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& awards

First Place, Doctoral Research Award

College of Education, MTSU's Scholars Week. 2022.


Bettering American Poetry Nomination

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 top ten best poems on the web by blogger ZouxZoux. 2018
Panelist for Souther Festival of Books
Invited to read for SFB in Nashville. 2018.

Poem Voiced into Film Teasers
Asked for permission to incorporate her poem "Beasts" in voiceover for Cold Snap, a short film directed by Michael Butts. 2017.
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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 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 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
Nomination from Barry Kitterman.  Austin Peay State University.  2010.
Creative Writing Scholarship
Competitive scholarship recipient. Austin Peay State University. 2008–11. 
Invited Reader for Bread & Words Benefit
Invited reader for 16th annual charity benefit. Austin Peay State University.  2010.

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