HONORS & AWARDS
Pushcart Prize Nomination, The Coil, 2017
Winner, Third Place, Luminaire Award for Best Poetry, 2017
Winner, Bridging the Gap Award for Emerging Poets, Slice Literary, 2016
Winner, Nancy P. Schnader Academy of American Poets Award, 2008
Finalist, the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets, 2017
Finalist & Editor's Pick, Winter Tangerine Awards, 2016
Finalist, First Book Award, Litmus Press, 2016
Finalist, NaPoWriMo Chapbook Contest, Local Gems Press, 2015
Shortlisted, Poetry Contest, Cosmonauts Avenue, 2017
- The Future of Queens Poetry 2018: a benefit for Newton Literary Alliance
- Maudlin House Writers of the Week, by Benjamin Lee
- 2018 Forthcoming Poetry Books by Queer Poets of Color, by Luther Hughes
- Palm Beach Poetry Festival Scholarship Announcement!
- 2017 Pushcart Nomination Announcement!
- 2017 Lambda Literary Fellows Announcement!
- They Are Ready to Die, CCM Press tinyletter, by Joanna C.Valente
- 13 New York Poets Changing the Lit Scene, Civil Coping Mechanisms, March 2017
- Pisces Astro Spills interview for Cosmonauts Avenue's Tiny Spills series, March 2017
- Poems and Texts, The Poetry Project, February 2017
- Sweet shoutout on the Longest Island from the folks at the LIU Brooklyn English department, January 2017
- Featured Alum on The Home School website April 2017
- 2017 Lambda Literary Fellows Reading, West Hollywood Public Library