Poet, Fiction Writer
Publications & Prizes
A poem ("The Young in New York") was a finalist in the 2018 Penn Review Poetry Competition; later published in a 2019 issue of Penn Review.
A 2019 essay about writers and writing ("Writing, and Chaplin") was selected as a best essay in Litro (U.K. edition).
A poem ("The Pig and the Milk-White Jar") was runner-up to overall winner of The National Poetry Competition, 1979, United Kingdom. (Overall winner, Medbhe McGuckian, Irish poet, and several finalists all read their poems aloud onstage, in The Commonwealth Center, London, for The National Poetry Competition's BBC2 live television broadcast.)
University writing prizes, 1978-1979: The Edna Osborne Whitcomb Fiction Competition, first prize (University of Kansas); The Edgar Wolfe Fiction Competition, first prize (University of Kansas); The William Herbert Carruth Poetry Competition, first prize (University of Kansas).