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Best of the Net: for "How to Read the Decameron" (2021) (nominee)
Bethesda Literary Festival: for "April Again" (2017)
o 10th Annual Poetry Competition (2015), for "Hunting Flies"
o 8th Annual Poetry Competition (2013), for "Ragtime"
o 2019 Mizmor Competition, for "Scherzo"
o Poem of the Week, for "Note, to the Queen of the Night" (Aug. 2015)
o 2014-15 Anna D. Rosenberg Competition, for "Mein Leipzig"
o 2012 Chapbook Competition, for Watered Colors
American Independent Writers: annual prize for best published poem, for:
Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), best feature piece in university alumni magazine, for:
o "View From the High Country" (Pennsylvania Gazette, Dec. 1995)
o "White Russian" (Penn. Gazette, Nov. 1994)
o "The Roads to Grayevo" (Penn. Gazette, Dec.1987)
o "The Washington Senator Who Doesn't Play Ball: Arlen Specter" (Penn. Gazette, Oct. 1984)
o "S.S. Dauntless: Navy Secretary John Lehman" (Penn. Gazette, March 1983)
o "The Commissioner: SEC Member Barbara Thomas" (Penn. Gazette, May 1982)