2019-2020        Ascent Fellow, City of Albuquerque Arts Program



A Poetic Inventory of the Sandia Mountains, Finishing Line Press. Lexington, KY. 2019.

Books Under Contract

“Best Tent Camping: New Mexico,” AdventureKEEN. Birmingham, Alabama. MMS June 1, 2020.

Creative Nonfiction Essays

  • “Pillow Book with Flesh Wounds,” Oyez Review (Chicago: Roosevelt University, Vol. 45, 2018), 81-98.
  • “How We Echo,” Eastern Iowa Review (Shellsburg: Port Yonder Press, 2017), page 13 and republished online.  
  •  “I Remember Winter,” We All Lived Here (Spokane: Eastern Washington University, 2017), online.
  • “On Doubles and Disease,” Rathalla Review (Rosemont: Rosemont College, 2017), 6-7.
  •  “The Last of Our Unreasonable Customs,” The Cossack Review (Vol. 4, 2017), 67-76.
  • “Quakies: Populus Tremuloides,” Rooted: An Anthology of New Arboreal Writing, ed. Josh McIver-Anderson (San Francisco: Outpost 19 Press, 2017), 109.
  • “This Earth Is Blessed: Do Not Play in the Holy Dirt,” Greater Sum (2017),11-17.
  • “Urban Foraging,” Coming of Age at the End of Nature: A Generation Faces Living on a
  • Changes Planet, ed. Susan Cohen and Julie Dunlap. (San Antonio: Trinity University Press, 2016), 43-49.
  • “Mind Games,” Prairie Schooner (Lincoln: University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 3.33 “Sports Shorts,” #55, September 2016), online.
  •  “Recorded Lightning,” Creative Nonfiction Magazine (Issue 58, Winter 2016), 29-34.
  •            Winner of the Best Essay Prize.
  •             Nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
  • “Against Cupcakes,” The Los Angeles Review (Vol. 15, 2014), 76-77.
  • “Espanola of Ill Repute,” Spokane Shorties, ed. Kevin Taylor (Spokane: Gray Dog Press, 2014), 8-10.
  • “Afterthoughts of the Bloom,” Moon City Review (Springfield: Missouri State University, 2014), 46-51.
  • “Unwinding Is-ness,” Headland (2015), page numbers unknown.
  • “A Left Turn from Albuquerque,” Outside In Literary Magazine, (2013), online.
  • “From First Rust” Composite Arts Magazine, (2013): 62-63.
  • “West Mesa,” Glassworks Magazine (Glassboro: Rowan University, 2013), 1-3.
  • “Northwest and Inland,” Flycatcher: A Journal of Native Imagination (Winter 2013), online.
  •            Nominated for Best of the Net 2013.
  • “Twilight for the Tinderbox,” Cactus Heart (2013), 1-3.
  • “Living with Roaches,” Utne Reader (July/August 2012), 70-71. (Solicited to re-publish “The One I Did Not Smash.”)
  • “The One I Did Not Smash,” Sacred Fire (Spring 2012), page numbers unknown.
  • “We Shall Split at the Seams,” Rio Grande Review (El Paso: University of Texas—El Paso, Fall 2011), 16-19.


“How We Echo,” Anthology of Lyric Essays from Eastern Iowa Review (Shellsburg: Port Yonder Press, 2019). Expected publication date early 2020. 


  • “Scott’s Oriole,” Spiral Orb Magazine (ed. Eric Magrane): online.
  • “Black Bear,” Qu Literary Magazine (Charlotte, NC: Queens University, Winter 2019): 35.
  • “Lesser Stripetail Scorpion,” Bennington Review (Bennington, VT: Bennington College, Summer 2018), 42-43.
  • “Ringtail Cat,” Bennington Review (Bennington, VT: Bennington College, Summer 2018), 44-45.
  • “Datil Yucca,” Thin Air (Flagstaff: Northern Arizona University, Vol. 24, 2018), 66-67.
  • “A Curled Foot on the Gas Pedal,” Red Earth Review (Oklahoma City: Oklahoma City University, Summer 2017), 7.
  • “Western Diamondback Rattlesnake,” The Kenyon Review (Kenyon: Kenyon College, Vol. XXXIX, May/June 2017), 69.
  • “Spear Globemallow,” The Kenyon Review (Kenyon: Kenyon College, Vol. XXXIX, May/June 2017), 70.
  • “Santa Rosa, FL,” Saw Palm (Tampa: University of South Florida, Oct. 2016), online map.
  • “Rufous Hummingbird,” Rattle (Issue 50, Dec. 2015), and online.
  • “Tarantula Hawk Wasp,” Kudzu House Quarterly (4.3 Winter Solstice, 2014), online.
  • “American Kestrel,” South85 Journal (December 2014), online.
  • “Lines from Eleven Introductions to New Mexico,” New Mexico Mercury (February 2014), online.
  • “Atlantic City,” Rock & Sling (Spokane: Whitworth University, Vol. 9.1, 2013), 52.
  • “We Considered Ourselves,” New Mexico Mercury (December 2013), online.
  • “Trees Bare and Straining,” Weekly Alibi (December 5, 2013), 24.
  • “I Want to Believe” Cavalcade Literary Magazine (Summer 2013), 29-31.
  • “The Survivor Pronounces,” Cavalcade Literary Magazine (Summer 2013), 29-31.
  • “I. You. Question. Sonnet.” Emerge Literary Journal (Summer 2013), online.
  • “Lost Histories at the VLA,” Bosque Magazine (Fall 2012), 90.
  • “Higgs Boson,” Bosque Magazine (Fall 2012), 91.

Short Stories

  • “Itsuki and I,” cream city review (Milwaukee: University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee, 2018, Vol. 42.2): 84.
  • “Tiger Salamander,” Lilac City Fairy Tales: Marry a Monster, ed. Ellen Welkner and Sharma Shields (Spokane: Scabland Books, 2016), 20.
  • “Wintering Habits of the White American Male, Age 34,” Eleven Eleven (Oakland: California College of the Arts, 2015 Issue 18): online.
  • “What Light Reflects, Diverges,” The Rumpus (May 7, 2014), online.

Chapters and Articles

  • “Homo sapiens, All Too Homo sapiens: Wise Man, All Too Human,” Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council (Spring 2015, Vol. 16, No. 1): 31-35.
  • “Using Lionel Richie to Access the Real World,” Composite Arts Magazine, (Fall 2014): 6-9.
  • “How to Determine Truth,” (with illustrations) Authenticity. ed. Shane Borrowman Southlake, TX: Fountainhead Press, 2013.


  • “Poetry of Place with Amaris Ketcham,” City on the Edge Podcast, SoundCloud: February 2019.
  • “On Abstract Text and the Concrete Object,” Essay Daily, Online: January 2017.
  • “Urban Foraging,” Living on Earth, Public Radio International, Radio and online: October 2016.
  • “How Place Makes Us Human,” Creative Nonfiction. Online: February 2016.

Art and Interdisciplinary Work

  • 2018       “Look Under Your Feet, the Past Is There,” Voice Actress for Badlands National Park, SD Audio Drama.
  • 2018                 “Apertures and Vents 1” and “Apertures and Vents 2,” watercolors, in Invitations/Intrusions of Wilderness. Closing reception June 9, 2018 at the John Sommers Gallery.
  • 2018-2019        “Sawmill” and “Navajo Addition,” two drawings and banner designs for The History of Mountain Road through the Eyes of Contemporary Artists. Receptions June 1 and 9, 2018 at the Julianna Kiriwn Studio. Banners on display along Mountain Road, June 2018-June 2020.
  • 2017                 “Hummingbird Mural” at the Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless. Painter.
  • 2017                 “A Camp at Valles Caldera,” photographic series for Where Does Your Capital Lie? a book from National Monument Press.
  • 2016                 “A Hole in the Breast,” original drawing on marbled paper, for Unstitched States, an online digital quilt ed. Gretchen Henderson and Allison Dalton with support of the Kenyon Review.