National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Fellowship for Poetry, 1997-1998

CantoMundo, Austin, TX, 2011, 2012

Formby Fellowship (Kay Boyle research), Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 2010

California Arts Council, 2002-2003

Barbara Deming Foundation, 2001-2002

SOPA (Portuguese American Heritage), Congressional Recognition award for literature, 2018

Fulbright Fellowship for poetry 2014/15

Travel grant “Kale Soup for the Soul,” Fundação Luso-Americanato (FLAD), 2014

US@PT grantFundação Luso-Americanato (FLAD), 2013

Center for Cultural Innovation, Creative Capacity Quick Grant, 2012, 2014


Disquiet, International Literature Program, Lisbon, Portugal, 2011

Milkwood, Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic, Sept. 2009

Fundación Valparaíso, Mojacar, Spain, Sept. 2008

Jentel, Banner, Wyoming, Jan.-Feb. 2003 (stipend)

Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, New York, summer 1999

Vermont Studio Center, Writers Grant, Johnson, Vermont, winter 1998