Honors & Awards

  • “My Heart Is a Small-town Zoo” named an honorable mention for the North American Review 2021 James Hearst Poetry Prize, judged by Maggie Smith
  • Finalist for the Cutthroat 2020 Joy Harjo Poetry Contest
  • Finalist for the 2018 Iron Horse Literary Review PhotoFinish
  • Best of the Net nomination for “What We See, What Sees Us” by Breakwater Review (2018)
  • Finalist for the 2018 Massachusetts Poetry Festival Reading Contest
  • Finalist for the 2018 Dogwood Literary Prize in Poetry
  • Pushcart nomination for “What We See, What Sees Us” by Breakwater Review
  • “Why I Don’t Want to Live Forever” named a finalist for Narrative’s Ninth Annual Poetry Contest
  • Semi-finalist for the Tinderbox Poetry Review 2017 Brett Elizabeth Jenkins Poetry Prize
  • “What We See, What Sees Us” selected by Natalie Diaz for Best New Poets 2017
  • Finalist for the Breakwater Review 2017 Peseroff Prize
  • “To My Husband, to Make Much of Time” nominated by Radar Poetry for the Best of the Net anthology
  • Long-listed for The Rialto‘s 2017 Nature and Place Poetry Competition
  • Finalist in the 2017 Pinch Literary Contest
  • Finalist in the Writers @ Work Poetry 2017 Annual Writing Competition
  • “The Second Law of Thermodynamics” named a finalist for the 42nd New Millennium Awards for Poetry
  • “Things that Happen in the Course of a Long Marriage” named a finalist for the 2016 Slippery Elm Review Poetry Contest
  • Orange, Dreaming named a finalist for the 2016 Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Contest
  • “Things that Happen in the Course of a Long Marriage” named a finalist for Black Warrior Review’s 2016 Nonfiction Contest
  • Orange, Dreaming named a Highly Commended Title in the Munster Literature Centre Fool for Poetry Chapbook Competition 2016
  • Orange, Dreaming named First Honorable Mention in the 2015 Finishing Line Press New Women’s Voices Chapbook Competition
  • “The Dead Go Bowling” named first runner-up for Passages North’s Elinor Benedict Poetry Prize (2015), judged by Lynn Emanuel
  • “Poem on Realizing a Friend Has Sold Me Out” named a finalist for the William Dickey Memorial Broadside Contest, judged by Tony Hoagland
  • Finalist for the 2014 Paumanok Poetry Award
  • Pushcart Prize nomination for “Rise” by Jabberwock Review (2014)
  • “Poem on Realizing a Friend Has Sold Me Out” and “Rise” finalists for the Jabberwock Review‘s 2014 Nancy D. Hargrove Editors’ Prize for Poetry
  • Winner (“An Andalusian Dog” and “Postlapsarian”) of the 2013 Arts & Letters PRIME Poetry Prize, judged by Alice Friman
  • “Waning Crescent” a finalist in Fugue’s 2013 Writing Contest, judged by Claudia Emerson
  • Pushcart Prize nomination for “Turf War” by The Journal (2009)