Winner of the 2009 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition

Published by Southern Illinois University Press

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 No Acute Distress and Threshold scheduled and selected readings:

November 2015

November 7, Lit Crawl Portland (the evening of Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival)


One of four featured poets, “Celebrating the First Fifteen: A Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Reading,” AWP (The Association of Writers & Writing Programs) Annual Conference, Seattle, WA


Featured Poet, guest of Representative Carolyn Tomei, Opening Ceremonies on the House floor, Salem, OR

Featured Poet, Oregon Poetry Association’s Spring Conference, Silverton, OR

Guest Poet, “Working and Writing in the Woods” workshop, Cabin at Shotpouch Creek, Oregon Coast Range


Visiting Writers Series, Northwest Christian University, Eugene, OR

Oregon Poetry Association’s Spring Conference, Portland, OR

The Studio Series, Stonehenge Studios, Portland, OR

The Milwaukie Poetry Series, The Pond House, Milwaukie, OR


Annie Bloom’s Books, Portland, OR

Nye Beach Writers Series, Newport, OR

Wordstock, Portland, OR

Barnes & Noble, Vancouver, WA

In Other Words bookstore, Portland, OR