Awards

Recent News:

“In the Vineyards of Teramo” by Laura Apol was the winner of the 2015 Imagine This! An ArtPrize Anthology. Her poem “Sending My Son to College” was also selected for publication in the anthology.

Celestial Bodies was the international category winner of the 2015 Overleaf Chapbook Manuscript Competition.

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Writing Awards:

Winner, Overleaf Chapbook Manuscript Competition (2015)  Celestial Bodies

Winner, ArtPrize Anthology Competition (2015) “In the Vineyards of Teramo”

Finalist, ArtPrize Anthology Competition (2015)  “On Sending my Son to College”

Finalist, Autumn House poetry manuscript competition (2015)  An Ear for the Flame

Semi-Finalist, Press 53 poetry manuscript competition (2015)  An Ear for the Flame

Winner, first honorable mention, Fifth Annual Pat Schneider Poetry Contest (2015) “Mother, Smoking”

Winner, third place, Golden Quill Poetry Award (2015) “Second Sight”

Finalist, Golden Quill Poetry Award (2015) “Scattering Ashes at Land’s End”

Oklahoma Book Award:  Poetry (2004) Crossing the Ladder of Sun

Hungry Mind Books of Distinction Award (1995) Learning to Live in the World:  Earth Poems by William Stafford

Fellowships:

Fellow, Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences (2010, 2011, 2012)

Fellow, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (2010)

Fellow, Banff Center for the Arts, Independent Artist Residency (2010)

Faculty Awards:

Michigan State University Excellence in Diversity Award (2006)

Michigan State University Teacher-Scholar Award (2003)

Lilly Teaching Fellowship  (1999-2000)