HONORS AND AWARDS  


HONORS AND AWARDS

Poetry and Visual Arts: 2003 Worcester Cultural Commission/Massachusetts Cultural Council
Creative Arts Fellowship for work on manuscript, Reciprocity: Selected Poems and Paintings.

Poetry:

“Elegy for a Plane Robber, Manila 2000” Second Place, The Comstock Review 2012 Muriel Craft Bailey Contest, Dorianne Laux, Judge, publication Fall/Winter Issue 26-2.

Semi-finalist, A Brush with Words, Off The Grid Press 2011 manuscript contest, judge Carl Dennis.

"Nocturne" Finalist 2007 contest, Comstock Review, Vol. 21, #2, 2008.

"Bicycle Rider in Bosnia" Honorable Mention, 2005 GSU Review Writing Contest, Thomas Lux, judge; publication in GSU Review Spring 2005.

"Articulation" First Prize, Worcester County Poetry Association Contest 2004, Margaret Gibson, judge; publication in The Worcester Review, Volume XXV 2004.

"Who Are They?" Honorable Mention, New England Writers' Contest 2002, Yusef Komunyakaa, judge; publication in The Anthology of New England Writers 2003.

"Poet of Iron" Editors' Choice, New England Writers' Contest, 2000, publication in The Anthology of New England Writers 2001.

"Elegy for a Plane Robber, Manila, May 2000" finalist Glimmer Train Poetry Open 2000.

"Questions" 2000 Honorable Mention, Worcester County Poetry Association Contest, Deborah Digges, judge; publication in The Worcester Review, Volume XXI, 2000.

Ten poem manuscript 1999 "Discovery"/The Nation Contest Semi-Finalist.

"The Good Deed" 1999 Worcester Magazine Poetry Contest Finalist.

"Dust on Saturdays-1955"; "Thief of Miracles", 1998 Worcester Magazine Poetry Contest Finalists.

"Moving Toward a Definition" 1997 Worcester Magazine Poetry Contest Semi-Finalist.

"Inside Monet's Waterlilies"; "Impressions of Ted Bundy's Photo" 1996 Worcester Magazine Poetry Contest Semi-Finalists.

"On Second Thought" 1995 Worcester Magazine Poetry Contest Semi-Finalist.

1993 Massachusetts Poet-of-the-Year, New England Association of Teachers of English.

Visual Arts:

"Environment Three" Honorable Mention - Fitchburg Art Museum 67th Regional Exhibition-2002.

Jacob Knight 2000 Award - Visual Arts/Emerging Artist.