Poet, Fiction Writer
Publications & Prizes
Poet Laureate of Caddo Parish, 2018-2021.
Shreveport Regional Arts Council (SRAC) Artist Fellowship in Literature (Poetry), 2018, 2007, 2000 ($2500).
Literary Winner, Shreveport Regional Arts Council Critical Mass 4, for novel, Lightningstruck, 2016 ($2000).
Winner, Ferrol Sams Award for Fiction, for Lightningstruck, 2015.
Finalist (one of five, 385 entries), Leapfrog Fiction Contest, for novel, An Old Horse Named Troy
(renamed Lightningstruck), June 2014.
X. J. Kennedy Prize for Full Poetry Collection, Texas Review Press, 2013.
South Carolina Poetry Initiative Chapbook Award, 2008.
Pushcart Prize Nominee, 2002.
Louisiana Division of the Arts Fellowship in Literature (Poetry), 2002 ($5000).