2009 – An Ad Astra poetry contest winner.
2009 -- Finalist, Coal Hill Review Chapbook Contest.
2004-2009 -- Poems chosen by Garrison Keillor for the Writers Almanac -- To hear other poems by Jo McDougall, search the archives here.
2008 Poem, “The Dress,” included in Poets of the Plains. Produced by Metropolitan Theatre Ensemble. Kansas City Library, Plaza Branch. March 2.
2006 Inducted into Arkansas Writers Hall of Fame. June 2.
2006 “The Phenomenological World” and excerpt from “Walking in Woods” included in installation, new Life Sciences Building, Brown University. Diane Samuels, artist. Providence, R.I. April. Click here for story.
2006 Poem, “What We Need” featured on American Life in Poetry by Ted Kooser. www.americanlifeinpoetry.org. April 13. Translated into French by Athanase Vantchev deTracy.
2006 Panelist, On the Same Page with Billy Collins. Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN). February 6.
2005 Poems from artist’s book, A Very Fine House, included in exhibit at Abrons Arts Center, Henry Street Settlement, New York City. January 6-March 1. With prints by Ann deVere.
2003, 2000, 1998, 1994 MacDowell Colony Fellowships.
2002 Individual Artist Fellowship in Poetry for 2003, Arkansas Arts Council. $5,000.
2002 Featured on On the Same Page with Jo McDougall, Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN). April 24.
2000 Arkansas’s Porter Prize for Literary Excellence. $1,000. October.
2000 DeWitt Wallace/Reader's Digest Award.
1999 Guest reader, International Poetry Forum. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. March.
1995 - 2008 Poems nominated for Pushcart Prize
1994 Pittsburg State University Proposal Development Grant. $1,000.
1994 Poem, “The Stump,” selected for Lost Roads, a traveling exhibit, by C.D. Wright.
1987 – John Ciardi Fellowship in Poetry – BKMK Press, University of Missouri – Kansas City, Missouri Valley Writers Conference.
1982 Honorable Mention, Academy of American Poets Prize
1981 – John Gould Fletcher Award. University of Arkansas MFA Programs award in poetry.
1981 – Fellowship in Poetry. Stonecoast Writers Conference. University of Southern Maine, Portland.