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Ph.D., English Literature with Creative Dissertation (Poetry), Georgia State University, 2020
Dissertation: Whenever You Eat This
Committee: David Bottoms, Beth Gylys (Chair), Josh Russell

M.F.A., Creative Writing (Poetry), University of California, Riverside, 2013 Thesis: The Book of Bodies
Committee: Chris Abani (Chair), Chris Buckley, Juan Felipe Herrera

B.A., English. Cum Laude. California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, 2009.


2021-Present Lecturer of English, Kennesaw State University
ENGL 1101, 1102: Beginning and Advanced Composition

2020-2021 Instructor of Core Studies, Oglethorpe University
CORE 101, 102: Narratives of the Self I and II

2015-2020 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Georgia State University
ENGL 3180: Contemporary Poetry
ENGL 3150: Introduction to Poetry Workshop
ENGL 1102: Advanced Composition
ENGL 1101: Beginning Composition        

2013-2015 Part-time Instructor, Chaffey Community College
ENGL 1A, 1B: Beginning and Advanced Composition

2012-2013 Graduate Teaching Fellow, University of California, Riverside 
CRWT 57: Beginning Poetry Workshop
CRWT 56: Intro to Creative Writing: Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Nonfiction


2019-2020 Writing Tutor, Georgia State University Writing Studio

2014-2015 Faculty Advisor, Language Success Center at Chaffey College

2011-2014 Academic Mentor, Center for Writing and Public Discourse at Claremont McKenna College

2010-2011 Writing Tutor, Department of Rhetoric and Writing Studies at San Diego State University, 2010-2011.


2017-2020        Creative Nonfiction Editor, New South

2015-2019        Assistant Editor, Five Points
2011-2013        Assistant Editor, Crate

2009-2010        Copy Editor, Plastic Water


Kitchen Apocrypha, Able Muse Press, forthcoming in 2022 (poetry collection)

Finalist for the Able Muse Book Award, judged by Mark Jarman


Able Muse, “Diminishing Sestina,” forthcoming

Southern Humanities Review, “After the Last Supper,” forthcoming

Cumberland River Review, “St. Prodigal,” Spring 2021

North American Review, “Hymn to Fennel (Máratho),” Spring 2021

Mid-American Review, “Meditation at Waffle House,” Spring 2021

Permafrost, “Reckoning,” Winter 2021

Rock & Sling, “Butter Thief,” Fall 2020

Georgia Poetry Society’s Reach of Song, “The Book of Salt” and “For Everything in Paradise,” Summer 2020

[PANK], “Omophagia,” Summer 2020
North American Review,
“Prayer to Garlic,” Spring 2020
Tahoma Literary Review,
“Renunciation,” Spring 2020

White Oak Kitchen and Cocktail’s Website, Winter 2020

Cumberland River Review, “Mushrooms in a Tennessee Graveyard,” Winter 2020

Green Briar Review, “A Farmers Market in GA,” “My Mother and My Father in the Kitchen,”    and “Whetstone Sapphics,” Fall 2019

F(r)iction, “First Food,” Summer 2019
The Ekphrastic Review,
“Varieties of Communion,” Summer 2019

Tinderbox Poetry Journal, “Sparagmos,” “Jesus as a Jaded Lover,” Summer 2019

Valparaiso Poetry Review, “Rapture,” Summer 2019

Miramar, “Corazon de Tierra,” Summer 2019

Nashville Review, “Saying Grace in a Time of Too Much,” Spring 2019

The Windhover, “Saying Grace Without Grace,” Spring 2019

Best New Poets, “High on the Hog,” Winter 2018

MUSE/A, “No Love Like Fugitives,” “Unabashed Sapphics on Hot and Heavy,” “The Amateur  Cook and His Lover,” Summer 2018

Midwestern Gothic, “Last Shift at the Purple Turtle,” Winter 2018

Spoon River Poetry Review, “Whenever You Eat This,” “Bethesda,” Winter 2018

Negative Capability, “The Allegory of the Tree,” Summer 2018

Miramar, “An Oil Lamp for James Agee,” Winter 2017

Blue River, “Travel Notes:  Mykonos,” Winter 2017

Profane, “Mariner,” “Elegy for Barbecue,” Summer 2016

San Pedro River Review, “American Palimpsest,” Spring 2016

Permafrost,“Jasmine Sends This Message to the Cypress Tree,” Winter 2016

Poet’s Billow, “Bon Vivants Hereafter,” Summer 2015

Into the Teeth of the Wind, “The Beautiful Game,” Summer 2015

Spillway, “To the Cashier at the Independent Video Store,” Spring 2015
, “For a Recently Deceased Pop Singer,” Summer 2014

Solo Novo, “Regulars, The Married Woman, And The Lives of Strangers,” Fall 2013          
“A Sentimental Education,” and “Dear Roger,” Summer 2013       

Juan Felipe Herrera’s LoWriter of the Week, “Threnody for a Broken Woman on the Sidewalk,”  

and “Autobiographia Literaria,” Spring 2013

Anamesa, “Eating Pho While Felix Jumps from Space,” Spring 2013

Foothill: A Journal of Poetry, “Meeting La Matriarca,” Fall 2012

Crate Literary Magazine, “The Story My Lover Can’t Hear,” and “Pallbearing,” Summer 2012

Foothill: A Journal of Poetry, “Of Orange & Life,” Winter 2012 

Verdad Magazine, “A Rubaiyat,” Winter 2011

The Chaffey Review Vol. III, “After We’ve Argued,” Winter 2009


Gastronomica, “Drinking to the Wolf in a Time of Pandemic (or War or Peace),” Spring 2021 

North American Review, “Risking Praise in Times of Crisis: A Few Notes on the Curtal Sonnet,” Winter 2021

The Chattahoochee Review, “The Presidential Ars Poetica for Our Times: A Review of Railsplitter, by Maurice Manning,” Winter 2021

Sweet, “In the Afterlife Every Night is Wine Wednesday,” Fall 2020

Cleaver, “To Make and Eat Time: Pork Rillettes in a Pandemic,” Fall 2020

The Rumpus, “Still Wouldst Thou Sing: Paisley Rekdal’s Nightingale,” Fall 2020

Tupelo Quarterly, “Negroni (and Eros) the Bittersweet: A Fugue in Forty Tasting Notes,” Summer 2020

Duende, “A Recipe for Eating Memory,” Spring 2020

32 Poems, “How to Liken It: A.E. Stallings’ Labyrinthine Archive of Like,” Summer 2019

The Chattahoochee Review, “Review of Jericho Brown’s The New Testament,” Spring 2019

The Southeast Review, “A Recipe for Drinking Life to the Lees,” Spring 2019

The Chattahoochee Review, “Review of Kaveh Akbar’s Calling a Wolf a Wolf,Spring 2018

Unbroken, “Quitting,” Winter 2018

Miramar, “Review of Pablo Neruda’s Las Alturas de Macchu Picchu,”trans. David Young, 

Spring 2017

Spry, “The Mortician’s Tale,” Fall 2016

5 Points, “Philip Levine: Beyond the Blue Collar,” Fall 2016

Trop Magazine, “Heavier Than Heaven: The Apocryphal Gospel of Jericho Brown,” Fall 2014

: “Longing for a Portion of the Sky: Christopher Buckley’s Varieties of Religious 

            Experience,” Summer 2014

Spry, “Last Night with Aphrodite,” Summer 2013

Trop Magazine, “Crafting The Randomizer: Anne Carson’s Red Doc> (and Autobiography of

            Red),” Summer 2013

Trop Magazine, “The Unpronounceable in Oli Hazzard’s Between Two Windows,” Fall 2012 

World Literature Today, “Polina Barskova’s The Zoo In Winter,” Summer 2011

Web Del Sol Review of Books, “Christopher Buckley’s Modern History:  Prose Poems…And

            Beyond,” Winter 2010


2021     Finalist, Able Muse Book Award, judged by Mark Jarman

2021     Finalist, AWP’s Donald Hall Prize, judged by Ilya Kaminsky

2020     Finalist, Vassar Miller Poetry Prize, judged by Karl Kirchwey

2020     Winner, Georgia Poetry Society’s Byron Herbert Reece Prize, judged by Jericho Brown

2020     Winner, White Oak Kitchen’s Prize for Southern Poetry, judged by David Smith

2020     Finalist, Brittingham and Felix Pollack Prize

2020     Finalist, Mid-American Review’s James Wright Prize

2020     Nomination, Pushcart Prize, Cumberland River Review

2020     Finalist, North American Review’s James Hearst Prize

2020     Finalist, Orison Book Prize

2019     Finalist, Colorado Book Prize, judged by Kiki Petrosino

2019     Finalist, Best of the Net: Poetry, by Nashville Review

2019     PhD Scholarship, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, University of the South

2018     Best New Poets, Meridian Press, ed. Kyle Dargan

2018     Winner, F(r)iction Summer Poetry Contest, judged by Jericho Brown

2017     First Runner Up, Spoon River Poetry Review’s Editor’s Prize

2016     Nomination, Pushcart Prize, The Poet’s Billow

2015     Winner, The Poet’s Billow Pangaea Prize


The Poets’ Billow, Interview, “Pangea Prize Winner Interview,” Winter 2020

A Small Good Thing, Podcast, “Six Memorable Movies of the Decade with Greg Emilio,”
            Winter 2020

A Small Good Thing, Podcast, “Roma: Beauty and the Hero Who Serves, a Film Review with 

            Greg Emilio,” Fall 2019

Lit & Bruised, Podcast: “MUSE/A Journal,” Guest Poet, October 2018


“Remaking Myths for Modern Chaos.” New Orleans Poetry Festival, 2020.

“No Sympathy for Hollywood: Representation and Screen Memories in Viet Than    

          Nguyen’s The Sympathizer.” South Atlantic Modern Languages Association, 2017.

“Pedagogy of the Generative Poetry Workshop.” South Atlantic Modern Languages  

          Association, 2016.

“Notions of Home in an Age of Exile: A Workshop.” New Voices Graduate Conference, 2018.

“Poetry of a Burning World: A Workshop.” New Voices Graduate Conference, 2017.


Georgia Poetry Society, Contest Winners’ Reading, 25 July 2020

Java Vino Reading Series, with Ilya Kaminsky and Katie Farris, 2 February 2020

Decatur Book Festival, College Poetry Day, Georgia State University, 6 August 2019

Sewanee Writers Conference, 26 July 2019

Decatur Book Festival, College Poetry Day, Georgia State University, 6 August 2018

New Voices Graduate Student Conference, Georgia State University, 15 January 2018
Decatur Book Festival, College Poetry Day, Georgia State University, 6 August 2017

New Voices Graduate Student Conference, Georgia State University, 13 January 2017

Tipple and Rose, Poetry Reading Series, 10 December 2016

University of California Riverside, Graduate Reading, 8 June 2013
Foothill Poetry Journal, Kingsley Tufts Award Reading, Claremont Graduate College, with  

Timothy Donnelly, 12 October 2012


Honor’s Project Advisor, Georgia Highlands College, 2020-2021.

Faculty Advisor, International University Bible Academy, Georgia State, 2019-2020.

GTA Peer Mentor for Dept of Lower Division Studies, Georgia State, 2017-2018.

Poetry Chair, New Voices Graduate Conference Committee, Georgia State, 2016-2018.


Dr. Beth Gylys
Professor of English and Creative Writing               
Georgia State University         

Josh Russell              
Director, Creative Writing Program
Professor of English and Creative Writing
Georgia State University                       

Dr. David Bottoms    
Professor Emeritus
Georgia State University                          

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