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Awards and Honors

2020 Finalist, SWWIM Every Day  Poetry Contest for "Hunger"

2020 First Place, Robert Golden Poetry Contest for "First Kiss"

2020 Finalist, River Heron Review Poetry Contest for "Snake Handling"

2020 Honorable Mention, Passager Poetry Contest for "The Roadrunner"

2019 Co-winner, Princemere Poetry Prize for "Shrine"

2019 Three-Week Writer’s Residency, Brush Creek Foundation

2018 Tennessee Williams Scholarship to Sewanee Writers’ Conference

2018 Second Place, 2017 Marr Poetry Prize, Southwest Review for "Hammock Psalm"

2017 Finalist, PhotoFinish Poetry Contest, Iron Horse Literary Review for "Sparks"

2017 Finalist, Cultural Center of Cape Cod Poetry Contest for "The Promised Land"

1993 Robert S. Newton Creative Writing Award, Texas Tech University

1993 Winner, Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers Student Poetry Award for the group of poems “Boys Would Come on Horses,” “Breaking City Ordinances,” “Remembering His Name," “Snake Trails,” and “Coming Out of Rough Creek Canyon” 

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