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April 20-23, 2023
Attending and reading at the 25th annual Get Lit! Festival, Eastern Washington University, Spokane, WA.


April 20, 2022

Reading at the Earth Day reading and celebration at Wenatchee Valley College, Wenatchee, WA, with Derek Sheffield and other poets.


March 8-11, 2023
Attending and reading offsite for Terrain.org at the annual Assoc. of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference, Seattle, WA.




May 1, 2022. My debut full-length collection of poetry, Tales of a Distance, published by Trail to Table books, an imprint of Wandering Aengus Press.


March 26, 2022

Reader for the Wandering Aengus and Trail to Table Press reading hosted by Holly Hughes, and with readers Heather Durham, Ian Rogers, and Tarn Wilson as part of the 2022 SMOL Bookfair, online.


March 25, 2022
Host for the Wandering Aengus and Trail to Table Press reading with readers Matthew Daddona, Iris Graville, Alina Ștefănescu, and Penn Stewart as part of the 2022 SMOL Bookfair, online.


March 24, 2022
Panelist and reader on Socializing the Nature Poem: the Nonhuman World & Identity with Derek Sheffield, Chaun Ballard, Betsy Aoki, and Brian Teare at the 2022 Assoc. of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) conference, Philadelphia, PA.


March 23-26, 2022
Attended the annual Assoc. of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference, Philadelphia, PA.


July 9, 2019. My poet, Ode to Smith Meadow featured on NPR: Spokane Public Radio, read by writer Holly Thorpe.


June 29, 2019

Poetry reader at the ASLE Cultural Crawl Ecotone Magazine reading. 


June 28, 2019

Member of the Writing Paradise in a Research Forest: A Reading from the Spring Creek Project panel at ASLE, reading poems and speaking with peers about wilderness residencies, merging science and creative writing. 


June 26-30, 2019
Attended and presented at the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE) Biennial Conference: Paradise on Fire


March 27-March 30, 2019
Attended the annual Assoc. of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Conference, Portland, OR.


September 2, 2018

Review of Thomas Mira y Lopez's new collection of essays, The Book of Resting Places: A Personal History of Where We Lay the Dead, in Orion, Vol. 37.2, Summer 2018.


August 30, 2018

New poem, "Late Winter: Metrics for the Indistinct," published by The Hopper as an Honorable Mention for their book award. 


August 25-28, 2018
Attended the 4th Beargrass Writing Retreat, Greenough, Montana.


June 30, 2018

New poems, "Winter in Denali," and "Cold Box of Night," in Chautauqua, Vol. 15, 2018


July 29, 2018

My poem, "On Mere Point," reprinted in the Portland Press Herald's Deep Water column, edited by poet Gibson Fay-LeBlanc. Originally published in the Crab Creek Review


June 8, 2018

New essay, "The Elusive Ghost: Moose on Isle Royale," in the new anthology, Permanent Vacation: Eighteen Writers on Work and Life in Our National Parks, Vol. 2, from Bona Fide Books, edited by Maeko Bradshaw.


March 15, 2018
Short-short fiction, "The Men's Meeting," published in the Denver Quarterly, No. 52.2.


March 2, 2018
New short-short fiction, "Morale Event," and "The Ugly Ornament," in the Anchala Studios Flash Fiction for Flash Memory anthology, edited by Anne Anthony & Cathleen O'Connor.

December 2017
A new chapbook of poems, Flow Variations, published by Finishing Line Press, December, 2017, in a limited press run. You can order a copy from Finishing Line Press, Amazon, Abebooks, or other independent booksellers.

December 20, 2017
Review of Tim Winton's memoir about his life in Australia, Island Home, in Orion 36, #4.

December 10, 2017
Poems "Tourist Canoe," and "Still Life with Cormorant," in the Caffeinated Press anthology Isle Royale from the AIR: Poems, Stories and Songs from 25 Years of Isle Royale Artists-in-Residence.

November 10, 2017
Short fiction, "The Naturalist," published in Arts & Letters, in the Fall 2017, Issue 35.

October 10, 2017
Poems, "Evidence," and "The Night Trees," published in Poetry Northwest, 12.1, Summer & Fall 2017 & my poem "Naming the Everglades" featured online as PNW poem of the week.

October 5, 2017
Poem, "Tourist Canoe", in the first Riverfeet Press writing anthology, Awake in the World: a Collection of Stories, Essays, and Poems about Wildlife, Adventure, and the Environment, June 2017. To purchase a copy, click on the link below, or the cover image to the left.

September 20, 2017
Poem, "The Gulf," a finalist for their annual contest, published in the Mississippi Review, Vol. 45, No. 1 & 2, Summer 2017.

June 20-24, 2017
Attending the biennial Assoc. for the Study of Literature & the Environment (ASLE) Conference, Detroit, MI.

March, 2017
Writer-in-residence at Denali National Park, Denali, Alaska.


October 31, 2016
Review of Melissa Sevigny's collection of essays, Mythical River: Chasing the Mirage of New Water in the American Southwest, in Orion 35, #4 & 5.

September 23, 2016
My poetry manuscript is a Finalist for the Barry Spacks Poetry Prize from Gunpowder Press.

Aug. 27-30, 2016
Attendee at Beargrass Writing Retreat, Missoula, MT

March 30-April 2, 2016
Attended the annual Assoc. of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

March 6, 2016
My poetry manuscript is a Finalist for the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry from University of North Texas Press.

January 28, 2016
My poem "Portrait: Parsing My Wife As Lookout Creek" is included in the anthology, Forest Under Story: Creative Inquiry in an Old-Growth Forest, edited by Nathaniel Brodie, Charles Goodrich, and Frederick Swanson.


September 1, 2015
Flash memoir, "Repairs," included in Being: What Makes a Man, a new anthology by Jill McCabe Johnson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Gender Programs.

July 26-August 1, 2015
Writer, Mt. St. Helens 35th Anniversary Field Pulse, U.S. Forest Service. Participating artist observing scientists, graduate students, and others taking 35-year post-eruption benchmark measurements. Mt. St. Helens, Washington.

June, 2015
Writer-in-residence at Everglades National Park, Homestead, Florida.

May 25, 2015
Four poems, "His Winter Beast," "The Range," "Parched," and "Demolition," in the spring issue of Talking River, Vol. 38.

April 7, 2015
My poetry book manuscript, His Winter Beast, was a finalist for the May Swenson Poetry Award from University Press of Colorado.

March 8, 2015
Review of Charles Finn's debut collection of essays, Wild Delicate Seconds: 29 Wildlife Encounters, at Terrain.org.

March 1, 2015
New piece of memoir, "Ambushed," in a Switch Press Young Adult Anthology, Love & Profanity: True, Tortured, Wild, Hilarious, and Intense Tales of Teenage Life, edited by Nick Healy & crew, Switch Press, Minnesota.

February 7, 2015
New essay/poem, "Considering a River: Lookout Creek, Writing, and a Brief Meditation on Movement," in the journal saltfront: studies in human habit(at), No. 3, Winter 2015.


December 27, 2014.
Review of wildlife photographer Tosh Brown's fly-fishing memoir, Top of the Flood: Halfway Through a Fly-fishing Life, in issue 6.2 of The Flyfish Journal.

December 27, 2014
Review of Susan Allspaw's debut collection of poems, Little Oblivion, in the winter and five year anniversary issue of the journal Sugar House Review.

December 16, 2014
Review of Tom Kealey's debut collection of stories, Thieves I've Known, at Terrain.org.

December 2, 2014
Short memoir, "Monsters," out in Story Magazine, online edition.

October 1, 2014
Poem, "Fugue for Old Growth," in the fall issue of Split Lip Magazine, online (SplitLipMagazine.com.)

September 17, 2014
Poem, "Leaving," published in the journal Day One, an Amazon Publishing e-reader magazine.

September 15, 2014
Poem, "Ode to Smith Meadow," in issue 6.1 of The Flyfish Journal.

August 31, 2014
Two new poems, "March in Snoqualmie" and "Field Sermon," published in online magazine Poecology, (Poecology.org) Issue 4.

August 20, 2014
Review of the poetry collection Render / an Apocalypse, by Rebecca Gayle Howell, on Terrain.org.

April 22, 2014
Review of the poetry collection A Scripture of Crows by Charles Goodrich published on Terrain.org.

March 2, 2014
Review of the poetry anthology The Ecopoetry Anthology, edited by Ann Fisher-Wirth and Laura-Gray Street, published on Terrain.org.

February 27, 2014
Moderator & panelist on Artists in the Old-Growth: OSU’s Spring Creek Project & the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest with Alison Hawthorne Deming, Charles Goodrich, Kathleen Dean Moore, and Fred Swanson at the 2014 Assoc. of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) conference at the Washington State Convention Center, Seattle.

January 15, 2014
Review of the Orion Books anthology Thirty-year Plan, edited by Jennifer Sahn, published on Terrain.org.


December 20, 2013
New poem, "Coyote's Anthem," published in the Sugar House Review, Vol. 5.2.

November 15, 2013
New poem, "Portrait: Parsing My Wife As Lookout Creek," in Best New Poets: 50 Poems from Emerging Writers.

November 1, 2013
Review of the short fiction collection The Invisibles, by Hugh Sheehy, on Terrain.org.

October 13, 2013
Review of the essay collection Hunger Mountain: A Field Guide to Mind and Landscape, by David Hinton, on Terrain.org.

September, 15, 2013
New poem, "Amputations," published in the Tampa Review, Vol. 45/46.

May 15, 2013
New poem, "Submerged," in the Briar Cliff Review, Vol. 25.

May 6, 2013
Review of the memoir On the Dark Side of the Moon: A Journey Toward Recovery, by Mike Medberry, up on the Terrain.org blog.

April 15, 2013
Review of the nonfiction book The Natural Building Companion: A Comprehensive Guide to Integrative Design and Contruction, by Jacob Dev Racusin and Ace McArleton, in the Terrain.org Craft Issue, No. 32.

March 6-9, 2013
Moderator & panelist on Massholes: Writer Rage, The Pike, and the Beauty of a Rotary with Jonathan Crimmins, Susan Rich, and Julie Kane at the 2013 Assoc. of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) conference at the Hynes Convention Center, Boston.

March 4, 2013
Finalist, Hill-Stead Museum's Sunken Garden Poetry Chapbook Prize.


October 20, 2012
Review of the essay collection Among the Ancients: Adventures in the Eastern Old-Growth Forests, by Joan Maloof, up on the Terrain.org blog.

October 15, 2012
New essay, "Beautiful Poisons: Mine Tailings and other Contradictions in Montana's Historic Mine Country," in the Platte Valley Review Forces of Nature issue, Vol. 33.1.

October 14, 2012
Review of the poetry collection Thousands Flee California Wildflowers, by Scot Siegel, in the Terrain.org Ruin & Renewal issue No. 30.

June 24, 2012
Review of the essay collection This Ecstatic Nation: The American Landscape and the Aesthetics of Patriotism, by Terre Ryan, up on the Terrain.org blog.

June 6, 2012
Birmingham, England
The Icarus Contemporary Vocal Ensemble performs the world premieres of Spectator and Alone, two new pieces of music by international composer & musician, Rene Mogensen. The pieces include as lyrics Gottlieb's poems of the same names.

May 20, 2012
Review of Sing: Poetry from the Indigenous Americas, edited by Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, in the Terrain.org Migrations issue No. 29.

May 5, 2012
New poem, "Perimeters", in the Sierra Nevada Review, Vol 23.

April 10, 2012
Talked about poetry with Jesse Callaway's first-year English class at McKenzie High School in Blue River, OR. Go Eagles!

April 3, 2012
Finalist for the Walker Percy Prize in Short Fiction for the short story "The Vacuum" at the New Orleans Review.

April 5-17, 2012
I was Writer-in-Residence at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, a Long-Term Ecological Research site and 16,000 acre forest about 50 miles east of Eugene, Oregon. The forest is on the western slope of the Cascade range and is home to scientific studies on many aspects of forestry and the forest ecosystem.

January 21, 2012
Review of the art book Oak: One Tree, Three Years, Fifty Paintings, by Stephen Taylor, up on the Terrain.org blog.


December 18, 2011
Review of the essay collection The Way of Natural History, edited by Thomas Lowe Fleischner, up on the Terrain.org blog.

November 23, 2011
Nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Bellevue Literary Review for the essay, Radon Gas and the Believers.

November 3, 2011
Review of Tom Montgomery Fate's new memoir Cabin Fever: A Suburban Father's Search for the Wild, on the Terrain.org blog.

October 26, 2011
Essay, "Radon Gas and the Believers," reprinted from Bellevue Literary Review on Salon.com as "Why I Made Myself Radioactive."

October 8, 2011
New essay, "Radon Gas and the Believers," in the 10th Anniversary issue of the Bellevue Literary Review, 11.2. Fall 2011.

August 27, 2011
Review of Suzanne Roberts's Three Hours to Burn a Body on the Terrain.org blog.

August 11, 2011
Review of the poetry collection Story Problems, by Rob Carney, on Terrain.org.

August 1, 2011
Review of Simmons Buntin's poetry collection Bloom in Gently Read Literature.

July 15, 2011
New poem, "Delusion: As Equation for a Diminishing Vision," published in the premiere issue of the New Purlieu Review.

July 9, 2011, Copenhagen Jazz Festival. Copenhagen, Denmark

Jazz vocalist Maria Neckam and the ToneArt Composers Orchestra perform the world premiere of Windowpane a new piece of music by international composer & musician, Rene Mogensen. The piece includes as lyrics Gottlieb's poem "Windowpane."

Performance at 8:30 pm, Copenhagen time.

June 29, 2011
Review of Bona Fide Book's new anthology Permanent Vacation: Twenty Writers on Work and Life in Our National Parks. Volume 1: The West on the Terrain.org blog.

June 21-26, 2011
Presented at the Ninth Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE) Biennial Conference: “Species, Space, and the Imagination of the Global”

"Beautiful Poisons: Mine Tailings and Other Contradictions in Montana's Historic Mine Country"

Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

June 7, 2011
Review of Dale Peterson's The Moral Lives of Animals on the Terrain.org blog.

June 2011
New poems "Housekeeping, Scoville Point, Isle Royale," "Isle Royale: Storm Off Lake Superior," and "Open Throats," published in ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment 18.1, Winter 2011.

May 7, 2011
Review of McKay Jenkins's What’s Gotten into Us?: Staying Healthy in a Toxic World on the Terrain.org blog.

April, 2011
Joins the Terrain.org family as the new Book Reviews Editor.