Interviews, Publications & Awards


New Interviews

Selected Poems

  • Poetry Foundation:

    “Annunciation,” “Imagine,” “My Daughter Brings Home Bones,” “These Days It’s Hard to Tell What’s Part of the Act”

  • The Account:

    “Trending: Seismologist Explains How to Make an Earthquake Early Warning System with Cats” and “Message in a Bottle: Dear Future”

  • CALYX:

    “Quarantine Telehealth Well-Woman Profile”

  • Moss:

    “Over Oregon the Flight Attendant Asks If I’m Interested in Water”

  • The Missouri Review:

    “Love Poem Grounded in the Seismic Communication of Elephants”

  • Sweet Lit:

    “Still Life with Earthquake Weather and Blueberries”

  • The Los Angeles Review:

    “Elegy with Aftershocks, Late and Soon”

  • Stanford Magazine:

    “The Only Other Thing to Watch”

  • Connotation Press:

    “Leaving Thien Hau Temple,” “Diptych: Ho Chi Minh City,” and “My Boy, My Body: When I Type I Always Mix Them Up”

  • PBS Newshour (video):

    “Prayer for the Hanoi Man Who Waits for Breakdowns on His Block”

  • Oregon Poetic Voices Project (audio):

    “Threshold:,” “Fairy Tale: The Doctor,” “Recovery 6: The Last Word”

Selected Awards

  • Tenth Gate Prize Winner, Dear Future chosen by Felicia Zamora, published 2024

  • Oregon Book Award Finalist, No Acute Distress chosen by Major Jackson, 2017

  • Oregon Book Award Finalist, Threshold chosen by Robert Pinsky, 2011

  • Oregon Poetry Association’s Tranquil Relief Through Nature contest Winner, 2013 (winning poem displayed on 9’x9’ photograph as part of the permanent art collection in the Kaiser Westside Medical Center in Hillsboro, Oregon)
  • Oregon Literary Fellowship Recipient, 2011
  • “Best Poet of the Willamette Valley,” Readers’ Choice Awards, Corvallis Gazette-Times, 2010

  • Bestselling author of Threshold, ranked on the

    Poetry Foundation’s contemporary bestseller list

    , 2010

  • Wallace Stegner Fellow and Jones Lecturer in Poetry at Stanford University, 1994-2000.

Selected Past Interviews