Awards


Positions

  • Faculty Fellow, Michigan State University Center for Gender in Global Context (2018-20)

  • Fellow, Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences (2010, 2011, 2012)

  • Fellow, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (2010)

  • Fellow, Banff Center for the Arts, Independent Artist Residency (2010)


Books

  • Lascaux Poetry Prize (finalist):  Requiem, Rwanda (2017)

  • Oklahoma Book Award, Poetry (finalist): Celestial bodies (2017)

  • Overleaf International Chapbook Manuscript Competition:  Celestial bodies (2015)

  • Oklahoma Book Award, Poetry: Crossing the ladder of sun (2004)

  • Hungry Mind Books of Distinction Award, Poetry:  Learning to live in the world (1995)


Teaching

  • Michigan State University Gender Center Faculty Fellow (2018-2020)

  • Michigan State University Excellence in Diversity Award (2006)

  • Michigan State University Teacher-Scholar Award (2003)

  • Lilly Teaching Fellowship (1999-2000)


  • Winner, Sixfold Poetry Contest (November, 2017): “Ongoing, insatiable:  Five poems”

  • Winner, First place, Golden Quill Poetry Award (2017): “In my next life”

  • Finalist, Golden Quill Poetry Award (2017): “Six suites for unaccompanied cello”

  • Finalist, Nimrod International—poetry (2017)

  • Finalist, Malahat Review (2017): “Five prayers to be said upon departure”

  • Winner, Third place, Golden Quill Poetry Award (2016): “Takotsubo”

  • Finalist, Dead Bison Editor’s Prize in Poetry (2016): Motherline series

  • Finalist, 49th Parallel Award for Poetry (2016): “Takotsubo”

  • First Place Winner, Tucson Festival of Books, Literary Award—poetry (2016)

  • Second Place Winner, Tucson Festival of Books, Literary Award—poetry (2016)

  • Winner, Briar Cliff Review Poetry Prize (2015):  “Midwinter, my mother”
    nominated for Pushcart Prize 2016

  • Winner, ArtPrize Anthology Competition (2015): “In the vineyards of Teramo”
    nominated for Pushcart Prize 2015

  • Winner, Judd’s Hill Poetry Contest (2015): “In the vineyards of Teramo”

Poetry Contests