Awards

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

Honorable Mention, 2018 H. Gene Murtha Senryu Competition.

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

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

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

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

Honoree, World Haiku Association Haiga Contest, October 2017.

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

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

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

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

A cherita lighthouse – designation “for cherita that light up the sky” – awarded to the poem “he drops it on his feet,” in The Cherita, issue 2, July 2017.

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

Winner – Merit Award, Montenegrin International Haiku Competition (English), 2017

Winner – “Judge’s Favorite,” international Golden Haiku Competition, Washington, D.C., 2017

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

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

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

Nominee, Pushcart Prize, 2014

Nominee, Ohioana Book Award, 2014

Winner, Ohio Poetry Association Ides of March Competition, 2013

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