Recognitions & Awards

  • Under Brushstrokes is among five Award-Winning Finalists in the “Poetry” category of the 2016 International Book Awards!

  • Under BrushstrokesAward-winning Finalist in the “Poetry” Category of the 2015 USA Best Book Award!

  • PUSHCART PRIZE NOMINATIONS FOR POETRY:
    World Literature Today nominated: “How Much of Yourself Remains Within the Walls of a Home” and “A Bird’s Song, Unraveled”
    Pirene’s Fountain nominated “Visiting my Mother in Montreal”


  • BEST OF THE NET NOMINATIONS FOR POETRY & SMALL FICTION:
    Change Seven Magazine 
    nominated “Shipwrecked” from Under Brushstrokes
     Small fiction: Press 53 nominated “The Apple of Granada” from Under Brushstrokes

Under Brush Strokes Book

Cover art Woman Bathing by Hedy Habra. Cover design by Paul Sizer

New collection of poetry

Under Brushstrokes

(Press 53, 2015)

Awards

  • Among five Finalists for the 2016 International Poetry Book Award!
  • Finalist in the “Poetry” category oft the 2015 USA Best Book Award!

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Cover art Heliopolis Palace Hotel Terrace by Hedy Habra.
Cover design by Paul Sizer

Habra’s poetry collection

Tea in Heliopolis

(Press 53, 2013)

Awards

  • Winner for the 2014 USA Best Book Awards
  • Among four Finalists for the 2014 International Poetry Book Award

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Tea in Heliopolis won Honorable Mention in the C&R Press Open Competition Poetry Series and was Finalist in the Patricia Bibby First Book Award and the White Pine Press Award. Tea in Heliopolis was Finalist four times in the Gival Press Poetry Contest and semi-finalist in more than fifteen poetry competitions, including twice for the Crab Orchard Review Open and twice for the Crab Orchard First Book Contest, Many Mountains Moving, White Pine Press, Violet Reed Hass Competition, Slope Press, The Washington Prize, C&R Press De Novo, Zone 3 and twice for the Brittingham and Pollak Prize.

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Cover Design by Hedy Habra & Interlink. Cover photo Hiltrud Schulz.

Habra’s collection of short fiction 

Flying Carpets

(Interlink, 2013)

Awards

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Excellence in Teaching Award Western Michigan University 2015-2016

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Excellence in Teaching Award Western Michigan University 2014

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Alumni Achievements Award Western Michigan University, 2013

Excellence in Teaching Award Western Michigan University (2015-2016)

Excellence in Teaching Award Western Michigan University (2014)

Alumni Achievements Award Western Michigan University (2013)

All-University Research & Creative Scholar Fellowship Award Western Michigan University (2006).

Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship Award Western Michigan University (2006).

Graduate Research Scholar & Creative Writing Award WMU Spanish Department (2006).

Graduate Research Scholar & Creative Writing Award WMU Languages & Linguistics Department (1993).

Poetry Awards

Tiferet Journal Poetry Contest Honorable Mention (2014):
“I’d Like to Sing a Song of Freedom”

Pirene’s Fountain Poetry Awards (2014):
Monostich Poetry Contest Winner “Canvas”
Four Lines Poetry Contest Winner “Resonance”

Nazim Hikmet Fourth Annual International Poetry Competition Winner (2012):
“I Always Knew I was a Sybil at Heart,” “Weaving and Unweaving”
“Writing in Dust”

New Millenium Award Semi-Finalists (2011-2012):
“Shipwrecked,” “Obsessive Compulsion”

Letras Femeninas Premio Victoria Urbano Winner (2007):
“Mascarade,” “Bricolage,” “Simulacra,” “Unborn,” “Evening Walk”

Explicación de Textos Literarios Premio Spanish Press Winner (2005):
“Bajo pinceladas,”  “El sol también tiene su lado oscuro,” “Contrapunto”

Nimrod/Hardman Award, Pablo Neruda Prize Finalists (2003):
“Tea at Chez Paul’s,” “Untold Tale(s) of Unfinished Tapestry,” “Narguileh,”
“I had Never Seen a Dead Man Before,” “Open-Air Cinema in Heliopolis,”
“A Triptych, Unraveled”

Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Prize Finalist (1999): “Raoucheh

Linden Lane Magazine’s English Poetry Prize Winner (1994):
“Encounters,” “Vanishing Shadow,” “I Haven’t Written a Poem in a Long Time”

Negative Capability’s Eve of St. Agnes Award Finalist (1994): “A Glimpse of Fall”

Negative Capability’s Eve of St. Agnes Award Finalist (1993): “To Henriette”

Negative Capability’s Eve of St. Agnes Award Finalist (1992): “That Day in Heliopolis”

Robert Whiting Awards Finalists (1990): “Transience,” “Raindrops” “The Communion”

Negative Capability’s Eve of St. Agnes Award Finalists (1989): “Tea at Heliopolis,” “The White Brass Bed,” “Camera Lucida”

Linden Lane Magazine’s English Poetry Prize, Third Place (1989): “Waiting for Marie”

Linden Lane Magazine’s English Poetry Prize Finalist (1987):  “Immured,” “Dive.”

Journal Français d’Amérique  Concours de Poèmes de Noël, Second Place (1986): “Al Milad

Fiction Awards:

Letras Femeninas Premio Victoria Urbano Winner (2007): “Noor el Kamar”

New Voices Contest Honorable Mention (1993): “Mariam”

New Voices Contest Honorable Mention (1992): “Anemones Fingers”