I'll be in residence at MacDowell for a month in Spring 2020 in order to work on a nonfiction project.


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

Frond is a top three finalist in the 2020 Chad Walsh Chapbook Series competition.

The Sun

New Poetry

Two poems appear in the March 2020 issue of The Sun Magazine.

Two poems in Issue 48 Spring 2021, Birmingham Poetry Review.

Two poems appear in the 2019 print issue 57 of Southern Poetry Review.

"Protection," a piece from my prose poetry series, appears in issue 30 of The Adroit Journal.

Issue #27 of True Story

Pushcart Nominations

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.

The Sun nominated my 2019 essay "Girl Underwater."  Thank you, Sun!
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.

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 fourth edition of 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.