Higgypop 2020 Paranormal Entertainment Awards Gold Winner
for Best Paranormal Book (This House).
Nominated, 2023 Eric Hoffer Book Award, apparitions
April 2023

Shortlisted, The Haiku Foundation 2022 Touchstone Awards for Distinguished Books, apparitions
April 2023

Honorable Mention, Free Verse Award, Illinois State Poetry Society 2022 Poetry Contest, "In a Cemetery" 
December 2022

Honorable Mention, 2021 Haiku Society of America Gerald Brady Memorial Award for Best Unpublished Senryu, "crushed by guilt"
Autumn 2021

2021 Golden Haiku Competition, "Milky Way"
March 2021

November 2020

June 2020

Third Place, Mars Category by Adult Non-Resident, Highland Park Poetry's 2020 Poetry Challenge (and Chapbook), "here among the stars" (pg. 10)
April 2020

Honorable Mention, Soka Matsubara International Haiku Competition, "apparitions"
February 2020

Second Place, 2018 Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine World Haiku Contest, "a lizard drops its tail"
February 2019

Honorable Mention, Autumn Moon Haiku Contest 2018, "my parents aging"
November 2018

Runner-Up, Haiku Master of the Month, Haiku Masters on NHK World-Japan"jazz guitar" with photo by Jonathan Montgomery Pollock
May 2018

Editor's Choice, Haibun, cattails April 2018 Edition, "We Are Made of Star Stuff" (pg. 74 and with editor's commentary pg. 98)
April 2018

Second Place, Monsters Category by Adult Non-Resident, Highland Park Poetry's 2018 Poetry Challenge (and Chapbook), "Him" with photos by Jonathan Montgomery Pollock
April 2018

2018 Golden Haiku Competition, "blue planet"
March 2018

Haiku Master of the Week, Week #3, Haiku Masters on NHK World-Japan"itch" with photo by Jonathan Montgomery Pollock
May 2017

Third Place, 2016 Haiku Society of America Best Unpublished Haibun Awards, "Anxiety"
Autumn 2016

Shortlisted, The Haiku Foundation 2011 Touchstone Awards for Individual Poems, "dogwoods"
April 2012

Honorable Mention, 2010 Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine World Haiku Contest, "dusk"
February 2011