Professional Service

  • Met with group of students at English language library, YALI school, Changsha, Hunan Povince, China. 2107 - present
  • Entity: University of North Texas Wrote promotion letter for Jehanne Dubrow for Distinguished Professor. 2020 - 2020
  • Entity: University of North Texas Wrote promotion letter for Jehanne Dubrow for Distinguished Professor. 2020 - 2020
  • Entity: Many publishers Wrote a number of blurbs -- at least five. 2020 - 2020
  • Entity: University of Georgia Press Evaluated Proposal for Anthology of Contemporary Elegy for Publication. 2019 - 2020
  • Entity: University of Utah English Department Role: Read and Evaluate Files of Applicants for PhD in English Graduate Committee. 2019 - 2020
  • Entity: Harvard Selection of Harvard-Cambridge Scholars First Reader -- read and evaluated sixty files Final Interviews -- interviewed and deliberated upon 12 finalists. 2019 - 2020
  • Role: Read And Evaluate Files Of Nominees For Distinguished Professor. Entity: University of Utah Distinguish Professor Selection Committee. 2019 - 2020
  • Entity: University of Southern California reviewed poet Anna Journey for Tenure. 2019 - 2019
  • Entity: Utah Valley University Outside Reviewer for Brock Jones' Third Year Review. 2019 - 2019
  • Role: Director. Entity: University of Utah Have founded, Raised Funds for, Organized and Run the yearly 10-day Graduate Student Artists' Colony at the Taft-Nicholson Center (receive no cfinancial ompensation for this). 2019 - 2019
  • Entity: Jewish Federation of Utah Judge Holocaust Poetry Contest for middle school and high school. 2019 - 2019
  • Entity: LSU Press evaluated three manuscripts for publication this year Judith Hall's PROSPECTS, Elizabeth Powell's ATOMIZER, Jehanne Dubrow's WILD KINGDOM. 2019 - 2019
  • Entity: University of North Texas Role: Wrote Promotion letter Reviewed Jeheanne Dubrow, Candidate for Full Professor. 2018 - present
  • Role: Member. Entity: University of Utah Department of English Graduate Committee. 2018 - 2019
  • Entity: University of Utah Role: member (read and evaluate files) Distinguished Professors Nomination and Selection Committe. 2018 - 2021
  • Congregation Kol Ami "Spotlight on the Community" read works in progress from Berlin. 2017 - present
  • Governance Committee and Selection Committee Harvard-Cambridge Scholarships. 2017 - 2018
  • Jewish Federation -- teach monthly Bible class to women's grouop. 2017 - 2017
  • Entity: Cornell University Reviewed Ishion Hutchinson for tenure. 2017 - 2017
  • Entity: University of Utah Served as Internal Reviewer for the School of Music. 2016 - 2016
  • SLC Jewish Community Center after school program taught poetry to five and six year olds. 2016 - present
  • Entity: Harvard-Cambridge Scholarships On Board of Directors, Served as First Read, on Selection Committee. 2016 - 2016
  • Entity: Sterling Scholarships Final Judge for Sterling Scholarships in English -- read portfolios and interviewed 15 applications. 2015 - 2015
  • Entity: English Dept Outreach Committee Seminar for Teachers, multiple visits to classrooms at local high schools. 2014 - 2016
  • Entity: Taft Nicholson Center Organized, found Funding and Ran 10-day writers colony for CW Graduate Students. 2014 - 2014
  • Entity: National Endowment for the Arts Reader of Fellowship Applications in Poetry. 2014 - 2014
  • Entity: Utah Jewish Federation Teach monthly Biblie Class in Park City. 2014 - 2014
  • Entity: Congration Kol Ami Chant and often given talks about Bible in synagogue services. 2014 - 2014
  • Entity: Taft-Nicholson Center WRiters Conference Organized, got funding for and ran for 13 graduate students in creative writing. 2013 - 2103
  • Entity: Princeton University College of the Humanities Reviewed Tracy K Smith for tenure and promotion. 2013 - present
  • Entity: Jewish Federation of Utah Lead Lunch and Learn Series for Jewish Federation. 2009 - present
  • Entity: Jewish Federation of Utah Teach in Lunch and Learn series (once a month). 2009 - 2014
  • Entity: Harvard-Cambrdige Scholarships Selection Committee Chair. 2008 - 2013
  • Entity: Harvard-Cambridge Scholarships Governance Committee, first reader, double interviewer. 2005 - 2015
  • Role: Member. Entity: Harvard-Cambridge Scholarships Governance Committee/ Selection Committee. 2002 - 2019
  • Entity: Congregation Kol Ami Chant and Lead Torah Discussion. 1989 - present

Internal Service

  • Selection Committee Distinguished Professors. 2017 - 2018. service.
  • Role: Member Curriculum Committee. 2015 - 2015. service.
  • Role: Member Outreach Committee. 2015 - 2015. service.
  • Role: Member Selection Committee Distinguished Professors. 2015 - 2015. service.
  • Distinguished Professors' Selection Committee. On Small Committee To Appoint Distinguished Professors, 2014 - 2016. service.
  • Curriculum Committee. Member, 2014 - 2016. service.
  • Distinguished Professors Nominating Committee. 2011 - present. service.
  • Search Committee: Fiction Writer. 2011 - 2012. service.
  • Distinguished Professors Selection. 2011 - present. service.

Honors & Awards

  • Research Assignment to write Essays on the Bible (it's not "Sponsored Research" -- as it's not a monetary gift, so I decided to put it under honors and awards). University of Utah College of the Humanities , 2019
  • Winner of 2019 Phillabaum Poetry Award (for best book of poetry to be published in 2019). LSU Press, 2018
  • Residency at Artists' Colony in Evoramonte, Portugal. Las Obras, Portugal , 2017
  • George Edwards and Rachel Hadas Fellowship (all costs covered for my residency at VCCA). Virginia Center of Creative Arts , 2017
  • One-month residency, living expenses paid. Jentel Artist Residency , 2017
  • Selected as one of four poets to be featured on poster series for 2012. Pennsylvania Center for the Book Public Poetry Project , 2011
  • 2010 Elizabeth Matchett Stover Memorial Award for "At Peter Behren's House" as best poem published in Southwest Review in 2010. Soutwest Review , 2011

In the Media

  • Review of MY LOOKALIKE AT THE KRISHNA TEMPLE in ANTIOCH REVIEW . 2019.
  • Radio West Interview for National Poetry Month . 2019. https://radiowest.kuer.org/post/two-utah-poets
  • Poem quoted in review of Best America Poetry, WASHINGTON POST . 2019. https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books...
  • BBC Cultural Frontline Interview . 2018. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3cswp71
  • Interview with Doug Fabrizio reaired on RADIO WEST. 2017.
  • Doug Fabrizio is planning to make a short film of my "Dusk in January: Salt Lake City" to be aired on the Radio West website. I recorded the poem, but film has yet to be made. 2016.
  • Radio West Interview with Doug Fabrizio . 2015.
  • Adam Kirsch, in TABLET MAGAZINE, said, Jacqueline Osherow, who writes about American Jewish experience better than any poet at work today. 2015.