Education

  • M.F.A., 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

  • Temporary Full-time Faculty, Hillsborough Community College; 2022-Present

  • Graduate Instructor, University of Pittsburgh; 2019-2021

 

Courses Taught

  • English Composition I & II

  • Introduction to Creative Writing

  • Introduction to Poetry

 

Community Workshops

  • Creative Writing Workshop, Pittsburgh Veterans Affairs, 2019-2020

 

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

 

Pedagogy Workshops

  • Providing Effective Feedback

  • Teaching with Equity

  • 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;

 

Fellowships, Scholarships, Awards

  • Black Lawrence Press Chapbook Contest, Semi-Finalist, Winter 2022

  • Scott Merrill Poetry Award, Semi-Finalist, Key West Literary Seminar, Spring 2021

  • College Prize, Winner, Academy of American Poets, May 2020

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

  • Honors Research Award, 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

 

Publications

Poetry

  • "Equinox" Allium, Forthcoming 2023

  • “Soldier’s Disease” Notre Dame Review, Spring 2022

  • “half-baked” FreezeRay, Apil 2021

  • “Invocation” New York Quarterly, Without a Doubt: poems illuminating faith, Forthcoming 2022

  • “half-life” Academy of American Poets, October 2020

  • “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

  • "As a young college instructor, why do I outearn my mom, a Florida teacher for 30 years?" Tampa Bay Times, September 2022

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

 

Multimedia

  • Interview - Craft Talk Podcast, March 2021

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

 

Multimedia Proficiencies

Podcasting; Music Production; Broadcasting; Video Podcasting; Live-Streaming; Logic; Pro Tools; Premiere Pro; InDesign; Photoshop; StreamLabs OBS

 

Exhibitions, Readings, Panels

Exhibition

  • 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

  • “I, You, Us, Them: Race and Subjectivity in DocuPoetry”, Documentary Poetics Popular Protest, and Activism: An International Poetics’ Seminar, American University of Paris, TBD due to COVID

  • Publishing 101, Columbia College Chicago, October 2016

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

 

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