Poetry Awards

 

2010

“The Children’s Blizzard, January, 1888,” NFSPS Nature Poem, Third Prize

“In Hiding,” OSPA Spring Contest, Members Only Category, First Prize

“Noiseless,” NFSPS Founders Award, Second Prize

"Occupants," 10x3 plus, nominated for a Pushcart Prize

“What Poetry Means,” NFSPS, New York Poetry Forum Award, First Prize

2009

“The Eighth Graders, After a Day of Poetry,” NFSPS, New York Poetry Forum Award, First Prize

“Where I’ve Lived,” Oregon State Poetry Association, Members Only Category, Second Prize

2008

Three poems, International Merit Award, Atlanta Review

Bodies in Flight book manuscript, Black Lawrence Press, semi-finalist

2007

“How to Wear Water,” NFSPS, League of Minnesota Poets, Second Prize

2006

VCCA Artist’s Residency Grant

“Sphex Wasp,” Finalist, The Comstock Review

2005

“Everybody Is Always from Long Island,” Don Russ Poetry Prize, Honorable Mention, Kennesaw Review

Harlots and Hershey Bars, The Washington Prize, Finalist/Honorable Mention

“Penance,” Allen Ginsberg Poetry Contest, Honorable Mention, Paterson Literary  Review

The Skeleton Holding Up the Sky, Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award, First Runner Up

2004

“The Ballad of Martha Stewart,” Oregon State Poetry Association, Ballad Category, Second Prize

“Basho in South Dakota,” NFSPS, Wisconsin Poetry Award, First Prize

“Becoming a Reader,” Oregon State Poetry Association, Dueling Judges Category, Second Prize

“The Memory of Words,” Oregon State Poetry Association, Free Verse Category, Third Prize

“Quilting a Poem,” Oregon State Poetry Association, Poet’s Choice Category, Honorable Mention

2003

“Buffalo Creek,” Kentucky State Poetry Society, Appalachian Category, Third Prize

“Cars and Dogs,” Missouri State Poetry Society, Honorable Mention

“Danger,” Vermont Poetry Association, Honorable Mention

“How to Eat Poetry,” Oregon State Poetry Association, Free Verse Category, First Prize

“It’s Been a Busy Week,” Oregon State Poetry Association, Current Affairs Category, First Prize

“The Loneliness of Longitude and Latitude,” NFSPS Founders Award, Second Prize

“Middle-aged, Mid-America, Middle of the Road,” Kentucky State Poetry Society, Aging Category, Second Prize

Moving the Language, Albireo Press Chapbook Contest, First Prize

“Orange,” Oregon State Poetry Association, Dueling Judges Category, First Prize

2002

“Cycles,” Inventing the Invisible/Art in the Air “Earth” Poetry Contest, Second Prize                    

“Joy—When There Is Nothing Else,” White Mice Contest, First Prize

“The Lawyer in the Moon,” Oregon State Poetry Association, Free Verse Category, Third Prize

“The Problem with Hanging Out with Dead Elvis in Vegas," Old Red Kimono, Second Prize

“A Reluctant Client at the Shelter Speaks,” Oregon State Poetry Association, Traditional Form Category, Second Prize

“The Skeleton Holding Up the Sky,” Poetry Society of New Hampshire, First Prize

2001        

“I Love Men on Prozac,” Spoon River Poetry Review Poetry Contest, First Place

“The Lawyer in the Moon,” Oregon State Poetry Association, Free Verse Category, Third Prize         

“Poverty Sonnet,” Oregon State Poetry Association, Traditional Verse Category, Honorable Mention

1999

Ordinary Days in Ordinary Places, Pudding House Press Chapbook Contest, Fourth Prize

1998

“Bras: A Sestina,” National League of American PEN Women/Portland Branch, First Prize

“Fine, Smooth Lines Like Peacock Plumes,” Pushcart Prize Nomination

“A Hysterectomy, A Birth, An Allergy,” National League of American PEN Women/Portland Branch, Honorable Mention

1997

“Ascendancy,” National League of American PEN Women/Portland Branch, Honorable Mention

“Gentle Advice to the Lovelorn and Nervous,” National League of American PEN Women/Portland Branch, Honorable Mention

“I Do Laundry Well,” Comstock Review Poetry Awards, Honorable Mention

1994

Academy of American Poets University Award

“Lime,” Pushcart Prize Nomination

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