My Borrowed Face
Press 53, 2022
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Sky the Oar
Press 53, 2018
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
ISBN 978-1-941209-86-8

Scissored Moon
Press 53, 2013
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
ISBN 978-1-935708-88-9


Finalist for the 2012 Vilcek Poetry Prize (BLR)
Finalist for the 2013 J. Suk Award (Jacar Press)
1stplace 2014 Book of the Year Award – AJN
Finalist for the 2014 Texas Institute of Letters First Book of Poetry Award
Juried Poet, 2014 Houston Poetry Fest
Juried Poet, 2018 Houston Poetry Fest
Finalist for the 2018 Writers’ League of Texas Poetry Book Award

Book Review

Calyx, issue 31:2, Summer/Fall 2019, Review of Taking Care of Time, by Cortney Davis

Editing and Reviewing

2011 – present: American Journal of Nursing: Poetry Reviewer
2011 – present: Bellevue Literary Review: Poetry Reviewer
2016: Press 53 open awards: Poetry Reviewer
2016: Red Sky: Co-editor, ISBN: 978-0-9968036-6-3, soft cover, 150 pages, Sable Books
2016: Prime Number Magazine: Guest Poetry Editor, issue 97
2018 – present: Public Poetry, Houston, Texas: Library Reading Nominating Committee
2018 – present: Pulse, Voices from the Heart of Medicine, Advisory Group
2019 – 2020: Prime Number Magazine: Guest Poetry Editor, issue 167
2019 – present: Pulse, Voices from the Heart of Medicine, East Coast Poetry Editor


2018: Public Poetry Red Sky Workshop/Reading: Poetry, Trauma & Violence–Writing about the Unspeakable
2019: Carolina Mountains Literary Festival, Burnsville, North Carolina: Poetry Faculty
2019: Grackle & Grackle Writing Enterprises, Houston, Texas: Poetry faculty
2019: The High Road Festival of Poetry & Short Fiction (Winston-Salem, North Carolina): Poetry Faculty

Featured Presentations & Readings

September 12, 2013: Book Launch and Poetry Exhibit, SEAD Gallery, Bryan, Texas
February 27, 2014: East Comes West Offsite Reading at AWP, Seattle, Washington
April 22, 2014: Barnes and Noble Fourth Tuesday Poetry Reading, Webster, Texas
October 12, 2014: Houston Poetry Fest featured reader – juried poet, Houston, Texas
April 10, 2015: Offsite Reading at AWP, Barnes & Noble, Minneapolis, Minnesota (Nicollet Mall)
July 11, 2015: Public Poetry Library Reading Series, Houston, Texas
September, 24, 2015: Keynote address, WMU Medical Humanities Conference, Kalamazoo, Michigan
January 9, 2016: Public Poetry Library Reading Series, Houston, Texas
August 27, 2016: Summer Shindig (T-Zero Press) featured reader, Last Concert Café, Houston, Texas
March 11, 2017: Gulf Coast Poets featured reader, Barnes & Noble, Webster, Texas
March 18, 2018: Brazos Bookstore, Red Skyreading and roundtable discussion, Houston, Texas
October 6, 2018: Poetry Out of Bounds featured reader, Barnes & Noble, Webster, Texas
October 12, 2018: Houston Poetry Fest featured reader – juried poet, Houston, Texas
February 28, 2019: TAMU People’s Poetry Festival, Nature & Spirituality Panel, Corpus Christi, Texas

Interviews and Articles

May 30, 2011: The Review Review, A Literary Magazine for the Body and Mind (BLR)

July 15, 2013: Prime Number Magazine,
Five Questions, 3 Facts
September 23, 2013: RN.FM Radio, The Voice of Nursing:

July 8, 2014: Dear Outer Space, Writers on the Writing Process

July 30, 2014: Huffington Post, Stacy R. Nigliazzo and the Scissored Moon
Summer 2014: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Reviews and Reflections

February 19, 2014 : SCRUBS magazine, Five Great Books By or About Nurses
February 19, 2014: Call Lights Magazine, Books for Nurses: Scissored Moon

December 24, 2014: Houston Chronicle, A Nurse’s Holidays: How we celebrate while working

February 9, 2015: Blue Lotus Review, A Writer’s Desk

May 7, 2015: Houston Chronicle, The Necessary Tablet: Medical professionals and creative coping

Spring 2017: Bellevue Literary Review, Close Observation: The Skill of Nursing and Writing

Individual Publications

American Journal of Nursing (2009, 2011, 2012, & 2018)  : “Cavitation, “In My First Year,” “Purgatory,” “Sketch”

Annals of Internal Medicine (2010): “Edna”

As it Ought to Be Saturday Poetry Series (2017): “Aria,” “Cloudburst,” “Harvesting her Heart after the Accident,” “Ploughshare”

Bellevue Literary Review (2011, 2012, & 2013), : “Divination,” “Family Waiting Room,” “Relic”

Beloit Poetry Journal (2017): “Nocturne”

Blood and Thunder, Musings on the Art of Medicine (2010): “Providence,” “Transfiguration,” “Repose”

The Cancer Poetry Project 2 (2014): “Witness”

Cell 2 Soul (2009): “Scratch,” “Moirai,” “Parlay”

Chest Journal (2013): “Peri-Operative Suite”

CityLitRag (2014): “Biopsy,” “Harvest Crescent”

Creative Nursing (2009): “Confidant”

Di-Verse-City -Austin International Poetry Festival Anthology (2015): “Ad Patres”

The Examined Life Journal (2012): “Metastasis,” “Thirty-One Minutes”

The Found Poetry Review (2016): “At Midnight, I”

Harmony Magazine (2012): “Bare,” “Manic”

The Healing Muse (2013): “Gush”

Hektoen International Humanities Journal (2010): “Birth,” “Greensleeves,” “Groundswell”

Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine – top entries (2010): “My mother once told me”

Houseboat (2016): “The day he stopped breathing,” “Chiara Vigo: The last woman who makes sea silk,” “Biopsy,” “A Tiding of Magpies,” “Because the eyelet,” “When the lines went flat,” “Unwritten,” “I am,” “Aperture”

Houston Poetry Festival Anthology (2014 & 2018): “Divination,” “Offering”

Ilanot Review (2017): “Imaging,” “Sky the Oar”

Journal of Aging, Humanities & the Arts (2012): “Essential Elements”

Journal of the American Medical Association (2010): “Practice”

Journal of Medical Humanities (2010): “Clean”

Learning to Heal – Kent State University Press (2018): “In my first year,” “Rotation”

Lumen (2015): “Triptych”

Medical Humanities Journal (2010): “Memory,” “Sodden”

Pulse Magazine (2010 & 2013): “Chirality”, “Palliative Care”

One (2014): “Healthcare Exchange”

Queen of Cups (2016): “Moirai,” “Saturday Morning, 1979,” The New Courthouse, Built from the Old Cathedral”

Reservoir (2018): “One the third day,” “Practice”

Rockvale Review (2018): “Finding the Desert at Daybreak”

San Pedro River Review (2013): “In Situ,” “Valediction”

Soapnotes/Third Space Magazine (2012): “Aubade,” “Labor,” “Cholecystectomy/Rotation,” “Source”

Thrush (2015): “Mark Strand’s Poetry Moved Easily from Common to Sublime”

Wyvern Lit (2015): “Hemoptysis,” “When the lines went flat,” “A Tiding of Magpies,” “Because the Eyelet”

Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine (2012): “Cholecystectomy/Rotation,” “What We Couldn’t Treat”

Yellow Chair Review (2015): “Lunatic/Talisman”


BLR Spring Reading, NYC, May 2011

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