Nebraska Center for Writers

Chimney Rock Selected Publications
of Terese Svoboda


Tin God. U of Nebraska P, 2006.

A Drink Called Paradise. Counterpoint Press, 1999.

Cannibal. New York U P, 1995.


Trailer Girl and Other Stories. Counterpoint, 2001.


Black Glasses Like Clark Kent, Graywolf, 2007.


All Aberration, U of Georgia P, 1985

Laughing Africa, U of Iowa P, 1990

Mere Mortals, U of Georgia P, 1995

Treason, Zoo Press, 2002


Cleaned the Crocodile's Teeth, Greenfield Review Press, 1985


"Money Can't Fix It," Ploughshares, Spring 2000.

"Ajax' Mother," After the Storm, Maisonneuve Press

"A Few Drops of Blood or Grenadine," "Like a Dog, He Hunts in Dreams," Agni

"Brassiere: Prison or Showcase?" "Dog/ God," "Lithium," American Poetry Review

"On That Day," Columbia

"A Moo on a Can with a Cow on It," Georgia Review

"A Scarlet Bird," Gettysburg Review

"Epithalamion," "Mother's Minotaur," Hawaii Review

"The Quick Cave," "The Septic Conversation," "The Smell of Burning Pennies," Kenyon Review

"Picnic," The Nation

"Fairies," Massachusetts Review

"The Root of Father Is Fat," The New Yorker

"A Cure for Hiccups," "Inventor," Paris Review

"Death for Franchise," "Donkey," "I Kissed Thee Ere I Killed Thee," Pequod

"All Happy Families," "Obscenity," "Philomela," Ploughshares

"Rogue Transmissions," "Sex," Prairie Schooner

"Unicorn," Salamagundi

"The Goddess Corn Finds Her Dress in Disarray," Shenandoah

"To Autumn," "Left-handed Women," Southern Review

"Horse's Hooves," "Wait," Verse

"Baiyer River, Papua New Guinea," "Sudanese Civil Sonnet," Virginia Quarterly Review

Poems in Slate, The Atlantic, and elsewhere


"Cordless in the Fifties," Mississippi Review, June 1995

"Cosmo Dog," Unleashed: Poems by Writers' Dogs, Edited by Amy Hempel and Jim Shepard, Crown P, 1995

"Hills and Cats," Mississippi Review, June 1996

"Party Girl," Mississippi Review, November 1995

Stories in Mississippi Review, Conjunctions, Georgetown Review, Columbia, Vogue, Kenyon Review, The Quarterly, Antioch Review, Ohio Review, Noon, Bomb, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly, and elsewhere


Wet, a multi-media chamber Opera by Anne LeBaron and Terese Svoboda, Redcat, Los Angeles, CA, November 15, 2005.


Graywolf Nonfiction Prize, for Black Glasses Like Clark Kent, 2007.

Walter E Dakin Fellow in Fiction, Sewanee Writers' Conference, 1998

One of the 10 Best Novels of the year, Spin, for Cannibal, 1995

Elmer Holmes Bobst Award for Emerging Writers, for Cannibal, 1995

New Writers Award, Great Lakes Colleges Association, for Cannibal, 1995

Finalist, Mississippi Review Prize, for "Party Girl," 1995

Iowa Poetry Prize for Laughing Africa, U of Iowa P, 1990

The Lucille Medwick Award and Cecil Hemley Award, both of the Poetry Society of America

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