Honors & Awards


Santa Clara County “Poetry on the Move” Contest (San Jose, California) – 2011
“From the Platform on First Street”

Santa Clara County Poetry Gathering Prize (San Jose, California) – 2010
“To Myself at Nine”

James D. Phelan Literary Awards (San Jose, California) – 2009
“Catching Crawdads”

Silicon Valley Community Foundation (Mountain View, California) – 2009
Donor Circle for the Arts Grant for Writer-in-Residence of the “East Side Voices Project”

National Federation of State Poetry Societies, Inc. (Poetry Society of Texas), 2008
“Kali Kneading”

NLAPW National Letters Contest (Dallas, Texas) – 2007
“Soft Soles” – short fiction

NLAPW National Poetry Award (Missouri State Association) – 2007
“The Raping of the Congo”

NLAPW National Poetry Competition (St. Johns River, Florida) – 2007

NLAPW Poetry Award – 2001

Prometheus Award – 2000
“Amada Mia”

James D. Phelan Literary Awards (San Jose, California) – 1998
“Yellow Fruit Bowl,” “My Father’s Son,” “Mary Jane” & “Fallen”