Awards & Honors


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Featured poem on south Florida NPR in the best of "That's So Miami" poetry series 2013 
Featured writer interview with Sliver of Stone Magazine 2013 
Finalist for The Normal School Creative Nonfiction Prize 2013 
Finalist for the Phoebe Creative Nonfiction Award 2013 
Finalist for the Southern Indiana Review Thomas A. Wilhelmus Editors' Nonfiction Award  2013 
Finalist for the Tupelo Press Dorset Prize in Poetry 2013 
Guest Nonfiction Judge for Metroversity Prize 2013 
Guest Nonfiction Judge for New Southerner Magazine 2013 
Guest Scholarly Writing Judge for Indiana University Southeast 2013 
Semi-Finalist for the Washington Word Works Poetry Book Prize 2013 
Semi-Finalist for the Zone 3 Nonfiction Book Award 2013 
Featured collaboration narrative & interview with So to Speak: A Feminist Journal of Language & Art 2012 
Featured writer interview with Air Schooner, the podcast companion to Prairie Schooner 2012 
Finalist for the Alligator Juniper Creative Nonfiction Prize 2012 
Finalist for the AROHO/To the Lighthouse Poetry Book Prize 2012 
Finalist for the Idaho Prize in Poetry 2012 
Finalist for the Iowa Review Nonfiction Prize 2012 
Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Memoir 2012 
Finalist for the Lena Miles Wever Todd Poetry Prize 2012 
Finalist for the Penelope Niven Creative Nonfiction Award 2012 
Finalist for the Southern Indiana Review Thomas A. Wilhelmus Editors' Nonfiction Award 2012 
Guest Nonfiction Judge for So to Speak Literary Contest 2012 
Honorable Mention for Carnegie Center LGBT Poetry Prize 2012 
Recipient of a University of Louisville "Faculty Favorite" Award 2012 
Runner-Up for the Harpur Palate Creative Nonfiction Prize 2012 
Semi-Finalist for the CutBank Prose Chapbook Prize 2012 
Semi-Finalist for the DIAGRAM Essay Prize 2012 
Winner of the Bloom Nonfiction Chapbook Prize 2012 
Finalist for the AROHO Orlando Prize in Creative Nonfiction 2011 
Finalist for the Iowa Review Nonfiction Prize 2011 
Finalist for The Writer's Center Emerging Writer Fellowship 2011 
Finalist for the Writer's Digest Essay Prize 2011 
Finalist for the X.J. Kennedy Nonfiction Prize 2011 
Listed in Best American Essays 2011 for "Notable Essay of 2010" 2011 
Semi-Finalist for the DIAGRAM Essay Prize 2011 
Semi-Finalist for The New Guard Review Poetry Prize 2011 
Semi-finalist for the Tupelo Press First/Second Book Award 2011 
Third Prize for The Atlantic Nonfiction Essay Contest 2011 
Winner of the Carolyn Krause Maddox Prize in Women's & Gender Studies, University of Louisville 2011 
Winner of the Lambda Literary Award in Lesbian Memoir 2011 
Winner of the Thomas J. Hruska Nonfiction Prize 2011 
Commencement Speaker, Olney Friends School Graduation 2010 
Finalist for Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Lyric Poetry Prize 2010 
Named a "Faculty Favorite" by undergraduate students at University of Louisville 2010 
Pushcart Prize nomination for poem, "What Nimrod Should Have Known" 2010 
Recipient of a Kentucky Council for the Arts Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship for Creative Nonfiction 2010 
Recipient of the Allen-Wiggins Scholarship for Creative Achievement 2010 
Recipient of the Morris Bein Award for Excellence in Humanities 2010 
Runner-Up, Campbell Corner Poetry Exchange 2010 
Winner of the American Literary Review Nonfiction Prize 2010 
Winner of the Arts & Letters Creative Nonfiction Prize 2010 
Winner of the Marie Alexander Poetry Series 2010 
Winner of the Metroversity Prize for Creative Nonfiction 2010 
Distinguished Alumni Interview with Pacific Lutheran University  2009 
Featured Writer Interview with Southern Indiana Review 2009 
Finalist for Cleveland State University First Book in Poetry Prize  2009 
Finalist for Cleveland State University First Book in Poetry Prize 2009 
Finalist for Sow's Ear Poetry Chapbook Prize 2009 
Finalist for the Bakeless Literary Prize in Nonfiction 2009 
Finalist for the Hunger Mountain Creative Nonfiction Prize 2009 
Finalist for Tupelo Press First Book Prize 2009 
Recipient of a University of Louisville Creative Writing Scholarship 2009 
Recipient of the Linda Bruckheimer Series in Kentucky Literature Award for Nonfiction  2009 
Second Prize for Mary C. Mohr Nonfiction Prize 2009 
Second Runner-Up for New Women's Voices Chapbook Prize 2009 
Semi-Finalist for the Brittingham Prize in Poetry 2009 
Winner of the Anne Braden Social Justice Research Prize, University of Louisville 2009 
Winner of the AWP Intro Journals Award in Nonfiction   2009 
Winner of the Colgate University Nonfiction Book Award 2009 
Featured Poet Interview with Tiger's Eye: A Journal of Poetry 2008 
Finalist for Cleveland State University First Book in Poetry Prize  2008 
Finalist for Graywolf Press Nonfiction Book Prize 2008 
Finalist for Iowa Award in Nonfiction 2008 
Finalist for Tupelo Press First Book of Poetry Prize 2008 
Pushcart Prize nomination for lyric essay "Early Elegies"  2008 
Pushcart Prize nomination for poem "For the New Year" 2008 
Pushcart Prize nomination for poem "Hood Canal" 2008 
Finalist for Arts & Letters Nonfiction Prize 2007 
Finalist for Carolina Wren Press First Book of Poetry Prize 2007 
Finalist for Georgetown Review Prize in Poetry 2007 
Finalist for Graywolf Press Nonfiction Book Prize 2007 
Finalist for Milton Kessler Poetry Prize, Harpur Palate 2007 
Finalist for the Sow's Ear Review Poetry Prize  2007 
Finalist for Tupelo Press First Book of Poetry Prize 2007 
Pushcart Prize nomination for poem "(blue)" 2007 
Pushcart Prize nomination for poem "Law of Parsimony"  2007 
Finalist for Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Lyric Poetry Prize 2006 
Finalist for Iowa Award in Nonfiction  2006 
Finalist for Tupelo Press Snowbound Chapbook Award 2006 
Guest Judge for Oscar Wilde Poetry Prize 2006 
Honorable Mention for Gulf Coast Nonfiction Prize 2006 
Honorable Mention for Tamara Horowitz Graduate Student Paper Prize, University of Pittsburgh 2006 
Honorable Mention forThe Spoon River Review Editors' Choice Award in Poetry 2006 
Recipient of the Literal Latte Nonfiction Award 2006 
Second Prize for American Academy of Poets Prize, University of Pittsburgh 2006 
Semi-Finalist for Kathryn A. Morton Poetry Prize 2006 
Third Prize for Literal Latte Poetry Prize 2006 
Finalist for Iowa Award in Poetry 2005 
Winner of the Oscar Wilde Poetry Prize 2005 
Honorable Mention for Film Studies Scholarly Essay Prize, University of Pittsburgh 2004 
Pushcart Prize nomination for lyric essay "Black Fleece"  2004 
Winner of the Chicago Literary Award in Poetry   2004 
Winner of the Gulf Coast Nonfiction Prize 2004 
Recipient of Marjorie Riverrun Award for Teaching Excellence, Western Washington University 2003 
  
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