Named a 2013 Must-Read by the Massachusetts Center for the Book. Winner of the 2011 Marick Press Poetry Prize, the 2010 Barbara Bradley Award, and the 2008 Richard J. Shea Award. Finalist for the 2013 National Poetry Series, the 2012 Nightboat Poetry Prize, the 2012 Arts and Letters PRIME Poetry Prize; the 2011 T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry; the 2011 May Swenson Poetry Award; and for Del Sol Press's 2010 Poetry Prize. Semi-Finalist for the 2013 Akron Poetry Prize, the 2013 Felix Pollack Prize, the 2010 Hudson Prize, and the 2011 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry. Multiple Pushcart Prize nominations.