Publications

Forthcoming:

  • Children (forthcoming in Lodestone) 
  • Young for Now, also included in my chapbook Long Division (forthcoming with the Same)
  • To The Invisible (forthcoming in The Fendland Reed)
  • Depth Perfection (forthcoming in Zone 3)
  • But You Should Never End a Sentence With a Bird (forthcoming with Sunlight Press)

Publications/Awards:

2017

  • Long Divisionmy first chapbook, released September 2017 with Finish Line Press: Contact me to oder a copy or order here. 
  • Ongoing competition at The Epoch Times: True story about Andrea Mobano, mother of three who fled the Congo thinking she’d never see her husband again (for a decade, she was right) (Oct. 17, 2017)
  • Ongoing competition: Hard, a finalist in the Pen2Paper Poetry of Disability contest (Oct. 9, 2017)

 

2016

2015

  • Book review of The Rule of Nobody in Real Change (Dec. 9, 2015)
  • Contest winner: short piece in course catalog (winter 2015, page 2)
  • Laundry in Three Line Poetry (Nov. 2015)
  • Essay in Atticus Review: “ASD: A Spectrum in the Rough” (Oct. 27, 2015)
  • Letter to the editor at The New Yorker (Oct. 26, 2015) re: Malcolm Gladwell’s Thresholds of Violence
  • Portmanteau with Pith (October 22, 2015)
  • Interview with author Robert Scheer about government spying, his book They Know Everything About You and what we can do to restore individual privacy (Sept. 30, 2015)
  • Interview with medical interpreter trainer Juan Gutierrez in Real Change (Sept. 23, 2015)
  • How To Get Really Married in the Juniper Artland Competition (Sept. 22, 2015)
  • The Pastor on fiftywordstories.com (Sept. 8, 2015)
  • Received Honorable Mention in Writer’s Digest’s 84 Annual Writing Competition for my nonfiction essay Depth Perfection (Sept. 2015)
  • Vapor, printed on a postcard, interview with Red-Flag Poetry Service (August 15, 2015)
  • Participation in the Lament for the Dead project, mourning the loss of Craig Whisenand (August 12, 2015)
  • Op-ed article in Real Change about the laws banning/restricting distributing food to the homeless (July 15, 2015)
  • Op-ed article in Real Change about WA State’s new addendum to its mental health legislation, “Joel’s Law” (May 27, 2015)
  • May 2015  participant in Tupelo Press’s 30/30 Project – a poem-a-day fundraiser for this indie literary press
  • Five Pieces on Scotland’s Annual Open Arts and Craft Open Studios event, the “Spring Fling” (May 22, 2015)
  1. Revenance
  2. Vapor
  3. Clay
  4. Perforation
  5. Rock, O My Baby

2014

  1. Reflections on former bishop N.T. Wright’s lecture
  2. Synopsis of Madeleine Albright’s Visit
  3.  Review of James Bryan Smith’s Church Leaders Forum
  4. Synopsis of James K.A Smith’s “Imagining and Desiring the Kingdom Lecture  
  5. Review of the Annual Paul T. Walls Lecture: Dr. Wall on Revelation:  Part I and Part II
  6. Synopsis of “Spiritual But Not Religious: Seeking Transcendence in a Secular Age” Discussion
  7. Review of Andy Crouch’s keynote address for the Day of Common Learning
  8. Synopsis of Race in America after Ferguson Forum at SPU: Part I and Part II
  9. Reflections on Seattle Evangelicals for Racial Justice, hosted by First Free Methodist Church
  10. Palmer Lecture Series: Review of Lecture and Q&A session
  11. Reflections on the Pacific NW Conference’s Racial Reconciliation Summit
  12. Recap of “Hackers, Spies and Freedom” – a lecture by former (and longest-served) director of the NSA, Gen. Keith Alexander
  13. Summary of the annual Wall’s Lecture
  14. Reflections on the First Annual “No Limits, No Boundaries” disability event

2013 and older

  • “Little Book of Longing” and “Simulacra,” ditchpoetry.com (Dec. 2013)
  • “A Rescue,” Café Aphra blog (Sep. 2013)
  • Short, untitled piece, The Sun Magazine’s Reader’s Write section (Feb. 2013)
  • “Wishing Well,” Ballard Street Poetry Journal (March 2012)
  • “Well,” honorable mention in Writer’s Digest Essay Competition (May 2011)
  • “Blessed Are We,” Vineyards: A Collection of Christian Poetry (Feb. 2011)
  • Nature of Words Rising Star Competition:
  1. Won Poetry category for “The Little Book of Longing,” age group 25+ (Nov. 2012)
  2. Honorable Mention in poetry category for “Dinner with My Father,” age group 19-25 (Nov. 2011)
  3. Honorable Mention in nature essay category for “Noisy Roots”, age group 19-25 (Nov. 2010)
  4. Won nonfiction short story category for “Moving,” age group 19-25 (Nov. 2009)
  • “To Be Attitudes,” grand-prize winner in the poetry category for Chapel Arts Commission at SPU (March 2009)
  • My very old blog I started to document my solo travels around Europe in the summer of 2009 and a bit beyond

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