Publications & Prizes
Winner of the 2016 Richard Wilbur Award judged by Dick Davis. Finalist: The X.J. Kennedy Parody Award for "Pack Rat", a parody of Millay's "Renascence". Shortlisted for the 2013 Poets' Prize (Lines of Flight); Finalist: The Able Muse Write Prize (Poetry), 2014; The Able Muse Book Award (2017). Finalist: The Able Muse Write Prize (Poetry), 2011; Winner - The Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award, 2010; and finalist in 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2009 and 2008. Shortlisted for The Comstock Review Muriel Craft Bailey Memorial Award, 2010; First Prize - Shakespearean Sonnet Competition, Hudson, Quebec, 2011; First Prize - Shakespearean Sonnet Competition, Hudson, Quebec, 2010; Winner: The Lyric - The Leslie Mellichamp Prize, 2014; Winner: The Lyric - Quarterly Award, Summer 2004; Multiple Pushcart Prize nominee (8 nominations); Finalist, Best of the Net (2006); First Runner-up, The Attys (Wattpad, 2012); Laureate's Choice Award, Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest ("Coming to Terms"); Readers Award, Orbis 144, Honorable Mention for "Oneironaut", 2009; Full scholarship, West Chester University Poetry Conference, 2011.