John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship for Poetry, 1999-2000
Moderator, “Is Writing Poetry Barbaric After the Holocaust?” National Holocaust Museum, Washington, D.C. Participants Gerald Stern, Nobel Laureate Czslaw Milosz, and Marge Piercy.
Jerome Shestack Prize, American Poetry Review 1998(Best Poems published in 1997)
George Bogin Memorial Prize, Poetry Society of America 1996
Staff, Indiana University Writer’s Conference, Summer, 1991, 1993
Faculty, Bread Loaf School of English, 1984, 1986, 1990
Staff, Aspen Writer’s Conference, Summer, 1979, 1980.
Staff Assistant, Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, 1977, 1978, 1982.
Creative Arts Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts, 1979-80
Staff, Stonecoast Writer’s Conference, Summer, 1983, 1984.
Alan Collins Fellow in Poetry and Prose, Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, 1974.
Staff, National Poetry Festival, Allendale, Michigan, Summer, 1974.
Fellow, Squaw Valley Community of Writers, 1973.
Distinctive Story Award, Martha Foley’s Best Short Stories of 1974; 1975; 1978;81, 90.
Best 100 Books of 1978, The Philadelphia Enquirer (for Palm Reading in Winter).
Best Books of Poetry, 1978, The Washington Post (for Palm Reading in Winter).