Publications & Prizes
Nominated for 16 Pushcart and 11 Best of the Net awards. He provided his hands-on workshop “How to Make Origami Haiku Jumping Frogs” at the 2012 Massachusetts Poetry Festival. 20 years experience in presenting writing workshops.
Winner of the 2012 Big River Poetry Review’s William K. Hathaway Award ; co-winner of the 2013 Bill Holm Witness Poetry Contest; winner of the 2013 “Trees” Poetry Contest; winner of the 2014 Broadsided award; winner of the 2014 Dylan Thomas International Poetry Award; Rattle Ekphrastic Challenge, June 2015,Editor’s Choice; Editor’s Choice; Rattle Ekphrastic Challenge, Artist’s Choice, November 2016, Stephen A. DiBiase Poetry Prize, 2018, Blue Light Prize, 2019, Rattle Ekphrastic Challenge, December, 2020.
He won three Central New York Individual Artist Awards providing "Poetry On The Bus" which had 48 local poems in local buses including 20 bi-lingual poems from 7 different languages seen by thousands of bus users and people attending the New York State Fair.He won a Central New York Community Artist Award providing "Poetry about Cancer and Cancer Survival on Postcard"s, 2020. He won a Central New York Individual Artst Award to produce an anthology of Onondaga County poets.
He is the judge of the New York State Fair Poetry Contest.
National Ecological Award winner for “Searching for What You Cannot See” (Hiraeth Press, 2013); National Turtle Island Editor’s Choice Award for his chapbook, “The Wire Fence Holding Back the World” (Flowstone Press, 2016). Blue Light Press Award for "The Temporary World" (Blue Light Press, 2019).