Poetry grabbed me by the collar at an early age and hasn’t let go since. What began as angsty scribbles in my diary has now become my life’s work, and I’m thrilled to share it with a broader audience. Helping people artistically articulate their emotions has deepened my relationship with the craft of poetry.
I earned a MFA in Creative Writing, a PhD in the same, and have delighted in connecting with students while teaching at the university level. My work has appeared in numerous publications, both literary and mainstream, for over 15 years.
You can find my work in Charleston Magazine, Mid-American Review, New Orleans Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, Best New Poets 2013, & many more.
My honors include a Tennessee Williams Scholarship to Sewanee Writers' Conference, a scholarship to Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing, a residency at Vermont Studio Center, as well as nods in contests like the Copper Nickel Poetry Prize, Wabash Prize for Poetry, & the Palette Poetry Prize, among others.