Awards & Publications

awards & honorable mentions

2023 Best of the Net nomination for my poem “In Which I Look Both Ways Before Getting into Speeding Cars” – nominated by Gnashing Teeth Publishing

1 of 10 poets selected for Mississippi Valley Poets & Writers’ Richfield Nature Area Poetry Walk – my poem “Little Prayer” (after Danez Smith) is on a plaque in Richfield Lake Park through August 2025

2nd Place for my poem “I Don’t Want a Fairy Tale” – 2023 Stone Gathering Award via NFSPS

Finalist for my poem “Obit (Strapless Dress)”The Good Life Review’s 2023 Honeybee Prize

Honorable Mention for my poem “It Was Fall and It Was London for Just One Night” – 2023 Stephan A. DiBiase Poetry Prize

1st Place Winner for my poem “Morning Song” – 2022 John Calvin Rezmerski Memorial Grand Prize in The League of MN Poets’ 37th Annual Poetry Contest

2023 Pushcart Prize nomination for my poem “This Is My Art and It Is Dangerous” – nominated by Reed Magazine

Top 50 Finalist – 2023 & 2022 Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards

Longlist Finalist – 2022 Sappho Prize

Honorable Mention for my poem “Mind Wanting More,” (published in HEART, December 2021) – 2021 Heart Poetry AwardObit

selected publications

“White Snakeroot” and other poemsEunoia Review, October 2023

“When a Witch Desires Something That is Not Hers, She Will Slip it Into Her Glove,” Sage Cigarettes Magazine, September 2023

“Obit (Strapless Dress)” (after Victoria Chang), The Good Life Review, Micro Monday segment, August 2023

“Use This Poem to Dry Your Eyes,” Anti-Heroin Chic, Issue 32, August 2023

“In Which I Look Both Ways Before Getting into Speeding Cars,” Gnashing Teeth Publishing, Poem of the Day, April 2023

“Hot Girl Shit,” The Aurora Journal, Winter 2023 Volume, February 2023

“I Am Trying to Break Your Heart,” Watershed Review, Volume 45, Number 02, Fall 2022

“I Only Want Him When He Smells Like Whiskey & Camels” & “What The Aftermath Might Have Looked LIke Had I Not Stepped Out of that Cab,” Roi Fainéant Press, October 2022 

“I Miss Writing Poetry” & “I’m Afraid of Everything That Wants Me,” Vulnerary Magazine, Fall 2022: WITHER, September 2022

“Wrought Iron Fence to the Heart, or the Summer I Lost My Virginity,” Anti-Heroin Chic, Issue 28, August 2022

“In Defense of the Boy Who Made Heartbreak Hurt Like a Hangover,” Gnashing Teeth Publishing, Poem of the Day, April 2022

“Give Me Death” Chestnut Review, October 2020

“Patron Saint of Poets” Harness Magazine online, October 2020

“But If You Were to Stay” New Literati, Spring 2015

“Granddad” New Literati, Spring 2015

features & interviews

“Interview with Kait Quinn,” Free Verse Revolution, Issue IV: Hades, Winter 2021

Featured Writer” New Literati, Spring 2015