Publications & Prizes
2019 Naji Naaman Literary Prize; 2019 Julie Suk Honor; 2019 Pinnacle Book Award for Best Bilingual Poetry Book; 2017 and 2019 Best Book Awards in Poetry; 2017 International Book Award in Poetry; 2016 Pinnacle Book Award for Best Bilingual Poetry Book; 2015 USA Best Book Award in Poetry, 2014 Pinnacle Book Award for Best Bilingual Poetry Book; Three Readers' Favorite Book Awards in Poetry. 2014 Poiesis Award of Honour. Twice Finalist for the Eric Hoffer Award. Twice Finalist for the Julie Suk Award. Finalist for the Lascaux Prize in Collected Poetry. Beyond Elsewhere was awarded a Hemingway Grant by the French Ministry of Culture, the Institut Français, and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.
JUDGE: The 2017 Jacar Press Full Length Competition; The 2016 PEN Center USA Translation Award; The 2015 Writers' Digest Challenge; The 2014 Rabindranath Tagore Award. Editor’s Choice: The Enchanting Verses Literary Review, Issue XVI; W.D. Gwawdodyn Finalist; Multiple-time Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee.
Certificate of Recognition from the City of Los Angeles for contribution toward the preservation of Indigenous Culture and Humanity. National Foreign Language Honor Society Member.
FELLOWSHIPS Universidad Internacional de Andalucía (Baeza, Spain) Goethe-Institut (Bremen, Germany) Full scholarship, Hamilton College (New York)