Publications & Prizes
2018 California Book Awards gold medal from the Commonwealth Club of California for "The Modoc War: A Story of Genocide at the Dawn of America's Gilded Age." 2018 nonfiction finalist in Northern California Book Awards for "The Modoc War." 2016 category finalist, Eric Hoffer Book Awards, for "Simply to Know Its Name." 2014 Grayson Books Poetry Prize, for "Simply to Know Its Name." Finalist, 2014 Brittingham Prize. Finalist, 2014 Sixteen Rivers Press competition. Finalist, 2014 Liam Rector First Book Prize for Poetry. Finalist, 2014 Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize. Finalist, 2014 Tampa Review Prize for Poetry. 2012 Grayson Books Poetry Chapbook Award for "Songs of the Two Names." 2011 Berkeley Poets' Dinner Grand Prize.