University of Houston
Ph.D. in Creative Writing and Literature, May 2008
Dissertation: Apologia, a collection of poems

University of Houston
M.F.A. in Poetry, May 2004
Master’s Thesis: Chiaroscuro, a collection of poems

Lycoming College
B.A. in English-Creative Writing, May 2001 (magna cum laude)
Departmental honors


Cosmology: poems. dancing girl press & studio. 2013.

“Seascape with Buoy” (poem). The Walrus. May 2023.
“Pygmalion” (poem). Poetry Magazine. November 2020.
From Danaid (poems). The Missouri Review. Spring 2019.
“Jean de Fiennes (The Young Man)” (poem). Copper Nickel. Fall 2018.
“1827 Sul Ross #1” (poem). Geist. Spring 2017.
“Danaid” (poem). The Adroit Journal. Issue 19.
“Echo’s Soliloquy” (poem).Cincinnati Review. Winter 2016.
“The Age of Bronze” (poem). American Literary Review. Fall 2015.
“Lessons” (poem). Third Coast. Winter/Spring 2015.
“Leda” (poem). The Puritan. Issue 29.
“Equinox” and “Orpheus, Interstate” (poems). West Branch. Fall 2014.
“Forest” (poem). Cimarron Review. Fall 2013.
Self-Evident by Scott Hightower” (review). Pebble Lake Review, Spring/Summer 2013.
“Heaven” (poem). Copper Nickel, October 2012.
“An Interview with Rick Barot” (interview). Gulf Coast, Winter/Spring 2004.
“Cobalt” (poem). The Canary, 2002.
“Geography” (poem). Barrow Street, Summer 2002.
“Colour Beginning” (poem). North American Review, March-April 2002.
“from Chiaroscuro” (poems). Beloit Poetry Journal, Spring 2002.
“Faith” and “Mercy” (poems). Brilliant Corners, Summer 2001.
“Echo” (poem). Brilliant Corners, Winter 2000.
“Opening the Hudson” (poem). Crab Orchard Review, Fall/Winter 2000.
“WQPR’s Sunday Jazz Hour” and “Smoke” (poems). High Plains Literary Review, August 2000.


Biblioasis, 2018-present
Managing Editor

Oakland University, 2012-2018
Special Lecturer

University of Michigan-Dearborn, 2009-2012

University of Windsor, 2010
Sessional Instructor

University of Houston, 2001-2008


Poetry Workshop
Advanced Poetry Workshop
Introduction to Fiction/Poetry Writing
Writing and Rhetoric I & II
Poetry (genre)
Modern Poetry
Contemporary Poetry
Fiction (genre)
Modern Literature
American Literature Survey
American Literature Since 1865
Literature of Ethnic America
Writing About Literature
Introduction to Humanities
American Stand-Up Comedy


Writers’ Works in Progress grant, Ontario Arts Council, June 2016.
Order of the Plume, College of Arts & Sciences, Oakland University, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018.
Excellence in Teaching Award, Oakland University, 2014. (Also nominated: 2015, 2016)
Inprint Fellowship, University of Houston, 2004-2008.
Krakow Poetry Seminar Fellowship, 2006.
James A. Michener Fellow, chosen by Lucie Brock-Broido, University of Houston, 2004.
Glenn C. Cambor Fellowship, University of Houston, 2001-2004.
Honorable Mention, Academy of American Poets Prize, 2003.
Semifinalist, chosen by W.S. Merwin, Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize, 2003.
Pushcart Nomination, Beloit Poetry Journal, 2001.
Finalist, Ruth Lilly Fellowship, 2001.


Friends of the GPPL: Lecture, “What’s Great About Gatsby?” Grosse Pointe, MI, 2018.
Visiting Artist, Youth Writer’s Conference, Detroit, MI, 2018.
Houston Community College Faculty Reading, Houston Artcrawl, Houston, TX, 2007.
Poison Pen Reading Series, Houston, TX, 2007.
Krakow Poetry Seminar: Lecture, “Poetry and the Sublime,” Jagiellonian University, Krakow, 2006.
James A. Michener Fellows Reading, M.D. Anderson Library, Houston, TX, 2004.
Gulf Coast Reading Series, Brazos Bookstore, Houston, TX, 2002 & 2004.
An Evening of Jazz & Poetry: Celebrating Brilliant Corners, Lycoming College, 2001.


Available upon request.