Please note this is an abridged CV. If you would like to see the whole document, please contact me at ketchama (at) unm (dot) edu.



Unfiltered: A Cancer Year Diary, Casa Urraca Press, Abiquiu, NM. 2023.
Best Tent Camping: New Mexico, Menasha Ridge Press. Birmingham, Alabama. 2021.
Glitches in the FBI, Casa Urraca Press, Abiquiu, NM. 2020.
A Poetic Inventory of the Sandia Mountains, Finishing Line Press. Lexington, KY. 2019.

Creative Nonfiction Essays

  • “Recorded Lightning,” Creative Nonfiction. (Issue 75, Best of the Last Ten Years).
  • “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.


  • “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

  • “From Panel to Platform: Women Comics Creators on Instagram,” Women in Media
  • “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

  • “Project Interchange,” with the Friends of the Orphan Signs
  • 2023 “Cyanograms: Shadows Cast on Ephemeral Futures,” Cyanotype public art installation with Megan Jacobs, Victoria Nisoli, and Ethan Ward
  • 2021 “Afterbeams,” sculptural work on memory and place, Temporary Installation Made for the Environment, NM Arts, Bosque Redondo Historical Site, NM
  • 2020 “Monsoon Message,” Cyanotype public art installation with Megan Jacobs for 516 Arts, ABQ NM
  • 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 Kirwin 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.

2019-2020        Ascent Fellow, City of Albuquerque Arts Program