Poetry Prizes and Awards
Unfolding Origami, winner of the 2013 Cinnamon Press Poetry
Collection Award, was launched at Blackwell's, Oxford,
25 February 2015.
The Edge of Forgetting took Second Place in the 2014 Bright Hill
Press Chapbook competition, and Finalist in the 2015
The Edge of Forgetting was shortlisted for the Cinnamon
Press Poetry Pamphlet Prize, 2016.
A sampler from Past Imperfect was highly commended in
the 2014 Geoff Stevens Memorial Poetry Award competition
of Indigo Dreams Publishing.
Exit Wounds was a Finalist in the Bright Hill Press Poetry
Chapbook Competition, 2016.
Available Light was a Finalist in the 2014 Cinnamon Press Poetry
Available Light was a Semi-finalist in the 2014 Tupelo Press
Snowbound Poetry Chapbook competition.
Private View received Honorable Mention in the 2016 Concrete Wolf
The Lost Language of Shadows was long-listed in the Overton
Poetry Prize competition, 2017.
The Lost Language of Shadows was long-listed in the Cinnamon
Press Poetry Pamphlet Competition, 2017.
Nocturnes was long-listed in Cinnamon Press Poetry Pamphlet
Second Chances earned Honorable Mention in the Wild Leek Press
Poetry Chapbook Competition, 2017.
An Honorable Retreat was longlisted in Eyewear Publishing's
Christopher Smart Competition for full collections, 2019.
Becoming the Words was long-listed in the C&R Press Chapbook
"Double Bill" was longlisted in the Troubadour International
Poetry Prize competition, 2018.
"Paying Attention" was among six winners of the Poetry
Society Members' competition, Summer 2015.
"Applied Gemology" was Runner-up in the Cinnamon Press
mini-competition #10, 2016.
"High Fidelity" was Runner-up in the Cinnamon Press
mini-competition #3, 2012.
"Westminster Bridge" won First Prize in the Deddington Open
Writers Competition, 2009.
"Connemara Worry Stone" won First Prize in the Writers' News
New Subscriber Poetry Competition, 2008.
"Oil Painting: a Tutorial" was highly commended in Newark
Poetry Society Open Poetry Competition, 2008.
"The Galaxy Within" was commended in the Yeovil Literary Prize
"P-K4" was commended in the Cannon Poets Silver Jubilee
"To Grass" was commended in the Nottingham Open Poetry
"Mending Nets" was shortlisted in Theatre Cloud's Loneliness
Project competition, 2016.
Daly City Arts Commission Trophy for Excellence in Poetry, 1990.
"Hunger", "Blue Angels", and "Bodleian Library" won First Prizes
in the Daly City Poetry Competitions of 1989 and 1990.
"Sepiatone, Moscow 1915" won First Prize in the Mississippi Valley
Poetry Contest, 1989.
"Inishmore Woman" won Second Prize in the Olympiad of the Arts,
West Valley Colleges Foundation, 1988.
"For a Stranger on the Embarcadero Bus" won First Prize
in the San Francisco Fair, 1986.
"Bee My Love" won First Prize for Light Verse
in the Poetry Olympiad, 1984.
In addition to performances and readings, scripts earned recognition
in competitions, such as:
Two Roses was commended in the Burton Taylor Competition, 2009.
Confessions of an Addict was shortlisted in the Burton Taylor
Third Person Singular won the Bronze Award in the San Mateo
County Fair, 1990.
Shall We Begin Again won Second Prize in the Olympiad of the Arts,
West Valley Colleges Foundation, 1988.
"In the Market" won First Prize in the Foster City Writers' Contest,
"How to Cook a Turkey" and "Red Hawk Goes Fishing" won
First Prizes in the Daly City Short Story Contests of 1990 and 1991.
"St Dabeoc's Heath" won the Silver Award in the San Mateo County
"St Dabeoc's Heath" was long-listed in the Cinnamon Press Short
Story Prize Competition (2015).
Quietude won Best of Show, Cameron Art Show, 1999.
Mud Flats won First Prize, Cameron Art Show, 1999.
Surf Plume, Point Lobos won Second Prize, Westford Regional Art
Enlightenment won Third Prize, Westford Regional Art Event, 2000.
Chablis #2 and Surf Plume, Point Lobos won Third Prizes, Palo Alto
Weekly Photo Contests of 1989 and 1990.