Poet, Fiction Writer, Creative Nonfiction Writer
Publications & Prizes
Short story "White as Clouds" nominated for Pushcart Prize, 2020, by Guesthouse.
Poem ("The Young in New York") a finalist in the 2018 Penn Review Poetry Competition.
Essay ("Writing, and Chaplin"), 2019, editor's pick, Litro (U.K.).
Short story ("Only Child Grayson"), 2021, editor's pick, Litro (U.S.).
Poem ("The Pig and the Milk-White Jar") runner-up to overall winner's poem (Irish poet Medbhe McGuckian) in The National Poetry Competition, 1979, United Kingdom. (Staged as live poetry reading in London, broadcast live over BBC2; a competition co-sponsored by BBC2 and The Poetry Society.)
University writing prizes, 1978-1979: Edna Osborne Whitcomb Fiction Competition, first prize (University of Kansas); Edgar Wolfe Fiction Competition, first prize (University of Kansas); William Herbert Carruth Poetry Competition, first prize (University of Kansas).