Joan Lee Yang Award for Poetry, UC Berkeley, 1970 and 1971
    Pushcart Prize, Yonkers, NY, 1979
      Artist in the Community Grant, California Arts Council, 1979 and 1980
        Literary Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts, 1979 and 2003
          Poetry Center Book Award, Poetry Center, San Francisco State University, 1985
            Pew Fellow in the Arts, Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, PA, 1998
              BloggerForum.com Top Ten Weekly Blogs, Week of November 30, 2003
                Best American Poetry, New York, NY, 2002, 2004
                  Fellowship, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, 2002
                    Blog of the Day, December 6, 2002
                      Book of the Year, 2004, Small Press Traffic, 2005
                        2006 Poet Laureate of the Blogosphere
                          2010 Levinson Prize, awarded by the Poetry Foundation for "from 'Revelator'," published in June 2010 issue.
                            Top English Professor Blog Award, 2010
                              Kelly Writers House Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, 2012

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