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Honors & Awards

Recipient of Randall Jarrell Fellowship, awarded to one UNC-Greensboro MFA student per year.

"Point Breeze, 2015" nominated for 2016 Pushcart Prize.

Winner of 2014 Jan-Ai Scholarship to the Getaway for Prose & Poetry.

Recipient of National College Board Award for the Teaching of Writing, February 2013.

Honorable Mention from Academy of American Poets, 2010.



"Blood Mountain," published in Uncharted Mag in January 2023.

"The Kind Thing" and "'Should I Get a Cat During Divorce' and other Google searches,'" published in Pembroke Magazine in June 2022.

"Canyon," published in Monkeybicycle in June 2022.

"None Of This Is Okay," published in Hobart in July 2021.


"Sunflower Sick," published in The Rumpus in March 2021.

"A Delicate Matter," published in Beloit Fiction Journal's Spring 2021 issue.


"Coal," selected for re-publication in Philadelphia Stories' 15th Anniversary Anthology in September 2019.

"Coal," published in Philadelphia Stories' 2018 summer issue.

"Point Breeze, 2015" and "Where Else For My Eyes," published in Moon City Review's 2016 spring issue.


"Ghetto City," "General Store Café," and "Did You Hear That, Just Now?" published in Sixfold's 2014 summer issue.


"Bald Eagle Proud," and "Are We Who We Are," published in Floating Bridge Review. 


"The Needle Could Be Anywhere," published in The Head & The Hand's Chapbook Series.


"Piddil Iddil Iddil," published in Asteroid Belt Almanac.


"Byproduct," published in Apiary Online.


"Heirloom," published in Tempered Magazine.

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