Awards and Nominations

Individual Excellence Award, The Ohio Arts Council, 2014.

A Generation of Insomniacs, Main Street Rag Book Award, finalist, selected for publication.

A Generation of Insomniacs, Black Lawrence Press' St. Lawrence Book Award, semi-finalist.

"Everything I Know I Learned from Kermit the Frog" nominated  for Sundress Publications' Best of the Net Anthology by The Blue Lyra Review.

"Everything I Know I Learned from The Dream Songs" nominated for a Pushcart Prize by the Board of Contributing Editors at Pushcart Press.

"Thirteen Things My Military Students Tell Me That They Can't Tell Their Parents" nominated for Sundress Publications' Best of the Net Anthology by Mobius: The Journal of Social Change.

"Last Night of Childhood, Nearly Thirteen" nominated for Best New Poets, 2012 by Blood Orange Review.