Poet, novelist, critic
Yeats Society poetry contest, 2016.
Tiferet magazine poetry prize, 2014
Bright Hill Literary Center, poetry book prize, 2013
Columbia magazine, poetry prize, 1999.
PEN/ Nora Magid Award, 1999, with Henry Finder and Brad Leithauser.
Samuel French Morse Prize for a first book of poems, Northeastern University Press, 1999.
Panelist for NEA Fellowships in poetry, 1993-94.
Emerging Writer Prize, The Kenyon Review Awards for Literary Excellence, 1993.
The National Poetry Convocation, 1992 (with Billy Collins, Yusef Komunyakaa, Mary Oliver, and Maura Stanton)
John Masefield Prize, Poetry Society of America, 1992.
Lamont Poetry Prize, 1989 (with Sandra McPherson and Marvin Bell).
Roethke Prize, 1988 (with Ruth Stone and Reed Whittemore).
Lamont Poetry Prize, 1988 (with Sandra McPherson and Mary Oliver).
Lamont Poetry Prize, 1987 (with Philip Booth and Mary Oliver).
Discovery/Nation Prize, 1986 (with Rachel Hadas and Susan Mitchell).
Glascock Prize, 1985 (with Howard Nemerov and Mark Strand).
Lenore Marshall Prize, 1984 (with Josephine Jacobsen and Donald Justice).
Brandeis Creative Arts Award for Poetry, 1982 (with John Hollander and Richard Howard).
Discovery/Nation Prize, 1980 (with James Merrill and Judith Moffett).