Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
Publications & Prizes
1) New American Press Chapbook Contest Winner. 2) _Bamboo Ridge_ Editors' Choice Award in Poetry. 3) Michigan State University Dean's Recruitment Fellowship, Excellence in Diversity Award, Graduate Student Research Enhancement Award, Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Teaching Fellowship, Somers Excellence in Teaching Award, and Dissertation Completion Fellowship. 4) Emerging Writer Scholarship from the Lambda Literary Foundation. 5) Archie D. and Bertha H. Walker Foundation Scholarship from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. 6) Macondo Writers' Workshop Scholarship from the Macondo Foundation. 7) Radius of Arab American Writers, Inc. Scholarship for residency at Soul Mountain. 8) Educational Foundation of America Fellowship for residency at Vermont Studio Center. 9) Additional residencies awarded by Wildacres, Escape to Create, Caldera Arts Center, The Paden Institute and Retreat for Writers of Color, Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Prairie Center of the Arts, Blue Mountain Center, the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, Yaddo, and James Merrill House. 10) In Our Own Write Poetry Contest of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of New York. 11) Nominated four times each for a Pushcart Prize and _Best New Poets_. 12) Contributor to _Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation_, an anthology which won a Publishing Triangle Award and Lambda Literary Award. 13) Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) WC&C Scholarship.