Books and Chapbooks by AU Students and Alumni:
- Cadabra by Jen Kindbom (poems, Cascadia, 2015)
- Small Books of Bach by David Wright (poems, Wipf & Stock, 2014)
Publications by Graduating Class:
- Carolee participated in Tupelo's 30/30 project in December 2013.
- "after we kissed for the first time " was included (September 2013) in the Best of Referential Magazine
- Three poems (and a few photos) appear in a new print/online journal: Up The River, A journal of poetry, art & photography
- A poem, "Apiary," published in Split This Rock in 2012, was selected by the director as one of her favorites from 2012
- Catherine is the co-editor of Embodied Effigies.
Sarah M. Wells
- Interview with Jesse Turri on Unfolded podcast
- "The Dance: Dad's Lead," Full Grown People (January 2014)
- "Someone's in the Kitchen," Unfolded podcast (January 2014)
- Interview with Kate Hopper on Motherhood and Words (January 2014)
- "After the Storm: A Better Love Story," The Good Men Project (December 2013)
- "Night Swim," appeared in Every Day Poems (January 9, 2014)
- "Like a Wet Nose on Your Cheek," Ascent (October 2013)
- "'Where Is Heaven?'" and "Sugar Snap Peas," In Touch Magazine (November 2013)
- "Easter Flowers," "No Trespassing," and "Nothing," The Common online feature (fall/winter 2013)
- Four poems from Pruning Burning Bushes reprinted in Exhale (September 2013)
- "Running," Poetry East (Fall 2013)
- "Going Out of Town," The Mom Egg: VOX MOM Column (July 3, 2013)
- "Field Guide to Resisting Temptation," essay, Brevity (May 15, 2013)
- "Seasonal Work," appeared in Every Day Poems (April 1, 2013)
- "Underwater," essay, Relief: A Quarterly Christian Expression (2013)
- Two essays by Sarah have been listed as Notable Essays in Best American Essays 2012 and 2013
- A book of poems, Pruning Burning Bushes, was published by Wipf and Stock
- Sarah is also the administrative director of the Ashland MFA program and managing editor for River Teeth and the Ashland Poetry Press
Heather Gemmen Wilson
- "Making Love After Illness, After Argument" was a finalist in Naugatuck River Review's annual competition and was reprinted inSmokey Review Quarterly
- Barbara served as the judge of The Poetry Society of New Hampshire's 2012 National Competition
- Review of Touch by Henri Cole appeared in Shenandoah
- "Photo Shoot," previously published in Cimarron Review, will be posted at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier, Vermont for the month of April 2012, as part of PoemCity 2012, Vermont's celebration of National Poetry Month
- "And If Not Good", 5 AM
- "She Could Have a Filet of Fish" and "She Could Form Plastic Bags," Tygerburning Literary Journal
- Chapbook, Waiting for the Thoroughness of Winter forthcoming from Finishing Line Press
- A sestina, “The Sound of Stone,” was published by DIN Magazine.
- Four poems, “Vestal,” “Scala Sancta,” “Following the Arno,” and “Take Me In,” were published by Coldnoon: Travel Poetics.
- Kristin’s article, “Gendered Travel and Quiescence in Toni Morrison’s Paradise” appears in a new book on women’s fiction (Women’s Utopian and Dystopian Fiction, ed. Sharon Wilson, Cambridge University Press). She presented an earlier version of the paper at The University of Oxford.
- Kristin’s article, “The Red Death and Romeo: Poe’s ‘Magnificent Revels’ As a Re-Vision of the Capulet Masquerade” will appear in Perspectives on Edgar Allan Poe: Collected Essays from Museum Tusculanum Press/Lehigh University Press.
- Kristin will present a paper entitled “Restoring Broken Bodies: The Ekphrastic Poetry of Larry Levis and Natasha Trethewey” at the Midwestern MLA conference in November 2013.
- Kristin will present a paper entitled “The Mazarin Scandal: A Philosophic and Literary Muse” at the East-Central American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies conference in November 2013.
- Kristin will present a paper entitled “‘By the pricking of my thumbs’: Corporeal Omens in Shakespeare’s Tragedies” at The Sorbonne in April 2014. The presentation is part of the Shakespeare 450 conference held by The Société Française Shakespeare.
- Presented "Mary Astell's Empirical Feminism: A Marriage of Conservatism and Autonomy" at the Rocky Mountain MLA conference in Boulder, Colorado, October 12, 2012
- Recipient of the Rocky Mountain MLA Neila and Candadai Seshachari Faculty Convention Travel Grant Award
- "Emma" appears in Marco Polo Arts Magazine
- Josette's small compilation of essays, "Into the Never Never", is forthcoming in the literary magazine, Storm Cellar.
- Jan's essay, "Believer," published in MAKE Magazine, was listed as a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2013
- Essays by Jan are forthcoming from Sufi Journal, MAKE Magazine, and Consequence Magazine
- Won the Fort Collins Reads Essay Contest with "How Opponents Teach Us Everything"
- Won the Fort Collins Reads Essay Contest in the Teacher Category, Essay, from a piece titled "Peeling Myself Off the Pages of a Scrapbook"
- Three poems by Sarah were featured at Connotations Press
- Two of Sarah Freligh's poems earned Pushcart Prize nominations in 2012, "Blissfield, Michigan: July 1969" (from Barn Owl Review) and "A Brief Natural History of an Eighth Grade Girl" (from Accents Publishing)
- A chapbook of poems, A Brief History of an American Girl was published in December 2012 by Accents Publishing
- Three poems appear in The Sun Magazine's August 2012 issue
- Additional poems appear in Rattle and the Prose Poem Project
- "The Tenth of December" is included in “Bigger Than They Appear: Anthology of Very Short Poems” from Kentucky-based publisher Accents Publishing.
- Brevity published "A Brief History of an Eighth Grade Girl" in their May 2012 issue
- Sarah has had poems accepted by Barn Owl Review, Phat'titude Literary Magazine and Rattle.
- "An Open Letter to the 5th Grader Bullying My 4th Grade Son on the Playground" appeared in Brevity's bonus issue in March 2013
- The Playbook for Dads: Parenting Your Kids in the Game of Life, co-authored with NFL Hall of Famer Jim Kelly, published September 2012
- Jeremy Lin: Faith, Joy, and Basketball, e-book published April 2012.
- Dallas and the Spitfire, published April 2012.
- The Diamond Road, Sandy's third novel, was published by Soul Mate Press
- Laurie has taken a position as Adjunct English Instructor at Anderson University in Anderson, South Carolina. She teaches rhetoric and composition to first and second year students.
- Review of Devotions by Bruce Smith appeared on Rattle
- "Arizona Vacation," Concho River Review
- Doug was the writer for a documentary film, "Women, War and Resettlement: Nasro's Journey" that aired on the local PBS station, WOSU October 12, 2011
- “The Bionic Lobster,” on The Saturday Evening Post.
- An essay, "Eleventh Hour," on Pulse: Voices from the Heart of Medicine.
- Her short story, “The Bionic Lobster,” is appearing in January in The Saturday Evening Post online in a new column: First Fiction Friday.
- Two of Karen's essays from 2013 were nominated for Pushcart Prizes: Blue Lyra Review nominated “Hens on a Porch,” and The Quotable nominated “Under Cover.”
- "Hens on a Porch" appeared in the February 2013, Issue 2.1, of Blue Lyra Review
- "Under Cover" is forthcoming from The Quotable Magazine
- "Road Trip" is forthcoming in The Healing Muse October 2013
- "Buying the Farm, Part B" will appear in the anthology The Heart of All That Is: Reflections on Home
- "Cats are Like Potato Chips" was published in May 2011 in Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Cat's Life.
- A short story, “The Little Engineer That Could,” appeared online in Bartleby Snopes June 2010
Kimberly Sinclair Ghaphery
- The essay, "Fear," appeared in Effigies Magazine.
- Invited to read at THE ABROAD WRITERS CONFERENCE IN LAKE COMO, Italy June 22 – 29, 2014.
- A chapbook of poems, Lemon Grass and Red Curry: On cooking, cooks, art, and life is available from Finishing Line Press
"Pitman Creek" has found a home at Ascent
"Anima" appeared in the Fall 2013 issue of Poecology
"SAR Talk" was published in The Common in July 2013
"Ground Truthing" appeared in Flycatcher in January 2013
"Manly Labor" was published in the Fall/Winter 2012 issue of Soundings Review
"The Big Bang" appeared in the Winter 2012 issue of Poydras Review and online in April 2013
"Tough Love" was published in Stymie: A Journal of Sport & Literature in November 2012
"Sauk Mountain, North Cascades, Washington" appeared in EarthLines in November 2012
"Skagit River, Washington" appeared in Orion's The Place Where You Live in May 2012
"A Cure for Cabin Fever" was published in the March/April 2011 issue of La Crosse Magazine
"Soaring with Eagles" appeared in La Crosse Magazine in March/April 2011
"Patience and Pluck" was published in the January/February 2011 issue of La Crosse Magazine
"Walking on White" appeared in La Crosse Magazine in November/December 2010
"Busted Beer Cans and Baby Culture" was published in High Country News in August 2010 after winning the magazine's "Stories of the Working West" 40th Anniversary Contest
"An Encouraging Sky" appeared in La Crosse Magazine in July/August 2010
- "Hemming Xartan’s Cape" appeared in the September 2013 issue of Literary Mama
- An essay, “The Instructional Dose—One Lump or Two?” was in the January 2013 issue of Poets’ Quarterly
- Leslie is the Nonfiction and Blog editor for Poets' Quarterly
- "Still Shining" appeared in the January 2013 edition of r.kv.r.y
- Creative Nonfiction magazine will publish a short craft essay by Jen in February
- Review of Townie by Andre Dubus III was published in Brevity
- "Metacognition" was published by Switched-on Gutenbe
- "Idaho" was published in the December 2011 issue of Spillway.
- Cyan's poem, "The Scarecrow's Response," written as an exercise in Mark Irwin's class, was published in the online journal Mason's Road. It is the winner of the Winter 2013 Mason's Road literary contest.
- "Against Memory" was named a finalist in AROHO’s Orlando Prize for Creative Nonfiction 2013
- "The Bruise" appeared in River Teeth Volume 14.2, Spring 2013
- An excerpt from Marilyn’s memoir-in-progress (thesis), Searching for Salt, appears in Kate Hopper's Use Your Words: A Writing Guide for Mothers, published by Viva Editions spring 2012
- A chapbook of poems, Threads, is now available from Finishing Line Press
- Joan is the assistant managing editor at River Teeth.
- Joan is the creative nonfiction editor and assistant editor at r.kv.r.y.
- Joan is a regular contributor to Author Exposure
- “Breathing” (creative nonfiction) was published by the quarterly magazine r.kv.r.y. and appeared in the October issue.
- "Dragonflies" was published in Common Threads spring/summer 2010
- "Ghosts" was published in the fall/winter 2009/2010 issue of Common Threads.
- Sugar-Tooth Confession was published by Nebo Publishing (November 2012)
- Published I Am Poet in 2009.
Kimberlee Medicine Horn Jackson
- Guest speaker for the Native American Literature class at Bowling Green State University Firelands Campus
- Key speaker at Ashland Theological Seminary, "Created in God's Image, Walking Holy Ground, Seeing Christ through Native American Eyes"
- The Yellow Medicine Review: A Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art & Thought published “Ota K' te Goes to Boarding School,” “My Boys in the Big Muddy,” “Warrior Woman” and “C'ante Was'te Win” in the Fall 2011 issue.
- Kimberlee was awarded first place in the Geauga Park District 15th Annual Nature Writing Contest for her poem “He watches.”
- "Thinking," was just published in the Examined Life Journal, University of Iowa College of Medicine.
- "Triage" will be published in an anthology, Red, White and True, by Potomac Press with a release date Aug 2014.
- "Triage," first published in River Teeth, was selected by Guest Editor Cheryl Strayed for inclusion in Best American Essays 2013.
- Jon gave an author interview Friday, November 28, 2012 at 8:15 a.m. with KXIC radio in Iowa City, IA.
- “Triage” and “Date Palms” will appear in River Teeth 13.2.
- Jon presented at The Examined Life: Writing and the Art of Medicine, a conference held at the University of Iowa. His presentation, “Physician as Soldier: Physician as Writer – Reflections in Essay” took place on April 21, 2011 at 2:30 p.m.
- "The Right Thing" was published by Apple Valley Review and has been nominated for a "Best of the Net 2013" award
- "Sound Waves" was published by Mason's Road
- "Life Lesson, Take Two" was included in an anthology, Littlest Blessings, from Whispering Angel Books
- David was selected for a two-week residency as a fellow in creative nonfiction at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in September 2012
- Presented "Loss and Gain: The Elegiac Tone in Creative Nonfiction" at the annual College English Association meeting in Richmond, Virginia, March 29-31, 2012.
“Red Bird” will be available in The Burden of Light: Poems on Illness and Loss, due for release in March 2014
Cleft of Sky was chosen as a Semi-finalist for the 2013 Trio Award for First/Second Book by Trio House Press, judged by Mihaela Moscaliuc.
"Fragments of Joan XI." was published in Her Royal Majesty, "Luck." Issues 13, Summer 2013.
- Rachel is now serving as an intern at The Review Review
- "Elegy of the Gun," published by Los Angeles Review, was nominated for this year's Best New Poets anthology
- "Harlan County" was published in the Winter 2012 issue of Arsenic Lobster. Issue Thirty, Winter 2012. It was also selected for the 2013 Arsenic Lobster Anthology
- "Ink" appeared in Literary Imagination
- "Dear Great Blue Heron" appeared in Literary Imagination
- "Genesis" and "Trust Because" appeared in r.kv.r.y
- "Odds and Ashes: A Litany for Wounded Voices" was published in the Fall 2012 issue of Jet Fuel Review and nominated Fall 2013 for The Best of the Net anthology
- Staying Close, audio-essay, The Bob Edwards Show, XM and Public Radio, February 2013
- Ginny received a fellowship for a Writers in the Heartland week-long residency in Illinois in October 2012
- "Everything," a flash nonfiction essay, won first place in the nonfiction category at Whispering Prairie Press Writers Contest and appears in the 10th Anniversary Edition of Kansas City Voices
- "Ragged Edges" appears in the spring 2012 edition of Soundings Review
- "Staying Close" was included in the collection of essays This I Believe: On Love published fall 2010.
- Poems are forthcoming in FIELD and Seneca Review in spring 2013
- Admitted to the PhD Program in Creative Writing and Literature at University of Southern California. Marci was offered theProvost's Fellowship
- Chapbook of poems, Valiant, published by Finishing Line Press
- Poem accepted for publication in the spring 2012 issue of Colorado Review
- Poems in Hawai'i Pacific Review, Santa Clara Review, Puerto del Sol, and ZYZZYVA
- "She Slips a Totem Under Her Pillow" was accepted for publication by Colorado Review
- "My Father, on the Small Screen" was included in Spillway
- "Panorama Highway" was published in the spring 2011 issue of Colorado Review
- Several poems were featured in recent months by Everyday Poems: Antiphonal Pantoum on the Song of Songs, And a Woman Goes to Find a Couch, and Phoenix
- The poem "Phoenix" is included in Tania Runyan's new book How to Read a Poem: A Field Guide, published by T. S. Poetry Press in 2014.
- Several poems from David's forthcoming collection, The Small Books of Bach, were featured during the month of September as part of the Tweetspeak Poetry Classroom.
- Presenting in Seattle at the annual AWP Conference as part of a panel entitled "The Subversive Spirit: Poetry Writing from the Edge of Faith."
- David is now a tenure-track faculty member at Monmouth College (IL), where he will be teaching creative writing and American literature
- The Small Book of Bach is under contract with Wipf & Stock to be published fall 2013
- Recent poems have appeared in The McNeese Review, Hobart, and Bluestem.
- "Taking Fight with Ferlinghetti" and "Bach's Invention for First Grader, Wax Paper, and Comb" accepted for publication in TETYC
- "If You Knew the Hour," "Tracing the Ginkgo Leaf," "After David Hooker," and "Along I-72, Early October, I Consider My Debt to James Wright and Steve Jobs (among others)" accepted for publication in Relief.
- Review of A God in the House: Poets Talk about Faith (Tupelo, 2012) will appear spring 2012 in Books & Culture
- Gave a talk and a reading at the sixth gathering of Mennonite/s Writing on the campus of Eastern Mennonite University
- "In the Vernacular Gallery" included in The Christian Century
- Four of his "Manifestos in the Voices of the Dead" appeared in Avatar Review
- "Paul Plays a Bouree" appeared online March 15, 2011 at Wunderkammer Magazine.
- David was the featured poet in the March issue of the journal from The Center for Mennonite Writing (http://www.mennonitewriting.org/). They featured a short essay and a suite of Bach poems, "Five Sarabandes."
- A poem about Nietzsche, "Translations IV," appeared in March 2010 in Wunderkammer.
- "Two Suppers at Emmaus by Caravaggio," appeared in the Nov/Dec 2009 issue of Books and Culture.
- "Sonnet for Bach's Boys to Consider" appeared in Poetry East.
- "Unrestored Prophet's Head" appeared in Image.
- David Wright's poem "Saturday, Sestina with Antlers & Blood" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize by the journal Rock & Sling, where the poem was published last year.
- "Home" and "Unwrapping Surprises in the Personal Essay" appear in the Sixth Edition of The Fourth Genre.
- Ashley Bethard has been named the Digital Product Manager of Social Media at Cox Media Group Ohio. She leads social media strategy and oversees project planning and implementation for all CMGO media brands, including Dayton Daily News, WHIO-TV, WHIO NewsTalk Radio, K99.1FM, WZLR The Eagle, Springfield News-Sun, Hamilton JournalNews, Middletown Journal and Today's Pulse.
- "The Haunt of Santa Fe" appeared in the June 2012 edition of Hobart
- Ashley presented a writers seminar as part of the Antioch Writers Seminar Series Sunday, September 9, 2012
- Served as guest editor for Specter Magazine's special issue, "Women," which will be published in July 2012.
- A short fiction piece, titled "Salted Wounds," is included in PANK Magazine, April 2012. It was featured as a top read byVouched Books
- "On Seeing 'Red': Or, Why I'm Selfish When It Comes To Art," Specter Literary Magazine
- "The lake in Francine Prose's 'Goldengrove'," Let's Hang
- "The Unexamined Fact is Like a Rattlesnake," Specter Literary Magazine
- "On Magical Writing and a Gypsy Named Kerouac," Specter Literary Magazine where Ashley is a columnist.
- “Last Book I Loved: Goldengrove” appeared on The Rumpus.
- Her short film experiment, “Experiment #1: Silent Andy” appeared on Peripheral Surveys.
- "I Am Speaking the Language" appeared in http://usedfurniturereview.com/ and was selected as the story of the day October 10 by Fwriction Review.
- "This Is Not A Pipe," first published in Hot Metal Bride (U. of Pittsburgh publication) back in 2010, has been selected to be in the "Best of Hot Metal Bridge" anthology, which is featuring the best work over the journal's past five years. The book is scheduled to be published in the fall.
- “Albums of Our Lives: Shooter Jennings’ Put the O Back in Country” recently appeared on The Rumpus.
- Ashley is an editor for Peripheral Surveys: A Postmodern Journal of Literature, Arts and Humanism
- "Here's What Death Means for a Squirrel" was published in the April online edition of Peripheral Surveys: A Postmodern Journal of Literature, Art and Humanism.
- “Fixed Points in the Universe,” was published by the literary e-zine Sea Giraffe Magazine.
- An op-ed by Ashley, “From Egypt to Obama” appeared in the Sandusky Register February 23, 2011.
- Ashley’s response to the topic of “Neighborhoods” was featured on The Rumpus.
- "This Is Not a Pipe" nominated for Dzanc Books' Best of the Web 2011 Edition
- "This Is Not a Pipe" accepted for publication in Hot Metal Bridge.
- Runner-up in the 2009 “Shape in a Misshapen World” Festival of the Arts Literary Arts contest in prose for her piece, "This is Not a Pipe".
- Amy is teaching freshman English at Adrian College
- Amy writes a food column for the Toledo Free Press, “Slapdash Gourmet”
- A World Away, Amy's full-length manuscript, was one of 19 finalists out of 291 entries for the She Writes Passion Project
- "A World Away" was a finalist for the 2007 Hunger Mountain Creative Nonfiction Prize.
- Poems are forthcoming in HOOT and PANK.
- A poem by Joey was published in Southern Humanities Review
- "Early Morning in Seven Parts" appeared on Atticus Review
- "Gethsemane, KY" was published in St. Sebastian Review
- Review of This Morning by Michael Ryan was published on Rattle
- "Systematic Removal and All It Leaves Me" appeared in Splinter Generation in October 2011
- "Self-Portrait as the Holy Family" appeared in Medulla Review
- "To a Lover Who Can't Sleep" was in the Fall 2011 issue of New Plains Review
- “A New Thinking,” a poem written for Joey’s friend and constant support Grace Curtis, was published in the Fall 2010 edition of the Louisville Review.
- Joey serves as Assistant Professor at Kentucky Wesleyan College.
- Grace is currently the marketing manager for the Antioch Review
- "Weeding" appeared in Reprint Magazine
- “The Shape of a Box as Appearing,” a creative non-fiction essay appeared in the 2013 winter issue of theBaltimore Review.
- “All I Know About Four O’clocks” appeared in the 2013 Ohio Poetry Anthology
- "Zebra Finch" appeared in the Winter/Spring 2013 issue of Naugatuck River Review
- Review of Make Yourself Small by Michelle Brooks appeared on Rattle
- Gave a reading at the Santa Barbara Poetry Series
- "Middle Space" was chosen to be included in Adanna's Love Poetry anthology
- "River," "Mountains," "Lake," and "Winter Solstice" appeared in Hobble Creek Journal
- "Written on the Backs of Speedway Gas Receipts" was republished in Repeat Poetry
- “All That I Know About Four O’clocks”, which appears in the November issue of Red River Review, has been nominated for a 2012 Pushcart Prize
- “Full Green Slate” appeared as part of “The Language of Art” juried exhibition by the German Village Art League.
- “Extractions: An Invented Form” was in Radius Literary Journal, May, 2012
- “Children of the Dump” poem accepted for exhibit with painting by artist, Mary King, Cincinnati Academy of Art, Creative Expression for Peace and Justice, June 1-June 10, 2012.
- The essay, “The Inexplicable Math of Good Poetry,” was in Poet’s Quarterly, July 2012
- Dan Beachy-Quick has chosen Grace's poem, "Wordsplay" as an honorable mention for the Greg Grummer Poetry Award. As the first runner up, the poem will be published in Phoebe's Fall 2011 issue alongside the contest winner.
- “Eigenvoice” and “Fed by Birds in Winter” appeared online in Scythe.
- In the Ohio Poetry Day 2010 Contests, Grace took first place in the Observing Nature, Discovering Meaning category, and in the Industry category. Grace also had two honorable mentions: Ohio Poetry Day Special Award and In Memory of Eileen A. Kelly categories.
- The Surly Bonds of Earth won the Lettre Sauvage Chapbook contest.
- “Merrill’s Cup,” “A Tropical Fruit,” and “Olbers’ Paradox” appeared online in Spring 2010 at Dark Lady Poetry.
- "Weeding" appeared in the fall 2009 issue of the Waccamaw Journal.
- The "Speedway Gas Receipts" poems appeared in the e-journal Clockwise Cat winter 2009.
- "The Piano Teacher" appeared in the Winter/Spring 2009 issue of Common Threads.
- Winner of the 2009 "Shape in a Misshapen World" Festival of the Arts Literary Arts contest in poetry.
- "Sympathy for the Word" will appear in the next issue of Alehouse Press.
- "Mornings at the Pond" was published by Deep South Magazine April 2011
- "It's What You Lived For" appeared in the 2012 Texas Poetry Calendar
- Tammy was selected to be one of ten winning poets to be a part of San Antonio's Via Metropolitan Transit National Poetry Month 2011 “Poetry on the Move” contest. The winning poems will be displayed in the public transportation throughout National Poetry Month, and there will also be recordings of poets reading their work for riders of public transportation to listen to on their cell phones. Beginning March 12th through April, there are media events and book store readings involved. The poem on display by Tammy is entitled “Aspen.”
- Dos Gatos Press accepted “Texas Panhandle Slow Drive” for the 2011 Texas Poetry Calendar.
- "Monarch Migration" was awarded an honorable mention prize for the 78th annual Writer's Digest contest.
- Valerie was the winner of the Wild Mountain Memoir Retreat Cheryl Strayed/VIDA Memoir Scholarship March 13-15, 2013.
- Random House's Biographile magazine selected my (very) short memoir excerpt as the Editor's Choice in their Short Memoir Contest
- Valerie was a top-five finalist for the 2011-2012 Steinbeck Fellowship from the Center for Steinbeck Studies at San Jose State University, California.
- “Pop Culture vs. Real America: Lifeguards Jackson and Owen” on real lifeguards versus the Baywatch stereotype has beenpublished online by the State Department, and will soon be in the English-language Pop Culture book. The book compares real American lives with stereotypes, and will be translated and given out by U.S. Embassies around the world.
- "Lambing Midwife" appeared in Issue 11.2 of River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative. It was nominated for a Pushcart Prize by the Editors of River Teeth.
- Winner of the 2008 Writers at Work nonfiction fellowship competition for her essay "The Skinning Board." Due received $1,500 in prize money, publication in Quarterly West, a featured reading at the Writers at Work Conference, full tuition for the conference, free housing, and a manuscript consultation with a visiting writer or agent while at the conference. Abigail Thomas, the judge of the contest, had this to say about Due's piece: "I love the emotional restraint coupled with the ravishing prose of the piece. It serves so perfectly the young narrator whose initiation into the harsh realities of life--and death--on a farm is being presented here."
- "Summer Bliss," "Hush Little Baby," and "Epiphany" were included in the Winter Issue of Stellar Showcase Journal.
- “Open Ground” was published online at opheliastreet.com.
- "Rebirth" was published online at opheliastreet.com.
- "Worshiping 'So What': A Workshop and a Gallery," a craft essay appeared in April's Poet's Quarterly
- Cadabra has been accepted for publication with Cascadia Press's Dreamseeker Poetry Series, due out in 2015
- “Pitcher,” will appear (with a different title) in the June 2012 issue of Literary Mama.
- “Nocturnal Pine,” is in this issue of Adroit Journal.
- A Note on the Door, chapbook, was published by Finishing Line Press in spring 2011.
- “Caterpillar” was accepted for publication in a forthcoming issue of The River Oak Review.
- "Summer Turning" appeared in Perigree's 26th issue.
- "Love Bugs" appeared in the online journal 34th Parallel.
- "Rainbow" was selected for publication in the anthology, The Light in Ordinary Things from Fearless Books.
- "Animal" appeared in Chopper Journal, #4.
- Jen is currently an adjunct instructor for the English Department at Ashland University.
- Jen's poem, "Mayfly Season," will appear in the November online issue of Brevity.
- Jen's poem "After the Fish" will appear in the journal About Place in their Future of Water issue.
- Joanne is an adjunct faculty member at Malone University in Canton, Ohio
- A chapbook, Driving in the Fog is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press
- An article about Joanne's forthcoming chapbook appeared in Wayne-Holmes Bargain Hunter
- "Twenty Minutes East of Wood Islands" will be published in an upcoming edition of Windhover: A Journal of Christian Literature.
- "Tenebrae" was published online at The Mennonite
- Five of Joanne’s poems have been included on the Center for Mennonite Writing Journal’s website.
- Joanne was selected as Writer of the Year by Wayne College in 2009.
- "Wagon Hitcher" and "Twin Speakers," two poems from Morning Song, have been selected for the Wick Poetry Center's anthology, The Next of Us Is About to be Born, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Wick Poetry Center of Kent State University.
- "Elegy for the Guns", published in Dogwood Literary Journal, won the Dogwood Literary award for nonfiction
- Streetlight Sonata was chosen as an Honorable Mention in the Poetry category of the 20th Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards
- Streetlight Sonata was a finalist for the Sharp Writ Book Awards
- "May 4 Memorial, Kent State University," appears in Volume 10 of The Nexxuss, an online publication of Take It to the Streets Poetry.
- Chapbook, Streetlight Sonata, available from www.lulu.com/jovialities and for Kindle, Nook, and Kobohttps://www.smashwords.com/books/view/72045.
- A comedy sketch entitled "Protest" won third place in a contest run by Cleveland's Laughter League comedy troupe and was performed live, onstage by them during their run of shows beginning Friday, October 23 at the 14th Street Theatre in downtown Cleveland, Ohio.
- "We Rode Poems" was published in the Winter/Spring 2009 issue of Common Threads, the semi-annual publication of The Ohio Poetry Association.
- "The Sparrow with the Broken Wing" was published in the Fall/Winter 2007 issue of Common Threads.
- "Lady Beats" appeared in the latest issue of Beatdom.
- "Grrrl Art," an essay, has been published online by Xenith literary journal.