His work appeared in Poetry,The Southern Review, Antioch Review, American Literature, The Georgia Review, The Sewanee Review, Shenandoah, Southern Poetry Review, Southern Humanities Review, Studies in the Novel and some three dozen other literary magazines and scholarly journals.
- 2002 Drue Heinz Literature Prize, for American Standard
- 2003 Lena-Miles Wever Todd Poetry Prize, for The Green Girls
- 2006 The Andrew Lytle Prize for Fiction, for "Low Tide Turning"
- 2007 Phoebe Winter Fiction Award for "The Road To Little Happiness"
- 2008 Rumi Prize for Poetry for "Dogs of Grass"
- 2010 The St. Petersburg Review Prize in Poetry for "The Yellow Christ"
- 2012 The Tampa Review Prize in Poetry for The Occasions of Paradise
- 2014 The Florida Review Editors' Prize in Poetry for "Dirt"
- 2014 The Tusculum Review Prize in Fiction for "The Biggest Snake in the Woods"
- 2015 The Dana Award in Poetry
- Playful Song Called Beautiful. University of Iowa Press. 2016. ISBN 978-1609383992.
- The Green Girls. LSU Press. 2003. ISBN 978-0-8071-2855-8.
- The Occasions of Paradise. University of Tampa Press. 2012. ISBN 978-1597320993.
- A Landscape of Darkness. Ballantine Del Rey. July 1990. ISBN 0-345-36517-8.
- Bright Angel. Ballantine Del Rey. Jan 1992. ISBN 0-345-37058-9.
- "John Blair". English.txstate.edu. Retrieved 2016-07-01.
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