publications & awards

ESSAYS & STORIES

“An Outsider Inside Denali National Park and Preserve,” National Park Service. https://www.nps.gov/dena/getinvolved/air-wilder.htm. 2017.

“Where hope, science and mustangs meet,” High Country News “Writers on the Range.”  http://www.hcn.org/articles/pzp-where-hope-science-and-mustangs-meet. January 5, 2016.

“Friday Night Dogs,” bosque 5. Bosque Press. 2015.

“Sundance,” Southern Indiana Review, Volume 16, Number 2. Evansville, IN: The University of Southern Indiana. Spring 2015.

“Holding,” River Teeth’s “Beautiful Things.” http://www.riverteethjournal.com/blog/2014/09/29/holding.  September 29, 2014.

“White Sugar,” Times They Were A-Changing: Women Remember the ’60s & ’70s. She Writes Press. 2013.  Edited by Kate Farrell, Linda Joy Myers, & Amber Lea Starfire

“In Security,” Midway Journal. http://midwayjournal.com/in-security/. May 1, 2013.

“Night Crawlers,” River Teeth, Volume 14, Number 2. Ashland, OH: AshlandUniversity. Spring 2013

“Afraid of the Dark,” Tiny Lights: A Journal of Personal Narrative. Petaluma, CA. Fall 2012

“Canyon Metaphor,” Grand Canyon Trust News.Flagstaff, AZ.Grand Canyon Trust.       2012. http://www.grandcanyontrust.org/news/2012/07/2489/

“An Odd Coupling,” Grand Canyon Trust News.Flagstaff, AZ.Grand Canyon Trust. 2011.       http://www.gcvolunteers.org/stories/2011/10/an-odd-coupling

“Taking Place.” Southern Indiana Review, Volume 16, Number 2. Evansville, IN: The University of Southern Indiana. Fall 2009.

“My Hānai Mother” in Hawai`i Magazine, 2009

“Bringing Kahekili Home” in Holoholo, 2009

“The Last Cows.”  Fourth Genre, Volume 10, Number 1. East Lansing, MI: MichiganStateUniversity Press, MichiganStateUniversity. Spring 2008.

“Onboard a ‘Guiding Star’” in Hawai`i Magazine, 2008

“Stones and Jawbones,” What Wildness Is This: Women Write about the Southwest. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press.       2007. Edited by Susan Wittig Albert, Susan Hanson, Jan Epton Seale, & Paula Stallings Yost

“Listen with Your Heart to Hawai`i’s Story” in Spirit of Aloha, 2007

“The Spirit of Kalalau” in Spirit of Aloha, 2007

“Four Musical Monarchs” in Hawai`i Magazine, 2007

“Pili to Kaho`olawe” in Hawai`i Magazine, 2007

“Bridging the Generations” in Hāhālua, 2007

“Turtle Girl” in Spirit of Aloha, 2006

“Calling Back the Rain” in Spirit of Aloha, 2006

“Mau’s Canoe” in Hana Hou!, 2006  https://hanahou.slickage.com/articles/2447

“Big-Wave Wahine” in Maui No Ka `Oi, 2006

“Hawaiian at Art” in Maui No Ka `Oi, 2006

“Nest of Voices” in Spirit of Aloha, 2005

“Paddling Will Bring Us Together” in Spirit of Aloha, 2005

“Follow the Stars” in Spirit of Aloha, 2004

“Inside the Rain” in Spirit of Aloha, 2004

“Hilo World Sprints” in Hana Hou!, 2004

“Hawaiian Canoe Club in Bora Bora” in KANUculture, 2002

“So Close to the Wild” in Bugle, 2000

“The Thunder That Follows” in The Bear Deluxe, 2000

“Glen Canyon Dam” in Earth First! Journal, 2000

“The Grace of Geese,” American Nature Writing 2000. Corvallis, OR:OregonStateUniversity Press. 2000. Edited by John A. Murray

“Looking Up,” American Nature Writing 1999. Corvallis, OR:OregonStateUniversity Press. 1999. Edited by John A. Murray

“Looking Up” in Sierra, 1997

“River Words” in Standing Wave. Prescott, AZ.1997.

“Aisles,” What There Is: The Crossroads Anthology. Salt lake City, UT: 1996. Edited by Heather L. Hirschi, Ariana-Sophia Kartsonis, and Brenda Miller

“Sheila,” Walking the Twilight II. Flagstaff, AZ: Northland Publishing. 1996. Edited by Kathryn Wilder. And in Valley Guide Quarterly, 1996

“The River World” in Flagstaff Live!, 1996

“Shaped by Water” in Flagstaff Live!, 1996

“Building a Piece of the Circle” in Flagstaff Live!, 1996

“Circle of Safety” in Flagstaff Live!, 1996

“Stones and Jawbones” in Visiones, 1996

“Like Blood” in Valley Guide Quarterly, 1995, & Walking the Twilight: Women Writers of the Southwest. Flagstaff, AZ: Northland Publishing. 1994.  Edited by Kathryn Wilder.

BOOKS

Walking the Twilight II: Women Writers of the Southwest, edited by Kathryn Wilder
Northland Publishing, 1996

Forbidden Talent, by Redwing T. Nez as told to Kathryn Wilder
Northland Publishing, 1995

Walking the Twilight: Women Writers of the Southwest, edited by Kathryn Wilder
Northland Publishing, 1994

AWARDS & HONORABLE MENTION

  • Notable Essay of 2015, The Best American Essays 2016
  • Finalist, Crab Orchard Review’s Rafael Torch Literary Nonfiction Award, 2016
  • Finalist, Crab Orchard Review‘s Rafael Torch Literary Nonfiction Award, 2016
  • Top-four finalist, Ellen Meloy Fund Desert Writers Award, 2016
  • Writer-in-Residence, Denali National Park and Preserve Artist-in-Residence program, Winter 2016
  • Runner-up, bosque fiction prize, 2015
  • Finalist, Southern Indiana Review Thomas A. Wilhelmus Editors’ Award, 2014
  • Finalist, River Teeth, 2014
  • Honorable Mention, New Millennium Writings, 2014
  • Partial Fellowship, Summer Literary Seminars, 2014 (for two pieces)
  • Honorable Mention, New Millennium Writings, 2013
  • Second Place Winner, Tiny Lights Personal Essay Contest, 2012
  • Finalist, Summer Literary Seminars Unified Literary Contest, 2012
  • Elliot Cades Award nomination, 2011
  • Finalist, Writers@Work Fiction Competition 2010
  • Finalist, Richard J. Margolis Award of the BlueMountainCenter, 2009
  • Finalist, Dana Award for the Novel, 2009
  • Finalist, Southern Indiana Review Mary C. Mohr Nonfiction Award, 2009
  • Notable Essay of 2008, The Best American Essays 2009
  • Winner, Fourth Genre’s Editor’s Prize for Best Essay/Memoir, 2007
  • Finalist, Ellen Meloy Fund Desert Writers Award, 2007
  • Finalist, The Bear Deluxe Edward Abbey Fiction Award, 1999
  • Honorable Mention for the Heekin Group Foundation Juvenile Novel In Progress, 1998
  • Winner, Sierra magazine’s Write on the Wild Side competition, 1997
  • Honorable Mention, Writer’s Digest Writing Competition, 1996
  • Finalist, Spur Storyteller Award, 1995
  • Finalist, Write on the Wild Side competition, Sierra, 1995
  • Pushcart Prize nomination, 1994
  • Western Heritage Award nomination, 1994

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