• Received a Cutting Edge Artist Award (1999) as a spoken word performer from the Vault, a performance space in Queens, NY.
  • His short story “Limb” which was published in Volume 11 (September 2013) of Kansas City Voices, was a Pushcart Prize nominee.
  • His debut novel Broken Land, a Brooklyn Tale was named Underground Book Reviews 2014 Book of the Year.
  • His short story “The Little People” which appeared as audio-fiction in the Golden Walkman, was nominated for Best of the Web 2017.