Publications & Awards



  • 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”


  • Oregon Book Award Finalist, chosen by Robert Pinsky, 2011
  • Oregon Book Award Finalist, chosen by Major Jackson, 2017
  • 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