Earth as It Is on Heaven (Pebblebrook Press, 2016), Gilgamesh at the Bellagio (The National Poetry Review Press, 2007), Mead: Twenty-six Abecedariums (Marsh River Editions, 2005), The Minimalist’s How-to Handbook (Parallel Press, 2005)


Poetry Daily Essentials 2007 (Sourcebooks, 2007), The Best American Poetry (Scribner, 2005), The Pushcart Prize XXV (Pushcart Press, 2001), The Best American Poetry (Scribner, 2000)


Beloit Poetry Journal, Black Warrior Review, Carriage House Review, Free Verse, Icon, Mikrokosmos, Poetry Daily, Triptych Quarterly Fiction, Verse Daily


The Christopher Latham Scholes Award from the Council for Wisconsin Writers (2012) The National Poetry Review Prize Book Series Runner-Up (2007). Sabbatical to write “Gilgamesh at the Bellagio” (2006). Posner Book Award Honorable Mention (2006). The Chad Walsh Award for Poetry (2005). The Lorine Niedecker Award for Poetry (2005). Free Verse contest judged by Marilyn Taylor [first place] (2005). Named Lakeland College Poet in Residence (2003). Mikrokosmos Prize for Poetry (2002). Pushcart Prize for Poetry (2001). Lakeland College’s Outstanding Teacher Award (1986). Sabbatical to write Earth as It Is in Heaven, a novel in manuscript (1986). Illinois Art Council Award for Poetry (1975). Lucien Stryk Award for Poetry (1974).