I'm a writer working across genres living in Brooklyn, NY. I have taught literature and creative writing classes at The New School, Fordham University, Hunter College, 826 Valencia/NYC, and Brown University, where I received my MFA in Literary Arts in 2010. In 2011, I was named a finalist for the National Poetry Series. My first book, Burial, will be published by Tarpaulin Sky Press in Fall 2012.
From April 11-May 6, 2011, I participated in a 200-hour vinyasa yoga teacher training at Sonic Yoga in Manhattan. The training was an experiment in living; I kept this blog for four weeks as an experiment in documentation. In addition to studying assigned yogic and anatomy texts, I read Shelley Jackson's The Melancholy of Anatomy (2002) and Robert Burton's The Anatomy of Melancholy (1621). I wrote about the training and my reading here.
In August 2011, I was in residence at the Millay Colony for the Arts in Austerlitz, NY. There, I worked on my first novel, ran a lot, and wrote poems. Throughout that month, I occasionally posted photographs and language.
If you'd like to learn more about me and my writing, one place to start is my personal website.
THE MELANCHOLY OF SPECIAL AMERICA (with Jeff T. Johnson)
Saturday, February 11, 2012, 2:00pm
Granoff Center for the Creative Arts
154 Angell Street
LIT 21 Launch & School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) Showcase (with Judd Morrissey, Ronaldo V. Wilson, Gracie Leavitt, et al.)
Thursday, March 1, 2012, 4:00 pm School of the Art Institute of Chicago
SAIC Ballroom 112 S. Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL
Get Lit! Launch Party & Reading (with Darren Angle, Mark Bibbins, Nick Demske, et al.)
Friday, March 2, 2012, 6:00pm
The Double Door 1572 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL