Publications & Prizes
International Merit Award for Poetry, The Atlanta Review 1999, 2000; Semi-Finalist, "Discover"/The Nation Poetry Contest 2000; Finalist, WinningWriters.com War Poetry Contest 2007; Finalist, WCDR Chapbook Challenge, Ajax, Ontario, Canada 2008; Nominated for Best of the Web Award by Babel Fruit 2008; Nominated for Best of the Web Award by The Rose & Thorn 2008; Vermont Studio Center Vermont Artist Week Fellowship 2006, 2008, 2018; Semi-Finalist Brittingham & Pollock Awards, 2009; Finalist, May Swenson Award, 2009; Semi-Finalist The Word Works Washington Prize, 2014, 2015; Finalist Quercus Review Press Poetry Book Award, 2014, 2015; Finalist, Paumanok Award 2009, 2016; Nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Red Headed Stepchild 2011; Nominated for Pushcart Prize by OVS Magazine 2012; Nominated for Pushcart Prize by Naugatuck River Review 2012; Nominated for Pushcart Prize by Naugatuck River Review 2013. Nominated for Pushcart Prize by Rat's Ass Review 2015. Nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Phoenicia Publishing 2016. Finalist for the 2017 Montaigne Medal. Category finalist for the 2017 Eric Hoffer Book Award (Thesaurus of Separation). Nominated for Pushcart Prize by Nine Muses Poetry 2019. Honorable Mention, chapbook category for the 2020 Eric Hoffer Book Award (Notes to the Mental Hospital Timekeeper).