What do you call . . .

  • 14 books,
  • 54 short stories,
  • 116 essays,
  • 19 poems,
  • 114 reviews,
  • 68 conference papers, lectures, panels & presentations,
  • 154 readings in a dozen countries,
  • 5 translations,
  • 2 Fulbrights in American literature,
  • 1 teleplay,
  • 3 movie options,
  • 2 Pushcart Prize nominations,
  • 2 Ohioana book awards,
  • 1 Iowa Review award in nonfiction,
  • 2 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts literature fellowships,
  • 2 shortlist distinctions for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize,
  • 3 honorable mentions for O. Henry Awards,
  • an Individual Excellence Award in criticism from the Ohio Arts Council,
  • an Emily Clark Balch Prize for poetry,
  • a Chicago Tribune Heartland prize for fiction,
  • a Spur Award for Best Novel by Western Writers of America,
  • a National Endowment for the Arts Fiction Fellowship,
  • a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship,
  • a Thomas J. Griffin Prize for best essay,
  • a grand prize distinction from The Solas Awards Best Travel Writing Series,
  • a contribution to The Best Travel Writing 2016,
  • a notable contribution The Best American Essays 2015,
  • a finalist distinction for Tupelo Quarterly’s prose contest,
  • an honorable mention in The Lindenwood Review’s Lyric Essay Contest,
  • a finalist distinction in The “Camera-Flash Contest” sponsored by American Short Fiction,
  • a featured essay distinction at Longreads,
  • an Olive B. O’Connor Creative Writing Fellow at Colgate University,
  • a finalist distinction for Hunger Mountain’s Creative Nonfiction Contest,
  • a finalist distinction for Brevity’s Bristol Stomp Lyric Essay Contest,
  • a finalist distinction for Creative Nonfiction Creative Nonfiction Contest,
  • a finalist distinction for New Letters’ Dorothy Churchill Cappon Essay Contest,
  • a grand prize distinction in The Marion Zulauf Poetry Prize sponsored by the Academy Of American Poets,
  • a Welch Award for scholarly or artistic achievement,
  • a National Endowment for the Humanities Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Poetics,
  • an Associated Colleges of the Midwest/Newberry Library Grant,
  • a University of Virginia Society of Fellows grant,
  • a Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Fellowship University of Virginia,
  • a Commonwealth Dissertation Fellowship University of Virginia,
  • a DuPont Fellowship,
  • the Associated Writing Programs “Intro” Award,
  • an Amazon Top 100 Books distinction,
  • a Kirkus Top 25 Fiction distinction,
  • a Publisher’s Weekly Top 100 Books distinction,
  • a 'Choose To Read' Ohio distinction,
  • a Top Ten Westerns of the Decade distinction by Booklist,
  • a finalist distinction from the Southern Independent Booksellers Award for Fiction,
  • Cincinnati's “On The Same Page” city-wide read,
  • a #1 Pick National Journal of Independent Booksellers distinction,
  • an individual artist fellowship from the Ohio Council for the Arts,
  • an Idaho Press Club Award,
  • an honorable mention distinction by Best American Short Stories,
  • a Black Warrior Review Fiction Award,
  • and an  APEX award in journalism? 

Answer: Creative Writing at Ohio Wesleyan University