Professional Service

  • University of North Texas . Wrote promotion letter for Jehanne Dubrow for Distinguished Professor . 10/15/2020 - 10/30/2020
  • University of North Texas . Wrote promotion letter for Jehanne Dubrow for Distinguished Professor . 10/15/2020 - 10/30/2020
  • Many publishers. Wrote a number of blurbs -- at least five. 01/08/2020 - 10/14/2020
  • University of Georgia Press . Evaluated Proposal for Anthology of Contemporary Elegy for Publication . 12/18/2019 - 02/01/2020
  • University of Utah English Department . Role: Read and Evaluate Files of Applicants for PhD in English . Graduate Committee . 12/15/2019 - 02/21/2020
  • Harvard . Selection of Harvard-Cambridge Scholars First Reader -- read and evaluated sixty files Final Interviews -- interviewed and deliberated upon 12 finalists . 12/01/2019 - 02/08/2020
  • University of Utah . Role: Read and Evaluate Files of Nominees for Distinguished Professor. Distinguish Professor Selection Committee . 09/02/2019 - 02/19/2020
  • University of Southern California. reviewed poet Anna Journey for Tenure . 08/14/2019 - 10/01/2019
  • Utah Valley University . Outside Reviewer for Brock Jones' Third Year Review . 08/14/2019 - 09/03/2019
  • University of Utah . Role: Director. 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). 07/26/2019 - 08/05/2019
  • Jewish Federation of Utah . Judge Holocaust Poetry Contest for middle school and high school. 03/27/2019 - 04/10/2019
  • LSU Press . evaluated three manuscripts for publication this year Judith Hall's PROSPECTS, Elizabeth Powell's ATOMIZER, Jehanne Dubrow's WILD KINGDOM. 02/01/2019 - 10/16/2019
  • University of North Texas. Role: Wrote Promotion letter . Reviewed Jeheanne Dubrow, Candidate for Full Professor . 08/05/2018 - present
  • University of Utah . Role: member (read and evaluate files) . Distinguished Professors Nomination and Selection Committe. 08/2018 - 07/2021
  • University of Utah Department of English . Role: Member. Graduate Committee . 08/2018 - 07/2019
  • Cornell University . Reviewed Ishion Hutchinson for tenure . 07/01/2017 - 10/01/2017
  • University of Utah . Served as Internal Reviewer for the School of Music . 04/03/2016 - 05/05/2016
  • Harvard-Cambridge Scholarships. On Board of Directors, Served as First Read, on Selection Committee. 01/01/2016 - 12/31/2016
  • Sterling Scholarships. Final Judge for Sterling Scholarships in English -- read portfolios and interviewed 15 applications . 02/12/2015 - 02/24/2015
  • English Dept Outreach Committee. Seminar for Teachers, multiple visits to classrooms at local high schools. 08/25/2014 - 05/01/2016
  • Taft Nicholson Center . Organized, found Funding and Ran 10-day writers colony for CW Graduate Students . 07/01/2014 - 07/10/2014
  • National Endowment for the Arts . Reader of Fellowship Applications in Poetry . 06/01/2014 - 07/10/2014
  • Utah Jewish Federation . Teach monthly Biblie Class in Park City . 01/09/2014 - 12/04/2014
  • Congration Kol Ami . Chant and often given talks about Bible in synagogue services. 01/04/2014 - 12/27/2014
  • Taft-Nicholson Center WRiters Conference . Organized, got funding for and ran for 13 graduate students in creative writing . 07/2013 - 08/2103
  • Princeton University College of the Humanities. Reviewed Tracy K Smith for tenure and promotion . 03/2013 - present
  • Jewish Federation of Utah . Lead Lunch and Learn Series for Jewish Federation . 06/2009 - present
  • Jewish Federation of Utah . Teach in Lunch and Learn series (once a month) . 05/2009 - 12/2014
  • Harvard-Cambrdige Scholarships Selection Committee . Chair . 09/01/2008 - 02/28/2013
  • Harvard-Cambridge Scholarships . Governance Committee, first reader, double interviewer. 10/2005 - 02/07/2015
  • Harvard-Cambridge Scholarships . Role: Member. Governance Committee/ Selection Committee. 08/2002 - 07/2019
  • Congregation Kol Ami . Chant and Lead Torah Discussion . 07/1989 - present

Internal Service

  • Selection Committee Distinguished Professors. 08/21/2017 - 02/23/2018. University service.
  • Curriculum Committee. Member , 07/01/2015 - 12/30/2015. Department service.
  • Selection Committee Distinguished Professors . Member , 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2015. University service.
  • Outreach Committee. Member , 01/01/2015 - 07/01/2015. Department service.
  • Distinguished Professors' Selection Committee . On small committee to appoint Distinguished Professors, 07/01/2014 - 07/01/2016. University service.
  • Curriculum Committee . Member, 07/01/2014 - 07/01/2016. Department service.
  • Distinguished Professors Nominating Committee . 09/2011 - present. University service.
  • Search Committee: Fiction Writer . 07/2011 - 02/2012. Department service.
  • Distinguished Professors Selection . 02/2011 - present. University service.

Community Partnership

  • Met with group of students at English language library, YALI school, Changsha, Hunan Povince, China . 01/24/2107 - present
  • Congregation Kol Ami "Spotlight on the Community" read works in progress from Berlin. 11/12/2017 - present
  • Governance Committee and Selection Committee Harvard-Cambridge Scholarships . 10/15/2017 - 02/10/2018
  • Jewish Federation -- teach monthly Bible class to women's grouop . 07/20/2017 - 12/06/2017
  • SLC Jewish Community Center after school program taught poetry to five and six year olds. 01/15/2016 - present

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 , 08/19/2019
  • Winner of 2019 Phillabaum Poetry Award (for best book of poetry to be published in 2019) . LSU Press, 02/2018
  • Residency at Artists' Colony in Evoramonte, Portugal . Las Obras, Portugal , 04/15/2017
  • George Edwards and Rachel Hadas Fellowship (all costs covered for my residency at VCCA) . Virginia Center of Creative Arts , 03/15/2017
  • One-month residency, living expenses paid . Jentel Artist Residency , 02/01/2017
  • Selected as one of four poets to be featured on poster series for 2012. Pennsylvania Center for the Book Public Poetry Project , 12/2011
  • 2010 Elizabeth Matchett Stover Memorial Award for "At Peter Behren's House" as best poem published in Southwest Review in 2010 . Soutwest Review , 02/14/2011

In the Media

  • Review of MY LOOKALIKE AT THE KRISHNA TEMPLE in ANTIOCH REVIEW . 08/14/2019.
  • Radio West Interview for National Poetry Month . 04/02/2019. https://radiowest.kuer.org/post/two-utah-poets
  • Poem quoted in review of Best America Poetry, WASHINGTON POST . 01/2019. https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books...
  • BBC Cultural Frontline Interview . 12/22/2018. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3cswp71
  • Interview with Doug Fabrizio reaired on RADIO WEST. 12/29/2017.
  • 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. 03/01/2016.
  • Radio West Interview with Doug Fabrizio . 12/01/2015.
  • Adam Kirsch, in TABLET MAGAZINE, said, Jacqueline Osherow, who writes about American Jewish experience better than any poet at work today. 08/06/2015.