AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

Awards

 

2019

  • Honorable Mention for The Poetry Society of America Lyric Poetry Award judged by Ilya Kaminsky

  • Finalist for The Pinch Literary Award in Poetry

 

2018

  • Finalist for the James Wright Award judged by Dara Wier

  • Manuscript a Runner-up for the Dorset Prize (Tupelo Press) judged by Dana Levin

  • Finalist for Tupelo Quarterly Open Contest judged by Denise Duhamel

  • Finalist for the San Diego Poetry Annual’s Steve Kowit Poetry Prize

  • Nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Up North Lit

2017

  • Winner of the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award judged by Illinois Poet Laureate Kevin Stein

  • Winner of the So to Speak Annual Poetry Contest judged by Natalie Diaz

  • Finalist for the Phoebe Journal's Poetry Contest judged by Monica Yuon

  • Winner of Sable Books Poems of Protest Contest judged by Shadab Zeest Hashmi

  • Nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Glass: A Journal of Poetry 

  • Nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Pittsburgh Poetry Review 

  • Nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Paper Nautilus Press 

  • Nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Muse-Pie Press 

2016

  • Winner of Midwestern Gothic's  Lake Prize for Poetry judged by Airea D. Matthews

  • Winner of Paper Nautilus' Vella Chapbook Contest

  • Nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Shot Glass Journal

  • Winner of the Bread Loaf  Returning Contributor’s Award in Poetry

  • Winner of the 38th Annual Jo-Anne Hirshfield Memorial Poetry Award judged by John Rybicki

2015

  • Winner of First Night Evanston’s Poetry Contest, hosted by RHINO and judged by Virginia Bell

  • Nominated for Best New Poets by Tahoma Literary Review and Hermeneutic Chaos Journal 

  • Honorable Mention for Concrete Wolf Chapbook Contest for The Dunce Queen

  • Nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Shot Glass Journal

  • Awarded Scholarship to attend online Omnidawn Press workshop

  • Shortlisted for Paris Lit Up Shorts Contest

Residencies

  • Hambidge Writing Residency, May 2018

  • PLAYA Writing Residency, Oct. 2017

  • Private Writing Residency Benton Harbor, MI, Aug 2016

  • Vermont Studio Center Writing Residency and Work-study, June 2016

  • Sundress Academy for the Arts Writing Residency, Oct. 2015

  • Art Farm Writing Residency, Sept. 2015

Workshops and Conferences

 

  • Bread Loaf Writers' Conference Returning Contributor in Poetry 2016, worked with Kate Daniels

  • Tin House Summer Workshops Contributor in Poetry 2016, worked with Sharon Olds

  • Bread Loaf Writers' Conference Contributor in Poetry 2015, worked with Sally Keith

  • 24 Pearl St Voice Workshop with Ada Limon  2015

  • Omnidawn Prosody Workshop with David Koehn and Rusty Morrison Omnidawn  2015

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