Eric Hoffer Award (2020)

       Literary Geography: 1st place, reference category

Able Muse Poetry Contest (2018)

winner: “Wild Fire”

Eric Hoffer Award (2018)

The Mauled Keeper: 1st runner-up, poetry category (from the US Review of Books coverage)

The Mauled Keeper: shortlisted, grand prize

Montaigne Medal (2018)

The Mauled Keeper: finalist

C&R Press Annual Chapbook Contest (2018)

Hooked: finalist

Concrete Wolf Chapbook Award (2017)

Hooked: semi-finalist

New England Book Festival (2017)

The Mauled Keeper: runner-up, poetry category

Cathy Smith Bowers Chapbook Contest (2016, Main Street Rag)

The Mauled Keeper: runner-up

The National Federation of Press Women

The Mauled Keeper: winner, poetry category (2018)

The Live Oak Review: 3rd place, literary reviews (2018)

The Clever Dream of Man: 2nd place, poetry category (2016)

Jack Grapes Poetry Contest (2016)

“The Long Haul”: Finalist

The Heartland Review Poetry Chapbook Contest (2016)

Unguarded: winner

Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest (2016, Winning Writers)

“The Air Lit Afire”: Honorable Mention

The Connecticut Press Club (2016)

The Clever Dream of Man: winner, poetry category

The National Indie Excellence Awards (2016)

The Clever Dream of Man: finalist, poetry category

Brain Mill Press National Poetry Month Contest (2016)

“Fall Break in Paris Was a Mistake”:  “Editor’s Pick”

Rash Awards (Judged by David Kirby, 2015)

“Not All Who Wander Are Lost”:  finalist, Broad River Review

Pushcart Nominations

“At the Harbor Lights Motel After You Return from Afghanistan,” “You Leave for Afghanistan,” “Before You Leave for Afghanistan (On the Farm, There Was No One To Tell)” from Unguarded, nominated by the Heartland Review Press

“Apple Eating” from The Clever Dream of Man, nominated by Aldrich Press

Best of the Net Nominations

Darryl Sleeps Through the Best Sunrise I’ve Ever Seen,” nominated by Alyss Lit (2015)

“The ‘Just’ in ‘Just Friends’ is Misleading,” nominated by Walking Is Still Honest Press (2015)

Whispering Prairie Press Annual Poetry Contest (2015)

“Zorra’s Lost Earthscape”: honorable mention

The National Federation of State Poetry Societies Annual Contest (2015)

“How to Win”: 2nd place, Arizona State Poetry Society

Prime Number Magazine Awards for Poetry (2015)

“New Year’s Day, Northern California”: finalist (2015)

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