EDUCATION

2015   PhD, English, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

2004   MFA, Creative Writing, University of Utah

2001   BA, summa cum laude, English/Comparative Religion, Western Michigan University

PUBLICATIONS

Book

2010   Inconsequentia (with Derek Henderson), BlazeVOX Books

Refereed Journal Articles

Under Review   “‘Eidólons, Eidólons, Eidólons’: The Poetics of Alterity in the Writings of Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson,” ESQ: A Journal of Nineteenth–Century Literature and Culture

2016   “The Postmodern Nineteenth Century: ‘Sonnet—To Science’ and the Case for Poe’s Avant–Garde Poetics,” Edgar Allan Poe Reviewpp. 105-115

Poems in Print Anthologies

In press   "A Flower in Joshua's Arms" (with Shannon Salter), They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing, edited by Simone Muench, Dean Radar, Sally Ashton, and Jackie K. White, Black Lawrence Press

"From Inconsequentia" (with Derek Henderson), They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing, edited by Simone Muench, Dean Radar, Sally Ashton, and Jackie K. White, Black Lawrence Press

"The Sky as Vault" (with Kevin McLellan), They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing, edited by Simone Muench, Dean Radar, Sally Ashton, and Jackie K. White, Black Lawrence Press

2016   "Fast the Forge," Jersey Shore Poets, edited by Christopher Bogart and Gregg G. Brown, Blast Press, pp. 215–18

2013   “This Unmade Bed” (with Kevin McLellan), Interrupture: Best of Years One & Two, edited by Curtis Perdue and Katherine Factor, Interrupture, p. 10

2011   “Katsura Tree,” Blankets & Other Poems: An Anthology for the People of Japan, edited by Connie Lopez–Hood, Angela Thomson–Brenchley, and Melissa Haklitch, p. 14

2009   “Carillon, Carillon,” Zoland Poetry, edited by Roland Pease, Zoland Books, pp. 207–08

2008   “Bride, Arbor–type, Steam Engine,” Diagram III: Poetry. Prose. Schematic, edited by Ander Monson, Del Sol Press, p. 190

“The Exquisite” (with Derek Henderson), Diagram III: Poetry. Prose. Schematic, edited by Ander Monson, Del Sol Press, p. 117

2007   “An Elegy for the Innumerable,” The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel, edited by Reb Livingston and Molly Arden, No Tell Books, p. 178

2006   “Quietly from Lovell Street,” Shade, edited by David Dodd Lee, Four Way Books, p. 238

Poems in Print Journals

In press   “Les Loriots de Papier,” The Roaring Muse

“Reconfiguring Ghiza,” Badlands

“Whose Emily Dickinson,” Forklift, Ohio

2017   “Arroyo,” Colorado Reviewvol. 44, no. 1, pp. 151–2

2015   “The Bathers,” Hartskill Review, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 10–11

“Departure,” Small Po[r]tionsno. 4, p. 10

“A Flower in Joshua's Arms,” Mud Season Review, no. 1, pp. 81–4

2014   “The Green Door,” Weave Magazine, vol. 11, pp. 59–60

“The Rain Alone,” Burntdistrict: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry, vol. 3, no. 1, p. 28

2013   “At le Christopher,” Chariton Review, vol. 36, no. 1, p. 88

“Let the Great World Spin,” Chariton Review, vol. 36, no. 1, p. 82

“Our Long Winter” (with PJ Mills and Aadarsh Parikh), Chariton Review, vol. 36, no. 1, pp. 79–80

“Oysters” (with Shannon Salter), Chariton Review, vol. 36, no. 1, p. 87

“The Street, a Jetty” (with Kevin McLellan), Chariton Review, vol. 36, no. 1, p. 89

“Summer Moon, Ostranenie,” Chariton Review, vol. 36, no. 1, pp. 83–6

“Three Sunflowers” (with Denise Weber), Chariton Review, vol. 36, no. 1, p. 81

2012   “Adam’s Game,” Basalt, vol. 7, no. 1, p. 4

“Beneath the City’s Filthy Blazon,” Ping Pong, pp. 150–51

“Departure,” Ellipsis: Literature & Art, no. 48, p. 74

“The Summer Cottage” (with Astrid Werther), Forklift, Ohiono. 24, pp. 236–37

2011   “Apothegm,” The Comstock Review, vol. 25, nos. 1–2, p. 152

“Ça Me Revient,” With+Stand, no. 5

“An Exquisite Grammatology” (with Kevin McLellan), Badlands, no. 2, p. 46

“Many years passed with nothing heard from the great Henry Grimes, as he lived in a tiny rented room in a single–room occupancy hotel in downtown Los Angeles and sustained himself with survival work not related to music,” Slab, no. 6, pp. 100–01

“A Silence Left Over,” Redactions: Poetry & Poetics, no. 14, p. 44

“Sunday Morning,” MUST Magazine, no. 20

“The Wave and the Flutter,” The Ocean State Reviewvol. 1, no. 1, pp. 30–1

“The Windowsill” (with Kevin McLellan), The Comstock Review, vol. 25, nos. 1–2, pp. 20–1

2010   “Shutter” (with Kevin McLellan), Muse & Stone, p. 20

2009   “Cloud and Blenny Alike,” Colorado Review, vol. 36, no. 1, pp. 108–09

“On the G Train Headed Toward Clinton–Washington,” Blue Earth Review, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 100–01

“Necessary Days,” Margie: The American Journal of Poetry, no. 8, p. 287

“Parade,” Stone Canoe: A Journal of Arts and Ideas from Upstate New York, no. 3, pp. 264–65

2008   “Ars Poetica” (with Derek Henderson), Verbal Seduction, vol. 6, no. 11, p. 59

“Hotel” (with Patrick Whelan), Barrelhouse, no. 5, pp. 55–6

“Katsura Tree,” HazMat Review, vol. 10, no. 2, p. 83

“Lissa and I Sitting in Henderson’s Front Yard on Benjamin Street,” Barrelhouse, no. 5, pp. 52–4

“Poem for Emo Philips,” Verbal Seduction, vol. 6, no. 11, p. 60

“St. Teresa’s Ecstasy,” Pank, no. 2, pp. 26–7

2007   “After the Lions” (with Jared Levin), Verbal Seduction, vol. 6, no. 10, pp. 54–5

“Aleph–Zed,” Verbal Seduction, vol. 6, no. 10, p. 58

“Cons(eq)uence,” Vox, no. 3, p. 34

“Dear Lucifer,” Pleiades, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 92–4

“From Inconsequentia: Eight Poems” (with Derek Henderson), Caketrain, no. 5, pp. 217–39

“Sidereal,” Verbal Seduction, vol. 6, no. 10, pp. 56–7

“There Was Something,” Harpur Palatevol. 6, no. 2, p. 92

“Vine Street Lightening the Streetlights Out” (with Derek Henderson), 580 Split, no. 9, p. 63

2006   “Ça Me Revient,” Quarterly Westno. 62, pp. 113–15

“H–E–Y,” Interim, vol. 24, p. 104

“Impressions,” Diner, no. 6, p. 70

“It’s Spring, James Schuyler,” Court Green, no. 3, p. 1

“On Kenneth Rexroth’s Lawn,” 88, no. 6, p. 40

“Something Different by Grace,” Quarterly West, no. 62, p. 116

2005   “The Corner of 1st South and 9th East,” Iota (UK), no. 70, p. 24

“Four Statements on the Dance,” Ambit (UK), no. 179, pp. 54–5

“A Gloss of That Small Year,” Zone 3vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 93–8

“Manhattan Still,” Flyway, vol. 9, no. 3–vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 36–7

2004   “Ad Marginem,” Hawai’i Reviewvol. 27, no. 62, pp. 155–58

“Balance and Equilibrium,” Barrow Street, p. 73

“Everything as It Should Be,” Poet Lorevol. 99, nos. 1–2, pp. 19–20

“Found Poem No. 9,” Caketrain, no. 2, p. 105

“Lilac Tree on Fire,” Colorado Review, vol. 31, no. 1, p. 152

“Standing at the Sink,” Hawai’i Review, vol. 27, no. 62, pp. 153–54

“Suddenly While Walking,” Caketrain, no. 2, pp. 102–04

“This Sentence Is Giving Credibility Because Freda Jackson Is Beautiful But Turns Ugly,” Caketrain, no. 2, pp. 106–07

“Watching S. Rush By in a Fit of Simultaneity,” Columbia Journal, no. 39, p. 129

2003   “Green Is God Is Go,” Barrow Street, p. 27

2002   “Poem No. 52,” Way Station, no. 7, p. 25

Poems in Online Anthologies

2008   “If You Were to Die Right Now, Johnny Depp,” Best of the Net 2007 Anthology, edited by Erin Elizabeth Smith, Sundress Publications

“Warning Open Windows Can Be Hazardous,” The Page: Poetry, Essays, Language, Ideas, edited by Andrew Johnston

Poems in Online Journals

2017  “The Four Sisters and the Four Stages of the Work,” Diagram

2016   “La Lettre” (with Derek Henderson), Pith

2015   “La Belle Saison” (“Summer”), (Jacques Prévert; French translation), E・ratio

“The Click of Speech,” Shuf Poetry

“Connection: Keep–Alive," Shuf Poetry

“Je suis comme je suis” (“I'm Just Like That”), (Jacques Prévert; French translation), Tinge Magazine

“Old Erie Canal,” Gravel

2014   “Joshua’s Bright Lily,” Josephine Quarterly

2013   “Beside Nipton Pond” (with Shannon Salter), Birdfeast

“The City of Our Accord” (with Kevin McLellan), Ozone Park

“Cogito” (with Kevin McLellan), Vinyl Poetry

“Equinox,” Connotation Press: An Online Artifact

“The Garden,” Floodwall

“I No Longer Remember” (with Robert Faiges), Connotation Press: An Online Artifact

“Ram’s Head,” Gravel

“The Sun Shuddering Across,” Connotation Press: An Online Artifact

2012   “The Darkest Swan” (with Kevin McLellan), Interrupture

“In Response to Stephen Ratcliffe’s ‘Painting’,” Sidebrow

“Un Instant Inevitable,” Lunch Ticket

“Raggedy Andy,” Mayday Magazine

“The Sky As Vault” (with Kevin McLellan), 751 Magazine

“Three Sunflowers,” The Pubscriber

“When the Leaves Sing Their Color,” The Bakery

2011   “Among Our Darkness” (with Kevin McLellan), Interrupture

“Bite Me Valve® Use,” Mead: The Magazine of Literature & Libations

“Conduct Unbecoming,” Blood & Honey Review

“Fig,” Mead: The Magazine of Literature & Libations

“The Lovers of the Eiffel Tower,” Anemone Sidecar, edited by Kathryn Rantala, Ravenna, p. 8. 

“Old Erie Canal,” Blast Furnace

“Our Rome,” Anemone Sidecar, edited by Kathryn Rantala, Ravenna, pp. 5–6

“Sunday Morning,” The New Yinzer

“Telegram,” White Whale Review

“This Unmade Bed” (with Kevin McLellan), Interrupture

2010   “Ballad” (with Jesse Melcer), Word For/Word: A Journal of New Writing

“Colloquium in Snow,” H_ngm_n

“Found Poem No. 6,” Word For/Word: A Journal of New Writing

“If P, Then Q,” Word For/Word: A Journal of New Writing

“On the Verge of Something Bright and Good,” Crash

“Our Rome,” Word For/Word: A Journal of New Writing

“With Ever in Denver,” H_ngm_n

“You, My Warmth,” H_ngm_n

2009   “The Eagle and the Swan,” Tonopah Review

“Nothing Made,” Tonopah Review

“Once Ago,” Glass: A Journal of Poetry

“Portrait at the Lakeshore, Michigan City, Indiana,” Dogzplot

2007   “From Inconsequentia: Four” (with Derek Henderson), Word For/Word: A Journal of New Writing

“From Inconsequentia: Thirteen” (with Derek Henderson), Word For/Word: A Journal of New Writing

“The Night of the Iguana,” Contrary: Journal of Unpopular Discontent

2006   “The Archer and the Queen of Disks,” No Tell Motel

“La Conséquence Exquise du Temps” (with Derek Henderson), Word For/Word: A Journal of New Writing

“A Day Busy with Indecision,” Mudlark: An Electronic Journal of Poetry & Poetics

“The Dilemma of Integrity,” Word For/Word: A Journal of New Writing

“An Elegy for the Innumerable,” No Tell Motel

“ExQ,” Word For/Word: A Journal of New Writing

“The Exquisite” (with Derek Henderson), Diagram

“If You Were To Die Right Now, Johnny Depp,” No Tell Motel

“Inconsequentia” (with Derek Henderson), Action, Yes Online Quarterly

“The Lovers of the Eiffel Tower,” Word For/Word: A Journal of New Writing

“Spark of Desire Magneto,” No Tell Motel

“Thinking of the Tarot Card The Moon While Staying at a Hotel in Las Vegas,” Identity Theory

“Warning Open Windows Can Be Hazardous,” No Tell Motel

2005   “Bride, Arbor–type, Steam Engine,” Diagram

2004   “John Cassavetes Keeps Coming Up in Conversation,” Diagram

Creative Nonfiction in Print Anthologies

2009   “It hurts even worse in French,” Six–Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak By Writers Famous and Obscureedited by Larry Smith and Rachel Fershleiser, Harper Perennial

Creative Nonfiction in Online Journals

2008   “It hurts even worse in French,” Smith Magazine

Book Reviews and Interviews in Print Journals

2008   Review of You Are a Little Bit Happier Than I Am, by Tao Lin, Pleiades, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 279–83

2007   “Flying Close to Earhart Edge,” Review of Navigate, Amelia Earhart’s Letters Homeby Rebecca Loudon, American Book Review, vol. 28, no. 3, p. 18

Interview with Claudia Keelan, Barrow Street, pp. 88–92

Review of Enter Invisibleby Catherine Wing, Pleiades, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 170–74

2006   Review of Black Mariaby Kevin Young, Pleiades, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 205–10

Review of A Green Lightby Matthew Rohrer, Prairie Schooner, vol. 80, no. 1, pp. 213–15

Review of Remainland, by Aase Berg, translated by Johannes Göransson, Interim, vol. 24, pp. 211–14

Review of Two and Twoby Denise Duhamel, Barrow Street, pp. 116–17

2005   Review of 3.14159+by Lois Hirshkowitz, Colorado Review, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 73–4

Review of Fa(r)ther Down, by Arielle Greenberg, Pleiades, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 142–45

Review of This Is How I Speak: The Diary of a Young Womanby Sandi Sonnenfeld, Quarterly West, pp. 127–28

Review of This Is How They Say Yes Hereby Jacqueline Lyons, Colorado Review, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 172–73

Book Reviews in Online Journals

2014   “Further Uplands and in More Wide–Lying Pastures,” Review of In the Marble of Your Animal Eyes, by Nathan Hauke, Drunken Boat

2011   Review of Speech Acts, by Laura McCullough, Word For/Word: A Journal of New Writing

AWARDS AND HONORS

2012–15   Black Mountain Institute PhD Fellowship in Poetry, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

2014   Poem of the Week (“The Rain Alone,” 28 July 2014), Burntdistrict: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry

 John Brooks Family/Dean Chris Hudgins Graduate Writing Award, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Dean’s Graduate Student Stipend Award, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

2008   Best of the Net 2007 (“If You Were to Die Right Now, Johnny Depp”), Sundress Publications

2006   Full Scholarship, Letterpress Printing & Fine Press Publishing Seminar for Emerging Writers, The Center for Book Arts, New York City

2005   Sweet Corn Prize (“Manhattan Still”), Flyway

2002–04   Vice Presidential Fellowship (MFA), University of Utah

2002   Phi Beta Kappa

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

2017   “Toward a Poetics of Building: Ronald Johnson's ARK and the Watts Towers of Sabato Rodia,” Twenty–Ninth Annual Far West Popular Culture Association Conference, Las Vegas, 25 February 2017

2015   “‘O! Nothing earthly save the ray’: The Dis–Unity of Effect in Edgar Allan Poe’s Poetry,” Fourth International Edgar Allan Poe Conference, New York City, 27 February 2015

2010   “Poetry Craft Session: Two Heads Are Better Than One—The Poem, the Poet, and the Other,” The Ocean State Summer Writing Conference, University of Rhode Island, 26 June 2010

“Poetry Panel: Holding On and Letting Go,” The Ocean State Summer Writing Conference, University of Rhode Island, 25 June 2010

2008   “American Made Terrain: Place, Love and Family in Original Short Fiction and Poetry,” 7th Annual Louisiana Conference on Language and Literature, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 22 February 2008

2007   “Poetry Panel,” Writing By Degrees National Graduate Creative Writing Conference, Binghamton University, 28 September 2007

2005   “Multifield/Visual/MediaPoetics,” Attention Inattention: Critique and Create Conference, University of Denver, 8 October 2005

LITERARY READINGS, PERFORMANCES, AND MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATIONS

2016   A Night of Hijinx: Interim and Barrow Street Present, Pieter Performance Space, Los Angeles, 2 April 2016

2014   Cotter//Pollard//Sutherland Reading, Down One Bourbon Bar, Louisville, 13 June 2014

Couplet Reading Series, New York City, 4 January 2014

2013   Visiting Writers Series, University of Nevada, Reno, 18 November 2013

River Read Series, Red Bank, New Jersey, 10 August 2013

Mellow Pages Library, New York City, 22 July 2013

2012   National Poetry Month Reading, Middletown Public Library, Middletown, New Jersey, 22 April 2012

2011   The New Yinzer Presents, Modern Formations Gallery, Pittsburgh, 19 May 2011

River Read Series, Red Bank, New Jersey, 15 May 2011

Creative Writing Faculty Reading, Brookdale Community College, 21 April 2011

The River’s End Bookstore, Oswego, New York, 2 April 2011

2010   River Read Series, Red Bank, New Jersey, 12 December 2010

River Read Series, Red Bank, New Jersey, 12 September 2010

The Ocean State Summer Writing Conference, University of Rhode Island, 26 June 2010

Barnes & Noble Guest Readers Series, Howell, New Jersey, 7 May 2010

Downtown Writer’s Center Guest Reading Series, Syracuse, 29 January 2010

Inconsequentia Book Release, Monmouth Academy, 28 January 2010

2009   “You Are Not Alone: Six–Word Memoirists at the Highline Ballroom,” New York City, 30 May 2009

Downtown Writer’s Center, Syracuse, 24 April 2009

Faculty Reading Series, Le Moyne College, 25 March 2009

2008   Downtown Writer’s Center, Syracuse, 17 December 2008

Faculty Reading Series, Le Moyne College, 7 November 2008

Downtown Writer’s Center, Syracuse, 31 March 2008

2007   Verbal Seduction Reading Series, Syracuse University, 5 December 2007

Barnes & Noble Guest Readers Series, Freehold, New Jersey, 23 April 2007

Ear Inn Reading Series, New York City, 17 February 2007

2006   Cabaret Voltage Reading Series, Salt Lake City, 30 August 2006

Barnes & Noble Guest Readers Series, Freehold, New Jersey, 8 May 2006

Ear Inn Reading Series, New York City, 25 March 2006

2005   “New Issues Readings,” Attention/Inattention: Critique and Create Conference, University of Denver, 8 October 2005

Johns Hopkins University–Center for Talented Youth, St. Mary’s City, Maryland, 13 July 2005

Barnes & Noble Guest Readers Series, Freehold, New Jersey, 20 April 2005

2003   Working Dog Reading Series, University of Utah, 9 December 2003

Barrow Street Reading Series, Salt Lake City, 22 August 2003

Barrow Street Reading Series, New York City, 7 August 2003

Working Dog Reading Series, University of Utah, 20 February 2003

2002   Working Dog Reading Series, University of Utah, 23 October 2002

Working Dog Reading Series, University of Utah, 6 September 2002

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2015–17 University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Part–Time Instructor

Poetry and Poetics [Advanced undergraduate seminar] (Spring 2016)

Introduction to Poetry (Fall 2015)

World Literature for the Sciences [Survey for science majors; antiquity to the 17th century] (Fall 2015, Spring 2016)

Composition II [Research methodologies] (Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Summer 2016, Spring 2017)

Composition I Extended [Two–semester sequence] (Fall 2016, Spring 2017)

2012–15   University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Graduate Teaching Assistant

World Literature II [17th century to the present] (Spring 2013, Fall 2014, Spring 2015)

Composition II [Research methodologies] (Summer 2014, Summer 2015)

Composition I (Fall 2012, Summer 2013)

2010–12   Brookdale Community College, Adjunct Instructor

English Composition: Writing and Research (Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012)

2009–10   Downtown Writer’s Center, YMCA of Greater Syracuse, DWC PRO Program, Instructor

Creative Writing Workshop [Poetry] (Spring 2009)

Writer’s Individual Tutorial [Poetry and hybrid forms] (Spring 2009, Spring 2010)

2008–09   Le Moyne College, Adjunct Instructor

Perspectives in Literature [World literature from antiquity to the present] (Fall 2008, Spring 2009)

Critical Writing [First–year academic writing] (Fall 2008)

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

Judge, Nineteenth Annual Graduate and Professional Student Research Forum, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2017

Co–Chair, Black Mountain Institute Emerging Writers Series Selection Committee, Black Mountain Institute, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2013

Registration Committee, Conference on College Composition and Communication, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2013

Conference Liaison, Modernist Studies Association Conference and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2012

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

2008–09   Assistant Arts Education Program Coordinator, The Arts Branch of the YMCA of Greater Syracuse

Teaching Artist in the Schools (Creative Writing), The Arts Branch of the YMCA of Greater Syracuse

NON–ACADEMIC WORK

2014–17 Assistant Editor, Interim, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

2003–15   Assistant Editor, Barrow Street, Inc.

2013–14   Managing Editor, Interim, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Poetry and Nonfiction Editor, Witness, Black Mountain Institute, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

2012–13      Assistant Poetry Editor, Witness, Black Mountain Institute, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Contest Judge, Shuf Poetry Contest, Shuf Poetry

2011–12   Founder, Curator, Barrow Street West Reading Series, Barrow Street, Inc.

2010–11   Manuscript Screener, Alice James Books

2000–08   Associate Editor, New Issues Poetry & Prose, Western Michigan University

2002   Assistant Director, New Issues Press (Scholarly monographs), Western Michigan University

1991–2001   Co–founder, Editor, Blue Night Press

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Academy of American Poets

Association of Writers & Writing Programs

Modern Language Association

Poe Studies Association

Poetry Society of America

 

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