Writer | Poet | Maker

Curriculum Vitae

Honors & Awards

  • Pushcart Prize nomination, “He Leaves Mt. Olympus to Go Home for a Funeral”, Spoon River Poetry Review — November 2018
  • Finalist, poetry manuscript Mask for Mask, YesYes Books 2018 Open Reading Period for Poetry — September 2018
  • Winner, 2018 Madeleine P. Plonsker Emerging Writers Residency Prize, selected by Lidia Yuknavitch — July 2018
  • Semi-Finalist, poetry manuscript Mask for Mask, Gold Wake Press open reading period — May 2018
  • Anthology Scholarship, full ride to attend Lambda Literary’s 2018 Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices — April 2018
  • Sterling Watson MFA Fellowship, to attend Writers in Paradise 2018 — November 2017
  • Finalist, poetry manuscript Mask for Mask, 2017 Subito Poetry Prize — November 2017
  • Honorable Mention, “Three Teens Kill Time…”, The Golden Key’s 2nd Flash Fiction Contest judged by Carmen Maria Machado — September 2017
  • Full Scholarship, to attend Key West Literary Seminar 2018 — August 2017
  • Finalist, Plays Inverse Press’s 2017 Unemerged Playwright Contest — July 2017
  • Semi-Finalist, 2017 Discovery/Boston Review Contest — April 2017
  • Graduate Council Thesis Fellowship, The University of Alabama — February 2017
  • Nomination, “The Hand That Sews”, The University of Alabama for the 2017 The Intro Journals Project — December 2016
  • Nomination, “Our Sons Return Home to Die”, Pushcart Prize, nominated by The Account — December 2016
  • Finalist, poetry manuscript Atelia, 2016 Subito Poetry Prize — October 2016
  • Finalist, 2017 Artist In Residence Program at Everglades National Park — July 2016
  • Fellow, Poetry Foundation + Crescendo Literary’s Emerging Poets Poetry Incubator — July 2016
  • Finalist, chapbook manuscript The Eternal Sadness of Murin & Reynard, DIAGRAM’s 2016 Chapbook Contest — July 2016
  • Honorable Mention, “Frisson”, Norton Girault Prize in Fiction — June 2016
  • Finalist, chapbook manuscript Pocket Monsters, The Atlas Review‘s inaugural chapbook series — September 2015
  • Finalist, first annual Fairy Tale Review Award in poetry — October 2014

Residencies & Workshops

  • Madeleine P. Plonsker Emerging Writers Residency — 2019
  • Lambda Literary Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices — August 2018
  • The Edward F. Albee Foundation — June 2018
  • Writers At The Eyrie — April 2018
  • Lector Writer & Performance Art Residency — January 2018
  • The Millay Colony for the Arts — September 2017

Reviews

Interviews

Press

Editorships

  • AADOREE. Online. 2017-Present.
  • Joyland, Senior Editor for The South. Online. 2016-Present.
  • Black Warrior Review, Design Editor + Associate Editor. Tuscaloosa, AL. 2014-2016.
  • Moonshot. Brooklyn, NY. 2009-2015.

Reading Series & Literary Event Curation

  • Founded and curated Sacred Grove, a reading series and seminar talk series. Tuscaloosa, AL. 2014-2017.
  • Co-coordinated POPSICKLE, an annual all-day megareading that incorporates the curatorial visions of various Brooklyn-based reading series, literary organizations, and presses. Designed all print, web, and social media marketing media, including website design. Brooklyn, NY. 2012-2014.