Publications & Awards

PUSHCART PRIZE - Essay, A Memory of a Deliberate Thing I Said Once to My Skin

BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS 2019 NOTABLE - Essay, A Memory of a Deliberate Thing I Said Once to My Skin 

WINNER, SOLSTICE MAGAZINE SUMMER CONTEST, Judged by Phillip Lopate, Essay, Live Find

WINNER, FAULKNER WISDOM COMPETITION 2018 - Runner Up, Nonfiction Book, Farm Girl

SCHOLARSHIP, BREADLOAF ENVIROMENTAL WRITING CONFERENCE 2019

MEMOIR MAGAZINE #METOO CONTEST
2rd Place Winner, Essay, Rise

WRITERS AT WORK COMPETITION, 2018
Finalist, Essay, The Inscribed

PUSHCART PRIZE NOMINEE, 2017

TUSCON FESTIVAL OF BOOKS LITERARY AWARDS, 2018
Finalist, Essay, The Inscribed

WINNER, FAULKNER WISDOM COMPETITION 2017
Essay - Inheritance

THE PINCH JOURNAL, PINCH LITERARY REVIEW, 2016 
Finalist - Inheritance

THE CINCINNATI REVIEW SUMMER CONTEST 2017
Finalist, Essay- Live Find

DECEMBER MAGAZINE, DECEMBER AWARDS 2017
Finalist, Essay - The Real Estate

THE AUTUMN HOUSE PRESS FULL LENGTH NONFICTION CONTEST, 2016
Finalist - The Coolest Monsters

HIPPOCRATES AWARDS, OPEN CATEGORY, 2016
Poem, Harvest

VERMONT COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS
January 2018, MFA in Creative Writing with a focus in Creative Nonfiction.

2015- CUTTHROAT JOURNAL'S BARRY LOPEZ CREATIVE NONFICTION PRIZE
Semi-finalist - The Fox

2011 BREAD LOAF WRITING CONFERENCE, poetry

DEAR BILLY THE KID - 2010
Runner up in the Indiana Review's 1/2K Contest

2010 BFA IN CREATIVE WRITING, GODDARD COLLEGE

2004 PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLAR IN THE ARTS

2004 ARTS GOLD WINNER

2004 SCHOLASTIC New York Times James B. Reston Portfolio Silver Award in Nonfiction

2004 SCHOLASTIC National Gold Key Award,
Personal Essay

Publications

TWENTY SQUARE FEET OF SKIN: Forthcoming 2023
Mad Creek Books

GREEN THUMB: Forthcoming -2021
The Colorado Review

FARM GIRL: A MEMOIR - 2021
Green Writers Press

HOW YOGA TEACHER TRAINING TURNED ME AGAINST THE WELLNESS MOVEMENT The Real Story

ON REVISION - 2021
Hotel Amerika

ON PULLING WHITE HAIRS - 2021
Sweet: A Literary Confection & Creative Nonfiction Sunday Shorts

HUNGER -2019
The Florida Review

ON RUNNING - 2018
Creative Nonfiction Magazine: True Story Editions

THE FLOOD - 2018
Aquifer: The Florida Review Online

A MEMORY OF A DELIBERATE THING I SAID  TO MY SKIN - 2018
The Threepenny Review

POLISH - 2018 
Hotel Amerika

MUSE - 2018 
New South

THE COOLEST MONSTERS, a book of essays

THE LIE - 2018
The Tishman Review

REYKJAVIK INK - 2017
Punctuate Magazine, Collaborative Icelandic Travel Essay



LETTERS TO MY SIBLINGS IN A TIME OF APOCALYPSE - 2017
The Offbeat

THE COOLEST MONSTERS - 2017
Terrene

THE MUSIC I KNEW - 2016
The Tishman Review

THE OPAL THIEVES - 2016
Blue River Journal

THE WILDERNESS - 2016
The Open Bar at Tin House

IN AND OUT - 2016
Skirt! Magazine

MY WRONG LOVE STORY - 2016
3216 Review

LESSONS - 2016
Carte Blanche

PASTORAL SUITE, NOCTURNE - 2011
The Greensboro Review

THE DEER HUNTER - 2010
The Georgetown Review, Runner Up in Annual Poetry Contest

THE NORTHERN LIGHTS -2010
Amoskeag

TWO VISITS TO THE LARGEST SITKA SPRUCE - 2010
River Poets Journal

THE ROWER -  2009
Burningwood Literary Journal

WASHINGTON DESERT PALMS, LA CA - 2005
Pilgrimage

A DEAD WOMAN'S HAIRPINS - 2002
You are Here, This is Now. The Best Young Writers and Artists in America.