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EDUCATION

M.F.A., Creative Writing (Poetry), August 2013
Bowling Green State University
Thesis: The Threshing Place, poems
Thesis Committee: Larissa Szporluk, Eugene Gloria, Sharona Muir

B.A., English, magna cum laude, December 2010
Drake University
Thesis:  “More Than Making Wages: Work & Labor in the Utopia”

PUBLICATIONS

Book Chapters

“The Sound of Resistance: Women & War in the Work of Laura Mullen,” Despite the Possible: Fifteen Women Poets, Akron Series in Contemporary Poetics Volume 2, on Experimental Women Poets of the 21st Century. Mary Biddinger and Jay Robinson, Eds. Akron: The University of Akron Press, forthcoming.

Anthologized Work

“Something About Something,” It Was Written: Poetry Inspired by Hip-Hop. Jason McCall & PJ Williams, Eds. Seattle: Minor Arcana Press, forthcoming.

Selected Poetry & Creative Nonfiction

“Lunatia,” Cream City Review, forthcoming
“Sacramental,” Dusie, September 2015
“The Nymph Imitates Sleep,” Crab Orchard Review, July 2015
“Calor,” Devil’s Lake, June 2015
“Alarm Lines,” Devil’s Lake, June 2015
“White Squall,” Devil’s Lake, June 2015
“Etymology of the Body,” Quaint, Mar. 2015
“Traversing the Fantôme,” Quaint, Mar. 2015
“When Shorebirds,” Interrupture, Feb. 2015
“Lace,” Nightblock, Jan. 2015
“Homily,” Hobart, Oct. 2014
“Io Speaks,” Hobart, Oct. 2014
“Bravado,” Hobart, Oct. 2014
“Music Box,” The Journal, Sept. 2014
“Moon-Full,” The Journal, Sept. 2014
“Any Kind of Life,” The Journal, Sept. 2014
“#9 Nick Foles, QB” (collaboration with Justin Carter), Thrush, July 2014
“Epistle with Cyclone,” Tupelo Quarterly, May 2014
“Desert Eros,” Tupelo Quarterly, May 2014
“Geode,” The Sonora Review, Apr. 2014
“Capodanno,” The Sonora Review, Apr. 2014
“#12 Josh Gordon, WR” (collaboration with Justin Carter), Split Lip, Apr. 2014
“#4 Randy Bullock, K” (collaboration with Justin Carter), Split Lip, Apr. 2014
“Communion,” Barn Owl Review, Mar. 2014
“Changeling,” Whiskey Island, Feb. 2014
“The Frailty of Everything Reveals Itself,” The Indiana Review, Jan. 2014
“Hibernaculum,” Lambda Literary Review, Oct. 2013
“Milk Teeth,” Guernica, Sept. 2013
“Moro Embrace,” Birdfeast, Aug. 2013
“Interregnum,” Birdfeast, Aug. 2013
“Self-Portrait as Lazarus Species,” The Paris-American, July 2013
“Nocturne,” Requited, June 2013
“Sleep Hunter,” Requited, June 2013
“Ave Gratia Plena,” Rubbertop Review, Apr. 2013
“Is it Too Much to Say You’ve Ripened My Fields?,” The Bakery, Feb. 2013
“Meteor, or The Dream of Selfhood,” The Bakery, Feb. 2013
“Augury,” ILK, Jan. 2013
“Chimera,” Gigantic Sequins, Dec. 2012
“The Beauties of Dissolving,” Muzzle, Sept. 2012
“Intaglio,” Toad, Feb. 2012
“Seafarer’s Semantics,” The Susquehanna Review, Sept. 2011
“On the Occasion of a Felonious Assault,” PANK, Apr. 2011
“Deviation of the Chaste,” PANK, Apr. 2011

Selected Essays & Criticism

“Dedication to Hunger: On Louise Glück & ‘Difficult Women,'” Structure and Style, Oct. 2014
Review of Julia Cohen’s Collateral Light, Mid-American Review, May 2014
Review of Julie Marie Wade’s When I Was Straight, American Microreviews & Interviews, Apr. 2014
Review of Michael Mlekoday’s The Dead Eat Everything, American Microreviews & Interviews, Apr. 2014
“The Bad Bad Canon of Poet Karissa Morton,” GirlCanon, March 2014
Review of Martha Ronk’s Transfer of Qualities, American Microreviews & Interviews, Feb. 2014
Review of Kristina Marie Darling’s Music For Another Life, American Microreviews & Interviews, Feb. 2014
Review of Anna George Meek’s Engraved, American Microreviews & Interviews, Jan. 2014
“On Samsara,” The Rumpus, Mar. 2013
Review of Laurie Saurborn Young’s Carnavoria, iO: A Journal of New American Poetry, Jan. 2013
“Hipsterdom and the Glamorization of Sexual Violence,” WHOA Magazine, Jan. 2012

Selected Sportswriting

“What We Know About New Iowa State Head Coach Steve Prohm,” ____ On Sports, June 2015
“Holding Our Breaths for the Triple Crown,” ____ On Sports, June 2015
“Who Can Continue the Hoiball Legacy at Iowa State?” ____ On Sports, May 2015
“Kentucky Derby 2015: Who to Pick if You Don’t Know Jack Shit About Horses,” Poets on Sports, May 2015
“California Chrome: Can He Do It?” Poets on Sports, June 2014
“Michael Carter-Williams: An Exercise in Cautious Optimism,” Poets on Sports, Nov. 2013
“NBA 2013 Rookie Preview,” Poets on Sports, Oct. 2013
“My First Fantasy,” Regular Column, Poets on Sports, Sept. 2013-Dec. 2013
“What Richie Incognito Can Tell Us About Bullying,” Poets on Sports, Nov. 2013
“Women & Poker: What’s the WSOP to Do?,” Poets on Sports, Sept. 2013

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Instructor of English, Aug. 2014-Dec. 2014
University of Cincinnati, Department of English

ENGL 1001: INTRO TO COMPOSITION
Fall 2014 — Topic: “Societies at Play”
• Designed syllabus with a focus on genre, in-depth research, synthesis of sources, critical reading/annotation of academic texts
• Utilized multimodal approaches, peer review, workshop techniques, and drafting and revision strategies to prepare students for critical writing at the university level and beyond
• Conducted regular office hours and individual conferences with students

Instructor of English & Creative Writing, Aug. 2013-May 2014
Bowling Green State University, Department of English

GSW 1120: ACADEMIC WRITING
Spring 2014 — Topics: “Rumor, Gossip, and The Media,” “Exploring Privilege”
• Designed syllabi with a focus on in-depth research, synthesis of sources, and critical reading/annotation of academic texts
• Utilized multimodal approaches, peer review, workshop techniques, and drafting and revision strategies to prepare students for critical writing at the university level and beyond
• Led diverse and differentiated courses that included ELL students, honors students, non-traditional students, and students with disabilities
• Conducted regular office hours and individual conferences with students

ENGLISH 2040: IMAGINATIVE WRITING
Fall 2013
• Developed original syllabus and course structure for creatively-focused introductory course geared toward creative writing students focusing in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction
• Assignments for class of 23 included workshops, Canvas discussions, multimodal presentations, critical essays, reflective writing, and weekly writing prompts in each of the aforementioned genres

ENGLISH 4970: BFA THESIS WORKSHOP
Fall 2013
• Substitute instructor for upper-level course of senior creative writing students during faculty medical leave
• Led advanced workshop of BFA theses in poetry and fiction; assigned writing prompts and craft presentations

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Aug. 2011-May 2013
Bowling Green State University, Department of English

ENGLISH 2050: CRAFT OF POETRY
Spring 2013
• Developed original syllabus and course structure for critically-focused introductory course geared toward creative writing students focusing in poetry, including studies in poetic history, convention, and technique
• Assignments and activities for class of 35 included workshops, Blackboard discussions, critical essays, book reviews, craft essays, and twice-weekly creative prompts covering form, imagery, meter, the line, connotation, etc.

GSW 1120: ACADEMIC WRITING
Spring 2012 — Topics: “Marriage and Families,” “Work, Labor, and Globalization”
• Designed syllabi with a focus on in-depth research, synthesis of sources, and critical reading/annotation of academic texts
• Utilized multimodal approaches, peer review, workshop techniques, and drafting and revision strategies to prepare students for critical writing at the university level and beyond
• Led diverse and differentiated courses that included ELL students, honors students, non-traditional students, and students with disabilities
• Conducted regular office hours and individual conferences with students

GSW 1110: INTRODUCTION TO ACADEMIC WRITING
Fall 2011, Fall 2012
• Designed syllabi with a focus on analysis of print and visual rhetoric, audience awareness, MLA conventions, and argument-building
• Utilized multimodal approaches, peer review, workshop techniques, and drafting and revision strategies to prepare students for critical writing at the university level and beyond
• Led diverse and differentiated courses that included ELL students, honors students, non-traditional students, and students with disabilities
• Conducted regular office hours and individual conferences with students

In-Classroom Teacher, Dec. 2010-Apr. 2011
Huntington Learning Centers
• Taught 3rd-5th grade reading and math in No Child Left Behind-sponsored program at Hurt Park Elementary: Roanoke, VA and McCleary Elementary: New Castle, VA

Writing Center Consultant, Aug. 2008-Dec. 2010
Drake University, Department of English
• Trained in pedagogical theory through 50-hour seminar
• Conducted approximately 15 office hours per week with Drake University students, aiding with academic, creative, and professional writing from brainstorming stages through completion, including content, clarity, citation, grammar, and editing

Writing Mentor, Jan. 2012-May 2012
Des Moines Public Schools
• Worked alongside high school English students via weekly meetings and electronic correspondence, acting as mentor and aiding students with reading comprehension, critical analysis, and composition

TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

Composition pedagogy; writing theory; WPA; poetry & poetics; creative nonfiction; the application of creative writing pedagogical methods across the curriculum; issues of queerness, gender, & authority in the humanities classroom; eros in the classroom; the role of affect in writing discourse & classrooms; trauma theory; fancition & the building of affective communities; the Gurlesque; everything related to Lolita (both text & archetype); & cultural materialism

LITERARY EXPERIENCE

Poets on Sports / ____ On Sports, Aug. 2013-present
Co-Founding Editor and Co-Editor-in-Chief
• EIC of website that focuses on creative writers’ takes on the sports world, including professional, college, amateur, and fantasy sports
• Responsible for design, social media presence, daily updates, and coordination of over twenty columnists
• Utilize search engine optimization, networking, and web promotion to grow a reader base of thousands

American Microreviews & Interviews, Nov. 2013-Sept. 2014
Writer/Reviewer
• Responsible for writing multiple reviews of contemporary books of poetry, creative nonfiction, & hybrid-genre work each month

Revolution House Magazine, Apr. 2011-Nov. 2014
Co-Founding Editor and Poetry Editor
• Work with a staff of 14 on design, layout, publicity, and distribution for national journal publishing works of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual art
• Select and edit pieces for publication; oversee upkeep of Submittable, business files, website, and social media pages, nominate for Pushcart and Best of the Net
• Responsible for successfully constructing an image from the ground up, including the establishment of a reader base of approximately 15,000 per quarterly issue.

Mid-American Review, Nov. 2013-Sept. 2014
Reviews Copyeditor
• Responsible for closely copyediting approximately twenty reviews of contemporary books of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction per issue
• Assist Reviews Editor in coordinating presses and reviewers

Mid-American Review, Aug. 2011-May 2013
Associate Poetry Editor
• Utilized Submission Manager to read, sort, vote on, and articulately advocate for poetry submissions
• Participate in promotional activities for the publication, including the Winter Wheat and AWP conferences
• Assist with organizational tasks required for issue distribution, including packaging and mailing issues, communication with contributors, etc.

Periphery Literary Journal, Aug. 2009-Sept. 2010
Editor
• Worked with small staff to select poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, visual art, and music for publication
• Designed, published, produced, promoted, and distributed literary journal that went on to be an Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker Award finalist
• Selected and lined up nationally-recognized poet and fiction writer to serve as guest judges for prizes; organized launch party and reading

HONORS AND AWARDS

• Finalist, The Akron Series in Poetry Prize, Sept. 2015
• Semi-Finalist, The Akron Series in Poetry Prize, Sept. 2014
• Recipient, Devine Fellowship, judged by Oliver de la Paz, Jan. 2012
• Finalist, Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker Award, Sept. 2010
• Recipient, Drake University Alumni Association Fellowship, Sept. 2010
• Inductee, Omicron Beta Kappa, Alpha Beta Chapter, Sept. 2010
• Recipient, Lyrical Iowa Poetry Award, June 2010
• Inductee, Sigma Tau Delta, Nu Alpha Chapter, Aug. 2009
• Recipient, Drake University Presidential Scholarship, Aug. 2007

INVITED READINGS AND PANELS

Invited Readings

Pegasus Reading Series, Dallas, TX, Jan. 2016
Northwestern State University Reading Series, Natchitoches, LA, Sept. 2015
EGO, Cincinnati, OH, Sept. 2014
Kraken Reading Series, Denton, TX, Sept. 2014
With Poetry Reading Series, Columbus, OH, Aug. 2014
The Big Big Mess Reading Series, Akron, OH, Feb. 2013
BGSU MFA Reading Series, Bowling Green, OH, Oct. 2012
BGSU MFA Reading Series, Bowling Green, OH, Feb. 2012
Studio Roanoke Reading Series, Roanoke, VA, Oct. 2010
Drake University Reading Series, Des Moines, IA, May 2010
Des Moines Writers Series, Des Moines, IA, Dec. 2009

Panels and Presentations

“Blurred Lines: What Hybrid Texts & New Media Can Teach Us About Genre.” The Winter Wheat Conference on Writing, Bowling Green State University. Nov. 2014.

“Investigating Images: Teaching the Deep Image Poets.” The Winter Wheat Conference on Writing, Bowling Green State University. Nov. 2014.

“Writing Sports / Sports Writing: Creative Approaches.” The Winter Wheat Conference on Writing, Bowling Green State University. Nov. 2013.

“Women’s Voices in Poetry: Trauma and Identity.” Shanklin Graduate Colloquium, Bowling Green State University. Apr. 2013.

“Anatomy 101: Writing the Body.” The Winter Wheat Conference on Writing, Bowling Green State University. Nov. 2012.

“Surrealism and Language Poetry: Convergences and Divergences.” The Winter Wheat Conference on Writing, Bowling Green State University. Nov. 2011.

SERVICE TO DEPARTMENT AND UNIVERSITY

Service to Bowling Green State University
Reviews Copyeditor, Mid-American Review, Fall 2013-present
Placement Reader, General Studies Writing Program, Spring 2013
MFA Representative, Graduate Student Council, Fall 2012-Spring 2013
Member, BFA Advisory Committee, Fall 2011-Spring 2013
Reader, James Wright Poetry Award, Fall 2011-Spring 2013
Member, Graduate Writers’ Club, Fall 2011-Spring 2013
Member, Graduate Women’s Caucus, Fall 2011-Spring 2013
Editor, Mid-American Review, Fall 2011-Spring 2013

Service to Drake University
Editor, Periphery Literary Journal, Fall 2009-Fall 2010
Member/Reader, Drake Emerging Writer Award Selection Committee, Fall 2009-Fall 2010
President, Sigma Tau Delta, Nu Alpha Chapter, Fall 2009-Fall 2010
Chair, Educational Outreach Committee, Fall 2009-Fall 2010
Chair, Writers’ Harvest Reading and Fundraiser, Fall 2009
Organizer, English Department Poetry Reading and Concert Fundraiser, Fall 2009
Consultant, Writing Center, Fall 2008-Fall 2010
Member, Writers’ Circle, Fall 2007-Fall 2010


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