Books:Boys: Stories and a Novella
(Syracuse University Press, 2004), The Gospel According to Frank
(New American Press, 2003), The Everyday Apocalypse
(Three Conditions Press, 2002)
First Place, New American Press chapbook contest for The Gospel According to Frank, 2003.
First Place, 2002 Maryland State Poetry & Literary Society Chapbook Contest for poetry collection The Everyday Apocalypse.
Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award, for research and lecturing at the University of Wales, Bangor, 2000-2001.
Robert H. Winner Memorial Award, Poetry Society of America, co-winner for manuscript titled “Sestinas for the Everyday Apocalypse,” Judged by W. D. Snodgrass (April 2000).