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Honors and Awards

2013    Winner, Hill-Stead Sunken Garden Poetry Prize, publication of a chapbook, Dance

             Like a Flame

2012    Kresge Artist Fellowship in the Literary Arts

2007    Farbman Scholarship for Excellence in Teaching, Springfed Arts

2006    First Book Award, Crab Orchard Series, Southern University Press, Soluble Fish

2004    Winner, Poetry West Chapbook Contest, Chandeliers of Fish

2002    Michigan Creative Artist Grant

1999    Winner, Small Poetry Press, Select Poets Series Chapbook Contest, Tiger in a Hairnet

1998    Winner, Writer's Voice of Metropolitan Detroit Chapbook Contest, Not One 

1998    Winner, N.Y. Open Voice National Poetry Award, The Writer's Voice of West Side Y

Five Pushcart Prize Nominations


Various other poetry contest awards and scholarships have been received from Vermont College, Nimrod, The MacGuffin, Ropewalk Writer's Retreat, Third Coast Conference (WMU), Detroit Women Writers', etc.


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