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Rick Marlatt Vita 1211 W 35th St. Kearney, NE 68845 (308) 830-2363


1Rick Marlatt
1211 West 35th St.

Kearney, NE 68845

(308) 830-2363

rickmarlatt@hotmail.com

www.rickmarlatt.com

Education
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

PhD, Educational Studies, 2014

University of California, Riverside

MFA, Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts, 2010

University of Nebraska at Kearney MA, English, 2008

BAE, English Language Arts 7-12, 2006

BA, Philosophy, 2006
Professional Experience
1. Instructor of Language Arts, Reading, and Creative Writing at Horizon Middle School. Kearney, NE.

2006- current.


2. Adjunct Professor. University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Lincoln, NE. 2013. (forthcoming summer session)
3. Guest Lecturer. University of Nebraska at Kearney. Kearney, NE. 2009-current.

4. Visiting Faculty. University of California, Riverside, UCR Palm Desert Center. Palm Springs, CA. 2011.


5. Poetry Editor. The Coachella Review. 2008-2010.
6. Staff Writer. Cold Front Magazine. 2008-2012.
7. Poetry Editor. Trillium Literary Journal. 2006-2007.
8. Special Education Para-Educator, Kearney High School. Kearney, NE. 2006.
9. Service Learning Assessor, University of Nebraska at Kearney. Kearney, NE. 2006.
10. Instructor. Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center. Kearney, NE. 2004.
11. America Reads Tutor. Kearney Public Schools, Kearney, NE. August, 2003.

Administrative Experience
1. Adolescent Literacy Project Faculty Leader. Horizon Middle School. 2011-current
2. School Improvement Cadre. Horizon Middle School. Kearney, NE. 2006-2011.
3. Differentiated Instruction Professional Development Coordinator. Kearney, NE. 2010.
3. Partnership School Cohort Coordinator for UNK Education Students. Kearney, NE. 2007-2010.

4. Facilitator of APL Educational Training to Horizon Middle School Staff. Kearney, NE. 2007-2008.


5. Creative Writing Reading Series Founder and Director. Kearney, NE. 2006-2010.
6. Kearney Public Schools Language Arts Curriculum Committee Advisor. Kearney, NE. 2008-2009.
7. Horizon Middle School Instructional Council Member. Kearney, NE. 2007-2009.

Additional Professional Training
1. Embedded Formative Assessment. Kearney, NE. 2013.

2. Analytical Writing Scoring. Kearney, NE. 2012.

3. Partners for Results. Kearney, NE. 2012.

4. Adolescent Literacy Project. Kearney, NE. 2012.

5. Electronic Portfolios for Student Writing. Kearney, NE. 2012.

6. Grammar Instruction in the 21st Century. Kearney, NE. 2012.

7. Collaboration with Google Apps. Kearney, NE. 2012.

8. Building the Online Classroom. Kearney, NE. 2012.

9. Partners for Results Implementation of Assessment. Kearney, NE. 2012.

10. Web 2.0 Teaching Tools. Kearney, NE. 2011.

11. Whole Faculty Study Group Leadership. Kearney. NE. 2006.

12. Differentiated Instruction Leadership. Kearney, NE. 2008-2010.

13. APL Behavior Management and Instruction. Kearney, NE. 2007.

14. Student Crisis Prevention Institute. Kearney, NE. 2006-2011.



Poetry Books Authored
1. November Father. Finishing Line Press. November, 2013
2. Desired Altitude. Standing Rock Cultural Arts. February, 2013.
3. How We Fall Apart. Seven Circle Press. December, 2010.

Poetry Collections Edited
1. The Coachella Review, University of California, Riverside at Palm Desert journal of creative writing.

2008-2010.


2. The Whistling Fire, a journal of creative writing. November, 2011.
3. Trillium Literary Journal. 2006-2007.

Poetry Published in Magazines, Journals, and Anthologies

1. “Desired Altitude” and “Descent” in Prime Number Magazine. May, 2013.

2. “Class Reunion” in Museum of Americana. April, 2013.

3. "Kierkegaard" in Linden Avenue. March, 2013.

4. “Royal Pains” and “Shaky Hands” in New Purlieu Review. February, 2013.

5. “Driving Through Nebraska” in Workers Write! Tales from the Concrete Highway. January, 2013.

6. “Silent Reading” in Rose Red Review. December, 2012.

7. “Grab Gear” in Meadowland Review. November, 2012.

8. “The Lesson” and “An Apology For Not Waking You” in Moon City Review. November, 2012.

9. “July Rain” and “Mornings” in Plains Song Review. March, 2012.

10. “Provoking the Bull” in Clackamas Literary Review. March, 2012.

11. “Mother” and “You’re in Denver” in Heyday Magazine. February, 2012.

12. “At the Pound” in Cape Rock. February, 2012.

13. “The Carp” in Magnapoets. December, 2011.

14. "How to Forget the Words to Sweet Caroline" and "How to Stay Young Forever" in Prime Mincer.

October, 2011.

15. "Terrible City," "The Lovely Dragon," and "Graduation" in The Rattling Wall. October, 2011.

16. "First Snow" in Spittoon. September, 2011.

17. "My Purgatory" and "The Orchard" in Inertia Magazine. September, 2011.

18. "Tetris" and "Morning Duty" in Stymie. September, 2011.

19. "How to End the Day" in OVS. August, 2011.

20. "The Possibility of Air Support" in New Verse News. July, 2011.

21. “Harvest” in Midwest Quarterly. July, 2011.
22. “To My Unborn Daughter” in Handful of Dust. June, 2011.
23. “Resolutions” in Midway Journal. May, 2011.
24. “Casual Disaster” in Mixed Fruit. April, 2011.
25. “How to Eat Cereal” in Dark Sky Magazine. April, 2011.
26. “Items May Have Shifted” and “Against the World” in Eratio. March, 2011.
27. “Mantra” and “Flying Tables” in The Whistling Fire. February, 2011.

28. “The Last Sunday Night in the World” in Lit Up Mag. August, 2010.

29. “Deer,” “Driving North,” and “Exchange” in Future Earth Magazine. September, 2010.

30. “State of the Life,” “Anniversary Poem,” and “Rain Delay” in The Nepotist. August, 2010.

31. "Father, Son, River Valley," "Crane Song," and "Crane" in Platte Valley Review. January, 2010.

32. "Off Book” in Anti. March, 2010.

33. "Peaches," "Opossum," and "Spring Poem" in Future Earth Magazine. November, 2009. (“Spring

Poem” nominated for Puschart prize)

34. "Cropduster" in A Prairie Journal. November, 2009.

35. "Crane Watchers" and "Opening a Soda" in Wilderness House. August, 2009.

36. "Pear" in Imitation Fruit. August, 2009.

37. "Grandfather's Funeral" in Poetic Diversity. July, 2009.

38. "Frost" and "Gravity" in Circle Show. July, 2009.

39. "Midnight Snack" in Peaks and Valleys June, 2009.

40. "Frost" and "Gravity" in Seven Circle Press. June, 2009. (“Frost” nominated for Puschart prize)

41. "Crane Watchers" in Tonopah Review. June, 2009.

42. "Balance" and "Before Bed" in Perigee. April, 2009.

43. "Conspiracy" in Future Earth Magazine. April, 2009.

44. "Zen Instructor" in New York Quarterly. March, 2009.

45. "Planet of Dreams" in Sangam Literary Journal. March, 2009.

46. "Sleepless" and "Mechanic" in Words-Myth. March, 2009.

47. "Balance" in Tipton Poetry Journal. March, 2009.

48. "Drunk Dialing" in Whistling Fire. March, 2009.

49. "Boot Hill" in Plains Song Review. March, 2009.

50. "Changing Water" in Whistling Fire. February, 2009.

51. "Approaching Sleep," "Conspiracy," and "For Ted Kooser” in Blue House. February, 2009.

52. "Mother Taught Me," Gracious," "First Impressionist," "Driving North," "Truck Stop," and

"Philosophy of the Nap" in The Other Voices Project. February, 2009.

53. "Genesis," "The Farmer," and "Mother and Babe" in The Reynolds Review. January, 2009.

54. "Dazed in Burbank With a Doctor Shopping Priest" and "Maybe God" in Shoots and Vines. January,

2009.

55. "Headlines" and "For Michael Dumanis” in Heroine Love Songs. January, 2008.



56. "The Drinker" in J Journal. January, 2009.

57. "Self-Discovery" and "The Falcon" in Words-Myth. December, 2008.

58. "November Father" in Pedestal Magazine. December, 2008.

59. "Heart Pounded  When" in Paradigm Vol. 2. November, 2008.

60. "How to Potty Train Boys" in Barnwood International Poetry. November, 2008.

61. "First Move" and "How to Potty Train Boys" in Superstition Review. November, 2008.

62. "Vasectomy" in Amarillo Bay. October, 2008.

63. "Coffee at Midnight or a Bitter Nursery Rhyme," "Gift For the Giver (For Don Welch)," "Two Men

Walking out of the Donut Shop," "No Gum in School," "At the Stop Sign," and "Over Sandwiches" in

Blue House. August, 2008.

64. "No Gum in School" in Words-Myth. September, 2008. (featured poet) 

65. "Santa Monica Pier," "Midnight Hotel," and "Anniversary" in Future Earth Magazine. August, 2008.

66. "Bathroom" in Earthshine Poetry Journal. August, 2008.

67. "Sausage and Eggs," "Heart Pounded When," and "Spring Awakening" in SN Review. August, 2008.

68. "Santa Monica Pier," "I'm Sure it's the Cabernet," and "Tornado Warning" in Blue House. July, 2008.

69. "Platte Valley Farm in Central Nebraska" in Prairie Poetry. July, 2008.

70. "Heart Pounded When" in Words-Myth. June, 2008.

71. "Anniversary" in Hamilton Stone Review. June, 2008.

72. "Nebraska Morning" in Bumbershoot Annual. May, 2008.

73. "For Grandmother," "Mother and Babe," and "Sausage and Eggs in Trillium Literary Journal. April,

2008.


74. "Spring Rebirth," "On the Eve of Graduation," and "Going Down" in Blue House. April, 2008.

75. "Mechanic" in Events Weekly. March, 2008.

76. "Pondering a Student Over Christmas Break," "I Dream Mother," and "Final Thoughts From the Retirement Home" in Words-Myth. March, 2008.

77. "Letter to Trey Anastasio" in Slow Trains Literary Journal. February, 2008.

78. "Confessions of the Sycamore," "Sledding," and "Mother and Babe" in Blue House. February, 2008.

79. "For Grandmother" in Language and Culture. January, 2008.


Literary Criticism and Book Reviews in Journals, Magazines, and Anthologies

1. “Music of the Americas: Sing, in Gently Read Literature. August, 2012.

2. Criticism on the work of poet Jill Alexander Essbaum quoted in the New York Times. January, 2012.

3. “A Hard New Language: Gary McDowell’s American Amen” in Gently Read Literature. August, 2011.

4. “Secret Sources: Chad Sweeney’s A Parable of Hide and Seek” in Gently Read Literature. October,

2010.


5. Criticism on the work of poet Brent Goodman quoted by the Poetry Foundation. September, 2010.

6. “Memorable Souls in Inexhaustible Winds: Don Welch’s When Memory Gives Dust a Face” in Gently



Read Literature. August, 2010.

7. “Grave Distances: Jared Stanley’s Book Made of Forest” in Cold Front Mag. April, 2010.

8. “Hardest Tongue: Jack Henry’s With the Patience of Monuments” in Gently Read Literature. April,

2010.


9. “A Review of Penelope Austin’s Bow” forthcoming in Cold Front Mag. May, 2010

10. “A Review of Rachel Levitsky’s Neighbor” forthcoming in Cold Front Mag. June, 2010.

11. “A Review of Kiki Petrosino’s Fort Red Border” forthcoming in Cold Front Mag. July, 2010.

12. “A Brush with Paradise: Daniel Brown's Taking the Occasion” in Midwest Book Review. December,

2009.

13. “Contemporary Visions: Charles Simic's Sixty Poems” in Gently Read Literature. November, 2009.



14. “And We Began to Pray: Eileen Myles' Not Me” in Midwest Book Review. November, 2009.

15. “All the Eyes: Rick's Joan Houlihan's The Us” in Cold Front Mag. November, 2009.

16. “Jesus is a Metaphor: Jill Alexander Essbaum's Necropolis” in Cold Front Mag. October, 2009.

17. “American Progressions: Jordan Stempleman's String Parade” in Cold Front Mag. September, 2009.

18. “Marine Mysteries: Jeffrey Yang's An Aquarium” in Midwest Book Review. August, 2009.

19. “Everything Slurred: Thibault Raoult's El P.E.” in Cold Front Magazine. June, 2009.

20. “The Blood Bank: Kody Walker's Shuffle and Breakdown” in Cold Front Magazine. May, 2009.

21. “Gnawing Intellectual Animals: Aase Berg's With Deer” in Cold Front Magazine. April, 2009.

22. “Raging Toward the Light: Nick Flynn's Some Ether” in Whistling Shade. April, 2009.

23. “Reflections on Uncountable Stars: Larry Levis' Elegy” in Rattle. January, 2009.

24. “Notes from the Torn-Up Road: Richard Siken's Crush” in Gently Read Literature. December, 2008.

25. “American Pine: Eileen Myles' Sorry Tree” in Cold Front Mag. November, 2008.

26. “Illumination: Discovery of the Poetic Genius in William Blake” in Universal Journal. October, 2008.

Academic Paper Presentations and Panels

1. “Listening to the Land: Poems from the Great Plains and Beyond.” John R. Milton Writer’s Conference.

University of South Dakota, Vermillion. November, 2013.

2. “Faculty Perceptions of Course Redesign.” University of Nebraska. Lincoln, NE. November, 2013.

3. “Cultural Crossroads: The State of Social Justice Teaching in America. University of Nebraska. Lincoln,

NE. April, 2013.

4. Graduate Thesis, Enduring Legacy: Lasting Influences of the Avant-Garde. University of California,

Riverside, June, 2010.

5. “Hooking Kids to Poetry.” Nebraska State Reading Association. Kearney, NE. February, 2010.

6. Graduate Thesis: Insecurity. University of Nebraska at Kearney. Kearney, NE. May, 2008.

7. “Lighting the Poetic Fire.” Nebraska Association of Middle Level Educators. North Platte, NE. April,

2008.


8. “Devotion: The Importance of Introducing Students to Poetry.” College of Education Conference on

Language and Literacy. Kearney, NE. April, 2004.

9. “Pushkin for Today.” Student Research Day. Kearney, NE. May, 2008.

10. Poetry Panelist. The Midwest Consortium for Service-Learning in Higher Education. Vermillion, SD.

February, 2008.

11. Paper presented for NCATE, College of Education, Kearney, NE. April, 2004.

12. Poetry presented at Student Research Day, University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney NE. March,

2004.


Literary Readings and Performances

1. University of South Dakota. Vermillion, SD. November, 2013.

2. Kent State University. Kent, OH. March, 2013.

3. Karma Café. New Canton, OH. March, 2013.

4. Tru Café. Kearney, NE. April, 2013.

5. Crescent Moon Coffee. Lincoln, NE. May, 2013.

6. Roger M. Merryman Peforming Arts Center. Kearney, NE. November, 2012.

7. University of California, Riverside at Palm Desert. Palm Springs, CA. December, 2011.

8. Museum of Nebraska Art. Kearney, NE. December, 2011.

9. “Poetry on the Bricks,” Bookends. Kearney, NE. November, 2011.

10. The Mill Coffee House. Lincoln, NE. September, 2011.

11. Crescent Moon Coffee. Lincoln, NE. August, 2011.

12. Graduate Reading. University of California, Riverside, June, 2010.

13. Horizon Middle School Poetry Slam. Kearney, NE. February, 2010.

14. Writing By Degrees Conference in Binghamton, NY. September, 2009.

15. Plains Song Review annual reading for featured writers. Lincoln, NE. April, 2009.

16. University of Nebraska at Kearney Spring Reading Series. Kearney, NE. April, 2009. (opened for

Wang Ping)

17. Sandhill Crane Migration Tribute Retreat, March, 2009.
18. University of California, Riverside, Residency Reading, December, 2008.
19. Reynolds Series of Visiting Writers. Kearney, NE. November, 2008. (opened for Arthur Sze)

20. Uptown Literary Arts Festival. Kearney, NE. October, 2008.

21. Kearney City Full Contact Poetry Slam, October, 2008.
22. "Prayers for the People: Celebrating the Poetry of Carl Sandburg.” Kearney, NE. October, 2008.

(opened for Ted Kooser; live performance and Nebraska Public Television broadcast)

23. University of Nebraska at Kearney Language and Literature Conference. Kearney, NE. September,

2008.


24. Crane Migration Tribute Retreat. Kearney, NE. September 2008. (opened for Sherwin Bitsui)

25. Fall Nebraska Poetry Slam. Omaha, NE. September, 2008. (first place)

26. University of Nebraska: Literary Landscapes: Writing the Personal Into the Poetic, July, 2008.

27. University of Nebraska at Kearney Language and Literature Conference. Kearney, NE. May, 2008.

28. Nebraska Association for Middle Level Education Poetry Slam, 1st place, May, 2008.

29. Sigma Tau Delta Annual Poetry Slam. Kearney, NE April, 2008. (first place)

30. Nebraska State Reading Association. Kearney, NE. April, 2008.

31. Reynolds Series Crane Migration Tribute, Drake Theatre, Kearney, NE March, 2008

32. Sigma Tau Delta 2007 Kearney City Short Fiction Slam, 1st place, April, 2008.
33. Sigma Tau Delta 2007 Kearney City Poetry Slam, 3rd place. April, 2008.
34. Language and Literature Conference, Thomas Hall Atrium, University of Nebraska, April, 2008.
35. “Prayers For the People,” Merryman Performing Arts Center, Kearney, NE. April, 2008.
36. Sandhill Crane Migration Tribute Retreat, Drake Theatre, University of Nebraska. March, 2008.
37. Kearney City Poetry Slam. Kearney, NE. February, 2008. (first place)
38. Nebraska State Reading Association, February, 2008.
39. Central Nebraska Full Contact Poetry Slam, February, 2008.
40. Student Research Day. Kearney, NE. January, 2008.
41. Public Reading, Platte Valley Brewery, Kearney, NE December, 2007,
42. Uptown Literature and Arts Festival, Kearney, NE, September, 2007.
43. Poetry at the House, Frank House, University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney, NE November, 2007.
44. Writers and Performers Series, Frank House, Kearney, NE. November, 2007.
45. Poetry at the House, Frank House, University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney, NE November, 2007.
46. Conference on Language and Literature, University of Nebraska at Kearney, November, 2006.
47. University of Nebraska at Omaha, June, 2006.
48. University of Nebraska at Lincoln, June, 2006.
49. Drake Theatre, University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney, NE. October, 2005.
50. Conference on Language and Literature, University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney, NE. April, 2005.
51. Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, NE, May, 2004.
52. Student Research Day, University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney, NE. April, 2004.
53. Conference on Language and Literature, University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney, NE. March,

2004.
54. Black Sheep Coffee, “In a Flash” short fiction symposium, Kearney, NE. March, 2004.


55. Conscious Alliance Poetry, Denver, CO March, 2004.
56. Monologue Mania, Kearney Community Theatre, Kearney, NE. August, 2003.

Honors and Awards
1. Poetry collection, Desired Altitude, chosen as the winner of the Standing Rock Cultural Arts Poetry

Award. November, 2012.


2. Poem, “First Snow,” nominated by Spittoon for Sundress Best of the Net Prize. August, 2012.
3. Poetry collection, How We Fall Apart, chosen as the winner of the Seven Circle Press Poetry
Award. June, 2010.
4. Acceptance into the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference. May, 2010.
5. Acceptance into the Juniper Writer’s Institute. March, 2010.
6. Poem, “Spring Poem,” nominated for a Pushcart prize by Future Earth Magazine in December, 2009.
7. Poem, “Frost,” nominated for a Pushcart prize by Seven Circle Press in November, 2009.
8. Acceptance into the Writing By Degrees Conference. Binghamton, NY. September, 2009.
9. Chosen by the Congressional Youth Leadership Council and the Congressional Youth Leadership
Council Foundation as Honorary Nominator for the Junior National Young Leaders Conference in

Washington D.C. in January, 2009.


10. Winner of Prairie Poetry Journal’s Readers Choice Award for poem, “Platte Valley Farm in Central
Nebraska,” September, 2008.
11. Included as Feature Poet in October 2008 and December issues of Blue House Literary Magazine
12. Included as Feature Poet in October 2008 issue of Words-Myth Poetry Journal.
13. Recipient of Honorary Vern Plambeck Endowment for the Arts and Education, May, 2008.
14. Lifetime Membership in National Scholars Honor Society. 2008.
15. Recipient of 2003 Harry Hoffman Scholarship in English..
16. Recipient of 2004 O.K. Bouwsma Scholarship in Philosophy.
17. Recipient of 2005 O.K. Bouwsma Scholarship in Philosophy.
18. Recipient of 2006 Adams Family English Scholarship.
19. Recipient of 2007 Arona Erickson Hoffmann Scholarship in English.
20. University of Nebraska College of Fine Arts and Humanities, Dean’s Academic Excellence Awards in

2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007.


21. Recipient of Honorary Eagle Scout award, Minden NE. October, 1994.

Recordings
1. “Transitions in Schools” podcast on missionmonday.com. August, 2013.
2. Poems “First Move” and “How to Potty Train Boys” in publication podcast for Superstition Review.

July, 2013.


3. “Friday Live,” NPR broadcast from the Mill Coffeehouse, Lincoln, NE. February, 2013.
4. “Friday Live,” NPR broadcast from the Mill Coffeehouse, Lincoln, NE. November 2011.
5. “Prayers for the People: The Sandburg Project,” Nebraska Education Television, PBS, April, 2008.
6. UNK Poetry Hour, KLPR, Kearney, NE. April, 2008.
7. Craft and Compilation, KGFW, KLPR, Kearney, NE. April, 2008.
8. Poetry Recording Series, KLPR, Kearney, NE. January, 2008.
9. UNK Poetry Hour, KLPR, Kearney, NE. November, 2007.


Professional Memberships and Organizations
1. Association for Writers and Writing Programs
2. Academy of American Poets
3. National Scholars Honor Society
4. Sigma Tau Delta
5. National Coalition for English Teachers
6. Nebraska State Reading Association
7. Nebraska Association for Middle Level Education
8. Nebraska Education Association
9. Kearney Education Association


References available upon request.


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