Awards & Honors

Reader for the Sacramento Poetry Center—2010
Reader for Nevada County’s Women’s Salon—2010
First Place Poetry Winner in Radiant Hen’s Publishing—Vermont, 2009
Winner in the 2006 Iowa Source Poetry Competition: Leaves by Night, Flowers by Day
Nominated by The Hawai’i Pacific Review 2006 for a Pushcart Prize
Finalist in two chapbook competitions: Matrix Press & Juniper Creek, 2006
Scholarship from Sundance Bookstore, Reno, NV 2005
Featured Reader for Sacramento Poetry Center, July 2004
Featured Writer for annual Writing Workshop/Reading, April 2004, Plumas Arts Council, Quincy, CA
Featured Reader, Nevada County Poetry Series, Grass Valley, CA March 2001
California Arts Council, CA Sankofa Award for Showing Leadership for Work With Youth 2001
Winner, CA State Library’s, Focus on Writers, for 1st Chapter of a novel 2000
Scholarship, Vermont College, Post-Graduate Manuscript Program
California Arts Council Grant Recipient 1998, 1999, 2000
California Arts Council Multi-Residency Grant O.H. Close School, Stockton CA
1998 Finalist, Poems & Plays Chapbook Competition
1995 Finalist, Cleveland State University, Poetry Book Competition
1994 Best Poem Award by The Cape Rock
1994 Fellowship to the Dublin Writers’ Centre, Ireland, sponsored by Eastern Washington University
First Place Winner in Poetry in the Northern California Library Writers’ Competition, Nov. 14,1992
Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Scholarship, Scholar Level – Middlebury College – 1991
In Lak’Esh, A collaboration of Vision & Voices, Sacramento CA-1991
Nominated by The Poetry Miscellany for a Pushcart Prize


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