Second Place Adult Winner of Long Island's prestigious Mid-Island Y JCC 2017 Poetry Contest (judged by Gayl Teller, former Nassau County Poet
Laureate & Walt Whitman Birthplace Poet of the Year). Winning Poem ("Don't Cry For Me") is under consideration for publication.
One of only 150 submissions, out of 2,800, to be printed in The New York Times'New York City Haiku
Excerpts of program for Nuyorican Poets Cafe Grand Slam Finals.
Primary Writer of script for movie short ("Help Wanted") produced by Fortune Society film program; also acted in major
role. Can be seen on YouTube.