Poet, Fiction Writer, Creative Nonfiction Writer
Publications & Prizes
Her fiction received 1st place in Suburbia's Novel Excerpt Contest and was selected as a finalist in Black Lawrence Press' Black River Chapbook Competition, a semi-finalist in the American Short(er) Fiction Contest and longlisted for the Irish Fish Flash Fiction Contest. Her poetry has received a Pushcart Prize nomination, was a finalist in River Styx's International Poetry Contest, a finalist in Puerto del Sol's annual poetry contest, longlisted for the Disquiet Literary Prize and received Honorable Mention in the New Millennium Writing Awards. Her nonfiction was chosen as a semi-finalist in Black Lawrence Press' Black River Chapbook Competition and shortlisted for Fish’s Memoir Prize.
Other awards include an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship and a City of Chicago Community Arts Assistance Grant. Residencies include Arte Studio Ginestrelle in Assisi, Italy and The Chicago Cultural Center.