2019 Winner- Black Caucus of the American Library Association Best Poetry Book Award
2019 Winner- Greece’s Eyelands International Book Awards (Greece) – Unpublished poetry category
2019 Finalist – Greece’s Eyelands International Book Award (Greece) – Published poetry category
2019 Runners-Up, The Half and One Prize – One of India’s biggest prize money competitions promoting the best in Indian and international writing.
2017 Weight of Just Black (Japanese Translation) nominated for Japan Best Translation Award
2015 Aditi Foundation Dhwani Fellowship, Bangalore, India: Kannada translation of Dr. Hall’s work,
2012 Poetry Spoken Word Winner, Ubud Writers & Readers’ International Festival, Bali Indonesia