I'm an award-winning poet, travel writer and publisher of Singing Moon Press, specializing in Japanese short-form poetry. My book of poems, Prayer for the Dead: Collected Haibun & Tanka Prose, received a 2017 Merit Book Award from the Haiku Society of America, and I've received several other awards for my poetry:
2017 Haiku Society of America Merit Book Award for Prayer for the Dead: Collected Haibun & Tanka Prose
An (Cottage) Award, 2014 Genjuan International Haibun Contest, for "Caged Birds"
Second-Place Prize, 2016 Tanka Society of America International Tanka Contest
Second-Place Prize, Robert Spiess Memorial Haiku Award Competition, 2013
Second-Place Prize, 17th International Kusamakura Haiku Competition, 2012
First-Place Prize, 2011 Tanka Society of America International Tanka Contest
I cut my travel-writing teeth working with my home state of Oklahoma's Department of Tourism. Here are some article links: Big-Top Town; Hemingway Haven; Living on King Biscuit Time.