The Throne Didn’t Come With The Award

I’m so very thrilled that the English Department at George Mason University has chosen me as its distinguished alum of 2018. Here’s the announcement on the department’s website, and the awards ceremony will be hosted by Mason’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences on Wednesday, October 10 in Fairfax, VA (by invitation only).

It was one of the best decisions of my life to come to Mason to earn my MFA—life-changing really in terms of both my career and my personal life, since I also met my wife, Tara Laskowski, in those grad school workshops. I’m grateful to be recognized now for the ways I’ve hopefully given back to the program, the department, and the university as well.