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