Awards and Fellowships

Bread Loaf Writers' Conference

Katharine Bakeless Nason Fellow in Nonfiction, 2018

Minnesota State Arts Board Award: 2017: $10,000

Granted to support the completion of my new manuscript A Map To Now


Outstanding Faculty Award

Hamline University  Creative Writing Programs.



Pushcart Nomination

For "Eating the Dead: A Guided Tour," published in River Teeth Journal, 2016

Pen/Diamonstein-Spielvogel award for The Art of The Essay, 2015

Finalist for Limber

Great Lakes Colleges Association  Best New Writer Award, 2015

Winner for Limber.

Best American Essay 2013

Notable mention for "Rot," published in The Gettysburg Review, 2013.

Iowa Arts Fellow