News, Events, and Awards

What the Blood Does (manuscript). Top three finalist for Perugia Press First Book Prize, 2018.

What the Blood Does (manuscript). Finalist for Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award and Open Competition, 2017.

What the Blood Does (manuscript). Semifinalist for Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award and Open Competition, 2016.

“Early Pleistocene Horses.” Finalist for Hunger Mountain’s Ruth Stone Poetry Prize, 2016.

“Solar Flare:” Finalist for Mid-American Review‘s Fineline Competition, Fall 2015

What the Blood Does (manuscript). Semifinalist for Persea Book’s Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize, 2016.

Ekphrastic at Valkerie Gallery:
Opening Reception September 25, 2015, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
Poetry Reading and Reception October 10, 2015, 5:00 to 7:30 PM

Poetry Round Robin at Lighthouse Writers Workshop Lit Fest
with Ginny Hoyle, Kimberly McClintock, Lynn Wagner, and Roger Wehling, June 2015

Wolverine Farm: Poetry Reading with Meryl DePasquale and Ross White, June 2015

Daryl and Robert Davis Fellowship in Poetry, 2015 Seaside Writers Conference

Alice Maxine Bowie Reading at Lighthouse Writers Workshop with Tessa Cheek, October 4, 2015

Lit Fest Book Fair Reading at Lighthouse Writers Workshop with Mike Henry and John Brehm, June 12, 2014

Alice Maxine Bowie Fellow in Poetry, 2013

Lighthouse Writers Workshop The Draft Reading, Santa Fe Arts District, March 5, 2011

First place in Academy of American Poets contest at University of Maryland at College Park, 2009

AWP Intro to Journals: One of eight national winners in 2009 poetry contest

Second place in Two Review Poetry Contest , 2009

Distinguished Teaching Assistant: Awarded by the University of Maryland Center for Teaching Excellence, 2009

Second place in Two Review Poetry Contest, 2009

Editorial Board Member: Interpolations: A Journal of First Year Writing, The University of Maryland at College Park, 2008-09

Presenter, National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention
2008: “Wondering About War Through Poetry and Song”
2007: “An Invitation to Think: Prewriting That Works”
2006: “The Sounds of Music Meet the Writing Process”

North Carolina Teaching Fellow: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, class of 2001

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