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1996
MacDowell Fellow
Grant
Full Residency

1996
The Writer’s Voice Poetry Award
“On Being Invisible”  (For Ralph Ellison) 

1992
$5,000
Connecticut Commission on the Arts
Individual Artist Award in Poetry
manuscript-in-progress
Hollow Ground 

1990
Poetry Society of America
Mary Carolyn Davis Memorial Award
  “Born On A River”
(For Poem Best Set To Music) 

March 18, 1989
Libretto
“Born On A River”
Commissioned Poem
Thirty Piece Orchestra and Choir
Wilmington, North Carolina's 250th Anniversary
Thalian Hall 

1985
Randall Jarrell Poetry Prize
“The Writer At His Desk”