Publications & Prizes
NEA Fellowship, Texas Institute of Letters Best Book of Poetry Award (for Radiography), Colladay Award (for The Anteroom of Paradise), Kesterson Award for Graduate Teaching, The Texas Commission on the Arts Fellowship, R. Gross Award (for Independence Days), Gerald Cable Award (for The Possible). The L.E. Phillabaum Award (for Blackout Starlight), the Tampa Review Prize (for Black Anthem), the Elixir Poetry Award (for Rise and Fall of the Lesser Sun Gods), the Helen C. Smith Award and Crab Orchard Prize (for Gold Bee), the Lynda Hull Poetry Award, River Styx International Poetry Award, the Richard Peterson Prize, the Knightville Poetry Award, the Allen Tate Award, the Laurence Goldstein Award, the New South Prize, the St. Petersburg Review Prize, the Natalie Ornish Prize (for Radiography), the Colladay Award (for the Anteroom of Paradise), the R. Gross Award (for Independence Days), and fellowships from the NEA, the Institute for the Advancement of the Arts, and the Texas Commission on the Arts. At the University of North Texas, he won the Kesterson Award for Graduate Teaching, the Creative Impact Award, the Toulouse Scholars Award, and the Eminent Faculty Award.