Nebraska Center for Writers

Chimney Rock Selected Publications
of Janelle Masters


Meditations: A Week of Love and a Prayer, poems with calligraphy by Art Pierce, one "volume" exhibited at the Museum of Nebraska Art in Kearney, November 1997


Flash Flood Main Street Rag, winter 2007.


"Pick Me Now," Midwest Quarterly, Summer 2011.

"After the Nuremberg Laws," Margie, Vol 4, 2005.

"Teaching: Old Man and the Sea," Common Ground Review.

"Teachers," "Prairie Direction," and "Penelope," Nebraska English Journal, Summer 2006.

"Emily," Poetry Motel.

"California Fable," RUNES, A Review of Poetry, December 2002.

"A Small Thing," Potpourri, Volume 12, #3, September 2000.

"Pumpkin Poem," Comstock Review, vol 13, #2.

"Ain't Never Gonna Matter Nohow/teaching in the culture of dreams" and "The Body," Prairie Schooner, Spring 1999.

"In the Community of Saints" (poem sequence), Theology Today, Winter 1999.

"Aesthetics," "Caretaker," and "Wild Flower," Nebraska Life, 1997.

"Melancholia," "Memory's Web," Anglo-File (publication of the Wyoming Council of Teachers of English), 1990-91.

"Soliloquy," Carillon, Spring 1987.

"On Bringing Nothing Up," Rectangle, Spring 1985.

"Kansas," Whole Notes, Winter 1984.

"Sweater Dress," and "Note to My Daughter," Whole Notes, Spring 1985.

"Old Maid," Elkhorn Review, Winter 1984.

"Legacy," and "To See the Red Fire Engines Come, Tony and Tuffy Set the Chicken Coop on Fire," Scrivener, Spring 1984.

"Apologia," and "Something I'm Not Sorry For," The Antelope, Fall 1983.


"The Body," Nebraska Presence: The State of Poetry.

"When We Talk of Love" (originally titled "Talking after Love," first published in Brevity), Cup of Comfort for Women in Love, 2005.


"Crayons," brevity, Winter 2001.

"Talking After Love," brevity, #3 Fall 1998.

"Grandma's House," The Custer Country Chief, September 1994.


"Arcadia: Home to Come Home to," The Ord Quiz, July 1990.


Finalist, Main Street Rag contest, Charlotte, NC, for her chapbook, Flash Flood, 2007.

Merit Award, Nebraska Arts Council, 2003.

First Place, Potpourri's Y2K National Poetry Month Award (for "A Small Thing"), 2000.

Merit Award, Nebraska Arts Council, 2000.

Finalist, Comstock Review contest, for "Pumpkin Poem," 1999. The judge was Ellen Bryant Voigt.

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