Awards

Best of the Net nomination, 2021.  For “the water never scared me but the boys.”

Pushcart Prize nomination, 2020.  For “Seed,” winner of the Sheila-Na-Gig Poetry Prize (Fall 2020).

Pushcart Prize nomination, 2014.  For “Painting Lizards Orange.”

Sole Winner, Stevens Poetry Manuscript Competition, National Federation of State Poetry Societies.  For the full-length collection In the High Weeds, 2020.

First Place, Sheila-Na-Gig Press Poetry Competition, Fall 2020.

First Place, Haiku Society of America Haibun Award Competition, for “That Summer,” 2018.

Sole Winner, Ohio Poetry Association Ides of March Competition, 2013.

Appointed first Artist-in-Residence at historic Bryn Du Mansion, Granville, Ohio, 2019.

Editor’s Choice – Cherita Lighthouse Award – for “he drops it on his feet,” in The Cherita, issue 2, July 2017.

Haiku Master of the Week (8 August 2017), NHK World TV’s Haiku Masters series.

Second Place, BlackBerryPeach Poetry Competition: Spoken & Heard, National Federation of State Poetry Societies 2021.

Second Place, William Redding Competition, The Poetry Forum, Columbus, Ohio, 2011.

Bronze Prize, Ito En Art of Haiku Competition, 2021.

Third Place, Haiku Society of America Haibun Award Competition, for “Air,” 2021.

Third Place, San Francisco International Rengay Competition, 2019.

Third Place, World Haiku Review, Vanguard Haiku Category, Summer 2016.

Sakura Award, Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival International Haiku Invitational, 2017.

Judge’s Favorite, international Golden Haiku Competition, Washington, D.C., 2017.

Readers’ Choice Award – runner-up for Best Haiku published during 2017 in Shamrock Haiku Journal, the journal of the Irish Haiku Society.

Haiku Master of the Week – runner-up (12 Dec. 2017), NHK World TV’s Haiku Masters series.

Highly Commended, H. Gene Murtha Senryu Competition, 2021.

Honorable Mention, Marlene Mountain Memorial Haiku Contest, 2021.

Honorable Mention, Haiku Society of America Haibun Award Competition, 2020.

Honorable Mention, Genjuan International Haibun Competition, 2020.

Honorable Mention, 2018 H. Gene Murtha Senryu Competition.

First Honorable Mention, Jane Reichhold Memorial Haiga Contest, photographic haiga division, 2017.

Honorable Mention, Kaji Aso Studio International Haiku Competition, Boston, 2017.

Honorable Mention, World Haiku Review, Neo-Classical Haiku Category, January 2017.

The Mainichi, Haiku in English: Best of 2017, two haiku selected.

Two haiku published in the Collection of Selected Haiku, 9th Yamadera Bashō Memorial Museum English Haiku Contest, Yamadera, Japan, 2017.

Honoree, World Haiku Association Haiga Contest, October 2017.

Two Haiku of Merit, World Haiku Review, Shintai (new-style) Haiku, Summer 2017.

Merit Award, Montenegrin International Haiku Competition (English), 2017.

Haiku of Merit, World Haiku Review, Neo-Classical  Haiku Category, Summer 2016

Nominee, Ohioana Book Award, 2014.