Ph.D in English, Ohio University, 1998
M.A. in Creative Writing, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1992
B.A. in English, Colgate University, 1986
Daze, Salt Publishing Ltd, 2006 (poetry)
A Sacrificial Zinc, Pleiades/LSU Press, 2001 (poetry)
Words About James, Phylum Press, 2006 (poetry)
Surge, Kent State University Press, 1999 (poetry)
1913, ACM, American Literary Review, Bath House, Bellingham Review, Black Warrior Review, Bombay Gin, CHAIN, Ch! icago Review, Colorado Review, Connecticut Review, Controlled Burn, Copper Nickel, Cream City Review, Cumberland Poetry Review, Denver Quarterly, Double Room, ecopoetics, Electronic Poetry Review, Fourteen Hills, Gargoyle, Graham House Review, Green Mountains Review, Gulf Coast, High Plains Literary Review, International Quarterly, The Journal, key satchel, Kinesis, LIT, Maisonneuve, Many Mountains Moving, Mid-American Review, The News, New American Writing, New Delta Review, New Orleans Review, Notre Dame Review, Paragraph, Pavement Saw, Permafrost, Plainsongs, Pleiades, Quarterly West, Quarter After Eight, Sentence, Sonora Review, Sou'wester, Sniper Logic, Sycamore Review, Tampa Review, Third Coast, untitled, Verse, VOLT
Essays, Reviews, Interviews
American Book Review, American Studies International, Chicago Review, ecopoetics, Denver Quarterly, Double Room, Field, Iowa Review, ISLE, Quarter After Eight, Poetry International, Reading Under the ! Sign of Nature, Rolling Stock, Sniper Logic, Weber Studies, Web Conjunctions, West Branch, The Writer's Chronicle, Verse
Honors, Awards and Fellowships
Teaching Award (2), University of Colorado, Boulder
Pushcart Prize nominations (2)
Residency Fellowship, Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown
Lena Miles Weaver Todd Prize for A Sacrificial Zinc, Pleiades/LSU Press
Wick Chapbook Prize for Surge, Kent State University
Finalist for The Bakeless Prize, Brittenham Prize, Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series, Colorado Prize, Cleveland State Poetry Prize, The Journal Prize, Georgia Contemporary Poetry Prize
INTRO Series Award, Associated Writing Programs
Billee Murray Denny Poetry Prize, Lincoln College, Illinois
Jovanovich Prize, University of Colorado, Boulder
Vancouver Public Library, Canada 2005
Many Mountains Moving, Boulder, CO 2005
National Poetry Foundation, Orono ME 2004
Colorado State University, CO 2003
Denver University, Denver, CO 2003
The Ear Inn, NYC 2003
Cody’s Books, Berkeley, CA, 2003
Left Bank Books, St. Louis, MO 2003
Bertha's Mussels, Baltimore, MD 2003
Prairie Lights Books, Iowa City, IA 2002
Checkpoint Charlie, New Orleans, 2002
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 2002
Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, MO, 2002
Boulder Bookstore, Boulder, CO 2001
University of Colorado, Boulder, 1990-2001
National Poetry! Foundation, Orono, ME, 2000
Kent State University, Kent, OH, 1999
Ohio University, Athens, OH, numerous 1994-98
FAWC, Provincetown, MA, 1998
Assistant Professor, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, 2003-present
Assistant Professor, Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, IA, 2002-2003.
Instructor, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 1999-2002.
Teaching Assistant, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 1999.
Instructor, Ohio University, Athens, OH, 1997-8.
Teaching Associate, Ohio University, Athens, OH, 1993-7.
Lecturer, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 1992-3.
Teaching Associate, University for Youth, Denver University, Denver, CO, 1990-1.
Reading Specialist, University Hills Elementary School, Boulder, CO, 1988-89.
Arts Administration/Editing Experience
Creative Writing Committee, Reading Series Committee (Chair), Writers Harvest Committee (Chair), Ram Welcome (Chair), Colorado State University, 2003-present.
Grants Board, Arts and Humanity Assembly of Boulder, 2001-2002.
Judge, Wick Chapbook Prize, Kent State University, 2001.
Contributing Editor, Quarter After Eight, 1998-2001.
Guest Editor, Colorado Review, 2005.
Editor, Tattered Fetlock, 1993-present.
Poetry Editor, Shankpainter, 1998-9.
Editor, Quarter After Eight, 1993-1998.
Poetry Editor, Sphere, 1994-5.
Graduate Student Director, Visiting Writers Program, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1990-2.
Travel Liaison, The Novel of the Americas, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1990-2.
Academy of American Poets, 2001-present.
Modern Language Association, 1997-present.
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, 1996-present.
Associated Writing Programs, 1992-present.
Areas of Activity
Ecopoetics, Poetry of Witness, Ekphrasis, Creative Nonfiction, Literature of the West.
Like Pirates, book of poetry in progress.
Questioning (the) Witness: Interviews in Contemporary Poetry and Poetics.
Green Horizons: Toward an Ecopoetics, scholarly book of ecopoetics.
Plumbing Center: Essays on Place, Relationship and Community, creative nonfiction.
"An Earth of Actual Value": Ecopoetics in Poetry and Practice, editor, current activity in the field.