Poet, Creative Nonfiction Writer
Publications & Prizes
2015 Coalition of Visionary Resources COVR Award, first place for biography for his memoir writing and editing of the book, MERLIN STONE REMEMBERED. 2014 Florida Book Award Gold Medal, first place for nonfiction for MERLIN STONE REMEMBERED. 2014 Founders' Award for his literary work with Long Island Authors Group. Three-time Small Press Review pick of the month; Recipient of the Gerard Manley Hopkins Award for his work with young poets in Ireland. Featured Poet, Universal Consciousness Festival, Estes Park, CO; Poem read into the record, Florida State Senate; Pushcart Prize nominee. Representing U.S. twice at Struga Festivals. Virginia Council on the Arts Poet in Residence. SUNY Creative Writing Grant. NYSCA, Suffolk County, Volusia County, and numerous other grants.