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Winner of the 2003 Distinguished Artist Award from the Nebraska Arts
poems have appeared or are
forthcoming in many journals, including
Prairie Schooner, AGNI, Blackbird, The Journal, Laurel Review,
Passages North, Third Coast, Chelsea, the Journal,
ONTHEBUS, and the Prague Review.
Her first collection, Peru, appeared in
Take Three: Agni New Poets
Series, which as been chosen as a "Recommended Book" by both
the Poetry and
Small Press editors of Amazon.com, and as a "Noted Book" by American
She is the author more recently of Muse (Southern Illinois UP),
a book-length collection
that won the Nebraska Book Award for Poetry and
the Larry Levis Prize for 2003.
She's a two-time winner of the Individual Artist's Fellowship
from the Nebraska Arts Council (1997, 2000).
And she is a 2010 winner of
The Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award.
She holds the MFA in creative
writing from Vermont College and has taught at the University of Nebraska
She served as Poetry Editor of
The Nebraska Review for ten years and later as
She is an associate professor of English and Creative Writing
at Creighton University. With
Erin Belieu, she is the
editor of The Extraordinary Tide: New Poetry by American Women
(Columbia University Press, 2001).