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