My manuscript “As If” (Split Oak Press) was awarded the Stephen Dunn Poetry Prize for 2010. My full manuscript “Praising the Paradox” was named a finalist in the 2011 National Poetry Series, The Blue Light Press Book Award and the C&R Press De Novo Book Award. This same manuscript was listed as a "Remarkable Work" in the Tupelo Press 2012 open submission period. I am the recipient of the 2009 American Poet Prize from The American Poetry Journal. My work received honorable mentions in The Atlantic 2008 Poetry Writing Contest as well as the 2010 Crab Creek Review poetry contest. In 2012 my work was named a finalist in the Terrain.org Third Annual Poetry Contest. I am a Pushcart nominee, the Assistant Director of Artsmith.org and the Editor of the forthcoming anthology Two-Countries; U.S. Daughters and Sons of Immigrant Parents.
I hold an MFA from the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University. My poems have appeared in various publication including The American Poetry Journal, Ascent, Cimarron Review, Crab Creek Review, Harpur Palate, PALABRA, PARABOLA, Poemeleon, Poetry International, San Pedro River Review, SubTerrain, Terrain.org and Raven Chronicles.
Publications and Prizes
As If (Parlor City Press, 2010)
American Society: What Poets See (Futurecycle Press, 2012)
Ascent, Cimarron Review, Crab Creek Review, Palabra, Parabola, Raven Chronicles, San Pedro River Review, Snow Monkey, subTerrain, Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments, The American Poetry Journal, The Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine
2010 Stephen Dunn Poetry Prize (Parlor City Press)
The 2009 American Poet Prize(American Poetry Journal)