Abridged CV

Complete CV available upon request


M.F.A. in Creative Writing, University of Houston
B.A. in English/Area Program in Creative Writing (High Distinction), University of Virginia
Fellowships & Scholarships

The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, Residency Grant, 2016
Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center Writing Fellowship, 2014-2015
Tent: Encounters with Jewish Culture, Creative Writing Conference Fellowship, 2014
Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellowship, Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, 2011-2012
Tennessee Williams Scholarship, Sewanee Writers Conference, 2011
Teaching Experience

Residential Program Director, The UVa Young Writers Workshop, University of Virginia, 2012 - pres.
Adjunct Instructor, Fordham University-Rose Hill, Bronx, NY

ENG 3015: Poetry Writing, The Poet's Craft, Spring 2014

Adjunct Instructor, La Guardia Community College (CUNY), Queens, NY

ENG 102: Writing Through Literature, Fall 2013

Jay C. and Ruth Halls Fellow, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011 - 2012

ENGL 302: Intermediate Poetry Writing, Spring 2012

ENGL 300: Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry and Fiction, Fall 2011

Lecturer, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 2011

ENGL 253: Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry & Fiction

Graduate Assistant/Teaching Fellow, University of Houston, 2008 - 2011

ENGL 2306: Introduction to Poetry

ENGL 2305: Introduction to Short Fiction

ENGL 3329: Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry and Fiction, Fall 2010

ENGL 1304: Freshman Rhetoric and Composition II

ENGL 1303: Freshman Rhetoric and Composition I

Writer in Residence, Writers in the Schools (WITS), Houston, TX, 2009 - 2011
Poetry Faculty, Boldface Conference for Emerging Writers, University of Houston, 2010 & 2011
Residential Staff Director, The UVa Young Writers Workshop, University of Virginia, 2010
Counseling & Teaching Staff, The UVa Young Writers Workshop, University of Virginia, 2007 - 2010
Editorial Work

Reviewer, Publishers Weekly, March 2013 – pres.
Managing Editor, The Auden Society Newsletter, May 2011 – Feb 2014
Copy Editor, Foster Web Marketing, Fairfax, VA, Jan 2012 - Nov 2013
News Editor/Social Media, Drama Fever, New York, NY, Oct 2012 - May 2013
Poetry Editor, Better Magazine (, Winter 2012 – 2013
Senior Editor, Devil's Lake, Fall 2011 – 2012
Guest Editor, NOÖ Weekly, August 2011
Reviews & Interviews Editor, Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature & Fine Arts, 2010 - 2011
Poetry Assistant Editor, Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature & Fine Arts, 2008 - 2010
Reader, Best New Poets series, 2008 - 2009
Reader, Meridian, 2007 - 2008

  • [Spoiler Alert], co-written with Adam Peterson, The Collagist/Dzanc Books, Winner of the 2011 Collagist Chapbook Competition
  • PEN America—"Home on the Range" and "Industrial Cottage," July 29, 2016
  • Boston Review—"Something Blue," July/August 2016
  • Best American Poetry 2016—"32 Fantasy Football Teams," written with Joseph Chapman
  • Spark & Echo—"I Am Small," October 20, 2015
  • FANZINE—"When" and "Look Out, Natural Disasters Are Everywhere!", October 16, 2015
  • Copper Nickel—"Memorial Day," Spring 2015
  • Ampersand Review—"Please Please Me" and "Needs It," October 13 and October 20, 2014
  • The Awl—"My Body Is Afraid of Your Body When Your Body Moves to Move Away" and "Escape Hatch," May 22 and August 22, 2014
  • Boston Review—"If Not By Smokestack," May/June 2014
  • NightBlock—"In Praise of Waiting for the Phone to Ring Is No Longer Something We Say" and "Station," Issue 2, May 2014
  • Barn Owl Review—Featured Poet Folio: "Movements Altogether," "As If in a Cave," "The Sky Is Held Together by a Fiction," "Deadpan," "First Things," "If We Are Destined For Greatness Or If We Will Enter the City and Be Swallowed," and "In the Mall I Try on Saying Things Casually," Issue 7
  • Timber—"Beast of Some Kind," "Frames," "Against Sink," Vol. 4, Spring 2014
  • Tin House—"People With Nothing to Say Say Plenty to the Dog" and "Defined Contribution," Issue 56, Summer 2013
  • Corium Magazine—excerpts from "Manuals Are Interesting Reading," Summer 2013
  • Columbia Poetry Review—"I Need to Count on All My Fingers" and "O, Ogallala," Issue 26
  • Colorado Review—"View From Here" and "You Love Desperately and Like a Raft," Vol. 39, No. 2
  • Crazyhorse—"Observation Car," Issue 81
  • The Southern Review—"This Kind of Maybe," Vol. 48, No. 3
  • Pleiades—Seven excerpts from "I Write to You From the Sea," Vol. 32, No. 2, nominated for Best New Poets series
  • VOLT—“I’m Sorry About How All Your Things Were Taken," Issue 17
  • Versal—"Debt" and "Calendar Year," Issue 10
  • Indiana Review—"Upkeep," Vol. 34, No. 1
  • BOMB Magazine's BOMBlog—"Inner Resources" and "I Will Make a Useful Manual for My Tasks and Hide It," May 18, 2012
  • Sonora Review—"It’s Okay, Clark Kent, You’re Not From Around Here," Issue 60
  • Black Warrior Review—"All the Sciences," Issue 38.2
  • Salt Hill—"For You Out of Soft Materials," Issue 28
  • Cream City Review—"We Consider Adding 'Fucking' to Our Lexicon," Vol. 35, No. 1
  • LIT—"Towards Blueprint" and "Spreading Center," Vol. 11, No. 2
  • Owl Eye Review—"Let’s Pretend We're All Birds in a Dive Bar" and "Words They Put in Each Others' Mouths," Summer 2011
  • Cincinnati Review—"Reciprocity," Vol. 8, No. 1
  • The The Poetry—"Known Quantity," Summer 2011
  • Denver Quarterly—"There are still things to be saved," Vol. 45, No. 2
  • Zone 3—"In an Art Gallery, I Am Moved to Contemplate Pack Animals," Vol. 25, No. 2
  • Washington Square Review—"Foiled Voyeur," Winter/Spring 2010
  • Third Coast—"What the Winter Made of Me," Spring 2010, nominated for Best New Poets series
  • Caketrain—"Who We Were Before the War," "Another Story in Which Everyone Has the Same Dream, but Slowly” and “How We Spent Our Time in the Army," Issue 8
  • NOÖ Weekly—"And I Will Take Care Not to Spill the Red Things," Summer 2010
  • Saltgrass—"You Know How It Is With All the Arsonists," "This Year We’ll Save That Drowning Boy," and "Where We Come From," Issue 5
  • Selections from [SPOILER ALERT], a collaborative prose chapbook, have appeared in the following journals:
  • The Literary Review, "Everything is people," "Nobody's leaving until this thing is finished," "None of the ghosts are dead," and "It's last week the whole time," Vol. 54, No. 4
  • Copper Nickel, "They aren't your family" and "That's a bear," Issue 16
  • DIAGRAM, "Those two dogs are going to kill each other," Issue 11.4
  • sixth finch, "That isn't the moon," Spring 2011
  • Numerous titles, Publisher's Weekly. More information available upon request.
  • Collateral Light by Julia Cohen, Jacket 2, forthcoming
  • My Dead by Amy Lawless, Sink Review, forthcoming
  • Figures for an Apocalypse by Edward Mullany, The Collagist
  • Double Agent by Michelle Chan Brown, Birmingham Poetry Review, Issue 40
  • Goat in the Snow by Emily Pettit, Devil's Lake, 3/30/12
  • Metropole by Geoffrey G. O'Brien, Devil's Lake, 2/2/12
  • The Bugging Watch & Other Exhibits by Kim Gek Lin Short, Mantis, Issue 10

  • Writer House Seminar: Surrealist Poetry and the Imagination, Charlottesville, VA
  • Earshot Reading Series, New York, NY
  • University of Colorado-Boulder Boulder, CO
  • Timber/SpringGun/Noemi Press AWP Reading, Seattle, WA
  • Barn Owl Review AWP Reading, Seattle, WA
  • Bushwick Sweethearts Reading Series, New York, NY
  • Metro Rhythm Reading Series, New York, NY
  • Bad Shadow Affair Reading Series, Denver, CO
  • We Are Homer: A Reading of Collaborative Prose, AWP Panel, Boston, MA
  • Southern Writers Reading Series, New York, NY
  • Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellows Reading, Madison, WI
  • Visiting Writer Craft Talk and Reading, UW-Stevens Point, WI
  • Support: Art + Design Opening, Chicago Artist’s Coalition Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • Boldface Conference, Craft Talk: "My House But Not My House: What Surrealism Can Teach Us About the Image," Houston, TX
  • Gulf Coast Reading Series, Brazos Bookstore, Houston, TX
  • Poison Pen Reading Series, Poison Girl Bar, Houston, TX
  • Boldface Conference, Craft Talk: "Sentenced to Death: The Role of the Sentence in Contemporary Poetry," Houston, TX