Winner, San MIguel de Allende Literary Sala Flash Nonfiction Prize, for “Poem After Reading the Article ‘Jumpers’ in The New Yorker,” 2018 

Finalist, National Family Teacher of the Year Award, 2017

Finalist, Edna St. Vincent Millay Prize in Poetry, The Tishman Review, for “Postcard to My Younger Self Beneath the Apple Trees,” 2016

Semi-finalist, James Baker Hall Memorial Prize in Poetry, New Southerner Literary Edition, for “Knitting Lessons,” 2016

Winner, Innovator Award, Urban Libraries Council 2010

Finalist, Joy Harjo Poetry Prize, Cutthroat, a journal of the arts, for “Name Me,” 2009


Bowery Poetry Club screening of featured Visible Poetry Project films, “Naming the Roses,” 2018

Featured Visible Poetry Project film on Shondaland,  “Naming the Roses,” 2018

Nominee, Pushcart Prize, “The First Strawberry,” San Diego Poetry Annual, 2017

Nominee, Pushcart Prize, “Postcard to My Younger Self Beneath the Apple Trees,” The Tishman Review, 2017

Nominee, Best of the Net, “Postcard to My Younger Self Beneath the Apple Trees,” The Tishman Review, 2017

Nominee, Pushcart Prize, “Sacrifice,” Arsenic Lobster, 2011

Nominee, Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award in Poetry, Name Me, 2010

Select Works

1001 Nights: Twenty Years of Redondo Poets at Coffee Cartel 1998-2017, “Mermaid,” “Name Me,” 2018

San Diego Poetry Annual,  “Notre-Dame de Paris, Spring, 2010,” “Dreaming of My Ex-Father-in-Law on the Anniversary of His Death,” 2018

First Literary Review—East, “Time Out,”September, 2017

First Literary Review—East, “The Farm, State Route 82,”November, 2017

San Diego Poetry Annual,  “The Doll’s Tea Party,” “The First Strawberry,” 2017

Split Lip Magazine, “Wish You Were Here from Beneath Seven Full Moons,August 2017

Veils, Shackles, and Halos: International Poetry on the Oppression and Empowerment of Women, “Name Me,” “Viola D’Amore,” 2016

The Bastille, “The Hour of the Wolf,”Summer 2013

Discovering Arguments: An Introduction to Critical Thinking, Writing, and Style 4th Edition,“Heaven, 1963,” 2012                 

Don’t Blame the Ugly Mug Anthology, “Viola D’Amore,” 2011

Arsenic Lobster Poetry Journal, “Sacrifice,” Issue 23, 2010

San Diego Poetry Annual,  “The Sound of a Tattoo, Fading,” 2010

Connecticut River Review, “Poem to My Ex: In the Presence of God, or Something,” 2009

Damselfly Press, “Postcard to My Sister from the Rue de Turenne, Paris, 2006,” 2009

Paris/Atlantic, “Name Me,” 2009

San Pedro River Review, “Blazon,” Spring 2009

Tattoo Highway TH/19, “1960, Just Married, Three Months Pregnant,” 2009

New Southerner, “The Light of Day,” 2008

Poetry Foundation, “Heaven, 1963,” 2007

Blue Arc West: An Anthology of California Poets, “Heaven, 1963,” 2006

Parler Paris, “Processional,” 2003


The Poetry Barn, Sneak Peek: “I’m With the Banned,” Interview with Lissa Kiernan, Director, September 2019

San Diego Public Library, Banned Books Week, Interview with Rancy Breece, September 2019

Split Lip Magazine, Now Playing: Part 4, August 2017

Split Lip Magazine, Fightin’ Words, August 2017 (Archive under construction. Temporarily Unavailable.)

Poets and Artists, Grace Notes, Interview with Grace Cavalieri, O&S, Fall 2010, Volume 3, Issue 8 (Page 66) [1] 

Poetry Addict, Blog Talk Radio, Interview with Jennifer Donnell, July 2010[2] 

Select Readings & Panels

The American University in Paris, UNESCO reading, Paris, France

Banned Books Marathon Reading, San Diego, CA

The Bowery Poetry Club, Visible Poetry Project Screening with Q & A Panel, NY, NY

Coffee Cartel, Redondo Poets, Redondo Beach, CA

Kooperatif Art & Performance Hall, Istanbul, Turkey

Orange County Poetry Festival, Huntington Beach, CA

Shakespeare & Company, Paris, France

Skylight Books, Los Angeles, CA

UCCS, Colorado Springs, CO The Ugly Mug Cafe, Orange, CA


Visible Poetry Project, “Naming the Roses,” Poem by Kim Noriega, Film by Michelle Tsiakaros


Arsenic Lobster Poetry Journal, Issue 23, 2010, Name Me reviewed by Lissa Kiernan, Poetry Editor

Modern Confessional, “Read This,” May 21, 2010, Name Me reviewed by Collin Kelley