& awards


  • Bettering American Poetry:  Poem "Fish Love" originally published in Issue 2 of The Mantle. 2018.

  • Pushcart Prize Nomination: Poem "Fish Love"  originally published Issue 2 of The Mantle. 2017.

  • Pushcart Prize Nomination: Poem "Pack" originally published in Issue 3 of Inklette Magazine. 2016.

Artist Spotlight 

Selected as featured poet for the Community Writer Spotlight in Digging Through the Fat, Issue 39. 2019


Top 10 of 2018

Voted as one of ten best poems on the web by blogger ZouxZoux. 2018



Invited Panelist for SBF

Invited to read for Southern Festival of Books in Nashville. 2018.


Poem Voiced into Film Teasers

Her poem "Beasts" in voiceover for Cold Snap, a short film directed by Michael Butts. 2017.


Guest Host on Rank & Vile Podcast

Invited to discuss her debut chapbook Skin Splitting, the horror genre, and the rankings of popular horror films. September 5, 2017.



Poem Written into Short Film

Her poem "After Each Episode of Hopalong Cassidy" written for script of Quitting, a short film directed by Michael Butts. 2017.



Winner of Two-Liner Poetry Contest

Her poem "Before Coined America’s First Serial Killer, H. H. Holmes Steals a Cadaver for our Date" winner for short poem contest. Featured in Dying Dahlia Review, issue Summer 2017.



 Featured Poet  

Selected as a featured artist on the platform FeaturedPoet.com to discuss her writing achievements and style. 2016. 



First Place in Poetry Contest

Winner of Floodmark Poetry's White Elephant Poetry Contest with her poem "My Stepdad Willy Interrupts my Brother's Story about Catching some Teenager Shoe Thieves to tell us about the Time he was Thirteen." 2016.

Manuscript Highly Commended in Contest

Poetry manuscript noted by The Fool for Poetry International Chapbook Competition as one of the highly recommended submissions. 2016.



 First Place Graduate Student Writing Award 

Judge David Giffels for the essay "The Baby Train." Emerson College. 2013.



Finalist in Flash Fiction Contest

Judge Pablo Medina. "Living Stories." JP Reads.  2013.



Rachel Maddux Baker Creative Writing Award

Nominated for and presented to by Barry Kitterman.  Austin Peay State University.  2010.



Creative Writing Scholarship

Awarded competitive scholarship for writing. Austin Peay State University. 2008–2011. 



Invited Reader for Bread & Words Benefit

Invited reader for 16th annual charity benefit. Austin Peay State University.  2010.