Grants and Awards

Artist Support Grant NC Arts Council, Raleigh, NC (2022-2023). Received funding through Watauga County Arts Council to promote, Windowpanes, my first book of poems, which won the 2021 Sappho’s Prize in Poetry.

Sappho’s Prize in Poetry, Headmistress Press, Sequim, WA (2021). Sappho’s Prize in Poetry is awarded annually for one full-length poetry collection by a lesbian. The winning manuscript was selected by Mary Meriam, and published by Headmistress Press.

Patricia Dobler Poetry Award, Carlow University, Pittsburgh, PA (2021) Founded in 2007 and sponsored by Madwomen in the Attic, the Patricia Dobler Poetry Award was created to honor the work of women writers and the memory of the late Patricia Dobler, esteemed English professor at Carlow, distinguished poet, and former Madwomen director. My winning poem, “Your Sister Brings Me an Orchard” was selected by contest judge, Lee Ann Roripaugh.

The Audre Lorde Award, Hunter College, New York, NY (2003) English Department award for finest creative work by an LGBTQ student.

Asheville Writer’s Workshop, International Poetry Competition, Asheville, NC (1993). My poem “the number five and blue” was selected by the competition judge, Robert Creeley.