About Me

Poet, Writer, Editor

When I'm not writing poetry, I serve as assistant editor for The Rise Up Review, a journal of protest poetry. I also write middle-grade nonfiction books, edit books, proposals, talks, and scholarly papers, and teach college writing. See more of my publications, honors, and accomplishments here.

I recently finished my term as Artist in Residence at Everglades National Park, very near where much of Peninsular Scar takes place. In 2017 I received Grand Prize in the Summer Literary Seminars Fiction and Poetry contest, which gained me a trip to Tbilisi, Georgia, as well as Grand Prize in the Matrix Magazine LitPOP Poetry Award, judged by the incredible Eileen Myles and complete with a trip to Montreal. 

Poems have recently appeared in FenceZYZZYVA, Bennington Review, and Prairie Schooner, and manuscripts have recently been recognized at presses such as Sundress Publications and Tupelo Press, where my first full-length collection In case it's catching it quick that's important was shortlisted for the 2017 Dorset Prize (see what judge Ilya Kaminsky had to say about my work here, and read the poem he references, published in Midway Journal, here).