CV

 education

  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing—University of Idaho, 2017

  • Bachelor of Arts in English with an Emphasis in Creative Writing and Minor in Gender Studies—Pittsburg State University, 2014

teaching

English and Dual Enrollment Instructor—Southeastern Louisiana University (August 2017—present)

  • Courses taught and designed—Developmental English (6 credits), Freshman Composition (36 credits), Critical Reading and Writing (24 credits), Queering the Rural: Country Queer Film and Literature (3 credits), Introduction to Poetry Writing (3 credits).

English Instructor—TRIO’s Upward Bound Program at Southeastern Louisiana University (Summer 2018 and Summer 2019)

  • Courses taught and designed—Composition and Rhetoric (3 credits), Developmental English (6 credits).

Graduate English Instructor—University of Idaho (August 2014—May 2017)

  • Courses taught and designed—Freshman Composition (6 credits), Composition and Rhetoric (24 credits), Poetry Writing and Workshop (3 credits).

Workshops and presentations

Spring 2020

  • Bodily Transformations: Reclaiming the Self, AWP Conference, San Antonio—panelist

Fall 2019

  • “ORCHIDS ARE SPROUTING FROM THE FLOORBOARDS”: Visual and Textural Immersion in Kaveh Akbar’s Calling a Wolf a Wolf at the Southeastern Louisiana University Writing Center—discussion and presentation with English 371 students

Spring 2019

  • Generative Workshop in Poetry at Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, Louisiana—co-leader with Alison Pelegrin

  • Writers Behind The Words, a National Poetry Month Celebration at Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, Louisiana—panelist

  • Little Blue Books at 100, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas—featured reader

Fall 2018

  • Queering the Moonlight of the Clitoris: On Frank Stanford’s Poetry, Frank Stanford Literary Festival, Fayetteville, Arkansas—panelist

  • With the Approach of the Oak, Frank Stanford Literary Festival, Fayetteville, Arkansas—featured reader

Summer 2018

  • POP-UP PROSE: feracity, Moscow, Idaho—featured reader

Spring 2018

  • A Cold Spring, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, Louisiana—featured reader

  • Tracy K. Smith’s Bowie in Life on Mars, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, Louisiana—panelist

Summer 2017

  • The Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching, Franconia, New Hampshire

  • Open Mouth Reading Series, Fayetteville, Arkansas—featured reader

Spring 2017

  • Get Lit! Festival, Spokane, Washington—featured reader

Fall 2016

  • POP-UP PROSE: queer voices/[vessels], Moscow, Idaho—featured reader

Summer 2016

  • Hungry Young Poets hosted by River Styx, St. Louis, Missouri—guest reader

work

books

  • vo/luptuary, YesYes Books, 2020.

Chapbooks

  • dark acre, Willow Springs Books, 2018.

Poetry

  • “dark acre,” Constant Stranger: After Frank Stanford, Foundlings Press, 2018

  • “Time-Traveling to Prevent My Own Wedding,” Grimoire, October 2018

  • “Rapunzel w/ Head Half-Shaved,” Willow Springs, Issue 81, Spring 2018

  • “Erica Jong Said, ‘If a Woman Wants to be a Poet, She Must Dwell in the House of the Tomato,’” Muzzle, December 2017

  • “Brother, I Built This Diorama of My Nightmare Inside a Shoebox for You,” TYPO, Issue 28, 2017

  • “Rodeo Queen,” “Landscape with my Father & a Dead Man’s Harmonica,” and “How Do You Love Someone Who Wants to be All Ghost?,” Indiana Review, Issue 39.2, Winter 2017

  • “Using a Stolen Guide on Morse Code, I Send a Signal Out My Bedroom Window into the Corn Field,” Hayden’s Ferry Review, Issue 60, Spring/Summer 2017

  • “July in Uncertain, Texas,” The Swamp, 2017

  • “Triptych with Stunt Cock,” Puerto del Sol, 2017

  • “Roux-Ga-Roux Ghazal,” Deep South Magazine, April 2016

  • “A Dream in Which I am Leda and You, a Flamingo,” New South, Issue 9.2, 2016

  • “From the Handbook for Adolescent ‘Possums,” “Rapunzel in Texas with a Ruby Red Grapefruit,” and “sexting u directions to my house,” Noble/Gas Quarterly, 2016

  • “Lunar Sonnet,” The Adroit Journal, Issue 7, 2014

  • “Fool’s Gold,” and “The Calf,” Midwest Quarterly, 2013

experience

Poetry Reader—Boulevard (June 2016—present)

Blog Editor—University of Idaho’s Women’s Center (Fall 2016)

Editorial Intern—River Styx (Summer 2016)

Features Writer and Advertising Intern—The Pinckneyville Press (Summer 2016)

Managing Editor—Fugue (August 2015—May 2016)

Poetry Reader—Fugue (August 2014—May 2015)

Poetry Editor—Cow Creek Review (August 2010—May 2014)

Features Writer and Reporter—The Collegio (August 2009—May 2010)

Honors and Awards

Finalist—2018 Pamet River Prize from YesYes Books

Finalist—2018 Alice James Award from Alice James Books

Nominee—2017 Pushcart Prize from Puerto del Sol

Runner-up—2016 Sunken Garden Poetry Prize from Tupelo Press

Finalist—2016 Yemassee Poetry Contest, selected by Catie Rosemurgy

Nominee—2016 Sundress Publications’ Best of the Net from Noble/Gas Quarterly

Nominee—Best New Poets 2016 from University of Idaho

Bennington College’s plain china: Best Undergraduate Writing 2014

First Place—2013 Jo McDougall Poetry Award from Pittsburg State University, selected by Elizabeth Bradfield