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Faded Shapes

Awards & Fellowships

"Alchemy: An Abridged Biography" Vandewater Prize in Poetry

Selected by Raena Shirali, April 2022

"HIV-Positive," CRAFT Hybrid Writing Contest, 2022
The Wolf Act, First Prize: Creative Nonfiction Book, Utah Original Writing Competition

Selected by Nicole Walker, October 2021

Graduate Teaching Fellowship Recipient, 2021-24

The Ohio State University English Department

The 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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