Chapbooks:The Other History or unreported and underreported issues, scenes, and events of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries
(Futurecycle Press, 2013), River Walker
(Mountains and Rivers Press, 2012), The Warrior Poems
(Pudding House Publications, 2010), The Eyes of Those Who Broke Free
(Pudding House Publications, 2000)
Anthologies:Dogs Singing: A Tribute Anthology
(Salmon Poetry (Ireland), 2010), Salt, an Anthology of Oregon Coastal Poems
(Nestucca Spit Press, 2005)
2004 Writer-in-residence, Sitka Center for Art and Ecology on Cascade Head, Oregon
Teacher of the Year, 1993, Glendale Community College in Arizona
Clay-poem, “Napali,” appeared in the May and June 2013 Particles on the Wall Exhibit about the “lasting impacts of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation and the nuclear age,” sponsored by the Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR).
Starbuck's poem, "Jacob Describes the Man Behind the Counter," was one of five runners up from over 900 entries at the 2011 Beyond Baroque Poetry Contest in Venice, CA. The poem was published in The Los Angeles Review, Issue 12, Fall 2012.
His activist chapbook, The Warrior Poems, was one of six finalists of over 500 entries at the 2009 Pudding House Chapbook Contest, featuring protest poems about human rights, animal rights, media distortions, Iraq War, sour economy, and the G.W. Bush presidency. The back cover notes, “Warrior is a muse who visits Pacific Northwest rivers.”