“ This essay [Clay Girl Becomes Clay Woman] contains shifts, rhythms, and layers bring to the page the unpredictable movements of the mind that recovers from trauma. Its focal points sharpen and then, just as quickly, dissolve into breakage. There is so much power in every surprising stop and especially in the loving heat of the arrival. -Elissa Washuta
AWP Intro Journal Award for Fiction, judged by Robert James Russell, 2019.
John Weston Award for Fiction, judged by Venita Blackburn, 2018.
“ [Ivanov’s] “Galilee, if you Squint” has an awareness of unique cultural significance and presents feminine identity as an imposition through a character that lifts out of the ink to shake the boundaries of her own world, making it truly outstanding.” -Venita Blackburn
Undergraduate Cardinal Cushing Award for Fiction, 2017.
Undergraduate McCarthy Award for Poetry, 2017.