Curriculum Vitae

M.F.A. Poetry, George Mason University, 1996
Awarded a Teaching Assistance Fellowship

B.A. English & Anthropology, Summa Cum Laude, East Carolina University, 1992

HONORS & AWARDS
Best New Poets 2024 nomination by Apple Valley Review for “A Good, Long Steep”
Black Lawrence Press, St. Lawrence Book Award, Finalist for Worth Burning, 2023
Black Warrior Review’s 2023 Poetry Contest Finalist for “Masturbating for My Life”
Button Poetry Chapbook Contest, Semifinalist for Letting the Dead Inside, 2023
Michigan Quarterly Review’s Goldstein Prize in Poetry, Finalist, 2024
Nimrod International Journal, Pablo Neruda Prize Finalist & Honorable Mention for “Barnfall,”
“The Gamble,” “Painted Lady,” “Rewiring the Chandelier,” “Rods and Cones,” 2023
OSU Press/The Journal Wheeler Prize for Poetry, Semifinalistfor Worth Burning, 2024
Palette Poetry, Longlist for 2023 Resistance & Resilience Prize for “Guarding the Coop,”
“Possession,” “What My Uncle’s Dead Lovers Left Behind”
Saturnalia Poetry Book Prize, Semifinalist for Worth Burning, 2023.
Southern Indiana Review, Michael Waters Poetry Prize, Finalist for Worth Burning, 2023
92nd Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition, Honorable Mention for “Removing the Feeding Tube,”
“What My Uncle’s Dead Lovers Left Behind,” 2023.
Texas Review Press, Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize Runner Up, 2023
Pushcart Prize nomination by Nunum for “The Sculptor,” 2022
Washington Review Poetry Award winner, 1994
Wolfson Press Poetry Chapbook Contest, Finalist for “Letting the Dead Inside,” 2024

PUBLICATIONS – FULL-LENGTH POETRY COLLECTION:
Worth Burning, Black Lawrence Press, forthcoming February 2026

PUBLICATIONS – POETRY:
POETRY, “What My Uncle’s Dead Lovers Left Behind,” 2024
Threepenny Review, “Final Snow of the Season,” 2024
The Southern Review, “Blue Collar,” “Doctoring His Death,” 2024
Copper Nickel, “Worth Burning,” 2024
Foglifter, “The Beading,” 2024
Gulf Coast, “Fable,” 2023
Guernica, “Death Raptor,” 2024
Black Warrior Review, “Masturbating for My Life,” 2024
Nimrod, “Barnfall,” “Painted Lady,” “Rewiring the Chandelier,” “Rods and Cones,” “The Gamble, 1992,” 2023
Colorado Review, “Clamming,” “Maysville, NC,” 2024
Chicago Quarterly Review, “Leaving the Wishbone Intact,” 2024
New Ohio Review, “Grimace,” “Remedies,” 2024
Indianapolis Review, “Important Things,” “Randy Meets My Mom,” 2023
Bellevue Literary Review, “Weeping Pillow,” 2023
Moon City Review, “Hypocrisies,” 2025
Pirene’s Fountain, “Gaps Between the Gaps,” “Residual Energy,” “Spilled Milk Craves
the Sponge,” 2025
& Change, “ablation ablution,” “Morning Wood,” 2024
Allium, “Closet Case,” “Matriarch,” “My Father’s Oak Dresser,” “Sheraton by the Airport,” 2024
Arc Poetry, “Meara,” 2024
Black Fox Literary Magazine, “Enlisted,” 2024
C O M P : an interdisciplinary journal, “Alzheimer’s Sonnet,” “Fifty,” “Origins,” “Sinkhole,” “The Price,” 2024
Consequence, “Under Siege,” 2024
CutBank, “Returning to the Circus,” 2024
Frontier Poetry, “Embouchure,” 2024
Here: a poetry journal, “Interest,” 2024
Hunger Mountain, “As you might assume from heaven’s quiet,” 2024
Lunch Ticket, “The Pink Note God Pinned to My Shirt,” 2024
New York Quarterly, “Subdivision,” 2024
Notre Dame Review, “Spitting on the Hinges,” 2024
Oyster River Pages, “The Gay Disease,” 2024
Pink Disco, “Boys Will Be Boys,” “Hallmark Hubby,” 2024
Poet Lore, “All the Elms Are Sick with Blight,” 2024
Portland Review, “Ruins,” “Stage Three,” 2024
Sonora Review, “Out,” 2024
Tar River, “Late Craving,” 2024
The Greensboro Review, “Spreading, 1993,” 2024
The Shore, “Shoving Newspapers Into My Shoes,” “Sonnet With Eyelids and Frogs,” 2024
Water~Stone Review, “Cabin,” 2024
West Trade Review, “Gluttons,” “A Styrofoam Cup Filled with Peels,” 2024
Apple Valley Review, “A Good, Long Steep,” “Alzheimer’s Elegy,” “Hide and Seek,” 2023
Arlington Literary Journal, “My Very First,” “Very Honest Grindr Profile,” 2023
Constellations, “Sorrow,” 2023
Epoch, “A Diner Along the Ocean,” 2023
Ghost City Review, “Playing Around,” 2023
My Gay Eye, “Six times a day,” 2023
Pinch, “Disintegrating Sonnet,” 2023
Pink Disco, “One-Sided, “Venn Diagram,” 2023
PRISM International, “My New Husband Moves Me Out of My Wife’s House,” 2023
Tampa Review, “Breadmaking,” 2023
the minnesota review, “True Facts,” 2023
The Offing, “Smoke Break,” 2023
Waxing & Waning, “Imagining Mom’s Funeral,” “Squandered,” 2023
West Trade Review, “Chronology of the Closet,” 2023
Wisconsin Review, “End of Times,” 2023
Eclectica Magazine, “Possessed,” 2022
Horned Things Journal, “The Curator,” 2022
Maudlin House, “Portrait with Bulls and Burritos,” 2022
Typishly, “Unraveling,” 2022
Conclave, “An Ant Is a Wonderful Thing,” 2021
Beliveau Review, “Seven of Diamonds,” 2020
Celestal Review, “Pastured Tendencies,” 2020
East by Northeast, “Bad Dad,” “American Obsessive,” “Cobalt Tears,” 2020
Ember Chasm Review, “Seagulls,” 2020
Evolution 2.0, “Collateral Damage,” 2020
Global Polemic, “Leaves of Three, Let It Be,” 2020
GRIFFEL, “Growing Wings,” 2020
High Shelf, “Objet Trouvé,” 2020
Hole in the Head Review, “Drive-By,” 2020
iō Literary Journal, “Lifecycle,” 2020
Kitchen Sink Magazine, “A Study in Blue,” 2020
Literature Today Journal, “Human Error,” 2020
Marathon Literary Review, “Whipper Snapper,” 2020
Midway Journal, “Just Like Your Mother,” 2020
New Plains Review, “Watermark,” 2020
Orange Blush Zine, “Almost Home,” “Close Before Striking,” “Doubling Down,” 2020
Passengers Journal, “The Queen’s Bonfire,” 2020
Plainsongs, “A Tipsy Librarian,” 2020
Ponder Review, “Breaking Point,” 2020
Prometheus Dreaming, “A Roadside Stand of Gods and False Loves,” 2020
Rattle, “Rome,” 2020
snapdragon, “Restroom Sign, Acrylic on Canvas,” 2020
SunSpot Literary Journal, “Salvage,” 2020
The Bangalore Review, “The Easy Way Out,” 2020
The Ocotillo Review, “Courtside Tickets,” 2020
The Showbear Family Circus, “Mother May I,” “Barometer Leaking Brass,” “Oasis,” “Birds of a Feather,” 2020
The Sock Drawer, “Metal Shavings in a Cog,” “Half-Life,” “Heirloom,” 2020
The Write Launch, “Big Score on a Little Porch,” “Small Talk,” “Falling Outside the Body,” 2020
Transpacificism, “Quarantine Day 6,” 2020
Variant Literature, “Reflux,” 2020
Waxing & Waning, “Shadow Dancer,” 2020
Alternative Arts & Literature Magazine, “Continental Divide,” 1996
American Letters & Commentary, “Man as Heard Through Walls by Neighbors,” 1996
Artword Quarterly, “Genesis,” 1996
Bare Foot Grass, “This Unaccounted Season,” “Another Moon,” “Certainty of Light and How the Earth, Unyielding, Turns,” “Monarch,” 1996
Black Buzzard Review, “Moving Out in Autumn,” “Chrysalis,” 1996
Coastal Plains Poetry, “Walking Home at Noon,” 1996
Conduit, “Letter Number 27 to the FBI,” 1996
Explorations, “Sinking,” 1996
Heartlands Today, “Relativity,” 1996
Main Street Rag, “Capitaltruism,” “Ellie’s Come Home Again,” “Post-Chemo Nicotine Withdrawal,” 1996
No Roses Review, “Chronology Pausing as If to Strengthen,” 1996
Open 24 Hours, parts from “Acclimation,” 1996
Pen & Ink Magazine, “Catapult of Intrigue,” 1996
Poetry in Expressions, “Insomniac Awakenings,” “My Mother’s Mother”
Poetry Motel, “Achilles,” 1996
Rockhurst Review, “Untitled Poem #4 from Without/Within,” 1996
Wisconsin Review, “Velvet Thrush,” 1996
Wyrd, “Head Tabooed,” “Voodoo Mamma,” 1996
6ix, “White Noise,” 1996
Depth Charge-Journal of Experimental Fiction, “Without/Within,” 1995
So to Speak, “Constriction,” 1995
Phoebe, “Asylum,” 1995
Portland Review, “Read Me,” 1995
Lilliput Review, “Cast of Ochre Feathers,” 1994
Responding to Students’ Poems, “The Stop and Go,” 1992

PUBLICATIONS – FICTION:
Hawaii Pacific Review, “Fallout,” 2023
HeartWood Literary Magazine, “Train Hopping,” 2023
Levitate, “Conspiracy,” 2023
mignola arts, “Andes,” 2023
Nunum, “The Sculptor,” 2022
On the Run, “Even God Gets a Day Off,” 2022
Quibble, “Parting Shot,” 2022