awards & nods

AWARDS

2016

  • winner: Gival Press 15th Annual Oscar Wilde Award for “Anonymity”

2015

  • winner: 2015 Third Coast Poetry Prize (judged by Ralph Angel) for “Thereafter” Ralph Angel writes: “Sometimes language speaks louder than words. And sometimes self-consciousness keeps up with it—the language for which we have no language—’the something // out there after you. “Thereafter” is a marvelous depiction of the mind in action.” http://www.thirdcoastmagazine.com/contests/
  • winner: 2015 Pacifica Literary Review Look and Leap Poetry Contest for “Branching”
  • winner: 2015 Sibling Rivalry/HBO series Looking promotion for “The License Plate”

1996

  • winner: Maine Arts Slam

 

NODS

2016

  • finalist: Gival Press 15th Annual Oscar Wilde Award for “Taken”
  • finalist: Kay Murphy Prize for Poetry Contest (judged by D.A. Powell) for “Mis/Construction,” “The License Plate,” and “Taken”
  • semifinalist: 2016 Codhill Poetry Award for Ornitheology

2015

  • finalist: 2015 Inlandia Institute’s Hilliary Gravendyk Prize for Ornitheology 
  • finalist: 2015 Janet B. McCabe poetry contest (judged by Dan Beachy-Quick) for “You Grip a Key”
  • semifinalist: Slash Pine Press Poetry Contest for Hemispheres
  • semifinalist: 2015 Midway Journal’s Monstrosities of the Midway poetry contest (judged by Dorianne Laux) for “Mis/Construction,” “The License Plate,” “Taken,” “Excess and Dearth,” and “Trophies”
  • semifinalist: 2015 The Word Works Washington Prize for Ornitheology 
  • semifinalist: 2015 Frost Place Chapbook Competition for Hemispheres
  • nomination: Pushcart Prize for “Frontier” appearing in West Branch
  • nomination: Pushcart Prize for “Volatiles” appearing in Apple Valley Review
  • nomination: Best of the Net for “Volatiles” appearing in Apple Valley Review
  • nomination: The Orison Anthology for “Empathy” appearing in Ruminate

2014

  • runner-up: Gazing Grain Fall for the Book Chapbook Contest for Before the Door
  • finalist: Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Literary Excellence (judged by Margaret Atwood) for “Doors”
  • semifinalist: Slash Pine Press Poetry Contest for Hemispheres
  • semifinalist: Gold Line Press chapbook competition for Hemispheres
  • semifinalist: Coconut Books Joanna Cargill Coconut Book Prize for a First Book for Ornitheology 
  • nomination: Pushcart Prize for “Ménage” appearing in The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts

2013

  • finalist: Georgetown Review Poetry Contest for Tributary
  • runner-up and (forthcoming) publication: Split Oak Press Stephen Dunn Prize in Poetry for Shoes on a wire
  • semifinalist: Alice James Books Beatrice Hawley Award for Tributary
  • nomination: Pushcart Prize for “His interior, thickening” appearing in Thrush Poetry Journal

2012

  • runner-up: Cobalt Writing Prize for “About our beginning”
  • 3rd Place: Split This Rock Poetry Contest (judged by Naomi Shihab Nye): “A Constellation of Mint”
  • semifinalist: Zone 3 Press First Book Award for Tributary
  • honorable mention: Coconut Books Joanna Cargill Book Prize for Tributary

2008

  • semifinalist: Sarabande Books Kathryn A. Morton Prize for Tributary
  • semifinalist: Alice James Books Beatrice Hawley Award for Tributary
  • semifinalist: Black Lawrence Press St. Lawrence Book Award for Tributary

2007

  • finalist: Barrow Street Press Book Prize for Tributary