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I am extremely honred to be receiving the Irene Blair Honeycutt Lifetime Achievement Award on March 30, 2020. I know the people who've come before me and to be included in their company is amazing. This event is free and open to the public. After a reception, I will be reading from various works. Landis Wade will be conducting a podcast on stage. Among what I'll read will be poems from my new chapbook, "An Instant out of TIme" based on the photographs of the photographer Dorothea Lange that were taken during the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression. 


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Many of my accomplishements are listed under "Biographgy."  Obviously the most rewarding accomplishments are the 4 chapbooks I've published and the four full-lenght books.  I've never received some huge award, just the gratifying publications that have come my way, the fellowships at the VCCA and VT. Studio Center, and the pleasure of having editors choose my work for various anthologies.  One of the best things that ever happened to me in my life as a writer was being accepted at the low-residency program at Warren Wilson.  It was an honor to be accepted in 1984 when it was one of two low-residency programs in the country.  And it remains an honor to be accepted there now, and also at other programs.  Good luck to all who enter wherever!

Recent Awards

Finalist and semi-finalist for Nimrod's Pablo Neruda Award; Essay, "Child Waiting" cited as notable for Best American Essays, 2013.