My poem "Frying Marbles with My Father" was named one of four honorable mentions for the 2023 Robinson Jeffers Award, complete with prize money. Another poem, "Possessing Pronouns," was a finalist for the 2023 Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest. I was also one of nine finalists (out of 1,800 entries) for the Jack Grapes Poetry Prize sponsored by Cultural Daily. I made the Top Ten for the Frontier New Voices contest, and have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize the last four years running. And in a big surprise, my short story "For Betsy's Britches" made it to the top 100 in LeVar Burton's speculative fiction contest.

Read a few of my poems here: Porlock, The New York Quarterly, The Sun, The Hudson Review, Literary Mama. One of my prose poems appeared in the international journal Expanded Field.