NEWS + Awards

Recipient of an Emerging Artist Award from the Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, which is supported by tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Recipient of the 2018 Emerging Leader in the Arts Award from Fund for the Arts and the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation

Recipient of a 2018 Artist Enrichment Grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women

Grant recipient and writer in residence at Vermont Studio Center

Honoree in Publishers Weekly Star Watch by Publishers Weekly

"Best Poet" in Louisville Magazine's 2016 "Best of Louisville" issue, chosen by Kiki Petrosino

Poet in residence at Blackacre Conservancy

Finalist for Tinderbox Poetry Prize for "A Powerful Girl," "Russell Edson," and "IMMORTALITY II, or, The Cats, Like Faithful Cancers, Came to You in the Night"

Finalist for Phyllis Smart-Young Poetry Prize for "Sestina" and "1000 Birds"

Recipient of the Sara Jean McDowell Award in creative writing from the University of Louisville

Finalist in the Humana Festival of New American Plays National Ten-Minute Play Contest for "Plastica"

Winner of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Ten-Minute Play Contest for "The Story of Izanagi and Izanami"