awards & nominations

AWARDS

2019

  • 2019 Massachusetts Book Award in Poetry: Honors for Ornitheology

2018

  • “The Art of Fugue: Contrapunctus I” now titled “Winterberries I”, Honorable Mention for the 2018 Janet B McCabe Poetry Prize (judged by Ilya Kaminsky) “Towards the end of this poem the music is really strong: “so instead of saying / that he had nothing to say he said / nothing at all, and we turned into notes.” This reminded me of Stevens. Any poet who can remind one of Stevens and survive is a real thing.”

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”

2012

  • “A constellation of mint,” Third Prize 2012 Split This Rock Poetry Prize (judged by Naomi Shihab Nye”)

1996

  • winner: Maine Arts Slam

NOMINATIONS

2019

  • Pushcart Prize for “Interiors, Maine” appearing in Waxwing
  • Best American Short Stories for “Interiors, Maine” appearing in Waxwing
  • Best Small Fictions for “Interiors, Maine” appearing in Waxwing

2018

  • Pushcart Prize for “Artifacts” appearing in Ornitheology (The Word Works)

2016

  • Pushcart Prize for “Frontier” appearing in West Branch
  • Pushcart Prize for “Volatiles” appearing in Apple Valley Review
  • Best of the Net for “Volatiles” appearing in Apple Valley Review

2014

  • Pushcart Prize for “Ménage” appearing in The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts

2013

  • Pushcart Prize for “His interior, thickening” appearing in Thrush Poetry Journal