Poet, Creative Nonfiction Writer
Publications & Prizes
In spring 2019, she was in residence for a semester as the John Montague International Poetry Fellow, hosted by the Munster Literature Centre and University College Cork, in Cork, Ireland. In 2018, she served as a Writer in Residence at Wichita State University. In fall 2017, she represented the United States at Ideogramma’s 3rd International Literary Festival in Cyprus. In 2013 she served as the Writer in Residence at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, North Carolina, and the Distinguished Writer at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa. She was a recipient of a 2015 National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in poetry. Other honors include two Larry Neal Writers Awards and five Individual Artist Fellowships from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities; the 2009 Friends of Literature Prize from the Poetry Foundation; the 2008 Maureen Egen Exchange Award from Poets & Writers; the 2006 Elinor Benedict Poetry Prize from Passages North/Northern Michigan University; and the 2005 Myra Sklarew Award for Outstanding Thesis from American University. She has also received fellowships to the Hermitage Artist Residency, Jentel Artist Residency, the Millay Colony for the Arts, Virginia Center for Creative Artists, Vermont Studio Center, the Indiana Writers' Conference, and the Sewanee Writers' Conference, where she was a Walter E. Dakin Fellow in 2008.