The 2016 Charles B. Wheeler Poetry Competition SWALLOW (ms.)
2017 Crab Orchard Review Special Issue Feature Award, "Skeleton Lake."
2017 Briar Cliff Review Annual Writing Contest,
"If There is Such a Thing as Mercy" and "Reliquaries."
The Comstock Review's 2016 Muriel Craft Bailey Contest, "Armageddon" (poem). Selected by Marge Piercy
The 2016 Word Works Washington Prize, SWALLOW (ms.)
2016 Individual Excellent Award from The Ohio Arts Council
2016 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition, SWALLOW (ms.)
,The 2015 Press 53 Award for Poetry, SWALLOW (mss.)
, The 2015 May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize Competition, SWALLOW (ms). Selected by Mekeel McBride
, The 2015 James Hearst Poetry Prize, “Dead Hummingbird.” Selected by D.A. Powell
, Richard Peterson Prize, Crab Orchard Review, “The Drowned Church of Potosí, Venezuela,” 2014
, Katherine & Lee Chilcote Foundation Award for Excellence in Poetry, 1998. OUT OF EDEN
, Cleveland State University Poetry Prize, 1996. OUT OF EDEN
, Four Way Books Poetry Competition, 1995. OUT OF EDEN (Judge: Albert Rios)
, The Ohio State University/ The Journal Award in Poetry, 1995. OUT OF EDEN (Judge: David Citino)
, Cleveland Arts Prize in Literature, 1994
, The National Poetry Series, 1993. OUT OF EDEN
, Four Way Books Poetry Competition, 1993. OUT OF EDEN (Judge: Robert Pinsky)
, The Ohio State University/ The Journal Award in Poetry, 1993. OUT OF EDEN (Judge: David Citino)
, Paumanok Poetry Award, 1992. SUNY Farmingdale
, Mississippi Valley Review 20th Anniversary Writing Contest, 1991. "The Truth" (Judge: Richard Wilbur)
, Tom McAfee Discovery Feature, 1991. “Horse Latitudes” The Missouri Review
, Colorado Review, 1st Annual Martha Scott Trimble Poetry Award. "Rehearsals"
(Judges: Jorie Graham & Jim Galvin)
, Bread Loaf Writer's Conference, 1991
, Cleveland State Poetry Center Prize, 1990. THE RAPTURE OF MATTER
, 1990. "What The Blue Jay Said"
, AWP Award Series, 1990. THE RAPTURE OF MATTER (Judge: Ellen Bryant Voigt)
21st Annual Midwest Writer's Conference, 1989. "Horse Latitudes" (Judge: Elton Glaser)