Photo credit: Kennan White
--May 2nd, 2022
Big news! I'm beyond thrilled to announce that my chapbook
manuscript, Ella's Plan, has won The Poets Corner Chapbook
Contest and will be published by Maine Media Workshops + College.
The chapbook was chosen as the winner by the poet Naomi Shihab
Nye, one of my favorite poets and one of the first I read in high
school when I started writing poems. I'll be reading from the
chapbook in an online book launch hosted by Naomi Shihab Nye
on June 12th. Register here for the reading. You can get a sneak
peak at the chapbook and pre-order it here.
--April 27th, 2022
Thrilled to have my poem "My great-great grandfather's glasses"
out in the new issue of Cave Wall, a journal I've admired for years.
--April 20th, 2022
Very excited that my poem "Love Poem in Quarantine" appears in
the new issue of The South Carolina Review.
--April 13th, 2022
Grateful to The Laurel Review for including my poem "'Impactful'"
in their amazing new issue.
--March 6th, 2022
My new poem "Truths" appears in the latest issue of Cherry Tree in
--January 14, 2022
Thrilled that my new poem "Gratitude Ode: Snowplow" is a part of
the great new issue of Valporaiso Poetry Review.
--January 2, 2022
Loving the new “Surrealism and Strangeness” issue of Poet Lore,
which is brilliantly guest-edited by one of my favorite poets, Tarfia
Faizullah, and I’m thrilled that my poem “Life Story” is a part of it.
--December 15, 2021
My new poem "The Invention of Twitter" is up now at Atticus
--December 7, 2021
First ever pub in a Canadian journal! Happy to have two new "Ella"
poems in the latest issue of The Antigonish Review.
--December 1, 2021
Excited to have a new poem, "Another Summer," out in the excellent
new issue of Crab Creek Review!
--October 22, 2021
Thanks to the editors of Connecticut River Review for nominating
my poem "It is Friday night" for a Pushcart Prize!
--October 15, 2021
I contributed three sonnet prompts to the new craft book
The Strategic Poet from Terrapin Books. Thrilled to be a part
of this inspiring book along with so many amazing poets!
--October 1, 2021
Loving the new issue of Connecticut River Review, and thrilled that
my poem "It is Friday night" is included.
--September 11, 2021
My poem "Chronic" is out now in the latest issue of Rogue Agent.
--August 16, 2021
Proud to have two poems from my "Ella" series in the first ever issue
of Beaver Magazine! Check out the poems here and here.
--July 20, 2021
So grateful to poet Todd Kaneko for selecting my poem "The Best
Day of Middle School" as the winner of Baltimore Review's summer
prose poem contest! Read the poem here.
--June 22, 2021
Excited to have a new (strange) poem called "Figures 5-28" out today
at the ever awesome journal The Gravity of the Thing.
--April 15, 2021
A few months ago, a bright and talented student at a high school in
Ohio reached out to me after reading my poem "Kid, this is October,"
in her senior English class. We’ve had a lively correspondence going
ever since—and the school recently posted this nice write up about
--March 15, 2021: The Voyeur's Gratitude
Very cool to learn that San Francisco based composer
Erling Wold has set my poem “The Voyeur’s Gratitude” to music
and made the following awesome video. Nikola Printz is the
amazing singer in the video, and maybe my favorite part is that
Nikola plays both parts—the voyeur and the person they are
--March 4, 2021: AWP
My panel "Crossover Collaboration: Poets with Visual Artists and
Musicians" debuts on March 4th at 1:20 p.m (virtually) at AWP 2021.
This panel was prerecorded in December with the dream team of
Rebecca Morgan Frank, Timothy Liu, Douglas Kearney, and my
CMU colleague, former student, and friend, Joanna White.