Publications & Prizes
Vivian was recently awarded the Jason Wenger Award for Literary Excellence. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in Poetry for my poem "Fish On" published in Turtle Quarterly; Boulevard Magazine Emerging Poet Award, Honorable Mention; Alaska 49 Writers Ode to A Dead Salmon Contest: First Prize, "Ode to Stinkin"; Joy Harjo Poetry Award 2009 Finalist: "Paths of Most Resistance."; Joy Harjo Poetry Award 2008 Finalist :"I Was in Love with a Boy Who Loved Dog Sledding"; Harold McCracken Endowment Poetry Award (2009): Honorable Mention, "The Last Word."; National Association of Ethnic Studies, Cortland Auser Undergraduate Paper Award: "Moving Mountains in the Intercultural Classroom."