© 2020 by Chelsea Burk

AWARDS

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

POSITIONS

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

ARTICLES

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"

From KNAU:

- "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"