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Awards & Upcoming Readings

"Windows & Mirrors" poetry reading with Gillian Wegener, Stella Beratlis, and Cristina Sandoval at Fresno LitHop Oct. 12, 2024

"Poetry for the Ages" MoSt Workshop, Modesto Library Sept. 21, 2024

Winner Open Mic Competition  "In the Heart Mountain Relocation Center" Burn & Rave, Modesto CA  February 2024

Laurels was a finalist for the 2023 Concrete Wolf Louis Poetry Award.


Fly on the Wall Press shortlisted Laurels for the 2023 Aryamati Prize.


A Bird Between Worlds was a finalist for Steel Toe Books 2023 Prize.


Plork Press nominated "Gifts of the Sea" for 2023 Best of the Net and Pushcart Prize. 

Gyroscope Review nominated "The Soul, Complete with Claws and Tail" for a 2022 Pushcart Prize.

Poetry manuscript Black Forest - finalist for the 2021 Barrow Street Book Prize.

Arkana nominated "The Coming of the Yamnaya" for 2022 Best of the Net & 2021 Pushcart Prize. The poem also received Arkana Editor's Choice Award.

West Trade Review nominated the poem "This Is How" for Best of the Net 2021.

German-American  was a finalist for The Word Works 2021 Washington Prize.


"Our Lady of the Chronicles" won 1st place Fixed Forms, & "Flyology" 1st place Science & Technology, 2021 California Federation of Chaparral Poets Contest.


Stanislaus County Commission for Women- 2021 Outstanding Woman of Stanislaus County Award for "exemplary service to our community."


"The Ballad of Dr. James Barry" earned 2nd place & "Hill Top" 3rd in Catherine Cushman Leach Poetry Award, NLAPW Biennial Letters Competition 2020. 

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