Awards & Honours

2021

  • Grand Prix - 10th Setouchi-Matsuyama Int'l Photo-Haiku Contest
  • 2nd Place Haiku - Marlene Mountain Contest (for monoku)
  • Highly Commended Haiku - New Zealand Poetry Society International Poetry Competition
  • Haiku Laureate - Hexapod Haiku Contest, Frost Entomological Museum
  • Hon. Mention Haiku - Sakura Haiku Contest, The University of Alabama
  • Hon. Mention Haiku - Bloodroot Haiku, North Carolina Poetry Society
  • Hon. Mention Book - Haiku Society of America Merit Book Awards (The Language of Loss)
  • Editor's Choice Haiku - Cattails, April
  • Cherita Lighthouse Award - The Cherita (February)


2020
  • Winner, The Snapshot Press Book Awards - Random Blue Sparks (haiku)
  • 3rd Place Tanka - San Francisco Int'l Competition for Haiku, Senryu and Tanka
  • Highly Commended Tanka - Climate Change: The Burning Issue, Mandy's Pages
  • Three Commended Tanka - Climate Change: The Burning Issue, Mandy's Pages
  • Hon. Mention Tanka - Mandy's Pages Annual Tanka Contest
  • Hon. Mention Tanka - The British Haiku Society Awards 2020, Tanka Section
  • Editor's Choice Tanka - Cattails, October
  • 1st Place Haiku - 9th Akita International Haiku Contest (English Section)
  • 2nd Place Haiku - World Haiku Competition, Save Our World Haiku Contest
  • 3rd Place Haiku - Irish Haiku Society International Haiku Competition
  • 3rd Place Haiku - Glass House Festival, Weighing Raindrops Haiku Contest
  • 3rd Place Haiku - Iris, Int'l Haiku Contest on the Theme of the Gourds, Croatia
  • Commended Haiku - Polish International Haiku Competition
  • Hon. Mention Haiku - Yuki Teikei Haiku Society, Tokutomi Haiku Contest
  • Hon. Mention Haiku - Triveni Haikai Calendar Competition 2020, Triveni Haikai Calendar 2021  
  • Hon. Mention Haiku - World Haiku Competition, Save Our World Haiku Contest
  • Hon. Mention Haiku - Soka Matsubara International Haiku Competition
  • Hon. Mention Haiku - Editor's Choice Haiku, Vanguard Category, World Haiku Review, Autumn
  • Zatsuei Haiku of Merit - Shintai Category, World Haiku Review, Autumn
  • Runner-up Haiku - Haiku Calendar Competition 2020, Snapshot Press Calendar Dec. 2021
  • Museum of Haiku Literature Award - Blithe Spirit, Volume 30, Number 2
  • Judge's Choice Haiku - Poetry Pea, Series 3, Episode 6 - Recipes, March
  • In the Starlight Haiku - Stardust 43 feature, July
  • Nominated Haiku for Touchstone Award - #FemkuMag
  • Nominated Haiku for Touchstone Award - Human/Kind Journal
  • Longlisted Haiku for Touchstone Award - The Haiku Foundation
  • Shortlisted Book for Touchstone Award - The Haiku Foundation (Prairie Interludes)
  • Shortlisted Haiku for Best-of-Issue - for haiku featured in Presence Number 68, Nov. 2020 
    • Highly Commended Haiga - Santoka 3rd International Haiku and Haiga Contest
    • Highly Commended - Australian Haiku Society Haiga Kukai: Non-Seasonal Entry
    • The Language of Loss: Haiku & Tanka Conversations - released by Sable Books
    • Prairie Interludes - haiku eChapbook released by Snapshot Press
    • Mouth Full of Stones - haikai eBook released by Title 1X Press
    • Cherita Lighthouse Award - The Cherita (January, April, May, June)
    • Featured Poet - Christina Chin Haiku Blog, February
    • Featured Photographer - Cattails, October
    • Judge - United Haiku and Tanka Society Fleeting Words Tanka Contest

    2019
    • Winner, Sable Books Contest for Women - The Language of Loss: Haiku & Tanka Conversations
    • 1st Place Tanka - The British Haiku Society Awards 2019, Tanka Section
    • Runner-up Tanka - The British Haiku Society Awards 2019, Tanka Section
    • Two Hon. Mention Tanka - The British Haiku Society Awards 2019, Tanka Section
    • Hon. Mention Tanka - World Tanka Competition, Lyrical Passion Poetry E-zine
    • Hon. Mention Tanka - San Francisco Int'l Competition for Haiku, Senryu and Tanka
    • Editor's Choice Tanka - Cattails, October
    • Winner (Haiku) - Snapshot Press EChapbook Awards
    • 1st Place Haiku - OtherWordly Intergalactic Haiku Competition (forthcoming video game)
    • Four Selected Haiku - OtherWordly Intergalactic Haiku Competition (forthcoming video game)
    • Runner-up Haiku - Northern Ireland Matrix Science Poetry Competition
    • Runner-up Haiku - Haiku Calendar Competition 2019, Snapshot Press Calendar Aug. 2020
    • 2nd Place Haiku - 1st Morioka International Haiku Contest
    • 3rd Place Haiku - Kaji Aso Studio, 31st Annual Haiku Contest
    • 3rd Place Rengay - Haiku Poets of Northern California Rengay Contest (partner, J. Hambrick)
    • Two Highly Commended Haiku - New Zealand Int'l Poetry Competition, Haiku Section 
    • Two Commended Haiku - Iris Haiku Contest, "Three Rivers" Croatia
    • Hon. Mention Haiku - Irish Haiku Society 12th International Haiku Competition
    • Hon. Mention Haiku - Iris, The Int'l Haiku Contest on the Theme of the Gourds, Croatia
    • Hon. Mention Haiku - Marlene Mountain Memorial Haiku Contest
    • Hon. Mention, Sakura Award, Canada - Vancouver Cherry Blossom Haiku Invitational
    • 3rd Hon. Mention Haiku Chapbook - Turtle Light Press Haiku Chapbook Contest
    • Zatsuei Haiku of Merit - R.H. Blyth Award, World Haiku Review, March
    • Zatsuei Haiku of Merit - World Haiku Review, Shintai Category, December
    • Judges' Favourites Haiku - Golden Triangle Haiku Contest
    • Two Selected Haiku - 11th Yamadera Basho Memorial Museum English Haiku Contest
    • Shortlisted Haiku for Best-of-Issue - for haiku featured in Presence Number 63, March
    • Three Shortlisted Haiku, Touchstone Award  - The Haiku Foundation
    • Nominated Haiku for Touchstone Award - #FemkuMag
    • Editor's Choice Haiku - 365 Days Around the Sun (featured for the month of May)
    • Runner-up Senryu - Shamrock Haiku Journal Readers' Choice Awards
    • Cherita Lighthouse Award - The Cherita, March
    • Three Cherita Lighthouse Awards - The Cherita, August
    • Three Cherita Lighthouse Awards - The Cherita, September
    • Two Cherita Lighthouse Awards - The Cherita, November
    • Featured Poet - Ribbons 15.2, Summer/Spring
    • Featured Artist - Cirrus: tankas de nos jours, Number 11
    • Featured Photographer - Colorado Boulevard Poets Salon, August and September
    • Take the Challenge Art Winner - Frameless Sky 10, June
    • Highly Commended Haiga - Santoka 2nd International Haiku and Haiga Contest
    • Haiga - The Haiku Foundation HaikuLife Film Festival, "Life Flows By"
    • Haiga - The Haiku Foundation HaikuLife Film Festival, "Infinite Possibilities"
    • Haiga - Summer Gallery "Monostich Imaginings", Haigaonline, June
    • Review of Three-Part Harmony - GUSTS 29, Spring/Summer
    • Review of Three-Part Harmony - Atlas Poetica 37, May
    • Book Appreciation for Three-Part Harmony - Red Lights 15.2, June
    2018
    • 1st Place Tanka - Sanford Goldstein International Tanka Contest
    • Winning Tanka - 10th Annual Moonbathing Tanka Contest
    • 2nd Place Tanka - United Haiku and Tanka Society Fleeting Words Tanka Competition
    • 2nd Place Tanka - San Francisco Int'l Competition for Haiku, Senryu and Tanka
    • 3rd Place Tanka - San Francisco Int'l Competition for Haiku, Senryu and Tanka
    • 3rd Place Tanka - United Haiku and Tanka Society Fleeting Words Tanka Competition
    • Hon. Mention Tanka - United Haiku and Tanka Society Fleeting Words Tanka Competition
    • Two Hon. Mention Tanka - Sanford Goldstein International Tanka Contest
    • 1st Place Haiku - Romanian Kukai Group, 7th Sharpening the Green Pencil Contest
    • 3rd Place Haiku - Kaji Aso Studio, 30th Annual Haiku Contest
    • 3rd Place Haiku - Irish Haiku Society 11th International Haiku Competition
    • 3rd Place Haiku - ukiaHaiku Festival 16th Annual Jane Reichhold Int'l Prize
    • 3rd Place Senryu - San Francisco Int'l Competition for Haiku, Senryu and Tanka
    • Museum of Haiku Literature Award - Blithe Spirit, Volume 28, Number 4
    • Highly Commended Haiku - New Zealand International Poetry Competition, Haiku Section
    • Commended Haiku - New Zealand International Poetry Competition, Haiku Section
    • Runner-up - The Haiku Calendar Competition 2018, Snapshot Press Calendar "Oct." 2019
    • Runner-up Haiku - Shamrock Haiku Journal Readers' Choice Awards
    • Hon. Mention Haiku - Yuki Teikei Haiku Society, Tokutomi Haiku Contest
    • Hon. Mention Haiku - World Haiku Competition, Lyrical Passion Poetry E-zine
    • Hon. Mention, Sakura Award, Canada - Vancouver Cherry Blossom Haiku Invitational
    • 5th Hon. Mention Haiku - Robert Spiess Memorial Haiku Awards Competition
    • Two Shortlisted Haiku, Touchstone Award - The Haiku Foundation 
    • Two Judges' Favourites Haiku - Golden Triangle Haiku Contest
    • Two Selected Haiku - 10th Yamadera Basho Memorial Museum English Haiku Contest
    • Two Zatsuei Haiku of Merit - World Haiku Review, Neo-Classical Category, March
    • Zatsuei Haiku of Merit - World Haiku Review, Vanguard Category, March
    • Short-Listed Senryu - H. Gene Murtha Senryu Contest
    • Hon. Mention Cherita - Mad About Cherita Contest, Frameless Sky 8, June
    • Cherita Lighthouse Award - The Cherita, January
    • Cherita Lighthouse Award - The Cherita, February
    • Winner of Cover Art Contest (photograph) - Skylark 6:1, Summer
    • Featured Artist - KYSO Flash, Issue 10, Fall
    • Featured Artist - Haiku Canada Review, Volume 12, Number 2, October
    • Featured Artist - Frameless Sky, Issue 9, December
    • Featured Artistic Contributor - Incense Dreams 2.1, March
    • Featured Haiga Artist - Daily Haiga, May 1 - 17 
    • Haiga - The Haiku Foundation HaikuLife Film Festival, "Limned"
    • Haiga - The Haiku Foundation HaikuLife Film Festival, "Becoming Water"
    • Haiga - The Haiku Foundation HaikuLife Film Festival, "Watercoloured Words"
    • Haiga - Haiku Masters Online Gallery, NHK World TV, Japan, January
    • Three-Part Harmony, Tanka Verses - full-length poetry collection (Keibooks)
    • Judge - UHTS Annual Hortensia Anderson Memorial Haiku/Senryu Awards
    • Judge - The British Haiku Society Tanka Awards
    2017
    • 2nd Place Tanka - United Haiku and Tanka Society Fleeting Words Tanka Competition
    • 3rd Place Tanka - United Haiku and Tanka Society Fleeting Words Tanka Competition
    • Hon. Mention Tanka - United Haiku and Tanka Society Fleeting Words Tanka Competition
    • Hon. Mention Tanka - Sanford Goldstein International Tanka Contest
    • Nominated Tanka - Dwarf Stars, Best Very Short Speculative Poems Published in 2016
    • 1st Hon. Mention Haiga - Jane Reichhold Memorial Haiga Competition
    • 1st Place Haiga Kukai - Australian Haiku Society, Spring Haiga Kukai Seasonal Entry
    • Judge's Choice Visual Art - Scryptic Magazine, 1st Annual Halloween Contest
    • Haiga - Resident Artist for Hedgerow Poems (January, February, May, June)
    • Haiga - World Haiku Association's Monthly Haiga Contest (January, February, March, May, June, July, October, November, December)
    • Haiga - The Haiku Foundation Haiga Galleries featuring 39 award-winning poems
    • Haiga - The Haiku Foundation HaikuLife Film Festival, "The Poetry of Birds"
    • Haiga - Haiku Master of the Week, NHK World TV, Japan, August
    • Haiga - Haiku Masters Online Gallery, NHK World TV, Japan, May
    • A Year Unfolding - haiku chapbook released by Folded Word, January 27
    • A Year Unfolding - Amazon No. 1 New Release in Haiku and Japanese Poetry
    • 1st Place Haiku - The Haiku Calendar Competition 2017, Snapshot Press Calendar "May" 2018
    • 1st Place Haiku - Autumn Moon Haiku Journal Annual Contest
    • Winning Haiku, Canada - Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational
    • 2nd Place Haiku - Seven Hills Review Penumbra Poetry and Haiku Contest
    • 3rd Place Haiku - Seven Hills Review Penumbra Poetry and Haiku Contest
    • Sakura Award, Canada - Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational
    • Zatsuei Haiku of Merit - World Haiku Review, Vanguard Category, January
    • Zatsuei Haiku of Merit - World Haiku Review, Vanguard Category, August
    • Two Zatsuei Haiku of Merit - World Haiku Review, Shintai Category, August
    • Editor's Choice Haiku - cattails, April
    • Hon. Mention Haiku - The British Haiku Society Awards 2017 (Haiku Section)
    • Hon. Mention Haiku - ukiaHaiku Festival 15th Annual Jane Reichhold Int'l Prize
    • Hon. Mention Haiku - Robert Spiess Memorial Haiku Award Competition
    • Hon. Mention Haiku - World Haiku Review, Neo-Classical Category, August
    • Hon. Mention Haiku - Irish Haiku Society 10th International Haiku Competition
    • Two Selected Haiku - 9th Yamadera Basho Memorial Museum English Haiku Contest
    • Finalist - Matrix Northern Ireland Science Industry Panel, Haiku Contest
    • Judge - Mandy's Pages Annual Tanka Contest
    • Cherita Lighthouse Award - The Cherita, June
    • Cherita Lighthouse Award - The Cherita, September
    • Cherita Lighthouse Award - The Cherita, October
    • Cherita Lighthouse Award - The Cherita, December
    • Featured Poet - Presence, Issue 59
    • Featured Poet - One Man's Maple Moon, Volume 3
    • Featured Photographer - The Right Touch of Sun, TSA Members' Anthology
    • Featured Photographer - Incense Dreams, December
    • Haiku Interview - Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational award-winners
    • Haiku Registry - The Haiku Foundation Poet Profile
    • Touchstone Distinguished Books Award Nomination by Folded Word - A Year Unfolding
    2016
    • 1st Place Tanka (tie) - San Francisco International Competition for Haiku, Senryu & Tanka
    • 1st Place Tanka - United Haiku and Tanka Society Fleeting Words Tanka Competition
    • 1st Place Tanka - Mandy's Pages Annual Tanka Contest
    • 1st Place Tanka - The British Haiku Society Awards 2016 (Tanka Section)
    • Runner-up Tanka - The British Haiku Society Awards 2016 (Tanka Section)
    • Certificate of Merit Tanka (Joint 1st) - Japan Poets' Society, 8th Int. Tanka Festival Comp.
    • Editor's Choice Tanka - cattails, January
    • Warp and Weft, Tanka Threads - March bestseller at McNally Robinson Booksellers
    • Grand Prize Haiku - World Haiku Contest, Lyrical Passion Poetry
    • 2nd Place Haiku - Bulgarian Haiku Union, 2nd Int. Haiku Contest, "Cherry Blossom"
    • 2nd Place Haiku - Craigleigh Poetry Contest
    • 2nd Publisher's Choice Award Haibun - KYSO Flash HTP Writing Challenge
    • 3rd Place Haiku - World Haiku Review, Shintai Haiku Category, January
    • Museum of Haiku Literature Award - Blithe Spirit, Volume 25, Number 4
    • Featured Haiku Poet, March - Mann Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
    • Featured Tanka Poet, April - Portage and Slain, interview with Catherine Macdonald
    • Two Hon. Mention Haiga - Jane Reichhold Memorial Haiga Competition
    • Haiga - World Haiku Association's Monthly Haiga Contest (January, February, March, April, May, July, October, November, December)
    • Haiga - Resident Artist for Hedgerow Poems (March, April, May, June, July, November)
    • Haiga - Yule Gallery, Haigaonline
    • Hon. Mention Haiku - 2015-2016 Griffin-Farlow Haiku Award, North Carolina Poetry Society
    • Special Mention Haiku - The British Haiku Society Awards 2016 (Haiku Section)
    • Zatsuei Haiku of Merit - World Haiku Review, Neo-Classical Haiku Category, January
    • Zatsuei Haiku of Merit - World Haiku Review, Vanguard Category, June
    • Hon. Mention Haiku - World Haiku Review, Vanguard Category, June
    • Two Hon. Mention Haiku - World Haiku Review, Shintai Category, June
    • Editors' Choices Haiku - The Heron's Nest, Volume 18, Number 2, June
    • Hon. Mention Haiku - European Haiku Prize
    • 1st Hon. Mention Haiku - Craigleigh Press Poetry Contest
    • Judge's Choice Haiku - Craigleigh Press Poetry Contest
    • Judge's Choice Haiku - Craigleigh Press Poetry Contest
    • Two Selected Haiku - 8th Yamadera Basho Memorial Museum English Haiku Contest
    • Hon. Mention, Sakura Award, Canada - Vancouver Cherry Blossom Haiku Invitational
    • Short-Listed Haiku for Best-of-Issue Award - Presence, Number 55
    • Short-Listed Tanka for Distinctive Scribblings Awards - Eucalypt, Issue 21, December
    • Touchstone Nomination for Individual Haiku by Creatrix Editors - Creatrix 33, June 2016
    2015
    • Commended Tanka - British Haiku Society, Tanka Awards
    • Runner-up Tanka - British Haiku Society, Tanka Awards
    • Hon. Mention Tanka - Undertow Tanka Review First Annual Tanka Competition
    • 2nd Hon. Mention Tanka - United Haiku and Tanka Society Fleeting Words Tanka Competition
    • Editor's Choice Tanka - cattails, January
    • Warp and Weft, Tanka Threads - full-lenth poetry collection released by Keibooks
    • 1st Place Haiku - HSA The Annual Harold G. Henderson Awards for Best Unpublished Haiku
    • 1st Place Haiku - Bangor Haiku Group Annual Autumn Moon Haiku Contest
    • 3rd Place Haiku (tie) - Irish Haiku Society 8th International Haiku Competition
    • Sakura Haiku Award, Canada - Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational
    • Hon. Mention Haiku - Haiku Canada, Betty Drevniok Award
    • Hon. Mention Haiku - Japan Information and Culture Center, Autumn Haiku Contest
    • Commended Haiku - Romanian Kukai Group, Fourth Sharpening the Green Pencil Contest
    • Two Selected Haiku - 7th Yamadera Basho Memorial Museum English Haiku Contest
    • Zatsuei Haiku of Merit - World Haiku Review, Vanguard Category, June
    • Award of Excellence Haiga - WHAC8 Commemorative Haiga Contest
    • Haiga - World Haiku Association's Monthly Haiga Contest (January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December)
    • Featured Poet/Resident Artist - Hedgerow Poems, August
    2014
    • Illustration Winner for Front Cover - The Heron's Nest Illustration Contest
    • 3rd Place Haiku - United Haiku and Tanka Society, 2nd Annual "aha" Awards
    • Hon. Mention Haiku - Yuki Teikei Haiku Society, Tokutomi Haiku Contest
    • Haiga - World Haiku Association's Monthly Haiga Contest (May, June, July, September, October, November)
    • Featured Poet - cattails, September
    2013
    • Hon. Mention Tanka - World Tanka Competition, Lyrical Passion Poetry
    • Hon. Mention Haiku - DIOGEN, Winter Contest
    • 3rd Place Haiga - DIOGEN, Winter Contest

    Awards for Other Writing:

    2012
    • 1st Place Fiction - The Writers' Collective/Winnipeg Free Press Fiction Contest
    • 3rd Place Non-Fiction - The Writers' Collective/Winnipeg Free Press Non-Fiction Contest
    2011
    • 1st Place Poetry - The Writers' Collective/Winnipeg Free Press Poetry Contest
    • 1st Place Postcard Fiction - The Writers' Collective/Winnipeg Free Press Postcard Fiction Contest
    • 3rd Place Poetry - Contemporary Verse 2, Thirty-fifth Anniversary Contest
    • The Poetry of Light Abstract Photography Exhibition - Assiniboine Park Conservatory
    2010
    • 3rd Place Poetry - The Writers' Collective/Winnipeg Free Press Poetry Contest
    2009
    • Hon. Mention Poetry - The Writers' Collective/Winnipeg Free Press Poetry Contest
    2000
    • 2nd Place Poetry - The Writers' Collective/Winnipeg Free Press Poetry Contest
    1999
    • Hon. Mention Poetry - The Writers' Collective/Winnipeg Free Press Poetry Contest