Publications & Prizes
•Winner, Carrie McCray Nickens Fellowship, 2017 • 3rd Place, Nickens McCray Poetry Competition, South Carolina Writer's Association, 2017• Causeway Lit Spring 2017 Poetry Contest • Finalist, Carrie McCray Nickens Fellowship competition for 2011. • Winner, 2009 South Carolina Poetry Initiative Chapbook Competition, Ritual no.3: For the Exorcism of Ghosts, 2010. • Finalist, 14th Annual White Pine Press Poetry Prize Competition, Some Grain of Absolute Among the Trembling, 2009. • Semi-Finalist, University of Wisconsin Press Poetry Series, Some Grain of Absolute Among the Trembling, 2009. • Honorable Mention, 9th Annual Gival Press Oscar Wilde Award, “Boneyfiddle: Floodgate,” 2009. • Honorable Mention, Emerging Writers Contest Winners, Berry College Southern Women Writers Conference, “You Did Not Seem the Boy,” 2009. • Recipient, Wood Institute Travel Grant, F.C. Wood Institute for the History of Medicine at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 2009. • Finalist, 2009 Tupelo Press 10th annual First Book Award for Poetry Manuscript, Some Grain of Absolute among the Trembling, Tupelo Press, 2009. • Finalist, 2009 Beatrice Hawley Award for Poetry Manuscript, Some Grain of Absolute among the Trembling. Alice James Books, 2009. • Finalist, 2008 Tupelo Press 9th annual First Book Award for Poetry Manuscript, Ridge-Runner, Tupelo Press, 2008. • Semi-Finalist, 2008 Beatrice Hawley Award for Poetry Manuscript, Ridge-Runner. Alice James Books, 2008. • Finalist, Chicago Poetry Center’s 14th Annual Juried Reading. “Letters”-April 2008. E. Ethelbert Miller, Judge. • Competition Winner, Broadsided Switcheroo II Broadside, “Bird’s Eye/ Mumuration” with Artist Kate Baird—November 1, 2007.