Publications & Awards

Fiction & Poetry:

Amelia, Antithesis Journal, Barrow Street (“The Missed Period”), Bogg, Cider Press Review, Concho River Review, Connecticut Review, Diner, Dogwood, Exit 13, The Gallatin Review, Global City Review, Grieve Writing Competition Anthology, Gulf Stream, Hawai’i Pacific Review, Hidden Oak, Illya’s Honey, The Literary Review, The Madison Review, Mississippi Review, Negative Capability, New Delta Review, New Zoo Poetry Review, Old Crow Review, Poetica Christi’s “Joy in the Morning” Anthology, Portland Review, PRISM international, The Sow’s Ear, Sierra Nevada College Review, Skidrow Penthouse, Slippery Elm (“The Seawall”), Slipstream, Southerly Journal, Spillway, Spoon River Poetry Review, Sulphur River Literary Review, Sunstone, Waywiser Press, Whiskey Island Magazine, and The William and Mary Review..

 

Essays & Articles:

COVID-19: 12 Tips to Working at Home with KidsBub Hub

“Me Time” Is a ScamRomper

Stop Calling Teens Lazy, Useless, and Entitled If You Won’t Hire ThemSydney Morning Herald

Kids at Different Schools? 9 Tips to Make It EasierBub Hub

The Gentleman’s Guide to Sharing a Sidewalk with WomenThe Good Men Project

How I Use Media to Talk Gender Equality with My 5 SonsWomen’s Agenda

How 3 Cats Are Helping Me Teach My Sons about ConsentScary Mommy

How Early Menopause and Moving Broke My Internal CompassMotherwell Magazine

How We Can Protect Women by Empowering BoysScary Mommy

 

Interviews:

“Writers at Work, Part One: Contributors Share their Thoughts on Labor, Writing, and the Current Climate”Portland Review, May 2020

 

Podcasts:

Featured Guest on All Men Can, Episode 8, August 2018: Raising feminist sons in the age of #MeToo.

 

  • Commended in Poetica Christi’s “Joy in the Morning” Poetry Competition for “How You Begin” (2020)
  • Finalist for the Cider Press Review Book Award (2019, judged by Lesley Wheeler)
  • Longlisted for the Seventh Annual Bangor Poetry Competition for “Weatherproofing” (2019)
  • Shortlisted for the A3 Review’s June Contest: Carpentry & Home Economics theme for “The Handyman” (2019)
  • Semi-finalist for the Brittingham Prize in Poetry at University of Wisconsin Press (2019)
  • Finalist for the Violet Reed Haas Prize for Poetry at Snake Nation Press (2018)
  • Finalist for the Cider Press Review Book Award (2018)
  • Finalist for the Cider Press Review Editors’ Prize (2018, judged by Leona Sevick)
  • Winner of the Lifeline Award in the Hunter Grieve Writing Competition (2018). (You can read / listen to my poem, “The Skeleton”, at 50:31 (read by a volunteer).)
  • Finalist for the Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize (2018)
  • Finalist for the Dogwood Literary Prize (2018)
  • Winner of the Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Award (2017). (“Manchester”)
  • Finalist in the Hunter Grieve Writing Competition (2017)
  • Finalist for the Slippery Elm Poetry Contest for “Manchester” (2017)
  • Semi-finalist for the Cider Press Review Book Award (2017, judged by Lauren Alleyne)
  • Finalist for the Cider Press Review Book Award (2015, judged by Linda Pastan)
  • Semi-finalist for the Brittingham Prize in Poetry at University of Wisconsin Press (2015)
  • Shortlisted for the Albury City Short Story Award for “Learning Another Language” (2013)
  • The Australia Council for the Arts Emerging Writer grant – fiction (2011)
  • Finalist for the Idaho Prize for Poetry at Lost Horse Press (2010, judged by Thomas Lux)
  • Semi-finalist for the Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize at Waywiser Press (2009, judged by Rosanna Warren)
  • Semi-finalist for the Brittingham Prize in Poetry at University of Wisconsin Press (2009, judged by Marilyn Nelson)
  • The Australia Council for the Arts Emerging Writer grant – poetry (2005)
  • W.S. Merwin Poetry Fellowship at The Catskill Poetry Workshop (2004, selected by Carol Frost)
  • Runner-up in the Mississippi Review Prize for Poetry (2004, selected by Angela Ball)
  • Shortlisted for the KSP Young Writer-in-Residence fellowship (2003)
  • Finalist in The Sow’s Ear Poetry Contest (2003, selected from 2000 entrants)
  • Herbert Rubin Award for Creative Writing (1997, NYU)
  • Thomas Wolfe Memorial Poetry Award (1995, NYU)

Multi-colored rowboats at Rockport -- Nicole Melanson