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


Juried Poet, 2018 Houston Poetry Fest

AJN Book of the Year Award, 2014 (Public Interest and Creative Works)

Juried Poet, 2014 Houston Poetry Fest

Finalist for the 2014 Texas Institute of Letters First Book of Poetry Award (Bob Bush Award)

Finalist for the 2013 Julie Suk Award for Best Poetry Book (Jacar Press)

Finalist for the 2012 Marica and Jan Vilcek Poetry Prize (BLR)

First place recipient of the 2005 Elsevier Award for Nursing Excellence


March 24, 2018, 3pm-5pm: Workshop: Poetry, Trauma, & Violence. Writing About the Unspeakable. Rudyards, Houston, Texas

March 18, 2018, 4pm: Poets of the Red Sky Anthology, Brazos Bookstore, Houston, Texas

March 11, 2017: Gulf Coast Poets featured reader, Barnes & Noble, Webster, Texas

August 27, 2016: Summer Shindig (T-Zero Press), The Last Concert Cafe, Houston, Texas

January 9, 2016: Public Poetry Library Reading Series (Stanaker), Houston, Texas

September 24, 2015: Keynote address, WMU Medical Humanities Conference (Putney Auditorium, Fetzer Center), Kalamazoo, Michigan

July 11, 2015, 2pm: Public Poetry Library Reading Series (Hillendahl), Houston, Texas

April 10, 2015, 5:30pm: Press 53 Offsite Reading at AWP,  Barnes & Noble, Minneapolis (Nicollet Mall)

October 12, 2014, 2pm: Houston Poetry Fest (University of Houston-Downtown)

April 22, 2014, 7pm: Barnes & Noble Fourth Tuesday Poetry Reading, Webster, Texas

February 27, 2014, 7:30pm: East Comes West Offsite Reading at AWP, Seattle, Washington

September 12, 2013, 7:30pm: Book Launch and Poetry Exhibit, SEAD Gallery, Bryan, Texas


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

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

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

Five Questions, 3 Facts: Press 53/Prime Number Magazine, July 15, 2013

The Voice of Nursing: RN.FM Radio, September 23, 2013

Five Great Books By or About Nurses: SCRUBS magazine, February 19, 2014

Books by Nurses: Scissored Moon: Call Lights Magazine, February 19, 2014

Stacy R. Nigliazzo and the Scissored Moon: The Huffington Post, June 4, 2014

Reviews and Reflections, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society (The Pharos): Summer 2014 Issue


Red Sky: Poetry on the global epidemic of violence against women (Sable Books):
Co-editor, along with Gabrielle Langley and Melissa Hassard

Prime Number Magazine: guest poetry editor, Issue 97

American Journal of Nursing: Art of Nursing reviewer

Bellevue Literary Review: Poetry reviewer


American Journal of Nursing: “Cavitation, “In My First Year,” “Purgatory,” “Sketch”

Annals of Internal Medicine: “Edna”

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

Bellevue Literary Review: “Divination,” “Family Waiting Room,” “Relic”

Beloit Poetry Journal: “Nocturne”

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

The Cancer Poetry Project 2: “Witness”

Cell 2 Soul: “Scratch,” “Moirai,” “Parlay”

Chest Journal: “Peri-Operative Suite”

CityLitRag: “Biopsy,” “Harvest Crescent”

Creative Nursing: “Confidant”

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

The Examined Life Journal: “Metastasis,” “Thirty One Minutes”

The Found Poetry Review: “At Midnight, I”

Harmony Magazine: “Bare,” “Manic”

The Healing Muse: “Gush”

Hektoen International Humanities Journal: “Birth,” “Greensleeves,” “Groundswell”

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

Houseboat: “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: “Divination”

Ilanot Review: “Imaging,” “Sky the Oar”

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

Journal of the American Medical Association: “Practice”

Journal of Medical Humanities: “Clean”

Learning to Heal (Kent State University Press): Rotation

Litragger: “Divination”

Lumen: “Triptych”

Medical Humanities Journal: “Memory,” “Sodden” Pulse Magazine: “Chirality”, “Palliative Care”

One: “Healthcare Exchange”

Pulse, Voices from the Heart of Medicine; More Voices: “Chirality”

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

Reservoir: “One the third day,” “Practice”

Rockvale Review: “Finding the Desert at Daybreak”

San Pedro River Review: “In Situ,” “Valediction”

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

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

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

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

Yellow Chair Review: “Lunatic”


BLR Spring Reading, NYC, May 2011


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