Writing-Related Awards and Honors

Seán Ó Faoláin International Short Story Competition finalist, 2013.

Porter Fleming Literary Competition, Nonfiction finalist, 2013.

Solstice Prize in Nonfiction Finalist, Summer 2012.

Creative Nonfiction Book Award finalist, Zone 3 Press, Fall 2011.

Artist-in-Residence, National Park Service, Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, 2011.

Writecorner Press Poetry Awards Honorable Mention, 2010.

Notable Essay Citation in The Best American Essays 2009. Eds. Mary Oliver and Robert Atwan. Mariner Books, 2009.

Inclusion in Best New Poets 2006. Samovar Press, 2006.

Association of Writers and Writing Programs Award Series in Creative Nonfiction finalist, 2003.    Judge: Beverly Lowry.

Irish Fest Donn Goodwin Poetry Award, "Homework," 2002. Judges: Susan Firer, James Liddy, and Eamonn Wall.

Audre Lorde Creative Writing Award, The Poetry Center & American Poetry Archives, San Francisco State University, Spring 2001.

Academy of American Poets, Wilbur Gaffney Award, First Place, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Spring 2001.

Edna St. Vincent Millay Ballad of the Harp Weaver Contest, 2001, fourth place.

Santa Fe Writers Project Literary Awards, 2001 finalist. Judge: Jayne Anne Phillips.

National Writers Union Poetry Competition finalist, 2001. Judge: Adrienne Rich.

The Nation Discovery Poetry Contest finalist, 2001.

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