Activities, Awards and Achievements

  • Featured Poet, Poetry Hickory, NC, July 2018
  • Featured Poet, Poetry in the Boro, March 2018
  • Editor, Poetry in Motion, Metro Arts Anthology – Yes in My Backyard, Spring 2018
  • Pushcart Nomination – Oyster River Pages, Fall 2017 – “Visit from my Lost Child”
  • Pushcart Nomination – Sheila-Na-Gig, Fall 2017 – “Stillborn”
  • Poet for Poetry on Demand in conjunction with the Versify Podcast, Nashville Public Radio – present
  • Poetry Judge for the 2017 Janice Keck Literary Award for Poetry
  • Founding Editor of the online poetry journal, Rockvale Review, July 2017 – present
  • Winner, Number One 11th Annual Poetry Contest, poem: “Fair Park” – April 2017
  • Creator and Director of an Ekphrastic Poetry Project involving 100 Tennessee poets responding to 100 international photographs, March 2017 – present
  • Winner, First and Second Prize and Excellence in Writing Award, Tennessee Mountain Writers, March 2017
  •  Poetry Mentor in the AWP Writer to Writer Mentorship Program, Feb 2017 – present
  • Featured Poet, Lyrical Brew, Barnes and Nobles, Vanderbilt, June 2016
  • Featured Poet, Scarritt Bennett’s Poet’s Corner, February 2016
  • Featured Poet, Landmark Booksellers, November 2015
  • Two-time presenter/reader at Southern Festival of Books, 2013 and 2015
  • Winner of the Janice Keck Literary Award for Poetry, 2014
  • Co-leader Nashville Poetry Salon, 2014 – present
  • Reader, Poets From the Neighborhood, Williamson County Public Access TV, 2014 – present
  • Active in Nashville area Open-Mics – present