: Honoring the Earth's Seasonal Rhythms Through Festival and Ceremony. Quest, 1993.

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AWARDS

("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,
Linfield College  

1998 First Place Teacher-as-Writer Competition,  OCTE

1996  Outstanding Faculty Award,
Linn-Benton Community College 

1995 Teacher-as Writer Competition,
The Townsend Press Award 

1995 Assessment Technique Award for Portfolio Assessment Lane Community College