Awards & Nominations
Awarded the Moon Prize from Writing in a Woman's Voice for the poem "Waiting," June, 2017
Somerville Poet Laureate, January, 2017-December, 2018, Somerville, MA
Nomination for the Pushcart Prize by member of the committee board, Dzvinia Orlowsky, December, 2016 for 2017
Nomination for the Pushcart Prize by Ami Kaye, editor of Glass Lyre Press for the poem "Anchor" from my book Whiteness of Bone, November, 2016 for 2017.
Nomination for the Pushcart Prize by Constellations: A Journal of Poetry and Fiction, for the poem "Room," November 2016 for 2017.
Nomination for the Pushcart Prize by Muddy River Poetry Review for the poem, "Reaching," November, 2016 for 2017.
Nomination for the Pushcart Prize by member of the committee board, Anis Shavani, November, 2016 for 2017.
Allen Ginsbery Award for Community Service, Newton Writing and Publishing Center, Newton, MA., May 14th, 2016
Nomination for the Pushcart Prize by member of the committee board, Anis Shavani, Feb., 2015 for 2016
Akadeemia (Estonia)awarded Juri Talvet the Translation Award for translating my poems "Evening," "Soldier," "My Seige," and "Pain," February 9th, 2016
Ibbetson Street Press Lifetime Achievement Award, December 27th, 2014
Finalist (runner-up) for Poet Laureate of Someville, MA (term of 2015-2017), December, 2014
Grant awarded from CLD Larentides in Quebec, Canada to publish Les cahiers de Val-David Festival Notebooks/Los cuadernos de Val-David 2009-2014 Anthologie brève which is a Trilingual anthology of international writers who participated so far in the Festivals at Val-David. (The International Writers' and Artists' Residence at Val-David, Quebec, Canada), 2014
Grant awarded from the SUR Translation Program in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2010 to publish a book of poetry called Profane Uncertainities by Luis Raul Calvo translated from the Spanish by Flavia Cosma
St. Botolph Award nomination
Nominated for a Pushcart Prize by River Styx for the poem, "Feast," 1992
Poetry Fellowship, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Distributed by the Somerville Arts Council, 1990-1991
From 1984-1994: Theatre S. & S. Press, Awarded grants from the Polaroid Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, The Globe Foundation, New England for the Arts,Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the Somerville Arts Council. (Many theatre shows were adapted, wrote poetry for some of them including Doppelganger, which was centered around my poetry)