University of California, Irvine, MFA Creative Writing, Poetry, 2011

Committee: D.A. Powell (external reader), James McMichael (Chair), Michael Ryan

Harvard University, A.B. in English and American Literature, magna cum laude thesis, cum laude in field, 2004        



University of California Irvine English Department, Lecturer with Continuing Appointment, 2011-present.

Introduction to Poetry Writing; Intensive Writing; Critical Reading and Rhetoric; Introduction to Writing and Rhetoric; Argument and Research




peninsular Scar, Dancing Girl press. forthcoming in Early 2019.



Prairie Schooner, "Ice storm", "Scaredy-Cat", and "the fly moves like a shark". Summer 2018

Nimrod, “There’s that red light over there.” Spring 2018

ZYZZYVA, “Maybe it’s egodystonic anosognosia” and “This morning I woke up and after a while it was like this:”. Spring 2018

Bennington Review, “Orange County bird of prey” and “Hummingbird in torpor with jacaranda”. Spring 2018

FENCE Magazine, “Nest” and “String-Net”. Spring 2018

Fantastic Floridas, “Flatwood”. Spring 2018

Waccamaw Journal, "If there was one thing i could say i knew, and felt, and could get subcutaneous with". Fall 2017

Matrix Magazine, “Is it Lamictal withdrawal or is it feeling 35 w/ the narrowest of times behind”, “rapid cycling”, “The fly moves like a shark”, and “23300 S.W. 120th Ave.”. fall 2017

Witness Magazine, “Visitation, Ashfield”. Summer 2017

Zocalo Public Square, “Theseus in the aftermath”. June 2017

RHINO Poetry, “After reading James Wright”. April 2017

Vinyl Poetry and Prose, “Mother”. February 2017

Bellingham Review, “California child speaks in August” and “Night apartments”. Fall 2016

Tupelo Quarterly, “Florida child speaks to hurricane seahorses”. Winter 2016

Bosque, “Day’s Eye”. Winter 2016

Midway Journal, “Cephalopods” “Chimera”, and “North Adams”. Fall 2013

Squaw Valley Review, “Woodstove”. Fall 2012

Catch Up, “Mixed States” and “There’s a rushing out and tightening in: as in”. Summer 2012

Entasis, “Not from our mouths, hands,” and “Missing.” Issue 2. Spring 2011

Zocalo Public Square, “After Your Brother’s Wedding”. January 2011

Peregrine, “Archives”. Winter 2011

Lo-Ball Magazine, “Between us has been slow theft.”. Fall 2010


Prose and Interviews

"Twilight in the airie nest" art review, south dade News Leader. March 2018

"Contributor Spotlight" interview, Bellingham Review. March 2017

 “Critical Reading” in Anteater Guide to Writing and Rhetoric (Co-Author). 2014, updated 2015


Awards and Nominations

Sundress Publications Open Reading Finalist. October 2017

Burnside Review Chapbook Contest Finalist. September 2017

paper nautilus Debut Series Finalist. September 2017

Quarterly West Chapbook Contest Finalist. September 2017

New Letters Poetry Prize Finalist. fall 2017.

Matrix Magazine Lit POP Awards, Grand Prize Winner in Poetry, judged by Eileen

Myles. Publication and all-expenses paid attendance to awards ceremony in Montreal. August 2017

Agape Editions/Sundress Publications Numinous Orisons, Luminous Origin Literary Award Semi-finalist. July 2017

Tupelo Press Dorset Prize Semi-finalist. April 2017

SLS Fiction & Poetry Contest Grand Prize Winner. All-expenses paid attendance to Summer Literary Seminars in Tbilisi

Georgia. April 2017

Adroit Journal/SI Rittenhouse Square Brittany Noakes Award Semi-finalist. April 2017

Best New Poets 2017 Nominee, by Bellingham Review. March 2017

RHINO Founders Award Semi-finalist. Winter 2017

Porkbelly Press chapbook competition Finalist. Winter 2016

CutBank chapbook competition Finalist. Summer 2016

Sundress Publications chapbook competition Semi-finalist. Summer 2016

Smartish Pace Beullah Rose Prize Finalist. January 2016

Tupelo Quarterly Poetry Prize Semi-finalist. January 2016

BatCat Press reading period Finalist. January 2013

Lynn Garnier Memorial Award Recipient, UC Irvine graduate student awards. June 2010

Harvard University Magna Cum Laude, undergraduate thesis. March 2004


Readings, Fellowships, and Residencies

Ragdale Foundation Resident. March-April 2018

Everglades National Park Artist-in-Residence. February 2018

Soaring Gardens Artist-in-Residence. August 2017

Tbilisi Writer’s House Featured Reader. July 2017

Trustees of the Ora Lerman Charitable Trust Grant Recipient. June 2017

Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellowships Finalist. April 2017

Napa Valley Writers’ Conference Scholarship Recipient. July 2016

A Poetic Uprising Featured Reader. June 2016

Colrain Manuscript Conference Fellowship Recipient. June 2015

Colorado Art Ranch Artist-in-Residence. July-August 2012

Squaw Valley Community of Writers UCI Scholarship Recipient. July 2010, July 2011

South Lake Middle School’s National Poetry Month Featured Reader. April 2011

Entasis Journal Featured Reader. January 2011

UC Irvine Regents Fellowship Recipient, full tuition and fee remission. Spring 2009



Assistant Editor, The Rise Up Review, a new online journal for the poetry of protest. 2016-2018

Advisory Board Member, Paris Press, a nonprofit literary press publishing neglected women writers. 2013-2018

Assistant Editor, Squaw Valley Review. 2011-2012

Reading Series Co-Coordinator, UCI MFA Reading Series. 2009-2010