Golden’s Blood Desert: Witnesses 1820-1880, University of New Mexico Press won the WILLA Literary Award for poetry, was named a Southwest Notable Book of the Year 2012 and was a Finalist for the New Mexico Book Award. The Music of Her Rivers University of New Mexico Press Sept. 2019 Finalist New Mexico/Arizona Book Award. Anthologized in Irish American Poetry from18th Century to Present, ed., Daniel Tobin, (IN: Notre Dame Press), and City of Big Shoulders: Anthology of Chicago poetry, ed. Ryan Van Cleave, (Iowa University Press). She is Professor Emerita Northeastern Illinois University Press.