Publications & Prizes
First place, The Fearless Tattoo. Shadow Poetry’s Bi-annual Chapbook Competition, Summer 2003, Excelsior Springs, MO, 2003. First Place, “Father’s Waning.” Main Street Rag’s Annual Poetry Contest, Charlotte, NC, 2000. First place, "Sacrament to the Artistry of Geisha Gaia" Shakespeare's Monkey. Fall 2008. Simian Contest. Plainsongs Award, “Shadow Stalks.” Selected by Michael Catherwood, May 2005, Issue XXV. Hastings College, Hastings, NE, 2004. Third Place, "Ted and Sylvia Sestina", North Carolina Poetry Society's Joanna Catherine Scott Award for form poetry, 2011. Selected by Richard Katrovas who had this to say about it: "I admire how the sestina form was pressed into the service of telling the amorous story of two fairly vacuous, self-absorbed individuals. The form notwithstanding, it's a well-crafted, mature narrative."