• Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC), Project Grant for literary research in Veracruz, 2006
  • Oregonian:  Selected for "Ten Top NW Books" - Up All Night, 2004
  • Statesman-Journal: Selected for "Ten Best Regional Books" -  Up All Night, 2004
  • RACC, Technical Assistance Grant: International PEN Congress, Mexico City, 2003
  • RACC, Project Grant for Up All Night, 2000
  • Associated Church Press, 1st place, Feature Article, Special Interest Magazine, 1996
  • Oregon Literary Arts, Literary Non-fiction fellowship, 1995
  • PEN Syndicated Fiction Project, winner, 1990
  • Sundance Institute, Selected Participant, Screenwriters Lab (1/89) & Filmmakers Lab (6/89)
  • Seattle Weekly, 1st place, Annual Short Story Contest, 1987


  • Up All Night: Voices from the Graveyard Shift  (Oregon State University Press, 2004)
  • Ordinary Time: Winning Poems and Short Stories,edited (Seattle: The Church and the Artist, 1987)


  • Nixon Under the Bodhi Tree and Other Works of Buddhist Fiction, ed. Wheeler, Kate (Wisdom Publications, 2004): "Zoo Animal Keeper I, REC-SVC-ZK"
  • A Flame in the Heart, ed. Rappoport, Lisa(Littoral Press, 2002)  “Them"
  • An Intricate Weave, ed.  Miller, Marlene (Iris Editions, 1997):  "Snake"
  • A Celestial Omnibus: Short Fiction on Faith, ed. Maney, J.P. & Tom Hazuka (Beacon, 1997): "Zoo Animal Keeper I, REC-SVC-ZK”
  • The Time of Our Lives, ed. Taylor, Dena & Amber Coverdale Sumrall (Crossing Press, 1993): "Three Conversations" 
  • The World Begins Here: An Anthology of Oregon Short Fiction, ed. Love, Glen A. (OSU Press, 1993): "O'Keefe Sober"


  • Arroyo Literary Review , Spring 2017: "The Volunteer Position"
  • Rockhurst Review, 2003: “Juana”
  • Cairn, No. 36, 2002:  “Rules of Order”
  • Writing on the Edge, Vol 9, No 2; 1999: "Widow's Head"
  • Clackamas Literary Review, Spring 1999:  "To the River"
  • Notre Dame Review, Winter 1999:  "Plaintiff"
  • The Alembic, May, 1997:  "Readiness"
  • Orion, Summer 1995:  "Zoo Animal Keeper I, REC-SVC-ZK"
  • Caprice, 1994:  "The Poet's Entry”
  • American Writing, No. 4, 1992:  "Them"
  • Northwest Magazine, 4/21/91:  "O'Keefe Sober"
  • Caprice, Spring 1990:  "Countess Tolstoy Queries Esquire”
  • Clinton Street, 12/89:  “Them, 1956"
  • Spindrift 88:  "The Shoat"
  • Crazyquilt, March 1988:  "The White Work"
  • Other Voices, Spring 1988:  "Blackbird"
  • Seattle Weekly, 12/23/87:  "Long Lay the World”
  • Zyzzyva, Summer 1987:  "Blue"
  • The Macguffin, Fall 1986:  "Lights"


  • Daring to Repair, ed Tosteson & Brockett (Wising Up Press, 2012): “Polaroid”
  • Telling Oregon’s Stories: OSU Press at Fifty (2011): “Night Bus”
  • Reading Portland, ed. Trombold, John (Oregon Historical Society, 2006): “Obdulia at the Rose Garden”
  • Drive: Women’s True Stories from the Open Road, ed. Goode, Jennie (Seal Press, 2002): “Substitution Trunk
  • Storming Heaven's Gate: An Anthology of Spiritual Writings by Women, ed., Sumrall, Amber Coverdale & Patrice Vecchione (Penguin Plume, 1997): “Heart of Wisdom”
  • Cream City Review 20th Anniversary Anthology, ed. Rivera, Andrew (U.W.-Milwaukee, 1996): “The Skin of the World”


  • Juxtaprose Literary Magazine, Spring 2017: "Paradise Refused"
  • Gettysburg Review, Spring 2016:  “The Judicious Beauty of Memory Loss”
  • Portland Magazine, Spring 2016: "Rene Sanchez: Not Without Love"
  • Timberline Review, Summer/Fall 2015: “Camping Practice”
  • Arroyo Literary Review, May 2015: “Old Fashioneds”
  • Bellingham Review, Autumn 2013: “Decadent Music”
  • The Sun, September 2008: “Judgments”
  • M Review, Summer 2006: “Losing the Farm
  • La Palabra y el Hombre (Veracruz), March 2005: El maestro: recuerdos de Raymond Carver
  • Portland Magazine, Winter 2002: “The Man in the Pew”
  • New Rag Rising, Winter 2002: “Where Pablo Neruda First Saw the Sea”
  • The Sun, November, 2001: “On Thursday, September 20"
  • Gateways, Summer 2001: “Terence O’Donnell, 1924-2001"
  • Writers NW, Spring 1999: "Teacher: A Memoir of Raymond Carver"
  • Notre Dame Review, Summer 1998: "October Song"
  • Second Opinion, April 1995: "Heart of Wisdom”
  • Palo Alto Review, Spring 1994: "Stories I Never Told My Mother”
  • Oregon English, Winter 1994: "Teacher”
  • Left Bank, Winter 1992: "My New Father”
  • Cream City Review, Spring 1991: "The Skin of the World”
  • Seattle Weekly, 8/30/89: "Where the Men and Where the Women"
  • Northwest Magazine (Oregonian), 4/23/89: "Readings from the Wall: Cabbage Soup”


  • ¡Aumento Ya! 50-min documentary on farm labor organizing (screenwriter, PCUN, 1996)
  • A Long Way to Go, 8-min dramatic film (mentor, Oregon LatinoYouth Video Project, 2000)
  • La Decisión, 9-min dramatic film (script mentor, Oregon Latino Youth Video Project, 2001)


Women’s Review of Books  

  • Jan/Feb 2016: Valeria Luiselli, The Story of My Teeth
  • Nov/Dec 2014:  Rebecca Mead, My Life in Middlemarch
  • Nov/Dec 2012: Selected Poetry of Marilyn Buck
  • March/April 2012: Christine Eber, Journey of a Tzotzil-Maya Woman of Chiapas, Mexico
  • Jan/Feb 2011: Four books on incarceration: Michelle Alexander, Safiya Bukhari, etc.
  • March/April 2010: Ámbar Past, Incantations: Song, Spells and Images by Mayan Women
  • Nov/Dec 2008:  Sylvia Sellers-García, When the Ground Turns in its Sleep
  • March/April 2008:  Alma M. Reed, Peregrina:  Love & Death in Mexico
  • May/June 2007: Camillla Townsend, Malintzin’s Choices
  • May 2004:  Diana Taylor & Roselyn Costantino, Holy Terrors: Latin American Women Perform
  • October 2003: Cristina Rivera-Garza, No One Will See Me Cry
  • July 2003:  Alicia Borinsky, All Night Movie
  • May 2003:Tapscott, Selected Prose Gabriela Mistral; Fiol-Matta, Queer Mother for the Nation

Human Rights Review

  • June 2010: Karen Greenberg, The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo’s First 100 Days
  • June 2009: Jules Boykoff, Beyond Bullets: The Suppression of Dissent in the U.S.


  • November 18, 2007:  Jules Boykoff,  Beyond Bullets: The Suppression of Dissent in the U.S.
  • September 30, 2007:  David Cole, Less Safe, Less Free


  • October 1994:  Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses and The Crossing


  • Winter 1990-91:  Molly Gloss, The Jump-Off Creek


Oregon Historical Quarterly: “We’re going to defend ourselves.” The Portland Chapter of the Black Panther Party and the Local Media Response (with Jules Boykoff), Fall 2010

Oregon Encyclopedia

  • March 2010: Raymond Carver, 1938-88
  • July 2014: Black Panther Party, Portland Chapter


Eliot News

  • Emanuel Apologizes, PDC Changes its Name, Summer 2017
  • Historic Elks Lodge Grateful for Volunteers, Summer 2009
  • Eliot: A Brief Chronology, Fall 2008
  • Eliot Remembered: Interviews with Emma Brown & Jane Bachman, Fall 2008
  • Title Wave: Out of Circulation, Though Not for Long, Winter 2008
  • Robert Dietsche’s Jumptown: The Golden Years of Portland Jazz, January 2006
  • For Activist Nomad, Eliot is Now Home, Summer 2005
  • Quadriplegics United Against Dependency, Summer 2004
  • A Neighborhood Profile: Paul and Geneva Knauls, Summer 2003
  • Roc Neuhardt: A Neighborhood Profile, Fall 2002
  • Legendary Jazz Singer Nancy King Leaves Eliot, Summer 2000
  • Port City Development, A History, Fall 1999

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