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          Louisiana Division of the Arts Artist Fellowship, 1999-2000         

          Juried Poet, Houston Poetry Fest, 1991, 1993

          Finalist, Foley Prize, America Magazine, 1991

          Cash Award, Bay Area Poets Coalition, San Francisco, August, 1989

          Fellowships, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, 1986 and 1987



          Dance, O, Heart, Double Round, Franciscan University of Steubenville, 2012 .

          My Father's Voice, Yellow Flag Press, 2012. 

          My Mother's Breath. Chicory Bloom Press, 2012.


          Points of Gold; Poems for Leo Luke Marcello.  Editor and contributor.

          Xavier Review Press, 2005.


          Vespers at Mount Angel: Poems. Xavier Review Press, 2004.


          A Brightness That Made My Soul Tremble: Poems on the Life of

          Hildegard of Bingen. Blue Heron Press, 1996.



          "The Pearl." Something in Common: Contemporary Louisiana Stories.
Ann Dobie, Ed. Louisiana State University Press, 1990. Reprinted from The Southern Review.


Poetry in Anthologies and Collections:

       Three of Stella's poems--"Eggplant," "Oyster Shuckers," and "Revisiting New Orleans in a Season of Joy"--have been published in a new collection: The Southern Poetry Anthology Volume IV: Louisiana, issued by Texas Review Press.

        Four of Stella's poems--"After Katrina--New Orleans Museum of Art," "Here in Louisiana," "The Colors of the River,"and "Tree Men" have been published in the 2011 Writers' Conference Anthology.
        Several of these were read at the 2011 conference sponsored by the Terrebone Parish Library in Houma, Louisiana.

The anthology Imago Dei with "Lot's Wife" and "My Blood Flies West" is now available from Abilene Christian University Press.
Edited by Jill Peláez Baumgartner, this is a collection of the best poems that have been published over the past sixty years in Christianity and Literature.

2008 Jubilee Anthology. Nicholls State University, 2003, 2005, 2008.


Tapestries. Mount Wachusett Commmunity College, Massachusetts, 2007


Hurricane Blues: Poems about Katrina and Rita. Southeast Missouri State University, 2006.


Facing Fear with Faith. Thomas More, 2002. 


Place of Passage: Contemporary Catholic Poetry. Story Line Press, 2000. 


Uncommonplace: An Anthology of Contemporary Louisiana Poets. Louisiana State University Press, 1998.


Immortelles: Poems of Life and Death by New Southern Writers. Xavier Review Press, 1995. 


Maple Leaf Rag: 15th Anniversary Anthology. Portals Press, 1994. 


Everything Comes to Light: A Festschrift for Joy Scantlebury. The Cramers Press, 1993. 


Houston Poetry Fest Anthology. University of St. Thomas, 1991, 1993. 


Poetry in Journals:

Christianity and Literature; The Anglican; National Catholic Reporter; The Louisiana Review; The Magnolia Quarterly; Louisiana Literature; Xavier Review; Words, Words, Words; Louisiana English Journal; The MacGuffin; Modern Age: A Quarterly Review; Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture; Journal of College Writing Reflections: Writing the Blues: Teaching in a Post-Katrina Environment; The Penwood Review; The Christian Century; Anglican Theological Review; Desire Street: The Journal of the New Orleans Poetry Forum; St. Linus Review;  Windhover: A Journal of Christian Literature; Sisters Today; Voices International; Burning Light; First Thing;  Rock Falls Review; The Distillery: Artistic Spirits of the South; Anemone; Terrapin: A Literary Review; Manna; Silver Wings; Creation Spirituality; The Rolling Coulter; America; Eucharistic Minister; Poetry Only; Orphic Lute; Piedmont Literary Review; Poet Lore.


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