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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