Awards & Fellowships

N.E.H. Post-doctoral Fellow in Poetics, Emory University, fall 2021-spring 2022.

Lambda Literary Award Winner, 2016 (as publisher). EOAGH Books, a press that I edit and publish, won the Lammy Award in Bisexual Poetry for the book Mouth to Mouth, by Abigail Child.

Lambda Literary Award Winner, 2015 (as publisher). EOAGH Books won the first-ever Lammy Award in Transgender Poetry for the book succubus in my pocket, by kari edwards

WAC (Writing Across the Curriculum) Fellow, English Department, Kingsborough Community College, fall 2013-spring 2014. In this position I helped teach other teachers at Kingsborough how to integrate more inventive and engaging writing activities into their classes.

Robert E. Gilleece Fellow, CUNY Graduate Center, fall 2008 – spring 2013. The most prestigious Ph.D. fellowship at the Graduate Center during this time period, the Gilleece was awarded to a select number of incoming students (up to 10 per year) who showed exceptional academic potential. The awardees were chosen by the Gilleece Fellowship Committee and were based on nominations presented by all Ph.D. programs.

Lambda Literary Award Finalist, 2014 (as co-editor). The anthology Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics, which I co-edited, was a Finalist in the LGBT Anthology category.

Gill Ott Award. Chax Press., 2007. My first book Since I Moved In was selected for this award by Charles Alexander, Eli Goldblatt, Myung Mi Kim, and Nathaniel Mackey.

Robert Penn Warren Award, 2002. Anthology of New England Writers. My poem “Toy” was selected for this prize by John Ashbery.

GAT / Graduate Assistant in Teaching Fellow, English Department, University of Arizona, 2000-2002.