Nebraska Center for Writers

Chimney Rock Selected Publications
of James Solheim




BOOKS

Born Yesterday, Philomel/Penguin, 2010.

Santa's Secrets Revealed! Carolrhoda Books, 2004.

It's Disgusting — and We Ate It! Simon & Schuster, 1998

LONG POEMS

"The Lost Kings of Maryville." The Kenyon Review 11, No. 3, New Series (1989): 1-10.

"The Laws of Eddings." Northwest Review 28, No. 1 (1990): 68-79.

Yak (excerpt). Another Chicago Magazine 25 (1993).

Garbage(I) = a Computer Poem (excerpt). Another Chicago Magazine 28 (1994): 138-42.

POEMS

"Blessed by Meteors and by the Benevolent Men of Space." Poetry 156, No. 1 (1990): 27-28.

"My Father after a Day's Work at Otto Steel." Poetry 143, No. 3 (1983): 153.

"Faith of Our Fathers." Poetry 143, No. 3 (1983): 153-4.

"Variations: Couple Seen Through a Window." Poetry 146, No. 6 (1985): 336-7.

"Existence One Thursday." Poetry 147, No. 1 (1985): 25-26.

"Roughing in a House." Poetry 152, No. 5 (1988): 265.

"Echocardiogram." Poetry 152, No. 5 (1988): 264. "My Father Playing Pool." The Kenyon Review 10, No. 1, New Series (1988): 98.

"Fluffy in Heaven." The Kenyon Review 10, No. 1, New Series (1988): 97.

"The Great Plot." Chicago Review 33, No. 2 (1982): 115.

"The Stick Woman." Poetry Northwest 30, No. 2 (1989): 11-13.

"All That Is." Poetry Northwest 30, No. 2 (1989): 13-15.

"Cambrian Night." Poetry Northwest 30, No. 2 (1989): 16.

"Atoms." Poetry Northwest 25, No. 4 (1985): 13. "Midnight on the Maryville High Football Field." Poetry Northwest 25, No. 4 (1985): 14.

"Riding to the Hospital." Cimarron Review 66 (1984): 56.

"Trespassing in Job's, the Abandoned Hospital." Cimarron Review 69 (1984): 42.

"Poem Around My Father." Malahat Review 67 (1984): 63-4.

"A Young Couple Coming Home." Malahat Review 67 (1984): 62-3.

"Zacarias, the Pyrotechnist (after Rubião)." Mississippi Review 11, No. 1-2 (1982): 68-9.

"Tom Thompson's Transcendence." Mississippi Review 12, Nos. 1-2 (1983): 91.

"Callie Lida's Pain." Mississippi Review 12, Nos. 1-2 (1983): 92.

"Barry Gray's Painful Decision." Mississippi Review 12, Nos. 1-2 (1983): 93.

"Harley Greenfield's Frustration." Mississippi Review 12, Nos. 1-2 (1983): 94.

"Light." Tendril 11, (1981): 73.

"A Mystery." New Letters 45, No. 3 (1979): 107.

"The Preservation of K-Marts." Mississippi Review 11, Nos. 1-2 (1982): 70-71.

"Rodeo Time." Northwest Review 21, Nos. 2-3 (1983): 38.

"The Question of Jones's Intentions." Northwest Review 21, Nos. 2-3 (1983): 39.

"The Paree Visit." Mississippi Review 12, Nos. 1-2 (1983): 89-90.

"The Situation as It Developed." Missouri Review 8, No. 3 (1985) 17, 55, 94, 171.

"The Orchard Far Behind Our House." Gryphon 10, No. 3 (1985): 64.

"The Deer That Surprised Me Tuesday Sundown." Slant 1 (1987): 116.

"The World to a Fake Stuffed Zebra on Display Outside a Missouri Gas Station." Mississippi Review, Nos. 40-41 (1985): 132-133.

"Joe Sark's Outrageous Claim." Cottonwood 37 (1986): 56.

"The Question of Jones's Interference." Cottonwood 37 (1986): 73. "The Question of Jones's Involvement." Cottonwood 37 (1986): 87.

"Growth Rings." Iowa Review 18, No. 3 (1988): 52-54.

"Born into the Wry Eocenic ..." The Iowa Review 18, No. 3 (1988): 48-51.

"The Man Who Measures Animals." The Iowa Review 20, No. 2 (1990): 9-10.

"Ev Pangborn's Bridge." Quarterly West 27 (1988): 115.

"The Fear-of-Toadstools Lady." Missouri Review 14, No. 2 (1991): 42-43.

"The Return of the Fear-of-Toadstools Lady." Missouri Review 14, No. 2 (1991): 48-49.

"On the Logic and Radiation of Our Love." Missouri Review 14, No. 2 (1991): 44-46.

"Against Biography." Missouri Review 14, No. 2 (1991): 47.

"Just Grass: A Prairie Walk." The Laurel Review 27, No. 1 (1993): 60-62.

"Wrassler Céleste." The Laurel Review 27, No. 1 (1993): 63.

"A Jar of Teeth." The Laurel Review 27, No. 1 (1993): 64.

"Beowulf in Utopia." The Laurel Review 27, No. 1 (1993): 62-63.

STORIES

"Archaeology." Northwest Review 25, No. 2 (1987): 31-43.

"Kanna Mackett's Tragedy." Chicago Review 35, No. 4 (1987): 80-86. ,

NON-FICTION

"Norsk for Beginners." Viking 91, No. 1 (1994): 6-7 and 17.

ANTHOLOGIES

"Cambrian Night." Pushcart Prize XV (1990): 421-22.

"Callie Lida's Pain." The Anthology of Magazine Verse and Yearbook of American Poetry (1985): 467.

"Poem Around My Father." The Anthology of Magazine Verse and Yearbook of American Poetry (1986): 431.

"Atoms." The Anthology of Magazine Verse and Yearbook of American Poetry (1986-1988): 498.

AWARDS

Junior Library Guild Selection, Born Yesterday, 2010. It's Disgusting — and We Ate It! (Simon & Schuster, 1998) chosen as a A Junior Library Guild Selection, a Scholastic Book Club Selection and as one of the year's best books by Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and the Chicago Public Library. Nominee for Public Library

Winner, South Dakota's Prairie Pasque Award.

Winner, Award for Aid in Writing Poetry, The Ingram Merrill Foundation, 1988 ($8,000.00)

Winner, Pushcart Prize, 1990, for one of the year's best poems published by small presses

Winner, The Tim McGinness Award from The Iowa Review, 1991 ($500.00 split between two winners)

Bernard DeVoto Scholar, Bread Loaf Writer's Conference, 1990 ($700.00)

Winner, Academy of American Poets Prize, for the best poem by a graduate or undergraduate student at The University of Iowa, 1982 ($150.00)

Two-Time Finalist, Walt Whitman Award, The Academy of American Poets, 1993 and 1994

Finalist, The National Poetry Series, 1993

Finalist, The Juniper Prize, 1994

Winner, "Detasseling over the Missouri." National Poetry Competition (Chester H Jones Foundation) 1983: 13.

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