Finalist in Five Oaks Press Chapbook competition, 2015

Pushcart Prize nomination, 2014

Semifinalist in the Sundress Press chapbook competition, 2013

The Danny L. Miller Award for Advanced Graduate Study

The Juniper Summer Writing Institute Work Study Scholarship

Best of Section Award for my essay “Young and Driven: How to Draw Out and Preserve Passion in the Early Stages of Creative Writing Pedagogy” which I presented at the 2013 KPA conference


Book Reviews

[Hooked Through] is full of deep, mysterious grief. Reading these poems truly makes you feel hooked, lifted, and raw.

Ivy Grimes, The Small Press Book Review



Interview with Speaking of Marvels blog: Click here