About Me


Who am I?
I am a Ph.D. candidate in creative writing at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where I am a Gus T. Ridgel Fellow. I am also a graduate of Florida International University’s MFA program, where I was awarded a James L. Knight Fellowship in fiction. I’m currently Contest Editor for The Missouri Review, an associate editor of Origins Literary Magazine, a reviews editor at Fjords Review, and a temp. fiction editor at Sliver of Stone. My work appears or is forthcoming in Vassar Review, Passages North, The Los Angeles Review, Jabberwock Review, Public Pool, Split the Rock’s “Poem of the Week,” Puerto del Sol, New Delta Review, Luna Luna, A Shadow Map Anthology (CCM Press), The Feminist Wire, Hermeneutic Chaos, Literary Orphans, Aspasiology, Gravel, For Harriet, Deep South Magazine, The Boiler, Squalorly, Rain Taxi, The Blue Lyra Review, First Inkling and Miami’s WLRN.org among other outlets. My cross-genre poetry book is forthcoming from Stalking Horse Press. My fiction is represented by Amanda Jain and Michelle Johnson at Inklings Literary Agency.

I really like pulled pork sandwiches.