My poetry and short stories have been published in hundreds of literary journals throughout the USA and Canada, journals including Kalliope, The Potomac Review, The South Dakota Review and numerous others. My poetry, plays and prose have won the following awards:

 

sidePOETRY
Positano Pantoum.......................... First Place/New England Poetry Club
Nuda Veritas................................... First Place/MAW Award, Inkwell
Segovian Riff.................................. First Place/NLAPW 2006
The Alchemy of Desire................... First Place/NLAPW 2007
Venerating Venus........................... Nominated for the Pushcart Prize 2003
Desolate Beauty............................. Finalist/Jeannette Gould Maino Poetry Awards NLAPW
The Quilter and the Poet................ First Place Poetry/2000 Decatur Library Award
Advice to my Cat Who Would be a Poet................... First Place Poetry/Myriads Magazine, First Place Humorous Poem/NLAPW
The Squaw Named Kate.................First Place/Amelia Native American Poetry Award
Womankind.................................... First Place Long Poem/Rhyme Time
Pure Bliss .......................................First Place Poetry/Friends of Ferguson Library, Honorable Mention/NLAPW
Anemones and Mirror ................... First Place/NLAPW
Catch of the Day.............................Best of the Best Award/Poetry Day
The Flame.......................................Best of the Best Award/Poetry Day, Honorable Mention/Rhyme Time
Season on Ice.................................Best of the Best Award/Poetry Day, Honorable Mention/NLAPW
Dandelions......................................Best of the Best Award/Visions with Love
Glass...............................................International Merit Award/Atlanta Review
Italian Lesson..................................International Publication Award/Atlanta Review
Chicken Farmer I Still Love You......International Merit Award/Atlanta Review
Burning the Past.............................Second Honorable Mention/NLAPW 2007
Tiny Tendrils....................................Second Place/NLAPW
Notes to a Would be Lover.............Second Place/NLAPW
First Edition.....................................Second Place/Sensations Magazine
Orphean Aria...................................Finalist/Half Tones to Jubilee/Poetry Award
Wolf.................................................Finalist/Artsmith Literary Contest
Kissing Marilyn Monroe's Crypt .......... Semi-Finalist/Naugatuck River Review
An Unholy Sonnet...........................Third Place/NLAPW
This Moment...................................Fourth Place/The Poet’s Touchstone
As She Cleans My House...............Honorable Mention/California Quarterly
Unnecessary Kindness...................Honorable Mention/Grandmother Earth VII
Albatross.........................................Honorable Mention/Connecticut River Review
Mangrove Maze..............................Honorable Mention/Connecticut River Review, Honorable Mention/NLAPW
Cathedrals in the Dark....................Honorable Mention/New Millennium Writings
Would You Paint My Toenails Red........Honorable Mention/Northwest Cultural Council/Poetry as Self-Portrait
Rittenhouse Square in May.............Honorable Mention/NLAPW, Honorable Mention/Potpourri
Mississippi Crescent Moon............Honorable Mention/New Millennium Writings
Total Eclipse....................................Honorable Mention/Writer’s Digest
God in My Garden...........................Honorable Mention/Poet Magazine
Butterflies Pray................................Honorable Mention/Poetry Day
New York City Woman....................Honorable Mention/NLAPW
Revision..........................................Honorable Mention/Poetry Day
Blue Shirts......................................Honorable Mention/The Connecticut River Review
Burning the Past............................Honorable Mention/Writer’s Digest
Portrait of the Poet........................Honorable Mention/Writer’s Digest
Cold Desire....................................Honorable Mention/Decatur Public Library
Mirage in May................................Honorable Mention/Decatur Public Library
Love All..........................................Honorable Mention/New Millennium Writings
Magdalene....................................Judge’s Commendation/NLAPW

 


PLAYS
Womankind...............................Semifinalist/NEAT, One Act Play Contest
Mama Say.................................Honorable Mention/Writers Digest

 


SHORT STORIES
Hitchin’ a Ride ........................ First Place/Sensations Magazine/Fiction
The Seed..................................First Place/Sensations Magazine/Fiction
Boys Will Be Boys....................Finalist/Moondance Film Festival
The Ancestress.........................Winner, Writer’s Showcase Award/Papyrus
Cookie......................................Semifinalist/Moondance Film Festival
And on the Third Day................Honorable Mention/Short Story Digest
My Sister's Closet....................Honorable Mention/Decatur Library
Angel’s Choice.........................Best of the Best Award/Visions
Soul Proprietorship.................Judges Commendation/DecaturLibrary