Artistic Work: A List

PUBLICATIONS  

BOOKS:  

  • Shipwrecks and Other Stories. Nacogdoches, TX: Stephen F. Austin State University Press, 2017. Awarded Honorable Mention Los Angeles Book Festival.  
  • Fever and Guts: A Symphony. Nacogdoches, TX: Stephen F. Austin State University Press, 2013. 
  • Ahead of the Flaming Front: A Life on Fire. Caldwell, ID: Caxton Press, 2013. Awarded the North American Book Prize for Memoir.  
  • The Journal West: Poems. Lewiston, ID: Lewis-Clark Press, 2009.  

CHAPBOOKS:  

  • Fall in the Borderland. Georgetown, KY: Finishing Line Press, 2008. Finalist in Finishing Line Press chapbook competition.  
  • Twelve Lovers, Lost and Found. Lewiston, ID: Talking River Press, 2004. Winner of the Talking River Chapbook Prize.  

NONFICTION – LITERARY JOURNALS: 

  • “The Homelessness of the Brave.” War: Art and Literature, forthcoming 2024. 
  • “On the Origin of Time: A Meditation.” Ploughshares, Winter 2024. 
  • “Before I was Free.” Agni, 2022: Semifinalist. 
  • “On Halloween.” Litro, 2022. 
  • “Workshop Solitaire.” A chapter in The Sentences That Create Us for PEN America. Haymarket Books, 2022.  
  • “We All Fall Down.” CURA, 2020.  
  • “Sailing in the Fog.” The Hopper, 2018.  
  • “On the Border.” Guernica, 2013.  
  • “Three Easter Sundays.” Guernica Shorts, 2013.  
  • “Fever and Guts: A Symphony.” The Dos Passos Review, 2013.  
  • “Playing ‘The Lonely Bull.’” The Sun, 2013.  
  • “The Opportunity to Tell a Story.” National Public Radio: This I Believe, 2011.  
  • “You Have a Beautiful Daughter.” Poigod Literary Magazine, 2010: Nominated for a Pushcart Prize.  
  • “Conception in a Time of Cold War.” The Meadow, 2010: Nominated for a Pushcart Prize.  
  • “Looking For Origins.” The Jack Kent Cooke Chronicle, 2010.  
  • “First Words.” The Antarctic Sun, 2009.  
  • “Hand-Me Down War Stories.” The Southern Review, 2009: Special Mention in Pushcart Prize Anthology XXXV. Notable essay in Best American Essays 2010. Anthologized in That Mad Game: Growing Up During a Time of War, 2012.  
  • “Ahead of the Flaming Front.” High Desert Journal, 2009: Nominated for a Pushcart Prize.  
  • “Striking into Nothingness.” Baltimore Review, 2007: Winner first place in nonfiction competition. Anthologized in Borne on Air. Mary Clearman Blew and Phil Druker, Eds. Cheney: Eastern Washington University Press, 2009. Nominated for a Pushcart Prize.  
  • “Moving in Gangland.” Talking River, 2006: Nominated for a Pushcart Prize.  
  • “Falling into Fire.” The Baltimore Review, 2005: Nominated for a Pushcart Prize.  
  • “An Absence of Motion.” Mid-American Review, 2005: Editor’s Choice in non-fiction competition.  
  • “American Losers.” Rebel 47, 2005: First place in non-fiction competition.  
  • “A Poet’s Job.” Expressions, 2005.  

FICTION – LITERARY JOURNALS:    

  • “The Long Road to Fresno.” ReSentencing. Selected best story of the issue, 2022.  
  • “Totality.” Winner of the Narrative Fall Story Contest, 2018.  
  • Still Life. The Meadow, winner of The Meadow Novella Prize, 2015.  
  • “Helpless in the Hands of Strangers.” Finalist in Narrative Spring Story Contest, 2011.  
  • “Repossession.” Finalist in Narrative Winter Story Contest, 2011.  
  • “Drinking Sangria in the Cold War: 1988.” Finalist in Narrative Fall Story Contest, 2010. This story was developed into a short film by SFA Productions.  
  • “Still Life.” Finalist in Narrative Spring Story Contest, 2010: Nominated for a Pushcart Prize.  
  • “Birth of the Hippo.” Finalist in Narrative Fall Fiction Contest, 2010: Notable Story in the anthology Best of the West and Nominated for a Pushcart Prize.  
  • “In the River’s Mouth.” The Platte Valley Review, 2010: Nominated for a Pushcart Prize.  
  • “An Unusual Snow.” The Dos Passos Review, 2009.  
  • Red Flag Warning (novel excerpt). Narrative. Finalist in Narrative Fall Fiction Contest, 2008.  
  • “A Hunter’s Story.” Shenandoah, Fall 2008: Nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Finalist for the Obsidian Prize.  
  • “Looking for the Mule.” Grist: The Journal for Writers, 2008: Special Mention in Pushcart Prize XXXIV.  
  • “For the First Time: Desert Pool.” Smyles and Fish, 2006: Nominated for a Pushcart Prize.  
  • “Shipwrecks.” The Dos Passos Review, 2005: Special Mention in Pushcart Prize Anthology XXXI.  
  • “All Those Empty Mining Claims.” Expressions, 2005. 
  • “Between the Grass and the Dirt.” Talking River Review, 2003.  
  • “Came a Bullet of Gold.” Dream International Quarterly, 2000.  

POETRY – LITERARY JOURNALS: 

  • “When My Mother Calls” and “What’s There.” Writing Sound: An Anthology, 2019.  
  • “Terminal Velocity.” The Meadow, 2018.  
  • “On the Outskirts at Spring: and Spring in the Garden.” Writing Flora, Writing Fauna: An Anthology, 2018.  
  • “Meditation in a Cold Front.” The Meadow, 2016.  
  • “Venus in Retrograde” and “When We Last Rode East.” Rabid Oak, 2017.  
  • “Freight Train Through Phoenix” and “End of the Season at Helibase.” San Pedro River Review, 2016.  
  •  “Mercury Descending.” Cascadia Review, 2013.  
  • “Little Venus.” The Suisun Valley Review, 2012.  
  • “Empty Sky.” Platte Valley Review, 2011.  
  • “Pulaski,” “On the Move,” and “Fuel Guard.” The Meadow, 2011.  
  • “In the Engine Room.” Tar River Poetry, 2011.  
  • “Phone Call: Minnesota to Idaho.” Chum, 2011.  
  • “McCall in the Darkness.” Chum, 2010: Nominated for a Pushcart Prize.  
  • “Spring Run-Off.” The Gihon River Review, 2009.  
  • “The Basque in the Floodwood Backcountry.” High Desert Journal, 2008: Nominated for a Pushcart Prize.  
  • “The Journal West.” “A Spring Night in Carson City,” and “A Dozer Swims the Clearwater River.” SNReview, 2008.  
  • “Greta” and “Fire Shelter.” The Meadow, 2008.  
  • “Madison Rose,” “Jet Noise,” “On the Prairie,” and “Tea Kettle.”  Read This, 2007: “Madison Rose” and “On the Prairie” nominated for Pushcart Prizes.  
  • “In Spain,” “Nazi Fiddle,” and “Rancho La Brea Tar Pits.” SNReview, 2007.  
  • “Almost First Light in Autumn: Atlas Mountains.” The Boxcar Review, 2007.  
  • “Backside of Dull Axe Mountain in Winter.” Tar River Poetry, 2007. 
  • “The Las Vegas Sonata.” The Furnace Review, 2007. 
  • “Borderland” and “On the Alaskan Peninsula.” Camas: The Nature of the West, 2006: “Borderland” nominated for a Pushcart Prize.  
  • “Nothing I’d Care To: An Alaskan Love Ballad.” Expressions, 2005.  
  • “Another Kind of Metal.” Tar River Poetry, 2005. 
  • “My Birthday in the Bering,” “Landing at Dillingham, Alaska,” and “A Poem for Two Daughters.”  The Furnace Review, 2005.  
  • “A Summer Without Fire” and “Idaho Wildfire: September 11, 2001.” The Common Reader, 2005.  
  • “Building a Fire for the Night.” Tar River Poetry, 2005: Nominated for a Pushcart Prize.  
  • “Nyctophobia.”  Expressions, 2004.  
  • “Coffee and Old Crow” and “Sunday Morning Hangover.” Talking River, 2004.  
  • “Poem Inspired by Ellen’s Painting.” Pathfinder, 2003. 
  • “Phil’s Eyes.” Pathfinder, 2002.  
  • “Casting to Eternity” “Flat Tires I have Known,” and “Life Between the Lines.” Black Rock & Sage, 2002.  
  • “Missing Nothing” and “Children.” Talking River, 2001. 
  • “Steering,” “Flower Duet,” “She Weeps,” and “What is the Sound of a Dream Crumbling?”  Hidden Oak, 2001.  
  • “Past in Future’s Tense,” “River’s Dream,” “Jealous Dawn,” “Fate Foretold,” and “Kore.”  Dream International Quarterly, 2001.  
  • “Owl’s Flight,” “Frontier of Flame,” Sacrifice to See,” and “Flight from Parnassus.”  Dream International Quarterly, 2000.  

BOOK REVIEWS:   

  • “Review of Kate Brown’s Manual for Survival: A Chernobyl Guide to the Future.” Orion: People and Nature, 2019.  
  • “Review of Ófeigur Sigurðsson’s Öræfi: The Wasteland.” Orion: People and Nature, 2019 
  • “Review of Ann Patchett’s This is the Story of a Happy Marriage.” Crab Creek Review, 2016.  
  • “Review of Molly Gloss’s The Hearts of Horses.” Western American Literature, 2009.  
  • “Review of Gerald Vizenor’s Almost Ashore.” Western American Literature, 2008.  

LIBRETTOS:  

  • @Giselle_Love, Fran. Commissioned and performed by ENAensemble in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2019.  
  • On the Origin of Time. Forthcoming from ENAensemble in Philadelphia, Pennsylvannia. 

PLAYS:  

  • William Hood: A Career of Usefulness. Commissioned by The Arts Council of Kern and performed in Bakersfield, California, 2021. 
  • Artist for the Expedition. Commissioned by The Arts Council of Kern and performed in Bakersfield, California, 2020. 
  • The Last Phone Call. California Riverside Ballet in conjunction with The Inlandia Institute, 2016. 

PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILM  

SOLO EXHIBITIONS: 

  • 2014 – Kern Foothills. Colleen Grant’s Gallery. Tehachapi, United States 
  • 2019 – Before First Light. Bravery Brewing. Lancaster, United States 
  • 2019 – In the Dark. Colleen Farrell’s Gallery. Tehachapi, United States 
  • 2019 – Sensitive Species. Tehachapi Valley Arts Association. Tehachapi, United States 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS: 

  • 2016 – Photo Independent Los Angeles, United States 
  • 2019 – MOAH: CEDAR 34th Annual Juried Art Show: Lancaster, United States  
  • 2019 – TAG gallery California Show: Los Angeles, United States  
  • 2019 – Colleen Farrell’s Gallery: Tehachapi, United States 
  • 2019 – TAG Gallery Open Show: Los Angeles, United States   
  • 2019 – Colleen Farrell’s Gallery. Tehachapi, United States 
  • 2019 – Lancaster Arts Invitational: Lancaster, United States  
  • 2019 – Colleen Farrell’s Gallery. Tehachapi, United States 
  • 2020 – TAG Gallery Open: Los Angeles, United States 
  • 2020 – Las Laguna Gallery Open: Laguna Beach, United States   
  • 2020 – LA Center for Photography Open: Los Angeles, United States   
  • 2021 – San Diego Museum of Art: San Diego, United States  
  • 2021 – Las Laguna Open: Laguna Beach, United States 

PHOTOGRAPHY PUBLICATIONS: 

  • 2021 – San Pedro River Review. 
  • 2020 – Barren Magazine. 
  • 2020 – San Pedro River Review. 
  • 2019 – San Pedro River Review. 
  • 2014-2019 – Contributing Photographer to Enerpo News

FILM:  

  • In the Desert of Dark and Light. A feature in pre-production. Green Dog Films, 2022. 
  • A One Man Show. A short for Rehabilitation Through the Arts. Human Pictures, 2022. 
  • In the Desert of Dark and Light. Proof of Concept Short. Green Dog Films, 2022. 
  • “Writing for Social Justice.” Video for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, 2020.  
  • “Slay the Dragon.” Video Essay. SpacesLitMag, 2012. 
  • “Drinking Sangria in the Cold War.” Producer, Unit Production Manager, Fight Choreographer, and Script Writer. Premiered Stephen F. Austin State University Auditorium, 2011. 
  • “Mad Maxine.” Producer, Writer, Director, and Editor. Premiered in the South Pole International Film Festival, 2012. 
  • “The Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.” Director, Narrator, and Editor. Premiered in the South Pole International Film Festival, 2012.