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2015     Hamilton Literary Award for Non-fiction for The House with the Parapet Wall
2014     Hamilton Literary Award for Poetry for Brilliant Falls
2006     Winner for the Hamilton Arts Award for Non-fiction
2006     Finalist for the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction (The Boys)
2006     Finalist for the BC Award for Canadian Non-Fiction (The Boys)
2004     Finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry (Disarmament)
2001     Hamilton and Region Arts Council Poetry Collection/Anthology Award (CD: Nod Me In, Shake Me Out)
1999     Hamilton and Region Arts Council Poetry Book Prize (Devil’s Punch Bowl)
1999     GUI Prize for Poetry (Poems: “To God, as a Small Pest”, and “Atonement” from Devil’s Punch Bowl)
1998     Hamilton and Region Arts Council Poetry Book Prize (The Church Not Made With Hands)
1995     Hamilton and Region Arts Council First Prize — Non-Fiction (“Where in the World is Burlington Heights?”)
1991     CBC Radio Literary Competition First Prize for Poetry (Captain Kintail)
1988     Bressani Prize for Poetry (Forty Days and Forty Nights)