Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet
Publications & Prizes
2016: Second place from California Quarterly for poem "Dragonfly Chores"; honorable mention in Third Wednesday contest for poem "Visiting Sun Valley"; honorable mention from Third Wednesday for "Central Drug"; finalist in Atlanta Review's International Poetry Competition; second place, Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival, for poem "Loneliness of the Right Fielder"; third place in Idaho Writers Guild creative nonfiction contest. 2015: First place in The MacGuffin Poet Hunt. 2014: Nomination by California Quarterly for Pushcart Prize. Earlier: First place in poetry chapbook competition sponsored by Slapering Hol Press, 1994. Four honorable mentions in Explorations poetry competition. Semi-finalist in Heekin Group Foundation's novel-in-progress competition. Runner-up in "Poetry in Motion" contest judged by Billy Collins. Semi-finalist in Elixir novel contest. Three Creative and Performing Arts Awards, Colorado State University.