- 2015 inaugural Philip Bacon Ekphrasis Award
- 2014, Short list, Newcastle Poetry Prize
- 2014, Short List, FourW poetry prize
- 2013, Long List, Montreal Poetry Prize
- 2013 Hawthornden Fellow, Scotland.
- An Absence of Saints was shortlisted for the 2010/2011 Mary Gilmore Award.
- 2011 Wesley Michel Wright Prize for an extract of poems in a published collection from An Absence of Saints.
- 2010 Anne Elder Poetry Award for a first book of poetry first published in Australia was given to An Absence of Saints.
- 2009 Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize for an unpublished manuscript of poetry for An Absence of Saints.