Distinctions

National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Seminar grant, “Elizabeth Bishop and the Literary Archive,” Vassar College (July, 2017)

Residency, Gullkistan Center for Creativity, Laugarvatn, Iceland (August, 2017)

Semi-finalist, Jake Adam York Prize, Copper Nickel/Milkweed Editions (2017)

Nomination, Pushcart Prize, for “Picnic,” Clementine Unbound (2016)

Nomination, Best of the Net, for “Nativity Scene,” The Account (2016)

Semi-finalist, 1913 Prize for First Books, 1913 Press (2016)

Finalist, Sawtooth Prize for Poetry, Ahsahta Press (2016)

Vermont Studio Center, Work-Study Fellowship (2016)

Semi-finalist, Brittingham Prize for Poetry, University of Wisconsin Press (2015)

Banff Center Literary Arts Self-Directed Writing Residency (July 2015)

Pushcart Prize Nomination for short story “Masquerade,” nominated by editors of Souvenir Literary Journal (2014)

Illinois Arts Council Award for poem “Zsa Zsa Gabor Learns to Read,” nominated by editors of Rhino (2014)

Scholarship Recipient, Split This Rock Poetry Festival:  Poems of Provocation & Witness, Washington, D.C.  (March 27-30, 2014)

Inaugural Poetry Fellow, Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy (June 2012)

Poetry Fellow, Ox-Bow Faculty Artist Residency Program, Saugatuck, MI (May 2012)

UIC Representative, The English Institute at Harvard University Conference “Texts” (2012)

Work-Study Scholarship Recipient, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT (Summer 2011)

Inclusion in Best New Poets 2011 (poem “Café Noir” selected by D.A. Powell)

Finalist, The Iowa Review Award in Poetry, selected by Claudia Rankine (2011)

Pushcart Prize nomination for poem “Still Life with Nietzsche and Horse” published in Disquieting Muses Quarterly (2011)

Honorable Mention, Atlantic Monthly Student Writing Competition in fiction (2009)

First Place, Cleveland State University Creative Writing Awards (2009)

Finalist, Quarterly West Novella Contest for “The Bubonic Plague is Back,” selected by Padgett Powell (2009)

Inaugural Poet-in-Residence, Wave Books Poetry Farm, Beloit, WI (Summer 2006)