Artistic Awards and Fellowships

  • Named first Tompkins County Poet Laureate
  • Poetry Award, Creative Artists Partnership (Tompkins County). 1998.
  • Honorable Mention, Art on the Air Detroit radio program's national poetry. 1996.
  • Ithaca College Faculty Grants for poetry: 1996, 1995, 1991, 1987
  • Honorable Mention, Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry (Nimrod magazine's national competition). 1995, 1990.
  • Second Place Award, Poetpourri magazine's New York competition. 1995.
  • First Place Award, In Praise of Poetry magazine's national poetry competition. 1994.
  • Second Place Award, Inky Blue magazine's national poetry competition. 1994.
  • Third Place Award, Verve magazine's national poetry competition. 1994.
  • First Honorable Mention, New England Writers' national poetry competition. 1994.
  • Womanspace Poetry Award (Korone magazine's national competition). 1992.
  • Tompkins County Individual Artist Award for playwriting. 1992.
  • Goodman Award for poetry (Thorntree Press' national competition). 1991.
  • Carolyn Kizer Poetry Award (Calapooya Collage magazine). 1991.
  • Third Place Award, Tantalus Poetry Society's national competition. 1991.
  • Honorable Mention, Passaic County Community College's national poetry competition. 1991.
  • Honorable Mention, Kudzu Poetry Contest (The Devil's Millhopper Press' national competition). 1991.
  • Honorable Mention, Poetpourri magazine's national poetry competition. 1991.
  • First Place Award, Lyra magazine's national essay competition. 1990.
  • Honorable Mention, Kudzu Poetry Contest. 1990.
  • Second Place Award, Artemis magazine's national poetry competition. 1989.
  • First Place Award, CrazyQuilt Press National Chapbook Competition. 1988.
  • Tompkins County Individual Artist Awards for poetry. 1988, 1987.
  • Ravenswood Prize for poetry. 1987.
  • Poetry Fellowship, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. 1987.
  • Best-of-Issue Award for Essay, A.I.D. Review. 1987.
  • First Place Award, The Signpost Press National Chapbook Competition. 1986.
  • Second Place Award for poetry, Yankee magazine's "Best of 1986" (selected by Donald Hall).
  • Cecil Hemley Award, Poetry Society of America. 1984.
  • Celia B. Wagner Award, Poetry Society of America. 1982.
  • Poetry in Public Places Award, New York City Subway Placard Series. 1978.
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