Assistant Teaching Professor



  • MFA, University of Houston
  • BA, Wake Forest University

Areas of Interest

  • Creative Writing
  • The Art of Literary Publishing and Editing
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Contemporary American Poetry

Courses Taught at Wake Forest

  • WRI 111-“Writing Through Evil”
  • WRI 111-“How To Survive in Your Native Land: Culture, Status and School”
  • WRI 111-“Writing as a Contemplative Practice”
  • WRI 212-“The Art of the Literary Essay”
  • CRW 285-“Poetry Workshop”

Selected Publications

  • Laodicea. Richmond: Omnidawn, 2015.
  • “The Snake, In Medieval Emblem, Eats Its Tail, Then Eats Its Mouth” ; “Corded, Metaled, Laurelled”; “Laodicea” ; “Janus.” Oversound. Fall, 2014. No. 1.
  •  “It Is Crucial To Be Able To Spot One.” jubilat. Fall 2010. No. 18.
  •  “Plumblossom [Like my burned –up mom and dad]” ; “Plumblossom [To be a tree in the style of a man]” ; “Plumblossom [The dead can’t mourn themselves]” ; “Cherryblossom [When there is a moment, in a moment leave it behind]” ; “Cherryblossom [The artless radish my heart].” Bat City Review. Spring, 2010. No. 6.
  •  “Plumblossom [The spine is a slide of human marvels]” ; “Plumblossom [Out here in the desert].” Poetry. November, 2009. Vol.CXCV, No. 2. 
  • “Applebough [In October, I have the often unrealized sense].” Indiana Review. Summer, 2009. Vol. XXXI, No. 1.
  • “Appleblossom [I can see the horse twitch].” Black Warrior Review. Spring 2009, Vol. XXXV,   No. 2.
  • “Appleblossom [When history turns soldiers into battles]” ; “Appleblossom [Difficult shacks of Kushiro]” ;“Appleblossom   [Clamber out of the morning river]” ; “Appleblossom [Basho, with your grass pillow]” ; “Appleblossom [I have a need to   ventilate].” Poetry. October, 2008. Vol. CXCIII, No. 1.

Additional Professional Information

Curriculum Vitae