Education

  • M.F.A., summa cum laude, Poetry, University of Pittsburgh, Spring 2021 

Thesis: “half-life”

Thesis Committee: Yona Harvey (Chair), Dawn Lundy Martin, Piotr 

Gwiazda, Diana Khoi Nguyen

  • B.A., cum laude, Poetry, Columbia College Chicago, Spring 2018

  • A.S., Sound Engineering, Full Sail University, November 2012

Faculty Positions 
  • Graduate Instructor (Pitt) 2019-2021

Courses Taught 
  • English Composition I 

  • Introduction to Poetry 

Community Workshops 
  • Creative Writing Workshop, Pittsburgh Veterans Affairs

Pedagogy Workshops 
  • Providing Effective Feedback

  • Teaching with Equity 

  • Teaching International Students 

  • New to School: Supporting First Generation Students 

Teaching Interests

Creative Writing; Documentary Poetry; Video Essay; Video Poetry; Lyric Essay; 

Eco-Poetics; Visual & Illustrated Poetry; Digital Literature; Creative Non-fiction; 

Film as Literature; Podcasting; Audio Documentary

Multimedia Interests & Proficiencies  

Podcasting; Music Production; Broadcasting; Video Podcasting; Live-Streaming; 

Logic; Pro Tools; Premiere Pro; InDesign; Photoshop; StreamLabs OBS

Academic & Administrative Positions
  • Co-Curator, Pitt Speakeasy Reading Series, 2018-2021

  • Co-Curator, Manifest - Graduating English Department Reading 

  • Chairman of Student Organizations, Columbia College Chicago, 2015-2017

  • Founder/President, Point Blank Poetry Club, 2015-2018

Publications 

Poetry 

  • “After Your Father’s Funeral” & “Every Christmas,” Slushpile, March 2020

  • “Mrs. Corson’s Classroom,” Crab Orchard Review, October 2019

  • “I love you (lipogram)” The Standard Hotel, Miami, September 2019

  • “The Addict as Dog Walker,” The Offing, June 2019

  • “Vanishing Point,” Hooligan, April 2018

  • “Black Hawk Down 2,” Ode to the City, August 2017

  • “Morning Visit,”Entropy, June 2017

  • “run,”december, November 2015

 

Prose

  • “The Riverwood Dog-track,” Fallero, December 2014

 

Multimedia

  • “Our Pool,” Aquifer: The Florida Review Online, September 2018

Lectures
  • “I, You, Us, Them: Race and Subjectivity in DocuPoetry”, Documentary Poetics, Popular Protest, and Activism: An International Poetics’ Seminar, American University of Paris, June 2021

Exhibitions, Readings, Panels  

Exhibitions 

  • 24th Annual Hopkin Honors Gallery, “Battle Rap Series” & “Ride or Die”, April 2017 

Readings

  • White Whale Bookstore, Pittsburgh, September 2019

  • Badgerstock Poetry Festival, Sioux Falls, July 2019

  • Staghorn Reading Series, Pittsburgh, January 2019 

  • Citywide Poetry Festival, Chicago, April 2018

  • Columbia College Reading Series (Opening Reader), March 2018 

  • Horizon Reading Series, Chicago, November, 2017

  • Chicago Book Expo, Chicago, October 2017

  • Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award, Guild Literary Complex, April 2017

  • Caffeinated Confessions (Featured Reader), Chicago, December 2016

  • In-One Ear Open Mic (Feature Reader) , Chicago, December  2016

 

Panels 

  • Publishing 101, Columbia College Chicago, October 2016

  • Applying for Creative Writing, Columbia College Chicago, 2016-2018

 

Editorial Work 
  • Founder/Editor-In-Chief, Habitat Magazine, 2015-2019

Fellowships, Scholarships, Awards
  • Jean Meyer Aloe Graduate Poetry Award, U of Pittsburgh, May 2020

  • Arts & Science Graduate Fellow, U of Pittsburgh, 2018-2019

  • Honors Research Award (Second), Columbia College Chicago, April 2018

  • Jay W. Boersma Scholarship, Columbia College Chicago, Spring 2017 

  • Elma Stuckey Poetry Prize, Columbia College Chicago, Spring 2016

  • Fiction Scholarship, Columbia College Chicago, 2015-2018

  • Fiction Award (First), Valencia College, December 2014 

Artist Residencies
  • Tin House Summer Writing Workshop, July 2019

  • Juniper Writing Residency, June 2019

  • Atlantic Center for the Arts Artist Residency, May 2018

  • Winter Tangerine Online Writing Retreat, June 2016

Volunteer & Internships 
  • Curator, Applied Words Panel Series, Guild Literary Complex, 2017-2018

  • Guest-Judge, Louder Than a Bomb, Chicago Spring 2018

  • Volunteer Judge, Louder Than a Bomb, Chicago, Spring 2017

  • Instructor (Writing), Chicago Lights, Point Blank Poetry Club, 2017

  • Book Drive, Point Blank Poetry Club, Chicago, 2017-2018

  • Clothing Drive, Point Blank Poetry Club, Chicago, 2016-2018

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