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I will be one of the featured literary artists in LOCUS: VIII – a gallery show featuring visual + literary artist pairings on September 17 and 18th, 2021 at the Martin


Past Awards

  • Nomination, The Best New Poets 2021, nominated by Northwestern University’s MFA In Prose and Poetry (2021)
  • Nomination, Best Microfiction Anthology 2020, nomination by Jet Fuel (2020)
  • Finalist, Autumn House Press 2020 Chapbook Contest (2020)
  • Nomination, The Best New Poets 2020, nominated by Northwestern University’s MFA In Prose and Poetry (2020)
  • Participant, 2019 Hadley Creative Class, The Community Foundation of Louisville and Creative Capital (2018)
  • Finalist, Kentucky Writer’s Fellowship, Baltic Writers (2017 and 2018)
  • Recipient, Hopscotch House Retreat from the Kentucky Foundation for Women (2017)
  • Nomination, Pushcart Prize (2016)
  • Honorable Mention, James Hearst Poetry Prize (2013)
  • Recipient, Emerging Artist Award from the Kentucky Arts Council (2012)
  • Finalist, Sarabande Books Linda Bruckheimer Series in Kentucky Literature (2012)
  • Recipient, Toyota Alumni Grant, Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts (2011)
  • Recipient, Next Generation Leadership Grant, National Nonprofit Alliance (2010)
  • Recipient, Fuse the Muse Artist Grant, Rowan County Arts Center (2010)
  • Second Place, Sarabande Books Flo Gault Poetry Prize (2009)
  • First Place, Sarabande Books Flo Gault Poetry Prize (2008)
  • Honorable Mention, Sarabande Books Flo Gault Poetry Prize (2008)
  • Finalist, Jim Wayne Miller Creative Nonfiction Contest (2008)

Past Performances, Commissions and Public Readings

  • Featured Reader, “Dis/Comfort Zones: a journey into the sensations and politics of being”, Actors Theatre of Louisville (2019)
  • Featured Reader, Louisville Bespoke Fashion Show (2019)
  • Produced Play, “Catcall 2024: Or Why Men Now Cry in Public”, produced by the GRIOT PROJECT, Louisville, KY (2018)
  • Featured Reader, featured reader alongside Ada Limon at the 2017 Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts program (2017)
  • Commission, Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts. My poem “Insomnia” was choreographed and performed (2016)
  • Featured Reader, Spalding at 21c Reading Series (2016)
  • Commission, Commemorative occasional poem for Leadership Kentucky program (2015)
  • Featured Reader, Spalding at 21c Reading Series (2016)
  • Featured Reader, Flying Out Loud Reading Series (2015)
  • Featured Reader, Spalding at the Speed Reading Series (2015)
  • Featured Reader, INKY Reading Series (2014)

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