2014 SLS merit fellowship in nonfiction, Vilnius, Lithuania

2011 Best New Poets nomination, Meridian, U of Virginia and Ka Palapala Po‘okela award nomination

2009 Aurora Theatre, Global Age Project (stage play), finalist

2008 St. Petersburg Review, poetry contest runner-up

2007 Summer Literary Seminars finalist scholarship in poetry, St. Petersburg, Russia

2004 Iowa Short Fiction Award / Iowa Writers’ Workshop, runner-up

1999 AWP Summer Seminars fellowship in creative nonfiction, Prague, Czech Republic

1999 Iowa Literary Award in creative nonfiction, Ames, Iowa