Runner-up, Green Rose Prize, New Issues Press / Western Michigan University, 2010.
Post-doctoral Fellowship, Lilly Fellows Program, Valparaiso University, 2008-2010.
Runner-up, Ruminate Fiction Contest, selected by David James Duncan, 2009.
First Place, Fugue Poetry Contest, selected by Ronald McFarland, 2007.
Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award in Poetry, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale: 2006.
The Kingsbury Fellowship, Florida State University: 2006-2007.
Florida State University Dean’s Award (reading with Stephen King), 2006.
First Place, Grove Review Poetry Contest, 2006.
Distinction for High Achievement on Preliminary Doctoral Exams, Florida State University, 2006.
Brittingham Prize in Poetry, selected by Billy Collins, University of Wisconsin Press, 2005.
Academy of American Poets Award, selected by Denise Duhamel, 2005.
Pushcart Nomination for “Jagged with Love,” The Missouri Review, 2004.
Pushcart Nomination for “Patience,” (“God is the Dream”) The Florida Review, 2004.
National Award in Literature, National Society of Arts and Letters: 2003.
Thesis Fellowship, Michener Center for Writers, University of Texas at Austin, 2003.
Foley Poetry Award, America Magazine, selected by Paul Mariani, 2003.
Roy Crane Excellence in the Creative Arts Award, University of Texas at Austin, 2003.
Keene Award for Excellence in Poetry, University of Texas at Austin, 2003.
AWP Intro Award, Association of Writers & Writing Programs, 2002.
Literary Journal Publications (Selected):
Alaska Quarterly Review (v27 no. 3 & 4)
Bellingham Review (v25.2 & v28.1)
The Cimarron Review (Issue 150)
Colorado Review (v38.2)
The Florida Review (v29.1)
Fourteen Hills (v10.1)
Fugue (no.30 & no.33)
Gulf Coast (v8.1)
Hayden’s Ferry Review (v48)
Indiana Review (v30.1 & v27.2)
The Mississippi Review (v32)
The Missouri Review (v27.3)
The Southern Review (v48.4)
Tampa Review (v41)
And Know This Place: Poetry of Indiana (2011, Indiana Historical Society Press)