Nebraska Center for Writers

Chimney Rock Selected Publications
of Constance Merritt


A Protocol for Touch, University of North Texas Press, 2000


"Genesis," "ghazal," "Miserykids on the Line," American Literary Review

"Avanta Garde," "Lullaby," "The Mute Swan," Callaloo
"The Bride," "Etude for Memory and Guitar," "A Study in Perspective," The Disability Rag & Resource
"The Mother's Seduction," Higginson Journal
"The Check-Out Lady at the IGA," "Roses," Nebraska Humanities
"Motion," Phoebe
"Woman of Color," Ploughshares
"Black Iris," "Self-Portrait: Lilith, Eve," "Separation," Prairie Schooner
"Etude for Memory and Guitar," Quarterly West
"Bitches on the Bright Side," "A Protocol for Touch," Rocky Mountain Review
"Offering," The Women's Review of Books


"Lullaby," "The Mute Swan," and "Woman of Color," American Poetry: The Next Generation (Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon UP, 2000)


Winner, Readers' Choice Award, Prairie Schooner, 2003.

Co-winner (with Eleanor Wilner), Edward Stanley Award, Prairie Schooner, 2002

Finalist, William Carlos Williams Book Award (for Protocol of Touch)

Winner of the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry (Eleanor Wilner, Judge)

Academy of American Poets College Prize

Pushcart Prize nominations (twice)

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