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Best of the Net: for "How to Read the Decameron" (2021) (nominee)

Black Mountain Press: The Sixty-Four Best Poets of 2018 (2019): for "High Summer" and "Lost Wax Method"

Bethesda Literary Festival: for "April Again" (2017)

Writer's Digest: 

o 10th Annual Poetry Competition (2015), for "Hunting Flies"

o 8th Annual Poetry Competition (2013), for "Ragtime"

Poetica Publishing:

o 2019 Mizmor Competition, for "Scherzo"

o 2018 Mizmor ("Melody") Competition, for "Novenas," "Saying Grace" and "In Darwin's Mind"

o 2016 Anna D. Rosenberg Competition, for "Afterlife," "Phantom Limbs" and "Steel Joy"

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)

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