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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:

o "Dead Weight" (2008)

o "Silences: Dinner at the Hotel Adlon, 1936" (2003).

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)