Awards / Recognition

Teaching Commendations/Awards

2014    Olive B. O’Connor Teaching Fellowship, Colgate University, Finalist
2011    UH Teaching Excellence Award: First-Year Composition, Commended Finalist
2007    UH Graduate Teaching Fellowship (renewable: 2007-2012)

Reviews of my Book, Chapbooks, & other work

2017    Publisher’s Weekly – review of In One Version of the Story
2017    Wittenberg Torch – review of colloquium lecture/reading, Springfield, OH
2017    “Tiger Media Network” – review of residency and reading, Hays, KS
2017    So Crazy it Just Might Work Podcast – “Idea #5” episode utilizes my essay, “Three Suggestions for Campus Protest”
2017    Valparaiso Poetry Review – “Recommended New Book” (In One Version of the Story)
2013    Gigantic Sequins – review of Casual Insomniac
2012    The Review Review – review of poems appearing in Iron Horse Literary Journal
2012    Oh Lighthouse – reviews of poems appearing in minnesota review
2011    “” – review of A Broken Escalator Still Isn’t the Stairs

Recognition for Book Manuscript

2015    New Issues Press, Editor’s Choice (*included publication)
2015    Sawtooth Prize, Ahsahta Press: Finalist
2014    Hudson Prize in Poetry, Black Lawrence Press: Finalist/Runner-Up
2014    YesYes Press Prize in Poetry: Finalist
2014    Field Prize in Poetry, Oberlin College Press: Finalist
2014    Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize:  Finalist
2014    Joanna Cargill Award, Coconut Press:  Honorable Mention
2014    Poets Out Loud Book Prize, Fordham University Press: Finalist
2014    Crab Orchard Book Series: Finalist
2014    Fence Modern Poets Series: Honored Entrant/Finalist
2014    Barrow Street Poetry Prize: Finalist
2013    Phillip Levine Prize in Poetry, Anhinga: Semi-Finalist
2013    Robert Dana Prize, Anhinga: Finalist
2013    Colorado Prize for Poetry, University of Colorado Press: Finalist
2013    Field Prize in Poetry, Oberlin College Press: Finalist
2013    Brittingham and Pollak Prizes in Poetry, University of Wisconsin: Semi-Finalist
2012    Phillip Levine Prize in Poetry, Anhinga: Short-List/Finalist (Judge: Cornelius Eady)

Other Awards and Recognition

2015    Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, Tuition Scholarship: Nominee
2014    Best New Poets 2014 Selection
2014    University of Wisconsin Halls/Middlebrook Poetry Fellowship, Finalist
2014    Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, Residency Fellowship Semifinalist
2014    Red Hen Poetry Award: Finalist
2012    Best New Poets 2012 Selection
2012    Paul Verlaine Prize in Poetry
2012    InPrint Fellowship
2011    Bateau Press “Boom Chapbook Contest,” Winner
2011    Concrete Wolf Poetry Chapbook Series, Winner
2011    Pushcart Prize Nomination (six poems nominated)
2011    Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Foundation, Poetry Prize
2011    Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, Residency Fellowship Semifinalist
2011    Carson McCullers Center, “Smith Writing Fellowship” First Runner-Up
2011    UH Dissertation Completion Grant, C.L.A.S.S., CWP Nominee
2010    Tin House Summer Writing Workshop, Scholarship Award
2009    Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Foundation, Poetry Prize
2008    Wildacres Retreat, NC, Residency Fellowship
2008    Writer’s Colony at Dairy Hollow, AR, Residency Fellowship
2007    Cynthia Woods Mitchell Fellowship
2003    New Letters Poetry Prize, First Runner-Up (Judge: Albert Goldbarth)
2003    Celeste Turner Wright Poetry Award (Academy of American Poets)
2003    University of California “Poet Laureate” Award: Honorable Mention
1999    Sherwood Anderson Award for Fiction, Wittenberg University
1999    Ostrum Endowed Award for Expository Writing, Wittenberg University
1999    University Poetry Award, Wittenberg University

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