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Faded Shapes

Awards & Fellowships

Presidential Fellowship
The Ohio State University (2023-2024)
Greater Columbus Arts Council Grant for Local Artists (2023)
"Ghost Boys: A Bricolage," Black Warrior Review Creative Nonfiction Writing Contest, Finalist (2023)
"Bodies, Lakes, and Other Uninhabitable Places," Ploughshares Emerging Writer's Contest, Finalist (2023)
"Alchemy: An Abridged Biography" Vandewater Prize in Poetry
Selected by Raina Shirali (2022)
"HIV-Positive," CRAFT Hybrid Writing Contest, Finalist (2022)
Wolf Act, First Prize: Creative Nonfiction Book, Utah Original Writing Competition
Selected by Nicole Walker (2021)
Graduate Teaching Fellowship Recipient
The Ohio State University (2021-2022)
Wolf Act, Writers' League of Texas Manuscript Contest Finalist (2021)
Diversity Award Recipient, Utah State University (2020-21)
Utah State University Graduate Creative Writing Contest, April 2021:
"The Becoming," First Prize: Creative Nonfiction
"Alchemic-Like: 16 Ways to Look at Transformation," First Prize: Fiction
"For the Boy at the Parade," "In Spring, After She Calls Me," & "Let Go," First Prize: Poetry
First Prize & Honorable Mentions: Art
"Piercing: A Schematic," Honorable Mention: Creative Nonfiction Essay, Utah Original Writing Competition
Selected by Steven Church, October 2020
Kenneth W. Brewer Creative Writing Award Recipient, 2020
Ty and Nan Booth Endowment Recipient, 2020
Utah State University Graduate Creative Writing Contest, March 2020:
"A Re-established Poetic Dictionary of the Voiceless," First Prize: Creative Nonfiction
"An Easy 10-Step Guide to Painting Addiction," Second Prize: Fiction
"3a.m. Considerations," "I Like to Sweep," & "When He Asks: How are You," Third Prize: Poetry
First Prize & Honorable Mentions: Art
"Marquinn Intake Form," Second Prize: Creative Nonfiction Essay, Utah Original Writing Competition
Selected by Michael Martine, November 2017
Utah State University Graduate Creative Writing Contest, March 2017:
"Painting a One-Night," "Release," & "The Pulp on Which We Write," First Prize: Poetry
Ralph Jennings Smith Creative Writing Endowment Recipient, 2017
Utah State University English Department
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