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Professional Experience:

Director, Southern California Poetry Festival, 2016-Present

Organizes an annual, weekend-long poetry festival for Southern California. Brings in a diverse representation of voices and dynamic programming in order to draw an inclusive audience. 

Editor, Rise Up Review, 2016-Present

Curates an online poetry journal dedicated to the poetry of opposition.


Teaching Experience:

Lecturer, Writing Program, 2014-2016, University of Southern California

Developed course content, syllabus and writing assignments for Writing 150: Issues in Economics; and Education and Intellectual Development.

Assistant Lecturer, Writing Program, 2012-2014, University of Southern California

Developed course content, syllabus and writing assignments for Writing 140 in affiliation with Changing Family Forms; Law, Politics, and Public Policy; Culture, Medicine, and Politics; and Understanding Race and Sex Historically. 

Associate Faculty, English Department, 2009-2011, Cascadia Community College, Bothell, Washington

English 100: A remedial composition course for students who scored poorly on the COMPASS test.
English 101: Freshman composition.
English 102: Part two of freshman composition, which focuses 
primarily on research writing. 

Poetry Instructor, Richard Hugo House, Seattle, Washington

“Poetry for the Rebel Soul:” A 6-week intensive class on breaking 
the rules of verse composition.  

Adjunct Instructor, English Department, 2008 University of Connecticut, Torrington, Connecticut

Basic Writing: A remedial composition course for those students that 
scored poorly on the SAT.
Seminar in Academic Writing: Freshman composition. 

Teaching Assistant, English Department, 2003-2004: University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Beginning Verse Writing: An introductory course to writing and 
understanding the mechanics of poetry.


Education:

Master of Professional Writing - 2014: University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Master of Fine Art, English, Creative Writing, Poetry - 2004: University of Washington, Seattle

Master of Art, English, Creative Writing, Poetry - 2001: San Francisco State University

Bachelor of Art, English, Creative Writing - 1998: San Francisco State University: magna cum laude 


Publications:

Books: 

American Parable (2017) Autumn House Press
Boy with a Halo at the Farmer's Market (2015) Codhill Press 
Circus Gravitas (2014) Finishing Line Press

Anthologies:

Reel Verse, Edited by Harold Schechter and Michael Waters, Everyman's Library (Forthcoming in 2019)
The Girl Who Turned into a Moth: Poets on Autism, Edited by Sean Thomas Dougherty, NYQ Books (Forthcoming in 2019)
Dark Ink: A Poetry Anthology Inspired By Horror, Edited by Eric Morago, Moon Tide Press (Forthcoming in 2018)
2018 Best American Poetry,  Edited by Dana Gioia, Scribner Books (2018)
Misrepresented People: Poetic Responses to Trump's America, Edited by Maria Isabel Alvarez and Dante Di Stefano, NYQ Books (2018)
Lullaby of Teeth: An Anthology of Southern California Poetry, Edited by Eric Morago, Moon Tide Press (2017)
​2010 Best American Poetry, Edited by Amy Gerstler, Scribner Books (2010)


Contributing Author: 

Salamander (Forthcoming); Yes, Poetry (2018); Rogue Agent (2018); Mom Egg VOX (2018); Poets Reading the News (2018); 
American Journal of Poetry (2018); Rattle (2018); Ninth Letter (2018); Construction Magazine (2018); 
Glass: A Journal of Poetry (2018); Virga Magazine (2017); SWIMM (2017) Crab Creek Review (2017)The Pinch (2017); 
Los Angeles Review (2017); sidereal magazine (2017); PUBLIC POOL (2017); Mom Egg (2017); Angel's Flight + literary west (2017); 
Willow Springs (2017); Louisville Review (2017); Anti-Heroin Chic (2017); Menacing Hedge (2017); Zyzzyva (2017); Borderlands (2016); 
Cultural Weekly (2016); By&By (2016); Ekphrastic Review (2016); Scissors and Spackle (2016); Rattle (2016); Exposition Review (2016); 
Flash Flash Click (2016); Pittsburgh Poetry Review (2015); The Writer's Almanac (2015); Verse-Virtual (2015, 2016); Truthdig (2015); 
Lament for the Dead (2015); The Mid (2015); Poetry Has Value (2015); LARB Quarterly Journal (2015); Sequestrum (2015); 
NonBinary Review (2015); Manifest Station (2015); FORTH Magazine (2014); Graze (2014); PANK (2014); Rattle (2014); 
Main Street Rag (2014); Role Reboot (2014, 2015); Bellevue Literary Review (2014); Monarch Review (2014); LUMINA (2013); 
Stealing Time (2013); Borderlands (2012); Rattle (2011); Burnside Review (2011); Red Rock Review (2010); 
Massachusetts Review (2010); Antioch Review (2010); Cimarron Review (2008); Green Mountains Review (2008); 
Sow's Ear (2007); Folio (2007); Cream City Review (2007); Sycamore Review (2006); Meridian (2006); Willow Review (2006); 
Burnside Review (2006); Ululation (2001); Viscera, Venus or Vixen Press (2000); Crack #2 (1999); Flux (1999); Fourteen Hills (1999) 


Awards:

Winner of the Autumn House Press/Coal Hill Review Chapbook Contest; Finalist for the Philip Levine Prize; Winner of the Codhill Book Prize; Semi-finalist for the Anthony Hecht Book Prize; Second Place, Edward W. Moses Creative Writing Competition, USC, Fiction; Finalist for the Cod Hill Press Chapbook Contest 2011; Nominated for a Pushcart Prize 2011, 2014; Poem selected for the Best American Poetry 2010; Two-time semi-finalist, “Discovery” / The Nation Poetry Contest; Short-listed for the Bridport Prize; Klepser Fellowship, 2002, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington