M.F.A.     English, with Creative Writing Emphasis (poetry)

                   University of California, Irvine

                   September 2020


Ph.D.        English, with Creative Writing Emphasis (poetry)

                   University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS

                   August 2017


M.A.         English, with Creative Writing Emphasis (poetry)

                   Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

                   May 2014


B.A.          English, with a concentration in Creative Writing 

                   University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

                   May 2012

                   Summa cum laude




Rosarium. Acre Books (2018). 



Options for Penance.  dancing girl press (2017).


“My Mother Tries to Teach Me the Ten Commandments: II. You shall not take my name in vain” 
and “IV. Honor your father and mother.” Forthcoming:
EcoTheo Review (2021). 
“Fever Dream, or My Mother Tries to Teach Me About Love.” Forthcoming: Shenandoah (2020). 
My Mother Tries to Teach Me About the Body”; “Vestal Virgin Song.” Image (2020). 
“When I Don’t Feel Like Taking the Lord’s Name in Vain, I Say His.” The Missouri Review Poem of the Week (2020). 
“My Mother Tries to Teach Me About Cars.” Yemassee Monthly Spotlight (2020).
My Mother Tries to Teach Me About Faith.” The Penn Review (2020). 

“April in Mississippi. The Southern Review (2020). 

“What God and My Mother Have in Common.” Faultline (2019). 

“If I had a poem for every time a man-- and “Tornadoes on the Eve of the Women's March. The Rumpus (2019).

My Mother Tries to Teach Me About Transubstantiation. RHINO (2019). 

“Mary's Guide to Divination and Fortune-Telling. Pleiades (2019).

“Postcard from Los Angeles, California. Whiskey Island (2018).

“Variations on I’m Sorry.” The Cincinnati Review (2017). 

“Postcard from Gulfport, Mississippi,” “Postcard from Kansas City, Missouri.” The Louisville Review (2017).

“What is the Body.” Forthcoming: North American Review (2017).

“Postcard from the Dead Sea,” “Postcard from the Kunsthistoriches, Vienna,” “Postcard from Yosemite,” “Postcard from York,

Maine.” The Carolina Quarterly (2017).  

“Postcard from Grasmere, England.” Forthcoming: Ninth Letter (2017).

“Not My Day.” Forthcoming: Crab Orchard Review (2017).

“Living Hands.” The Keats Letter Project (2016).

“Postcard from Gethsemane,” “Self-Portrait With Dragonfly.” The Journal (2016).

“Please Don’t Feed the Spirit Animals.” The Open Bar at Tin House (2016).

“The World is Throwing Me a Surprise Party.” Spoon River Poetry Review (2016).

“Drosophila.” Folio (2016).

“Why I Will Never Garden.” fields (2016).

“The Harp Knows How to Be Stripped Bare.” American Literary Review (2016).

“Imitation.” Lumina (2016).

“Love Poem #17: Arts & Crafts.” Cumberland River Review (2016).

“Origin of Salt.” Hawai’i Pacific Review (2015).

“Kumari.” Armchair/Shotgun (2015).

“The Drought.” pacificREVIEW (2015).

“Halcyon: An Origin Story,” “Options for Penance.” Soundings East (2015).

“Oasis.” Rock & Sling (2015).

“Deserted.” Switchback (2015).

“A Jail.” Harpur Palate (2015).

Critical Work

“Fairy Tales, Pornography, and the Other Woman: Encountering the ‘Ideal-I’ in Katherine Mansfield’s Short Fiction.”      

Women’s Voices in the Short Story, a special issue of Short Story Journal (2016-2017).

“‘I can’t even look her in the face now’: Invisible Trauma in Slumdog Millionaire & City of God.”Ethos: A              

Digital Review of Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics (2016-2017).


Rev. of The Spoons in the Grass Are There to Dig a Moat by Amelia Martens, Sarabande. Tupelo Quarterly (2017). 

Rev. of god’s breath hovering across the waters by Henry Israeli, Wave Books. Rain Taxi (2017).



“Imitation.” The Absence of Something Specified. Fern Rock Falls Press, Noah’s Shoes Press, Tiger’s Eye Press and Uttered          

Chaos (2016).



Katharine Bakeless Nason Scholarship, Bread Loaf Orion Environmental Writers’ Conference (2017).

Emerging Artist Award, Partners for the Arts (2017).

AWP Intro Journals Project, Honorable Mention (2017). 

North American Review Hearst Poetry Prize Finalist (2017).

Sycamore Review Wabash Prize for Poetry Finalist (2017).

The Ben Mounger Rawls Award for Excellence in Creative Writing, University of Southern Mississippi. (2016).

AWP Intro Journals Project, Honorable Mention. (2015).

American Literary Review 2015 Contest Finalist.

C4W Creative Writing Award (2015).

Neda Lupe Award, Loyola Marymount University (2014).

Academic Achievement Award, Loyola Marymount University  (2014). 

Spring Research and Writing Grant, Loyola Marymount University (2013).        



Invited Talks

Guest Workshop Leader, Lusher Charter School, October 2016.

“Writers Read Poe: A Literary Event at the Little Building,” Hattiesburg, MS. A Big Read Event

Sponsored by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, October 2015.

 “Poetry, Prose, and Discussion from the University of Southern Mississippi's Center for Writers.”

Mid-South Book Festival, Memphis, TN, September 2015.   

ArtWalk PoetryWalk, Mobile, AL, November 2014.

Conference Activity

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 48th Annual Meeting. Minneapolis, Minnesota. “Creating the Corpus:          

Dorothy Wordsworth’s Living Genre.” 30 March-2 April 2017.

The Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 43rd Annual Meeting. Montgomery, Alabama. “‘Breaking

the Seal’ on Consent, Autonomy, and Emulation Anxiety in Samuel Richardson’s Pamela.” 2-4 March 2017.

AWP Conference, Washington D.C. “Celebrating Forty-Five Years of Mississippi Review.” 8-11 February 2017.

Coleridge Summer Conference. Bristol, England. “‘The freshness of the instant’: Dorothy Wordsworth’s Improvisations.”            

1-5 August, 2016.

British Women Writers Conference, “Making a Scene,” Athens, Georgia. “Dorothy Wordsworth and Modernist Poetry.” 2-5        

June 2016.

International Conference on Romanticism, “Transgressive Romanticism,” Park City, Utah. “‘It made me more than half a            

poet’: How the Language of Modernism Reveals the Literary Merit of Dorothy Wordsworth’s Journals.” 14-17                     October 2015.


Graduate Assistant: University of California, Irvine

September 2017-present

Beginning Poetry Writing 

Argument and Research

Critical Reading and Rhetoric 

Writer's Workshop Consultant: Los Amigos High School, Garden Grove, CA 

Fall 2018-Present 

Poetry Writing Workshops


Graduate Instructor: University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS

August 2014-August 2017

Writing in Professional and Public Contexts

Poetry Writing I, II, and III

Composition II

Composition I

Teaching Fellow: Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

August 2012-May 2014

Rhetorical Arts

First Year Seminar: Books About Beasts (Writing Instructor Assistant to Dr. Molly Youngkin)

Introduction to Poetry

College Writing



Editor in Chief, Tinderbox. 

Poetry Reader, Ploughshares. July 2017-present. 

Assistant Poetry Editor, Memorious. Fall 2017-present.

Emerging Writers Contest Reader, Ploughshares. Summer 2018. 

Senior Associate Editor, Mississippi Review. January 2016-May 2017.

Screener, Art Song Contest. Memorious: A Journal of New Verse and Fiction. Fall 2015.

Poetry Reader, Memorious: A Journal of New Verse and Fiction, Spring 2015-2017.

Assistant Editor, Mississippi Review, Summer 2015 Prize Issue and Fall 2015 Issue

Poetry Editor, Product Magazine, Spring 2015.

Judge, Poetry Superhighway 2014 annual poetry contest

Production Department, University of Pennsylvania Press. May 2011-May 2012.



University of California, Irvine MFA Reading Series Coordinator

University of Pennsylvania alumni interviewer, 2012-present.

EGO (English Graduate Organization) Treasurer, 2016-2017.

C4W (The University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Writers Graduate Organization)

         Poetry Chair, 2015-2016.

“Everything Paper, Everything Mississippi” Poetry-on-Demand booth. Hattiesburg Arts

         Council and Hattiesburg Area Historical Society. 17 September 2016.

Founder, Loyola Marymount University Poetry Society, 2013.