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. 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.