Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet
Publications & Prizes
2005 Kiriyama Prize nominee for Messages from Amma: In the Language of the Heart.
2004 Spirituality & Health Magazine’s “Best Spiritual Books of 2004” for Messages from Amma: In the Language of the Heart.
4/2004 Longstoryshort’s “Story of the Month” for “A Good Laugh.”
10/2000 Small Press Review's "Pick of the Month" for Changing Woman.
4/2000 City Lights Bookstore’s "Poetry Favorite" for Star in My Forehead: Selected Poems by Else Lasker-Schueler.
3/2000 Independent Booksellers' Book Sense 76 for Star in My Forehead: Selected Poems by Else Lasker-Schüler.
1997 Poetalk Quarterly Award from the San Francisco Bay Area Poets' Coalition for the poem "The Stones".
1996 Artists Embassy International Dancing Poetry Contest First Prize for the poem "Sarangi Sorrow".
1990 Susan Koppelman Award for best-edited feminist work for She Rises like the Sun: Invocations of the Goddess by Contemporary American Women Poets.
1988 American Poetry Association Award for the poem "Conversation".
1982 Pushcart Prize Nomination for the poem "Childhood" published in Conditions.
1977 National Endowment for the Arts Publication Grant to Oyez Press for Of Your Seed.