Publications & Prizes
Honoree. The Penn Center for the Book Public Poetry Project selected my poem The Stiller of Atoms as one of the four featured poems. The Center created 1,500 posters of the Stiller of Atoms and distributed them free to schools, libraries, cultural centers, and cafes throughout Pennsylvania. March, 2012.
Editor’s Selection for Best Valentine’s Day poems by Slate.com editor Michael Agger.
February, 2011 (http://www.slate.com/id/2284679/pagenum/all)
Nominated for Pushcart Prize by Contributing Editors, 2010
Illinois Arts Council. Grant. 2005.
Who's Who In America 2004 (vol. 2, p. 5299); 2002-2004. Inductee.
Selected as an “Exciting Debut” by the Academy of American Poets Book Club
Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown Second Year Fellowship.
Voting member of the Writing Committee for First Year poetry applicants. 1995 – 1996.
Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown First Year Poetry Fellowship. 1994 - 1995.
Iowa Arts Council grant. First Prize Literary Award. May 1992.
Helene Wurlitzer Foundation fellowship. April - June 1989.
Millay Colony for the Arts fellowship. February 1989.
University of Iowa tuition scholarship (all tuition waived). January - May 1988.
University of Iowa research assistantship (tuition reduced to in-state rate plus RA stipend). January - May 1987.