EDUCATION

2014           Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, Creative Writing                     MFA 

2009          State University of New York at Buffalo, English Literature, with honors                         BA

TEACHING

Literature Instructor, Department of English, University of Hartford, West Hartford, Connecticut, 2017

Visiting Art Writing Instructor, Department of Art, University of Missouri-Saint Louis, 2017         

Fiction Instructor, Department of English, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, 2013-2015 

PUBLICATIONS

Newfound: “What Is Arresting” (nonfiction, forthcoming)

On The Seawall: “Contracting,” July 16, 2019 (poetry)

The Literary Review: “Melons Marina,” “Beatriz, unexiled,” Vol. 62, No. 1, Spring 2019 (fiction)

Denver Quarterly: “Surveillance,” “Passages,” Vol. 52, No. 4, 2018 (poetry)

Tupelo Quarterly: “Sex Work,” “Beatriz,” “Melons Marina,” “Dante,” “Issue 16, November 2018 (fiction)

Juke Joint: “Passage,” “The Book of Eleven,” “Hyperboles,” Issue 3, August 2018 (poetry)

Scarlet: "Pluto," "Juno," "Venus," "Earth," "Jupiter," April 2018 (hybrid)

Newfound: "Backyard," "Convergence Destruction," "Mafia Q," Vol. 9, Issue 1, April 2018 (poetry)

The Kenyon Review: “Refuges, Montauk,” Nov/Dec 2017 (poetry)

Tammy Journal 7: “Ceres,” “Saturn,” May 2017 (poetry)

Fairy Tale Review: “Mother and Daughterhood,” February 2017 (fiction)

Vinyl Poetry and Prose: “Prince came to,” January 12, 2017 (poetry)

Public Pool: “Subjectobject,” “Passages,” November 2016 (poetry)

December Magazine: “Whale,” Issue 27.2, November 2016 (fiction)

Apogee Journal: “Before I Began,” Issue 7, July 2016 (nonfiction)

Guernica Magazine: “The Architecture of Resistance,” with JASA, May 31, 2016 (interview)

Connotation Press: “Mistresses,” Vol. 7, Issue 2, November 2015 (nonfiction)

WUSTL Digital Gateway Image CollectionsAccidental Green, May 2013 (artist’s book)

New Contrast: “The Neighborhood,” Issue 139, Fall 2007 (fiction)

HONORS AND AWARDS                   

2018                    Finalist, Tupelo Quarterly Prose Open  

2018                    Selected for print edition, Best of Newfound Magazine                                              

2016                    Pushcart Prize nomination for “Whale,” December Magazine                                                         

2016                    Finalist, The Boston Review Poetry Prize                                                                                            

2015                    TENT Fellow, The Yiddish Book Center

2014                    Junior Writer in Residence, Washington University in St. Louis               

2009                   Nominated for the Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award                                                              

2008                    Friends of the Library Poetry Prize, State University of New York at Buffalo                              

2007                    Joyce Carol Oates Fiction Prize, State University of New York at Buffalo                                      

2007                    Cook, Logan, Hammond Prize for Fiction, State University of New York at Buffalo                     

TALKS

Visiting Artist Talk, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, February 9, 2019

Take Care of Yourself (with Matthew Woodward), Linda Warren Projects, Chicago, Illinois, April 28, 2017

Impossible Wants (with Laurencia Strauss), Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, April 20, 2015

Impossible Wants (with Laurencia Strauss), “Unruly Engagements: On the Social Turn in Contemporary Art and Design,” Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland,                   Ohio, November 7, 2014

RESEARCH

2016                    Assistant to the Artistic Director, Gavin Kroeber, New Cities, Future Ruins, St. Louis, Missouri

2008                   Assistant to the Department Chair, Dr. Cristanne Miller, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York  

READINGS AND EXHIBITIONS

Alternative Pride, Poetry Performance, Riverside Park, New York, New York, June 22, 2019

Tammy Journal Anniversary Reading, AWP off-site, Portland, Oregon, March 30, 2019

December Reading, Amherst Books, Amherst, Massachusetts, December 14, 2017

The Ocean Reading, Paul Artspace, Florissant, Missouri, May 10, 2017

Apogee 7 Launch, Bureau of General Services-Queer Division, New York, New York, July 29, 2016

Chainlink Poetry Series, Meshuggah Café, St. Louis, Missouri, June 30, 2016

TENT Fellows Reading, Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, Massachusetts, June 5, 2015

Impossible Wants, Poetry in the Streets (various sites) St. Louis, Missouri, October 15, 2014

MFA Thesis Reading, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, April 22, 2014

Exhibition of Artists’ Books, Kranzberg Studio for the Illustrated Book, St. Louis, Missouri, April 26, 2013

MFA Fiction Reading, Cleveland Street, St. Louis, Missouri, September 24, 2012

Talking Leaves Reading, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo, New York, February 3, 2011

ARTIST PROJECTS AND COLLABORATIVE WORKS

Crystal and Flame: a forum (in development)—Creator

                     Description: An art writing journal and public forum dedicated to bridging economic, geographic, and cultural gaps in the arts

How Long Can You Remain Silent? (in development)—Poet/Book Designer

                     A collaboration with Matthew Evan Taylor

                     Description: An opera and book, in which two voices (baritone and mezzo-soprano) utilize the same lyrics to respond divergently to crises themed                       around the aftermath of the 2016 US presidential election                                                                                              

Viewfinding—Contributor to a project by Sarah E. Brook

                     Riverside Park, New York, New York, September 22, 2018

                     Description: A public works installation that centers LGBTQ voices in public space

Conclusions and Findings: A Translation Project—Contributor to project by Catalina Ouyang

                     https://anotherdocument.info, February 23, 2017

                     Description: A research and translation project about a Title IX investigation in academia

I’m Not Afraid—Performer in project by JASA

                     Tabasco Goes Bananas, January 20, 2017

                     Description: A video presents an option (or many options) for response to political crises

Above All We Are Not Done—Performer in project by JASA

                     White Box NYC, New York, New York, November 8, 2016

                     Description: A performance work about the 2016 US presidential election, executed in real time on election night

How to Grieve and Dream at the Same Time—Poet/Participant in project by Bhanu Kapil

                     The Pulitzer Foundation, St. Louis, Missouri, June 3-4, 2016

                     Description: A public project in response to the collective traumas of 2014 and 2015 in Ferguson and St. Louis

Impossible Wants—Co-creator/Director of Poetics

                     A collaboration with Laurencia Strauss

                     St. Louis, Missouri, May 2013-November 2015

                     Description: An experimental and collaborative exchange among poets, visual artists, the St. Louis public, and City Street repair crews, in which                              questions of un-resolvability were investigated through a series of interdependent artistic actions

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Undergraduate Courses:

Fiction Writing, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014

Microfiction, Spring 2015

Statement Writing and Ekphrastic Workshops, Spring 2017

Introduction to Literature, Fall 2017   

LETTERPRESS AND PRINTING

2014                    Print Apprentice, Paper Boat Studios, St. Louis, Missouri                                                                                       

2013                    Designer and Printer, Hurst Reading Series, Department of English, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri                                                               

RESIDENCIES

2018                    Seguin, Georgetown, Maine

2017                    Paul Artspace, St. Louis, Missouri                                                                                  

2016                    Edward F. Albee Foundation, Montauk, New York                                                                        

2015                    The Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, Massachusetts                                                                        

SELECTED EXPERIENCE AND COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTIONS

2019                  Reader/Mentor, The MFA App

2018                  Screenwriting Judge, Columbus College of Art and Design           

2017                 Assistant to the Director, At the Edge of Everything Else | St. Louis   

2016                  Fiction Editor, The Spectacle Magazine, Washington University in St. Louis                 

2014-15              Creative Writing Teacher, The North Campus, St. Louis, Missouri                                           

2013                  Reader, Undergraduate Awards, Washington University in St. Louis