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-Present, 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
Book: "Boy with a Halo at the Farmer's Market" (2015) Codhill Press
Chapbook: "Circus Gravitas" (2014) Finishing Line Press
Contributing Author: Forthcoming in Hermeneutic Chaos; Forthcoming in Ninth Letter; Forthcoming in Misrepresented People: Poetic Responses to Trump's America, NYQ Books (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); 2010 Best American Poetry, Scribner (2010); 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