Awards + Fellowships


Finalist for the 2013 Maine Literary Award in Non-Fiction for essay collection, Here and Away

Winner of 2013 Maine Literary Award for Short Works in Nonfiction. Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance.

Nomination for 2012 Pushcart Prize in non-fiction for essay "Names."

Winner of Short works in Non-Fiction, Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance 2012 Maine Literary Awards

Residency Fellowships:  Yaddo; MacDowell Colony; Ragdale Foundation; and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts 1997-2010

Visiting Artist, American Academy in Rome, Italy, April 2007

Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Poetry, 2005, 2002

Illinois Arts Council Artist Award in Poetry, 2001, 1998

Headwaters Literary Competition, poetry winner, 2000

Illinois Arts Council Literary Award, poetry, 1999 

The Washington Prize in Fiction, novel, 1996

“Discovery”/THE NATION poetry competition, semi-finalist, 1996

James B. Michener Fellowship in Fiction, 1994

Academy of American Poets poetry prize, honorable mention, 1994

Donald Barthelme Memorial Fellowship, 1992