curriculum vitae

 
education

Doctor of Philosophy

Creative Writing (Poetry), 2013 – 2019

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

Dissertation: The Auspices (poetry) and craft essay

Advisor: Rebecca Dunham

 

Master of Arts

Creative Writing (Poetry), 2010 – 2013

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

Thesis: Plunder (poetry)

Advisor: Rebecca Dunham

 

Bachelor of Arts

Major, English, 2007 – 2010

Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL

honors
& awards

Finalist, 2019 BOAAT Book Prize (for The Auspices), 2019

Runner-up, 2019 Ballard Spahr Prize for Poetry (The Auspices), 2019

Semi-finalist, 2019 Antivenom Poetry Award (for The Auspices), 2019

Finalist, 2019 Autumn House Rising Writer Contest (The Auspices), 2019

Semi-finalist, Akron Prize for Poetry (for The Auspices), 2018

Semi-finalist, the Brittingham & Pollak Prizes for Poetry (for The Auspices), 2018

UWM William Harrold Memorial Poetry Award for “Summer Squall,” 2018

Tinsley Helton Dissertation Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2018

UWM William Harrold Memorial Poetry Award for “Summer Squall,” 2018

Runner-up, 2018 Autumn House Rising Writer Contest (The Auspices), 2018

Finalist, 2017 Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize in Poetry (for The Auspices), 2017
Finalist, Anhinga-Robert Dana Poetry Prize (for The Auspices), 2017

UWM James A. Sappenfield Fellowship, 2017

Finalist, 2017 Autumn House Rising Writer Contest (for The Auspices), 2017

UWM William Harrold Memorial Poetry Award for “Cotard’s Delusion,” 2016

Finalist, 2016 Rick Campbell Chapbook Prize (for Snare), 2016

Finalist, 2016 Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize in Poetry (for The Auspices), 2016

Pushcart nomination from West Branch for “Ophelia Corresponds,” 2015

Pushcart nomination from Quarterly West for “Rebellion,” 2015

Semi-finalist, the Brittingham & Pollak Prizes for Poetry (for The Auspices), 2015

Semi-finalist, the OSU Press/The Journal Wheeler Prize for Poetry (for The Auspices), 2015

Semi-Finalist, 2015 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award (for The Auspices), 2015

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 2015 Poetry Manuscript Award (for Plunder), 2015

Residency and merit scholarship, Vermont Studio Center, 2015

Semi-finalist, the OSU Press/The Journal Wheeler Prize for Poetry (for The Auspices), 2014

Student Success Award, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2014

Finalist, 2014 Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize (for The Auspices), 2014

Semi-finalist, 17th Annual Blue Lynx Prize in Poetry (for The Auspices), 2014

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 2014 Manuscript Editor’s Prize (for The Auspices), 2014

Half-scholarship and faculty nomination, The New York State Writer’s Institute, 2012

Finalist, Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Awards, 2011

conferences
& readings

Conferences

Exhibitor, representing cream city review, AWP Conference, 2012-2015

“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Composition Forum,” First-Year Composition

      Forum, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI 2013

Exhibitor, representing New American Press, AWP Conference, 2013

 

Readings

Featured Poet Recital, Poet’s Monday at Linneman's Riverwest Inn, featured reader, 2018

Snare book launch, Woodland Pattern Book Center, featured reader, 2018

Poets Read Some Stuff Someplace in Milwaukee reading series, featured reader, 2018

Woodland Pattern’s 23rd Annual Poetry Marathon and Benefit, invited reader, 2017

Woodland Pattern’s 22th Annual Poetry Marathon and Benefit, invited reader, 2016

United We Read: Student/Faculty Reading Series, Milwaukee 2016

Invited reader for UWM Poetry Month library reading, Milwaukee, 2015

United We Read: Student/Faculty Reading Series, Milwaukee, 2015

Speak, Poet: UWM Graduate Student Poetry Reading, Milwaukee, 2015

Vermont Studio Center Resident Reading, 2015

Woodland Pattern’s 21th Annual Poetry Marathon and Benefit, invited reader, 2015

Of Spirit, Witness, and Social Justice Reading, Milwaukee, 2014

Woodland Pattern’s 20th Annual Poetry Marathon and Benefit, invited reader, 2014

United We Read: Student/Faculty Reading Series, Milwaukee, 2013

Invited reader for UWM Poetry Month library reading, Milwaukee, 2013

Honored poet, alongside Poet Debra Bruce, Chicago, 2013

United We Read: Student/Faculty Reading Series, Milwaukee 2012

National Poetry Month reading, Milwaukee, 2012

Eat Local::Read Local, Milwaukee, 2012

Eat Local::Read Local, Milwaukee, 2011

professional
experience
Teaching Experience

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 2018-present

Writing 114: Intensive Blugold Seminar in Reading and Writing (multiple sections)

Writing 116: Blugold Seminar in Reading and Writing (multiple sections) 

Writing 118: Advanced Blugold Seminar in Reading and Writing (multiple sections)

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2013-2018

English 101: Introduction to College Writing (multiple sections)

English 102: College Writing and Research (multiple sections)

English 233: Introduction to Creative Writing (multiple sections)

Northwestern University, Center for Talent Development

Summer Honors Creative Writing, summer 2015

Private educational tutor

Serving students aged 13 to 55, 2006 – present

  

Academic Service

Plan C Mentor Coordinator, English Department, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2014-2018

Co-Curator, Eat Local::Read Local, Milwaukee, 2013-2014

Workshop Facilitator, Lyrical Sanctuary- In Memoriam: Maya Angelou, 2014

 

Academic Service

Poetry manuscript reader, New American Poetry Prize 2019, 2019

Poetry manuscript reader, New American Poetry Prize 2018, 2018

Poetry manuscript reader, New American Poetry Prize 2017, 2017

Fiction editor, cream city review, 2015-2016

Poetry manuscript reader, Great Lakes Poetry Prize, 2015

Contributing poetry editor, Great Lakes Review, 2013-Present

Contributing critic for Chicago Theater Review, 2013-2014

Editor and Co-curator, Eat Local::Read Local, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 2013-2014

Web editor, cream city review, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 2012-2014

Associate editor, cream city review, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 2011-2013

memberships
& outreach

Memberships

The OScholars, 2009-present

AWP, 2011-present

Poetry Society of America, 2016-present

Modern Language Association, 2017-present

Community Outreach

Certified Ally/Safe Space Provider, UWM LGBT+ Center, 2014

Guest Speaker, Poetry in the Schools, Stormonth Elementary School, Fox Point, WI, May 2012

skills

Adobe Creative Suite

Course management systems 

Google applications

Microsoft Office Suite

Prezi

Social media applications

Audio/Visual software

Languages

English

French (reading & translation)

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