Publications and Awards

BOOKS:

House of the Night Watch (Winner of the 2016 Many Voices Project Competition; New Rivers Press; TBP 2018)

POEMS:

Grateful acknowledgments to the editors and presses who have accepted Tara’s work. Poems have been published, or are forthcoming, in the following magazines and collections:

Alaska Women Speak: “Chugach and Raven,” “Layers,” “Sauna (Winter Thaw),” “Winter / Love”

Apeiron Review:  “S——,” “Soil”

Bellingham Review: “Plot”

Bridge Eight: “Where My Mind Goes When I Run”

Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review: “There Are Days When You Don’t Know What to Say”

Cactus Heart: “Khalil”

Chiron Review: “Dream,” “Frankincense,” “Journal Entry No. 53,” “Maqloobah

Cirque: “At Summer’s End”

Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts: “The Map Shows Nothing”

Gold Man Review: “From Earth”

Guide to Kulchur Creative Journal: “An Email Arrives from My Student,” “International Aid,” “Memory,” “The Color Orange,” “Two Cars and a Cocktail Bomb”

HEArt Online: “Unfinished Letters to Officer [Insert Name]”

International Poetry Review: “Hikmah Is the Word for Wisdom,” “Waiting For”

The McNeese Review: “Dust Storms,” “We Listen to Speeches from the UN”

Metonym: “After a Day of Grief, Your Husband Turns to A——”

The Missing Slate’s Poem of the Week: “Aloud,” “While Watching the Latest Clip out of Douma, Syria”

Mslexia: “Near the Red Sea”

Off the Coast: “At the Checkpoint,” “House of the Night Watch”

One: “An Example”

Orbis: Quarterly International Literary Journal: “Lullaby,” “Suheir”

The Pinch: “Words”

REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters: “A Death in the Old City,” “A Mother Speaks on the Trouble with NGOs and Non-Profits,” “Hannah,” “It Is Early Still,” “It Is September and You Have Run Out of Water”

Rock & Sling: “A Man Has Passed”

Salamander: Maqloobah

Sierra Nevada Review: “My Husband Catches a Salmon,” “Properties”

Silk Road Review: “Soil”

Slipstream: “Untitled”

The Southampton Review: “Reading E.L. Doctorow in Greece”

Split Rock Review: “Resonance”

Spoon River Poetry Review: “The Voice of Peace”

Sukoon: “5:09 AM,” “Again,” “Haboob,” “Lachrymator,” “Over a Fire, There Is a Small Peace,” “Refugee Camp,” “Scripture,” “Taxi-Bus,” “Women”

Temenos: “December Nocturne,” “Husband”

Two Review: “Operation Cast —-,” “Shawarma”

Visions International: “Wednesday at 3:00pm”

War, Literature and the Arts (Vol. 25): “How Do I Write to You about Minefields?”

Wasafiri: “And She Said”

West Texas Literary Review: “Behind a House”

ANTHOLOGIES:

Truth to Power: Writers Respond to the Rhetoric of Hate and Fear: “A Post-Election Aubade from…,” “Unfinished Letters to Officer [Insert Name]”

ESSAYS:

Urban Farmhouse Press’ Ford City Anthology: “What It Is to Witness: Understanding and Applying Poetry’s Bardic Tradition”

AWARDS:

Winner of the 2016 Many Voices Project Competition: House of the Night Watch

Finalist in the Writers @ Work 2016 Fellowship Competition: “Words?”

Finalist in the 2014 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition: Manuscript

Semi-finalist in Cutthroat’s 2014 Joy Harjo Poetry Contest: “The Map Will Show Nothing”

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