Reviews of The Clever Dream of Man

The Nervous Breakdown (by Kurt Baumeister), August 2016, Vol. 3

Hartskill Review (by Joshua Hjalmer Lind), Winter 2015. Vol. 2, issue 3.


Fuhr, Paul. “Structure, Symmetry, and Epiphanies: The Poetry of Lynn Houston,” Fuhrious Podcast

McClennan, Rob. “20 Questions with Lynn Houston,” Chaudiere Books

Fitzgerald, Adam. “Lynn Marie Houston: 30 Must-Read Poetry Debuts from 2015” Literary Hub

Donnellan, Jimmy. “Getting Published: Authors Share Their Stories,” “Second Book Syndrome: Authors Share Their Stories,” and “Dealing with Criticism: Authors Share Their Stories,” Cultured Vultures

Holt, Holly. “Poet Interview #4: Lynn Marie Houston,” Walking Is Still Honest Press

Walton, Jeremiah. “The Awkward Angler: Lynn Marie Houston Alyss Lit



The Mauled Keeper was runner-up for poetry in the New England Book Festival (2017) and is a finalist for the Montaigne Medal from the Eric Hoffer Awards Committee.

Unguarded won the inaugural chapbook contest of the Heartland Review Press (2016).

Honorable Mention, “The Air Lit Afire,” 2016 Tom Howard/Margaret Reid poetry contest, sponsored by Winning Writers.

The Clever Dream of Man was the 2nd place winner of the 2016 National Federation of Press Women book contest for creative work. It also took 1st place in the Connecticut Press Club’s statewide literary contest and was named a finalist in the 2016 National Indie Excellence Awards. It was listed among the top 30 must-read debut titles of 2015 by LitHub.

Editor’s choice winner,  “Fall Break in Paris Was a Mistake,” Brain Mill Press.

Finalist, “Not All Who Wander Are Lost,” 2015 Rash Awards (judged by David Kirby), Broad River Review of Gardner-Webb University.

Pushcart Prize nomination, “Apple Eating” from The Clever Dream of Man, Aldrich Press.

Best of the Net Award nomination, “Darryl Sleeps Through the Best Sunrise I’ve Ever Seen,” Alyss Lit.

Best of the Net Award nomination, “The ‘Just’ in ‘Just Friends’ is Misleading,” Walking Is Still Honest Press.

Honorable Mention, “Zorra’s Lost Earthscape,” Whispering Prairie Press Annual Contest (2015).

2nd Place winner, “How to Win,” the Arizona State Poetry Society, the National Federation of State Poetry Societies 2015 competition.

Finalist, “New Year’s Day, Northern California” 2015 Prime Number Magazine Awards for Poetry (2015).