UNIVERSITY MAILING ADDRESS:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Department of English
218 Andrews Hall
Lincoln, N.E. 68588
2018 Ph.D. English with Creative Writing (Poetry) Emphasis University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2004 MFA Creative Writing (Poetry), Sarah Lawrence College
2002 BA English & Journalism University of Iowa
RESEARCH & TEACHING INTERESTS
(Secondary Expertise in Chicana/o Latina/o Culture & Literature)
(Secondary Expertise in Women's & Gender Studies)
Dissertation #2 (creative): "The Sun Will Not Go"
Dissertation #2 (translation): "The Slow Horizon That Breathes: Translations of Dimitra Kotoula"
Committee: Grace Bauer (chair), Ted Kooser (reader), Amelia Montes (reader), Stephen Behrendt (reader),
Effie Athanassopoulos (outside reader)
Creative Writing (Poetry), Creative Writing (Fiction), Creative Nonfiction, Rhetoric & Composition, Translation (21st Century), British romantic Literature, 20th Century American Literature, Latino/a Culture& Literature, Native American Literature & Culture, African Literature & Culture, Women's & Gender Studies, Film Studies, Renaissance Literature & Rhetoric
A Hymn That Meanders, Wising Up Press, 2011.
Still Life, Dancing Girl Press, April 2016.
"Cape Cod Pantoum." The New Yorker. (2016).
"Bungee Jumping." TriQuarterly. (2017).
"Cash Register Sings The Blues." American Life in Poetry. (forthcoming).
"We Buried a Gecko at 3A.M., After Drinking Too Much White Rum." The Greensboro Review. (2016).
"Breathe Hard, Sing Deep, and Bring it on Home." The Tampa Review. (forthcoming).
"When the Beloved Asks, 'What Would You Do if I Woke Up One Morning as a Loch Ness Monster?'"
The North American Review. (2016).
"Change in Altitude." The Florida Review. (2016).
"For a Good Time, Call Morphine." Gargoyle Magazine. (forthcoming). Reprinted.
"When the Beloved Asks, 'What Would You Do if I Woke Up as a Loch Ness Moster?'" Gargoyle Magazine.
"Rock 'n' Roll Fever." Gargoyle Magazine. (forthcoming). Reprinted.
"Hymn to the Midwest That Meanders." The New York Quarterly. (forthcoming).
"American Romance." The New York Quarterly. (forthcoming).
"Rock 'n' Roll Fever." The Chiron Review. ( 2015)
"Before a Man in the Midwest Loses a Lover." The Fourth River. (2015).
"Still Life." The Atticus Review. (2015).
"Down-to-Earth." decomP. (2015).
"Cash Register Sings the Blues." The Southern Humanities Review. (2014).
"Ars Poetica." Tupelo Quarterly. (Inaugural Issue 2013).
"What Forever Means." New Ohio Review. (2013).
"Tits and Violin." The Raleigh Review. (2012).
"Watching Bergman Films With My Mother." Chicago Quarterly Review. (2010).
"Mink Rooftop." Main Street Rag. (2010).
"Cockfight." Inkwell Journal. (2010).
"My Version of Freedom." Inkwell Journal. (2010).
"La Anima." The Saranac Review. (2010).
"The Buddhist Experiences a Moment of Reluctance." The Saranac Review. (2010).
"Advice to Dan's Next Girlfriend, From the Ghosts of Lovers Past." Harpur Palate. (2010).
"The Absolute Value of Loneliness." Poet Lore. (2010).
"The Yellow Jeep." Tar River Poetry. (2010).
"Smashing Toilets." The New York Quarterly. (2010).
"Wild, Wild Horses." Boxcar Poetry Review. (2009). Online.
"Painting of a Truck." The Sycamore Review. (2009).
"Smashing Toilets." The New Plains Review. Reprinted.(2009).
Translations in Anthologies
"Ethics V" by Dimitra Kotoula. Austerity Measures: The Penguin Anthology of New Greek Poetry. (forthcoming).
Translations in Journals
"The Calling" by Dimitra Kotoula. The Denver Quarterly. (forthcoming).
"Manifesto" by Dimitra Kotoula. The Denver Quarterly. (forthcoming).
Translation Chapbook: “This Slow Horizon Behind Me That Breathes” by Dimitra Kotoula. Mid-American Review. (forthcoming).
"Mother and Daughter or Landscape in Motion" by Dimitra Kotoula. Upstreet. (2016).
"The Body of Dead Christ in the Tomb" by Dimitra Kotoula. Drunken Boat. (April 2016).
"Moods X" by Dimitra Kotoula. Drunken Boat. (April 2016).
"Case Study IV (All the House of Israel or The Redintegration)" by Dimitra Kotoula. Drunken Boat.
"Landscapes I" by Dimitra Kotoula. Mead. (Spring 2015).
"Escape or the Words" by Dimitra Kotoula. Mead. (Spring 2015).
"Case Study V (On Ethics)" by Dimitra Kotoula. Blue Lyra Review. (Summer 2015).
Poems in Anthologies
"Noah's Endangered Species." Circe's Lament: An Anthology of Wild Women. (2015).
"My Mother's Nipples." Wait A Minute, I Have To Take Off My Bra. (2011).
"Love Poem to a Tree." Double Lives, Reinvention, And Those We Leave Behind. (2009).
"The First Person." Double Lives, Reinvention, And Those We Leave Behind. (2009).
Guest Blogs & Book Reviews
"Tips for Handling the Rejection Letter." The North American Review Blog. April, 2016.
"Becoming the River: A Review of Martìn Espada's Vivas to Those Who Have Failed." The Massachusetts Review Blog. January, 2016.
"Review of Robert Gibb's Collection of Poems The Empty Loom." Prairie Schooner. Summer, 2015.
"Whispers But Never Rants: A Review of Traci Brimhall’s collection of poems Our Lady of the Ruins." Gently Read Literature. 2012.
"Silence in the Rough: When Your First Book Breaks Through to the Truth." Boxcar Poetry Review. 2011.
"How To Write About Those You Love and Those You Don’t Love Anymore."Boxcar Poetry Review. 2011.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Graduate Teaching Assistant (2013- 2017)
20th Century Fiction—1 section
Women and Popular Culture—1 section
Rhetoric as Argument—1 section-online
Introduction to Creative Writing—1 section
Introduction to Poetry Writing—2 sections
Introduction to Poetry Writing Independent Study
Rhetoric as Inquiry—4 sections
Writing Center Instructor
Cape Cod Community College Assistant Lecturer (Fall 2012-Spring 2013)
English Composition—2 sections
College of New Rochelle Assistant Lecturer (Fall 2006-Spring 2007)
Language, Thought, & Critical Analysis-1 section
Writing Research Papers-1 section
HONORS & AWARDS
2016 Nomination, Best of the Net, The Fourth River, for "When a Man in the Midwest Loses a Lover"
2016 Finalist, University of Akron Poetry Prize Competition
2015 Semifinalist, Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition
2015 Finalist, Two Sylvias Press Chapbook Competition
2014 First Place, Academy of American Poets Award
2014 Finalist, Cape Cod Cultural Center Poetry Competition
2013 Semifinalist, Tupelo Quarterly, Inaugural Poetry Contest
2012 Runner Up, Outermost Cape Poetry Contest
2012 Finalist, Cape Cod Cultural Center Poetry Competition
2012 Honorable Mention, Outermost Cape Poetry Contest
2011 Finalist, Inkwell Journal Poetry Contest
2010 Runner Up,Philbrick Poetry Project
2009 First Place, Alabama State Poetry Society
FELLOWSHIPS & GRANTS
2016 Sewanee Writers' Conference Tennessee Williams Scholarship
2013 Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellowship
2010-2012 Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center Scholarship
2011 Vermont Studio Center Artist Fellowship
2011 Santa Fe Art Institute Fellowship
2007 Squaw Valley Writers’ Conference Scholarship
2016 Wilbur & Elizabeth Gaffney Travel Fellowship, University of Nebraska
2016 Travel Fellowship, Joy Currie Travel, University of Nebraska
2016 Stuff Dissertation Fellowship, University of Nebraska
2016 Vreeland Creative Writing Award, University of Nebraska
2016 Center for Great Plains Research, University of Nebraska
2015 Wilbur & Elizabeth Gaffney Travel Fellowship, University of Nebraska
2015 Graduate Assistantship, Ted Kooser's American Life in Poetry, University of Nebraska
2015 Women's & Gender Studies Karen Dunning Creative Activity Award, University of Nebraska
2014 Wilbur & Elizabeth Gaffney Travel Fellowship, University of Nebraska
2013 Chancellor’s Fellowship, University of Nebraska
2013 Certificate of Recognition for Contributions to Students, University of Nebrsaka
2013 Creative Writing Teaching Fellowship, University of Nebraska
2015- American Life in Poetry. Ted Kooser's Graduate Assistant Editor.
2015- Prairie Schooner. Book Prize Manuscript Reader.
2013-2015 Prairie Schooner.Assistant Poetry & Fiction Editor.
2010-2014 Universal Table/Wising Up Press. Editorial Collective Member.
2004-2006 Camberpress Literary Boutique. Assistant Editor & Marketing Assistant.
2002-2004 Lumina. Assistant Poetry Editor.
SELECTED READINGS & APPEARANCES
Joe Gouveia Tribute Reading with Martin Espada and Marge Piercy, The Cultural Center of Cape Cod, Yarmouth, MA. November, 2015.
Reading and panel discussion "Meeting Universal Table Press,” The Brewster Ladies' Library, Brewster, M.A.
Multi-mediaReading, Art Market Provincetown Gallery, Provincetown, M.A. July, 2015.
"Voices of Poetry" reading with Elizabeth Bradfield, Kristen Knowles, Leonard Germinara, at Brewster
Ladies' Library, Brewster, M.A. May, 2015.
NO NAME Reading Series, Zen’s Lounge, Lincoln, N.E. April, 2015.
PANELS & CONFERENCES
"Mirror Mirror: Feminine Identity, Motherhood, and the Female Spectator in Snow White and the Huntsman" panel with Brita Thielen and Stevie Kaye Seibert Desjarlais. Participant. Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference. Albuquerque, N.M. February, 2015.
"Meet Wising Up Press: An Introduction to Collective Publishing" panel with Sharon Leder and Milton Teichman. Participant. Brewster Ladies' Library, Brewster, MA. August, 2014.
"Small Press Publishing" panel with Heather Tosteson, Anna Steegman, and Charles Brockett. Participant.
City University of New York. New York, N.Y. October, 2012.
2016-2017 No Name Reading Series Committee, University of Nebraska
2016-2017 Undergraduate Committee, Graduate Representative, University of Nebraska
2016-2017 T.A. Bootcamp, Panelist, University of Nebraska
2016-2017 Center for Great Plains Museum, First Friday Greeter, Center for Great Plains Research
2014-2017 Honors Program, Mentor, University of Nebraska
2015-2017 English Graduate Student Association Board Member, University of Nebraska
2015-2016 Graduate Committee, Graduate Representative, University of Nebraska
2013- Volunteer, Prairie Schooner, Association of Writers & Literary Programs Bookfair
2014-2015 Web Content Developer, The Great Plains Poetry Project in Digital Humanities
2013-2014 Reader, Prairie Schooner, University of Nebraska
2013-2014 Writing Center Social Media Developer, University of Nebraska
2017 Great Plains Symposium, Panel Moderator
2016 "Placemaking for Well-Being," Guest Speaker, Constellation Studios
2014 Judge, Louder Than a Bomb Slam Poetry Competition
Spanish (good: reading speaking, & writing) Greek (fluent: reading, speaking, & writing)