Nebraska Center for Writers

Chimney Rock Selected Publications
of Maureen Kingston


Approaches to Literature: A Practical Handbook for Beginners, Gilbert Vaughan, WSC Press, 2005.

Hot Papers: The Best Academic Writing at Wayne State College, WSC Press, 2005.

Words from the Highway, Paul L Williams, M & M Printing, 1997.


“The Erratic Boulder,” Bolts of Silk, February 2012.

“Boxcars Poetica” and “Spring Forward,” The Meadowland Review, Winter 2012

"Red River of the North," Caduceus, issue 9, February 2012

"January Fruit," Aurorean, Fall/Winter 2011-2012

"Fraternal Twins," Pirene’s Fountain, Fall/Winter 2011-2012

“Ship in a Bottle” and “Armchair Suicide,” Lily: A Monthly Online Literary Review, vol. 5, issue 8, December 2011.

“BIRTHDAY WISHES: Body Parts,” Psychic Meatloaf: Journal of Contemporary Poetry, issue 4, October 2011

“Wildflowers,” “Celeste Figs,” “Ukiyo-e, Pictures of the Floating World,” “Red River of the North,” and “Repetitive Motion Injury”; plus FEATURE ARTIST INTERVIEW and ESSAY (“The Road to Damascus by Way of the Great Plains”), The Centrifugal Eye, Summer-Fall 2011.

"Though Shaped Like a Gun," Nebby, issue 20, August 22, 2011

"Racial Profiling" and "French Fries," Poetry Quarterly, Summer 2011

"Volunteering at the Home," The Smoking Poet, issue 19, Summer 2011

"Everyman's Dilemma," The Rainbow Rose, June 29, 2011

"First Love, Age 8," Glass: A Journal of Poetry, vol. 4, issue 1, June 2011

"Communing" and "Mermaid on the Plains," Third Wednesday, vol. 3 issue 2, Spring 2011

"Iowa's June Plea," Willows Wept Review, Issue 11, Spring 2011.

“Beatrice, After 25 Years of Marriage to Dante” and “Stepson,” Red River Review, 39, May 2011.

“Wyoming Aubade,” “The Willow Chair,” and “Making My Husband’s Order,” Muddy River Poetry Review, 4 Spring 2011.

“Grandpa's Carved Legacies,” Hobo Camp Review, issue 9, Spring 2011.

“spring fields,” “first light,” and “pink slip,” Four and Twenty, vol 4, issue 4, April 2011.

“The Tool,” Clutching at Straws, March 17, 2011.

“Virgins,” “DNA Mapping,” “America the Beautiful,” “On Probation,” and “Advice for My New Lover,” Calliope Nerve, March 4, 2011.

“Our Silver-Plated American Dream,” Rusty Truck, February 23, 2011.

“January Sunflowers,” The Driftwood Review, Issue 9, 2011.

"A Star is Born," “Confessing to the Green Police,” “The Family Reunion,” “Shitcanned,” and “Head On,” The Literary Burlesque, January 11, 2011.

“Fingering My Ghost Beads” and “Final Instructions,” Sleet Magazine, Spring 2011.

“Playboy,” Breadcrumb Scabs, Issue 24, December 2010.

“The Poet’s Day Job” and “Remaindered,” The Bicycle Review, December 2010.

“When I Think about Scale” and “In the Nightmare Snare,” Foliate Oak, September 2010.

“Muse Auditions a Nebraska Poet,” Rose & Thorn Journal, Fall 2010.

“Can a Poet Go Beyond the Dirt?” Foliate Oak, September 2010.

“There’s a Moment Every Winter,” Grey Sparrow Journal (Sp 2011, forthcoming)

“Double Perspective,” San Pedro River Review (Fall 2010)

“Suspended Sense,” Hobble Creek Review, Issue 11.

“Appraising the Meat,” Blue Collar Review, forthcoming.

“Cairn Wonder,” Boston Literary Magazine, Fall 2010.

“Hush, little baby, don’t say a word,” Pemmican, Sept 2010.

“November Muse,” WestWard Quarterly, Fall 2010.

“On the Bingo Card,” The Honey Land Review, Fall 2010.

“Seasoned” and “Farm Archaeology,” A Prairie Journal, Fall-Winter 2010.

“Change of Season,” Tipton Poetry Journal, #19, Fall 2010.

“Split,” Halfway Down the Stairs, June 2010.

“Dementia Aspic,” Triggerfish Critical Review Issue No 5, June 2010.

“This New Religion,” Paddlefish, June 2010.

“Yellow Frosting,” Melusine, 2.2, Spring/Summer 2010.

“My Old Record Player,” Lucid Rhythms, Issue 1, Spring 2010.

“Indian Summer on the Plains,” “The Red-winged Blackbird,” and “Shimmering Substance (Jackson Pollock, 1946),” Blue Earth Review, v 8 issue 2, Spring 2010.

“Switchblade,” Alehouse, no. 4, 2010.

“Backyard Spa,” Nebraska Life, May/June 2009.

“Red River of the North” and “Tailspin,” Plains Song Review, v XI, 2009.

“Maribel,” Nebraska Life, Jul/Aug 2008.

“My Kaakaa Muse,” The Kiosk v 67, 2005.

“Poppy’s Overcoat,” Judas Goat, 2001-2002.

“Cosmic Joker Plays the Catskills,” Judas Goat, 2000-2001.


“The Old Buffalo in Custer State Park,” “Poppy’s Overcoat,” “Newlyweds,” and “Bi-racial Girl Comes of Age.” Words Like Rain. Ed Scott McIntosh and Greta Smith. Wayne: WSC Press, 2005.

“The Peace of Vacuuming,” “Cosmic Joker Plays the Catskills,” “The Old Buffalo in Custer National Park,” “Poppy’s Overcoat,” “Newlyweds,” and “Bi-racial Girl Comes of Age.” The Great American Road Show. Ed JV Brummels and Jim Reese, Logan House Press, 2003.

“’Dr. Zak’; Marie Zakrzewska,” Women Educators in the United States, 1820-1993. Ed Maxine Seller. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1994.


Judge for Plains Poetry Slam XXVII, March 2012.

Reading — Great Plains Art Gallery, Plains Song Review, April 22, 2009.

Judge for Wayne State College Poetry Slam XV, April 2006.

Judge for Wayne State College Poetry Slam XII, November 2004.

Plains Writers Festival, Wayne State College, Spring 2003.

Participant, Wayne State College Poetry Slam, November 2002.


Kiosk Award for Imaginative Writing, Honorable Mention, 2005.

1st Place winner, Wayne State College Poetry Slam, November 2002.

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