Ohio Poet Laureate 2020-2024

Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellowship 2021

Pillar Of Prosperity Fellow, Foundation For Appalachian Ohio 2021/2022
Artist-In-Residence, Wexner Center for The Arts 2021/2022

Ohio Poet of the Year 2020

Athens Ohio Poet Laureate 2017-2019


I Thought I Heard A Cardinal Sing, Ohio's Appalachian Voices, Sheila-Na-Gig Editions, March 2022

Women Speak, Volume Seven, Sheila-Na-Gig Editions, November 2021

A Place So Deep Inside America It Can't Be Seen, Sheila-Na-Gig Editions, April 2020

-2020 Ohio Poet of the Year Award, Long list, 2020 Jacar Press Julie Suk Award


Serving, Revised Edition, Crisis Chronicles Press, March 2020

Runner up, Yellow Chair Review Chapbook Contest

Serving, Crisis Chronicles Press, March 2018


Pushcart Prize Nominations:

2021 Aeolian Harp, Hooper Ridge Girl

2020 Sheila-Na-Gig, Trigger Warning
2019 Lascaux Review, Serving

2019 The Boom Project, Everything Tilts

2018 Crisis Chronicles Press, Serving

2016 Gyroscope Review, Middle East Veteran's Wife
2015 A Narrow Fellow, I Knew Bad News Had Come

Best of the Net Nominations:

2021 Cultural Daily, The Weeds In This Garden

2020 Sheila-Na-Gig, Trigger Warning

2020 Infection House, Wash Your Hands Child

2021 Lascaux Prize in Poetry:

1st Place

2021 DC Life Magazine

January Featured Poet

2020 Sheila-Na-Gig online Spring Contest:

1st Place

2018-19 Visible Poetry Project:

Selected Winner (Film to be launched 2021)


2018 Still: The Journal Poetry Contest:

1st Place


2018 Hocking Hills Poetry Festival:

1st Place

2014 Hocking Hills Poetry Festival:

1st Place 

2018 Lascaux Prize in Poetry:


2018 Songs of Eretz Poetry Award:

2017 National Federation of State Poetry Societies
BlackBerryPeach Spoken and Heard Competition:

1st Place

2016 Yellow Chair Review Chapbook Contest:
Runner Up 



Spread the Word, A Pandemic Open Mic Anthology, Jacar Press 2021

Anthology of Appalachian Writers, Dorothy Anderson XIV, Shepherd University, 2021

Is it Hot in Here or is it Just Me? Women Over 40 Write on Aging, Beautiful Cadaver Project, 2020

Anthology of Appalachian Writers, Crystal Wilkinson Volume XII, Shepherd University, 2020

Anthology of Appalachian Writers, Karen Sacharias Volume XI Shepherd University, 2019

The Boom Project: Voices of a Generation, Butler Books, 2019

Fearless Women, Mountain State Press 2019
Anthology of Appalachian Writers, Wiley Cash Volume X, Shepherd University, 2018
All We Can Hold, Sage Hill Press, 2016
To Unsnare Time’s Warp, Main Street Rag Publishing Company, 2016

Delirious, Night Ballet Press, 2016

Verse Daily, Main Street Rag, Rattle, Rise up Review, Crab Orchard Review, LA Times, Stirring, Still: The Journal, Chiron Review, The American Journal of Poetry, Poetry South, Rascal, Poetry24, Gyroscope Review, Poetry City USA, Looking at Appalachia: Call and Response, Pudding House Magazine, Yellow Chair Review, Rock and Sling, Heartland Review, Clover, A Literary Rag, Third Wednesdays, Vine Leaves Literary Journal, Red Earth Review, Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel, Stoneboat, Digital Papercut, Infection House, Califragile, Kudzu, New Verse News, Barbaric Yelp, A Narrow Fellow, Poetry X Hunger, US 1 Worksheets, Sheila-Na-Gig online, Thimble, Calyx Journal, Heartwood, Delta Poetry Review, Writers Resist, Lascaux Review, Cultural Weekly, DC Life Magazine, Thimble, Sky Island Journal, ONE ART, Cutleaf, Vox Populi, ONE, PBS American Portrait, The NY Times, World Literature Today


Awards & Publications
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