Blood in the Asphalt, Prayers from the Highway (book) - 2019 Eric Hoffer Award Grand Prize (shortlisted) and 2019 Montaigne Medal (finalist)
"Otherwise Intact" (poem) - 2019 Bridport Prize for Flash Fiction (shortlisted)
"Zion" (prose) - 2019 New Millenium Award for Flash Flash Fiction (finalist)
"Son" (prose) - 2019 Wilda Hearne Flash Fiction Prize (shortlisted) and 2019 The Darling Axe Flash Fiction Contest (shortlisted)
"Plow in the Sky" (prose) - 2019 National Flash Fiction Day Micro Fiction Competition (shortlisted)
"A Kind God" (prose) - 2019 Bath Flash Fiction Award (shortlisted)
Blood in the Asphalt: Prayers from the Highway (book) - 2019 Viola Award for Excellence in Storytelling
"7 Baby Jesuses" (poem) - 2018 Hotel Congress 100th Anniversary Poetry Contest
"Looking East from Heckethorn Road" (prose), "Still Your Mother's House" (prose), "Waiting" (prose) - 2016 Pulp Literature Hummingbird Flash Fiction Prize (shortlisted)
"One More Reason Not to Sleep With People You Don't Know Very Well" (prose) - 2016 The Tishman Review October Reader's Favorite
Narrow Chimney Reading Series - 2015 Viola Award for Excellence in Storytelling
"Dead Man's Lunch" (play) - 2013 Northern Arizona's Playwriting Showcase
Executive Director - Northern Arizona Book Festival, 2016 - present
Visiting Author - The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing (Arizona State University), 2018
Judge - Jim Simmerman Poetry Prize, 2016
Judge - Northern Arizona's Playwriting Showcase 2016
Editor at Large - Thin Air Magazine, 2012 - 2015
Co-editor - Narrow Chimney Reader: Vol I, 2014
Creator - Narrow Chimney Reading Series, 2010 - present
Review by Erin Stalcup of Blood in the Asphalt: Prayers from the Highway in Waxwing Literary Journal
Review by Emily Hoover of Blood in the Asphalt: Prayers from the Highway in The Collagist
From the Arizona Daily Sun:
- "Flagstaff author Jesse Sensibar looks at highway deaths, memorials in new book"
- "29 July 2017"
From The University of Arizona Poetry Center:
- "For the People, By the Poet: Jesse Sensibar"
From The Tucson Sentinel:
- "Jesse Sensibar documents loss along the highway in new book"
From The Tucson Weekly:
- "Traveling Witness: Why author Jesse Sensibar records deaths on the highway"
- "Poetry Friday: Blood in the Asphalt: Prayers from the Highway"
From Thin Air Magazine:
- "More than a Vulture: Talking Love and Loss and Sin and Forgiveness with Jesse Sensibar"
From Arizona Highways:
- excerpt from Blood in the Asphalt: Prayers from the Highway
From Arizona Public Media:
- "Signs of Life and Death Along Southwestern Highways"
From NAZ Today:
- "Local Author Publishes Book about Towing Wreckage of Fatal Accidents"