Pushcart Prize Nomination, American Chordata, 2018

Best of the Net Nomination, The Coil, 2018

Cave Canem Fellowship, 2018

Lambda Literary Fellowship, 2017

Pushcart Prize Nomination, The Coil, 2017

Inaugural winner of the Thomas Lux Scholarship, 2018

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