Awards (selected):

 

Pushcart Prize Nomination, 2021

Pushcart Prize Nomination, 2020

Pushcart Prize Nomination, 2019

Pushcart Prize Nomination, 2018

Pushcart Prize Nomination, 2016

Pushcart Prize Nomination, 2015

Pushcart Prize Nomination, 2009

Ucross Foundation Fellowship, 2008

Carson McCullers House Residency, 2008

Carson McCullers House Residency, 2007

Pushcart Prize Nomination, 2007

Clarence Day Award for Outstanding Teaching, Rhodes College, 2006

Carson McCullers House Residency, 2006

Individual Artist Fellowship in Literature, Tennessee Arts Commission, 2005

Fellowship, The MacDowell Colony, 2002

Fellowship, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, 2001

Pushcart Prize Nomination, 2001

Fellowship, The MacDowell Colony, 2000

Fellowship, The MacDowell Colony, 1999

Ragdale Fellow, Ragdale Foundation Residency, 1999

Pushcart Prize Nomination, 1999

Writers Grant, Vermont Studio Center Residency, 1998

Pushcart Prize Nomination, 1998

Pushcart Prize Nomination, 1997

John Atherton Tuition Scholar, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, 1993

National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship Grant, 1989

Distinguished Teaching Award, College of Arts & Sciences, Temple University, 1988

Temple University Fellowship, 1987

Temple University Fellowship, 1985

Fellowship in Literature, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, 1984

Bucks County Community College New Poets Award, 1983