Publications

Books

Call It Eden: A Novel. Forthcoming by Ice Cube Press, 2017.

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Fracture: Essays, Poems, and Stories on Fracking in America, edited with Taylor Brorby. Ice Cube Press, February 14, 2016.

Add to GoodreadsPrairie Gold: An Anthology of the American Heartland, edited with Lance M. Sacknoff and Xavier Cavazos. Ice Cube Press, July 1, 2014.


 

Short Stories, Essays, & Poems

Fiction

“I, Right.” The Writing Disorder, Spring 2013.

“Performance Review.” Festival Writer, October 2014.

Nonfiction

“The Drawing.” Honorable mention for “translation”-themed creative nonfiction contest. Cardinal Sins, Winter 2014.

“First Beard.” Festival Writer, October 2014.

“Flexing Our Mussels.” MyNorth.com, the online home of Traverse Magazine, in “Thoughts on a Bio-blitz and More,” July 24, 2008.

“Hear No Evil.” Fracture: Essays, Poems, and Stories on Fracking in America, Ice Cube Press, February 14, 2016.

iprefertogetfatonhoney-2015-04-27Safe to Chew“Letters After Achilles.” Prairie Gold: An Anthology of the American Heartland, Ice Cube Press, July 1, 2014.

  • Nominated for Pushcart Prize.
  • Excerpts republished on the blog of Winged: New Writing on Bees, October
    29, 2014.
  • Excerpts reprinted in Safe to Chew: An Anthology, Wicwas, June 15, 2015.

Poetry

“At War with Ants.” ELM, Fall 2015.

“Baconer.” Festival Writer, October 2014.

“Quiche in the Afternoon.” ELM, Fall 2015.

“Ten November.” This Week in Poetry, November 2015.

“White Squirrel.” Winner of the 2014 Multimodal Poetry Contest sponsored by the Iowa State University Writing and Media Center.


 

Reviews & Publishing Articles

Articles

“So You Want to Be Anthologized” with Taylor Brorby. Ice Cube Press Blog, June 4, 2015. Also published by The Review Review here.

“To Make a Book.” Ice Cube Press Blog, July 9, 2014.

Book ReviewsBryson

“‘One hell of a summer’: A Review of Bill Bryson’s One Summer: America, 1927.” Flight Patterns, the Flyway Blog, February 14, 2014.

“Eden from the Ashes: A Review of Maleea Acker’s Gardens Aflame: Garry Oak Meadows of BC’s South Coast.” Flight Patterns, the Flyway Blog, May 17, 2013.

“Tragedy of the Commune: A Review of Lauren Groff’s Arcadia.” Flight Patterns, the Flyway Blog, December 6, 2012.

Lit Mag Reviews

“Lit Mag is Place of Convergence for Genres, Styles, Artists and Writers.” The Review Review, December 2015.

“Faith-Oriented Lit Mag Explores ‘Boundaries of What We Know to Be True.'” The Review Review, February 2015.

“New Online Lit Mag is a First Stop for Flash Fiction.” The Review Review, December 2014.

Web Roves

“A Flighty Future: Bees and Domestic Drones.” Flight Patterns, the Flyway Blog, January 23, 2014.

“Long Live Short Shorts.” Flight Patterns, the Flyway Blog, September 10, 2013.

“Love Affairs, Tiny Windows, and Hand Grenades.” Flight Patterns, the Flyway Blog, May 1, 2014.

“Such Sweet Sorrow: A Web Rove Tribute to the Outgoing Flyway Editors.” Flight Patterns, the Flyway Blog, May 7, 2013.

“She Writes About Change: Women on Breaking up and Moving on.” Flight Patterns, the Flyway Blog, March 12, 2013.


Selected News Writing

Articles and Feature Stories

refugee-web“Incubator Farm Supports Refugees in Starting Small Businesses.” Leopold Letter: A Newsletter of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture 27.2: Summer 2015. [Download a PDF of the issue.]

“Agricultural Urbanism Project Helps Create Sustainable Iowa Communities.” Leopold Letter: A Newsletter of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture 27.1: Spring 2015. [Download a PDF of the issue.]

“Shared-Use Kitchen to Support Des Moines Enterprises.” Leopold Letter: A Newsletter of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture 27.1: Spring 2015. [Download a PDF of the issue.]

“Special Project Shows High-Value Grass-Finished Beef in Iowa is Feasible.” Leopold Letter: A Newsletter of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture 27.1: Spring 2015. [Download a PDF of the issue.]

Adcock resized“Meet Our Spencer Award Winners: Leigh Adcock on Sustainability and Empowering Women.” Leopold Letter: A Newsletter of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture 26.4: Winter 2014. [Download a PDF of the issue.]

“Meet Our Spencer Award Winners: Steve Berger on Committing to Conservation.” Leopold Letter: A Newsletter of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture 26.4: Winter 2014. [Download a PDF of the issue.]

“Prairie Strips Getting Results, Growing Quickly.” Leopold Letter: A Newsletter of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture 26.4: Winter 2014. [Download a PDF of the issue.]

“Longer Rotations Yield Benefits.” Wallaces Farmer, August 2014. [View a PDF of the article.]

DSCF0320“No Time for Sorrow: Year 2 of the Bluff Creek Bee Club.” The Buzz: Newsletter of the Iowa Honey Producers Association, August 2014. [View a PDF of the issue.]

“Cultivating Local Biomass for Renewable Energy.” Leopold Letter: A Newsletter of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture 26.2: Summer 2014. [Download a PDF of the issue.]

News Releases

“Grazing Native Plants Balances Economics and Ecology.” Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, May 4, 2015. [Read in Missouri Farmer Today, August 3, 2015.]

“Survey Shows Iowans Support Targeted Approaches for Multiple-Benefit Agriculture.” Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, February 10, 2015. [Read in Wallaces Farmer, February 17, 2015.]

“New Videos Focus on Prairie Strips as an Emerging Conservation Practice.” Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, November 3, 2014. [Read in Iowa State University College of Engineering News, November 10, 2014.]

“Case Study Documents Changes in Northeast Iowa Farms.” Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, May 27, 2014. [Read on the Iowa Food and Fitness Blog, June 24, 2014.]

Videos Scripted

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Restoring the Balance: Prairie Conservation Strips. Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, September 19, 2014.

“STRIPS: A Difference You Can See.” Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, October 8, 2014.

“STRIPS: A Nutrient Reduction Strategy.” Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, October 8, 2014.

“STRIPS: Providing Habitat for Wildlife.” Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, January 28, 2015.

“STRIPS: Preserving a Family Legacy.” Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, February 2, 2015.

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