HONORS AND AWARDS
Poetry and Visual Arts: 2003 Worcester Cultural Commission/Massachusetts
Creative Arts Fellowship for work on manuscript, Reciprocity:
Selected Poems and Paintings.
“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
"The Good Deed" 1999 Worcester Magazine Poetry
"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
"On Second Thought" 1995 Worcester Magazine
Poetry Contest Semi-Finalist.
1993 Massachusetts Poet-of-the-Year, New England Association
of Teachers of English.
"Environment Three" Honorable Mention - Fitchburg
Art Museum 67th Regional Exhibition-2002.
Jacob Knight 2000 Award - Visual Arts/Emerging Artist.