The Present State of the Garden, a collection of new poems, is a finalist in the 2020 Snowbound Chapbook Award
at Tupelo Press.
The Sun

New Poetry

Two new poems, will appear in the March issue of The Sun Magazine.

Issue #27 of True Story

Pushcart Nomination

Every month, Creative Nonfiction publishes a tiny magazine, True Story, containing a single longform essay. I’m honored the magazine chose my piece on topographical agnosia, “Where Am I?” for a 2019 Pushcart Prize nomination.

Coffee Pot Bayou


“Breathing Underwater” is a one-page essay-poem about how trauma lives and works in the body-mind. I love On the Seawall in part because one of my central subjects as a writer is swimming/water. And I love this magazine’s focus on short and flash fiction, conventional and lyric essay, cross-genre writing, text and image. They also publish photo essays.

Issue 57 of Southern Poetry Review

Two New Poems

Two new poems are in print issue 57 of Southern Poetry Review.

Issue 30 of The Adroit Journal

New Writing

"Protection," a piece from my new series, is in issue 30 of The Adroit Journal.

The Latest Issue of Conduit Magazine
The Latest Issue of Conduit

Forthcoming Poetry

My poem "Every Girl Has Her Own America" is forthcoming in Conduit. 

Macmillan Offices in New York City
1 New York Plaza, Macmillan Offices

New Textbook Content

For The Practice of Creative Writing, my textbook, I’m creating podcasts and interviews with authors in order to help bring the page and the process to life for students. It’s fun and exciting (and frustrating and hard) to learn new technology. As a teacher, it’s important for me to be in the student position as often as possible.

Celeste, subject of "Pedal, Pedal, Pedal"
Celeste, subject of "Pedal, Pedal, Pedal"

2019 Pushcart Prize

“Pedal, Pedal, Pedal,” an essay, is collected in 2019’s Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses.