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Lucien chaired the British 19th-Century Literature panel, presented on Heideggerian phenomenology in the work of Virginia Woolf in the British Literature Since 1900 panel, directed the Graduate Student Forum, gave a featured poetry reading, and represented RMMLA as an Executive Board Member at the 2018 Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference. (10/2018)

Lucien set a new course PR, covering 26.7 miles and climbing 3500′ vertical feet while finishing happy and in the top 30% at the 2018 Blue Sky Trail Marathon. (10/2018)

Denver Quarterly has selected Lucien to serve as an Editorial Assistant in Prose and in Poetry for the 2018-2019 publishing year. (9/2018)

Lucien set a new course PR and placed in the top 20% at the 2018 Black Squirrel Trail Half Marathon. (9/2018)

Lucien’s poem “After ECT” is forthcoming in The Chattahoochee Review. (8/2018)

Lucien’s poem “Still” is forthcoming in storySouth. (8/2018)

Lucien has accepted an invitation to join the Creative Writing community at University of Denver as a fully-funded incoming PhD student to the top-ranked PhD CW program in the country. (7/2018)

The Interpretive Naturalist Section of the National Association of Interpretation has selected Lucien as the 2018 recipient of the Bob Jennings Scholarship, a competitive national opportunity for interpreters with a passion for the natural world. (7/2018)

Lucien completed his first official ultramarathon, the Golden Gate Dirty 30, climbing more than 7250′ vertical feet over 32 miles and finishing strong. (6/2018)

The City of Fort Collins LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee selected Lucien to write the 2018 LGBTQ+ Proclamation (to be signed by the Mayor and shared on TV) and 2018 blog article (to be shared city-wide). (6/2018)

Lucien’s lyric essay “Lady Lazarus and the Boy in the Adolescent Ward” will be featured in a forthcoming issue of Plath Profiles. (5/2018)

Lucien attended the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Alliance of Museums as a featured Alliance Fellowship recipient, connecting with international museum professionals on diversity, inclusion, empathy, and exhibit interpretation. (5/2018)

The National Association for Interpretation has selected Lucien to serve as the Conference Chair of the Steering Committee for the 2019 NAI National Conference in Denver, CO. (4/2018)

Lucien’s poem “When There is Nothing to Eat” is forthcoming in Two Peach. (4/2018)

Lucien’s nonfiction article “Exhilaration in Nature,” exploring the aftermath of a major running injury, was featured on the blog of the Association of Nature & Forest Therapy. (3/2018)

The Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association has invited Lucien to serve as session chair for 19th-Century British Literature and to present, “‘A Lieutenant of the Nothing’: Heideggerian Phenomenology in the Work of Virginia Woolf” at the 2018 National Conference in Cheyenne, WY. (3/2018)

The American Alliance of Museums has awarded Lucien an Alliance Fellowship, a competitive national program to nurture inclusion and increase access for underrepresented professionals. (2/2018)

Lucien’s poems “Before the Sirens, My Mother Offers Light,” “Like Son,” “Old Porch,” “Thirst,” and “Two Magnolia Blossoms in a Glass Vase” are a forthcoming feature in Plath Profiles. (2/2018)

Lucien’s poems “Big Wheeling Creek, 2016,” “Evening Primrose,” and “Revival” are forthcoming in Still: The Journal. (1/2018)

Lucien’s poem “Portrait of My Father as Icarus” is forthcoming in The Hopper. (1/2018)

The National Association for Interpretation approved Lucien’s preliminary application for Certified Interpretive Manager status, expected to be completed, judged, and awarded in 2018. (12/2017)

Lucien successfully completed the GRE General Test, scoring in the top 98% for verbal reasoning and the top 99% — a perfect score — for the essay exam. (12/2017)

Muzzle Magazine nominated Lucien’s poem “Once I Was Queen Mab” for the Pushcart Prize. (11/2017)

Lucien’s poems “Glass Forest” and “Visiting My Sister in the Adolescent Ward” are forthcoming in Pleiades. (11/2017)

Lucien chaired the 19th-Century British Literature panel, presented on John Clare’s couplet-sonnets in the Space & Spatiality panel, and gave a featured poetry reading at the 2017 Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference — and was just nominated by the RMMLA Executive Director to serve on the Executive Board. (10/2017)