Education

MFA   Arizona State University, Fiction                                                                   May 2008

Dissertation: Something Small and Necessary

Committee: Jewell Parker Rhodes (chair), T.M. McNally, Melissa Pritchard

 

BA      St. Lawrence University, English (Creative Writing) and History           May 2004

Study Abroad: Florence, Italy with Syracuse University

Teaching Experience

SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY                                                                         Aug 2017 to Present

       Lecturer

       Courses Taught:

            College Writing II (ENG101)
            Introduction to Creative Writing I (ENG185)

            Expository Writing (ENG301)

            Professional Writing (ENG304)
            Editing and Publishing (ENG486)
            Writing for Digital Interactive Media (Independent Study)
            Writing Vignettes (Independent Study)

 

SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY                                                                        Aug 2015 to May 2016

       Visiting Lecturer

       Courses Taught:

            College Writing I (ENG100)

            Introduction to Creative Writing (ENG201)

            Introduction to Writing Poetry (ENG208)
            Introduction to Writing Fiction (ENG209)
            Expository Writing (ENG301)
            Internship (ENG398)

 

SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY                                                                        Aug 2014 to May 2015

       Adjunct Lecturer                                                                                                   Aug 2016 to May 2017

       Courses Taught:

            College Writing I (ENG100)

            Introduction to Creative Writing (ENG201)

            Professional Writing (ENG304)
            Special Topics: Source of Stories (ENG306)

 

Clinton Community College, Plattsburgh, NY                                                      Aug 2010 to Dec 2013

       Adjunct Faculty                                                                                                      Aug 2014 to Aug 2015
                                                                                                                                          Aug 2016 to May 2017

       Courses Taught:

            English Composition (ENG101)

            English Composition with Supplementary Instruction (ENG101S)

            Literature and Composition (ENG102)
            Technical Writing (ENG235)


Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ                                                                         May 2007

       Writing Workshop Faculty

            Courses Taught:
            Using Research in Creative Writing

 

Sichuan University, Chengdu, China                                                                          May 2007

       Writing Workshop Faculty

            Courses Taught:
            Beginning Creative Writing

 

Daywaka Foundation, Kolkata India                                                                           Jan 2007

       Writing Workshop Faculty

            Courses Taught:
            Creative Writing Workshop

 

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ                                                                          Aug 2005 to May 2006

       Teaching Assistant

            Courses Taught:

            First Year Composition (ENG101)

            First Year Composition (ENG102)

Editorial Experience

Saranac Review, SUNY Plattsburgh                                                   Aug 2018 to Present

Executive Editor

 

Saranac Review, SUNY Plattsburgh                                                   Aug 2015 to Aug 2018

Fiction Editor

 

Hayden’s Ferry Review, Arizona State University                          Jan 2007 to Jan 2008

Prose Editor

Hayden’s Ferry Review, Arizona State University                           Aug 2005 to Dec 2007

Assistant Prose Editor                                                                           May 2010 to Aug 2012

Honors and Awards

Notable Essay                                                                                                                2019
“Factory Girl” listed as a notable essay in Best American Essays 2019

 

Eugene Paul Nassar Award                                                                                         2019

Post-publication award for Doe selected by judge Naomi Guttman.

 

Akron Prize at University of Akron Press                                                                 2016

Poetry collection Doe selected by Allison Joseph for the University of Akron Press.

 

Pushcart Prize Nomination                                                                                          2016

Nomination for “Our Bodies, the Ocean” published by Quiddity.

 

Best of the Net Nomination                                                                                          2016

Nomination for “The Saints of the Last Days” published by Guernica.

 

Finalist, Colorado Book Prize                                                                                     2016

Publication prize finalist for Doe at the Center for Literary Publishing.

 

Finalist, Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award                                                                2015

Publication prize finalist for Doe at Red Hen Press.

 

Finalist, St. Lawrence Book Award                                                                            2015

Publication prize finalist for Doe at Black Lawrence Press.

 

Finalist, Barbara Deming Memorial Fund Grant                                                     2015

Funding finalist for grants awarded to feminist women in the arts for my work on Doe.

 

Semi-Finalist, The Wheeler Prize                                                                               2015

Publication prize semi-finalist for Doe at Ohio State University/The Journal.

 

Semi-Finalist, Crab Orchard Series in Poetry                                                           2015

Publication prize semi-finalist for Doe at Crab Orchard.

 

Finalist, Hunger Mountain                                                                                           2011

Creative nonfiction finalist for “A Family Medical History in Five Parts.”


Pushcart Prize Nomination                                                                                          2009

Nomination for “The Reading of the Fates of Love and Death” published in Copper Nickel.

 

Best New Poets Nomination                                                                                         2009

Nomination for “The Body in Motion” published in The Florida Review.

 

Pushcart Prize Nomination                                                                                          2008

Nomination for “A Natural History” published in Southeast Review.

 

Award Winner, Glendon and Kathryn Swarthout Awards in Writing                  2007

First Place winner in poetry judged by Lois Roma Deely at Arizona State University.

 

Award Winner, Glendon and Kathryn Swarthout Awards in Writing                  2007

Second Place winner in fiction judged by Teague Bohlin at Arizona State University.

 

Sonoran Prize, Southwest Graduate Symposium                                                      2006

Second Place winner in fiction at Arizona State University.

                                                                        

Publications

Books

          Doe, Akron, OH: University of Akron Press, 2018.
                        - winner of the Akron Prize
                        - winner of the Eugene Paul Nassar Award


 

Journal and Anthology Publications

 

       Fiction

 

           “Men Without Faces.” North American Review, forthcoming.

 

            “Just outside of San Antonio.” Permafrost, vol. 40, no. 1, Spring 2018, pp. 54-58. Print.

 

             “The Persistence of Memory.” Best of the West. Ed. James Thomas and D. Seth Horton. Austin: University of Texas Press,
               2009, pp. 12-25. Print.

 

             “The Persistence of Memory.” Gulf Coast, vol. 20, no. 2, Summer/Fall 2008, pp. 232-248. Print.

 

             “A Natural History.” The Southeast Review, vol. 26, no. 1, Spring 2008, pp. 27-33. Print.

 

 

          Creative Nonfiction

            “Beasts of the Fields.” Guernica, 19 February 2020. Web.
 

            “Factory Girl.” Cincinnati Review, vol. 15, no. 1, Spring 2018, pp. 30-34. Print.

            “My Best Friend Falls in Love with Tupac Shakur.” Willow Springs, vol. 79, Spring  2017, pp. 54-61. Print.

             
            “Wretched Women.” Copper Nickel, vol. 24, Spring 2017, pp. 116-122. Print.
   
            “Schizophrenia Redux.” Black Warrior Review, vol. 41, no.1, Summer/Fall 2015, pp 59-78. Print.

           
             “This Monstrous Heart.” New Delta Review, vol. 5, no.1, Fall/Winter 2014. Web.

           
             “A Family Medical History in Five Parts.” South Loop Review, vol. 15, 2014, pp. 78-80. Print.

 

       Poetry

 

             “In Which a Boy in Idaho Owns a Gun.” Stone Canoe, vol 13, Spring 2019. Print.

             “Domestic (X).” Stone Canoe, vol 13, Spring 2019. Print.


             “Domestic (XIII).” Cimarron Review, vol. 199-201, Spring/Fall 2017, pp. 71. Print.

             “Domestic (XIV).” Cimarron Review, vol. 199-201, Spring/Fall 2017, pp. 72. Print.

 

            “Domestic (XV).” Cimarron Review, vol. 199-201, Spring/Fall 2017, pp. 73. Print.

            “Night in the Arms of the Two Hearted Lover.” The Heart is Improvisational. Ed. Carol Lipszyc, Toronto: Guernica
             Press, 2017, pp. 79-80. Print. 

 

            “Early Differentiation of the Body.” The Heart is Improvisational. Ed. Carol Lipszyc. Toronto: Guernica Press. 2017, pp. 5.
              Print.

 
             “The Fox Twin Theaters Plays The Omen.” The Adroit Journal, vol. 18, Fall 2016. Web.

 

              “Bone Woman.” Zone 3, vol. 31, no. 1, Spring 2016, pp. 23. Print.

 
              “La belle au bois dormant.” Zone 3, vol. 31, no.1, Spring 2016, pp. 22. Print.

              “Magnetic Declination.” Zone 3, vol. 31, no.1, Spring 2016, pp. 24. Print

  

              “A Painting of the Body.” Puerto del Sol , vol. 51, no. 2, Spring 2016, pp. 135-136. Print.

           

              “Things a Girl Should Know.” The Journal , vol. 40, no. 2, Spring 2016. Web.

            

              “Our Bodies, the Ocean.” Quiddity, vol. 9, Spring 2016, pp. 43. Print.

             “Prime.” Quiddity, vol. 9, Spring 2016, pp. 44. Print.

 

             “Blood Relics.” Washington Square Review, vol. 37, Spring 2016, pp. 64-65. Print.

             “These Dark Centuries.” Sonora Review, vol. 69, pp. 78-79. Print.

             

             “The Saints of the Last Days.” Guernica, 16 November 2015. Web.

 

             “Battle Lines.” Harpur Palate, vol. 15, no. 1, Summer/Fall 2015, pp. 1-2. Print.

            

             “Fourteen Pounds.” Harpur Palate vol. 15, no. 1, Summer/Fall 2015, pp. 3-4. Print.

             “Notes from the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.” THRUSH, September 2015. Web.

            

              “Santa Muerte.” THRUSH, September 2015. Web.

           

             “In the cursed country.” THRUSH, September 2015. Web.

 

             “Backland.” Quarterly West, vol. 85, Summer 2015. Web.

                

             “Scorpiris.” Quarterly West, vol. 85, Summer 2015. Web.

 

             “Madrigal of the Sierra Nevadas.” Quarterly West, vol. 85, Summer 2015. Web.

 

             “Detroit, and Other Sorrows.” Quarterly West, vol. 85, Summer 2015. Web.

             

             “Go, Roam.” Witness, vol. 28, no. 2, Summer 2015. Web.

             “Introduction.” Columbia College Literary Review, vol. 4, Spring 2015, pp. 1. Print.

             

             “Night in the Arms of the Two-Hearted Lover.” The Pinch, vol. 35, no. 1, Spring 2015, pp. 100. Print.

            

             “Underbrush.” The Pinch, vol. 35, no. 1, Spring 2015, pp. 98-99. Print.

             

             “The Abduction Narrative.” The Massachusetts Review, vol. LIII, no. 4, Winter 2012, pp. 646. Print.

                

             “Dustland Fairytale.” Stone Canoe, vol. 6, 2012, pp. 82. Print.

 

             “Contact Prints.” Bat City Review, vol. 7, Spring 2011, pp. 71. Print.

 

             “This is what the heart sounds like.” The Southern Review, vol. 46, no. 3, Summer 2010, pp. 425. Print.

 

             “How the Ocean and Desert Meet.” The Southern Review, vol. 46, no. 3, Summer 2010, pp. 426. Print.

 

             “Victim #0.” The Southern Review, vol. 46, no. 3, Summer 2010, pp. 427. Print.

 

             “Prayer for Protection.” The Southern Review, vol. 46, no. 3, Summer 2010, pp. 428. Print.

 

             “Bloom.” Fourteen Hills, vol. 16, no. 2, 2010, pp. 123. Print.

 

             “The Killing Field.” Natural Bridge, vol. 23, Spring 2010, pp. 53. Print.

 

             “Cynosure.” Copper Nickel, vol. 11, Winter 2009, pp. 162. Print.

             “Stridulation.” Copper Nickel, vol. 11, Winter 2009, pp. 163. Print.

 

              “The Reading of the Fates of Love and Death.” Copper Nickel, vol. 11, Winter 2009, pp. 164. Print.

              “Light/Dark.” Barn Owl Review, vol. 2, Spring 2009, pp. 12. Print.

 

              “The Body in Motion.” The Florida Review, vol. 33, no. 2, Winter 2008, pp. 112. Print.

 

              “Birth.” LOCUSPOINT, vol. 2, no. 2, August 2008. Web.

 

              “Bogey.” LOCUSPOINT, vol. 2, no. 2, August 2008. Web.

              “Colorado.” LOCUSPOINT , vol. 2, no. 2, August 2008. Web.

 

              "Flapdragon." LOCUSPOINT, vol. 2, no. 2, August 2008. Web.

             “Piazza della Cure.” LOCUSPOINT, vol. 2, no. 2, August 2008. Web.

 

       Articles

 

            “Lubin’s Legacy.” SUNY Plattsburgh Magazine, Fall 2012, pp. 20. Print.

 

            “Franklin County MOMS Program Celebrates Fathers.” Greater Adirondack Perinatal Network  Newsletter, Fall 2009 pp.
             4. Print.

 

            “A Wide Audience: Online Book Club Enters its Third Year Bigger Than Ever.”Marginalia, vol. 5, no. 1, Spring 2008, pp.
             33-34. Print.

 

           “Exceeding Our Expectations.” Marginalia, vol. 4, no. 2, Fall 2007, pp. 26-27. Print.

           “A Commitment to Excellence.” Marginalia, vol. 4, no. 2, Fall 2007, pp. 9-10. Print.

 

          “The Inescapable Element.” Marginalia, vol. 4, no. 1, Spring 2007, pp. 4-5. Print.

 

          “The Delightful Antidote.” Marginalia, vol. 4, no. 1, Spring 2007, pp. 30-31. Print.

Fellowships

Zoland Poetry Fellowship                                                                                    Aug 2014

Award for fully funded writing residency at the Vermont Studio Center.

 

Post Graduate Writing Fellowship                                                                     May 2008

Fellowship awarded by the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University to support writing work after graduation.

 

Writing Fellowship                                                                                               May 2007

Summer writing fellowship awarded by Arizona State University and judged by Rigoberto Gonzalez.

 

Wordfest Fellowship                                                                                              Oct 2007

Fellowship to attend Wordfest held in Alberta, Canada awarded by the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University.

 

International Teaching Fellowship – Chengdu, China                                     May 2007

Teaching Fellowship at Sichuan University in Chengdu, China awarded by the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University.

 

International Writer’s Retreat – New Delhi, India                                             Jan 2007

Writer’s Retreat Fellowship in New Delhi, India awarded by the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University.

 

Ness University Fellow                                                                                         May 2003

Summer history research fellowship entitled, “Founding Mothers: Colonial New France and the Filles du Roi,” awarded through St. Lawrence University.

                                                                                                                                               

Ness University Fellow                                                                                         May 2002

Summer literature research fellowship entitled, “Sublime Visions: Challenging the Definition of the Female Gothic Novel, 1777-1806,” awarded through St. Lawrence University.

Presentations and Public Lectures

Panel, “The Nuts and Bolts of Student Editors,” Associated Writers and Writing Programs Conference, San Antonio, TX, March 6, 2020.

Presentation, “HOW TO Apply to MFA Programs,” SUNY Plattsburgh, April 11, 2019.

Presentation, “HOW TO Build a Professional Writer’s Website,” SUNY Plattsburgh, March 7, 2019.

Presentation, “HOW TO Submit Your Work to Literary Journals,” SUNY Plattsburgh, February 7, 2019.

Panel, “Submitting Your Work to Literary Journals,” Desert Nights, Rising Stars Creative Writing Conference, February 21, 2008.

 

Introduction, Jeff Biggers, Desert Nights, Rising Stars Creative Writing Conference, February 20, 2008.

 

Panel, “An Alternative to Teaching: Preparing MFA Students to Work in Nonprofit Arts Agencies,” Associated Writers and Writing Programs Conference, New York, January 31, 2008.

 

Introduction, Diana Gabaldon, Desert Nights, Rising Stars Creative Writing Conference, February 22, 2007.

 

Panel, “The Creative Writing Process,” Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, January 11, 2007.

 

Panel, “Beginnings and Endings,” Oxford Bookstore, New Delhi, India, January 8, 2007.

 

Presentation, “Founding Mothers: Colonial New France and the Filles du Roi,” St. Lawrence University, October 2004.

 

Panel, “Sublime Visions,” Irving Bacheller Conference, St. Lawrence University, 2003.

Readings and Interviews

Interview, North Country Public Radio, interview with Todd Moe, May 6, 2019.


Reading, Potsdam Public Library, Potsdam, NY, April 26, 2019.

Reading, Eugene Paul Nassar Award, Utica College, Utica, NY, April 18, 2019.

Reading, Saranac Review and Saint Julian Press AWP off-site reading, March 29. 2019.


Reading with Lisa Bellamy, Upper Jay Arts Center, Upper Jay, NY, September 28, 2018.


Reading, SUNY Plattsburgh, May 2, 2018.

 

Reading and School Visit, Beekmantown High School, Plattsburgh, NY, April 2018.

 

Reading and Campus Visit, Northern Maine Community College, Presque Isle, Maine, April 27, 2018.

 

Reading with Elizabeth Cohen and Bill Stratton, Light Up Lamp Club, Burlington, Vermont, April 23, 2018.

 

Reading with Mark Wunderlich, Northshire Bookstore, Manchester, Vermont, April 6, 2018.

 

Book Signing, University of Akron Press at AWP Conference, Tampa, Florida, March 10, 2018.

 

Reading with University of Akron Press and Gold Wake Press poets, Tampa, Florida, March 8, 2018.

 

Reading, Last to Say: Domestic Violence Awareness Month Banquet, SUNY Plattsburgh, October 20, 2017.

 

Reading, The Heart is Improvisational, 30 City, Plattsburgh, NY, September 28, 2017.

 

Interview, “A Voice for Dead and Missing Women,” interview and article by Robin Caudell, Press Republican, Jan 5, 2017.

 

Interview, “Why I Write” with Dustin Brookshire, May 4, 2016.

 

Interview, “Meet the Staff” with Saranac Review, Feb 9, 2016.

Interview, “This Monstrous Narrative,” podcast interview with Keysha Whittaker for Behind the Prose, BlogTalkRadio, Feb 8, 2015.

 

Reading, “An Audible Edition,” with Copper Nickel at the Denver Press Club, Denver, Colorado, April 10, 2010.
 

Reading, ADKYP Artist Showcase, Strand Art Gallery, Plattsburgh, New York, March 5, 2010.

Reading, Piper Scholars Reading, Arizona State University at the Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe, Arizona, April 24, 2008.

 

Reading, Superstition Review Reading, Arizona State University West, Glendale, Arizona, March 4, 2008.

Reading, “A Celebration of Reading,” Jess Schwartz Jewish Community High School, February 6, 2008.

 

Reading, Arizona State University Graduate Reading Series, Tempe, Arizona, November 7, 2007.

Reading, Swarthout Awards Reading, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, April 2007.

Reading, Sonoran Prize Reading, Southwest Graduate Symposium, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, February 21, 2007.

Reading, Arizona State University Graduate Reading Series, Tempe, Arizona, October 20, 2005.

University and Community Service

Advisor, Professional Writing Certificate students, SUNY Plattsburgh, Fall 2019-Present.

Coordinator, HOW TO Series, SUNY Plattsburgh, Spring 2019-Present.

Writing Arts Committee Member, SUNY Plattsburgh English Department, Fall 2019-Present.

 

Faculty Advisor, Creative Writers Guild, SUNY Plattsburgh, Fall 2017-Present.
 

Internship Supervisor, Saranac Review, SUNY Plattsburgh, Fall 2019.

 

Co-Coordinator, Eating Our Words series, SUNY Plattsburgh, Fall 2019.

Co-Coordinator, Words on Fire series, SUNY Plattsburgh, Fall 2019.

Chairperson, Arts Education and Community Grants, 2020 – Clinton, Essex, Franklin, and Hamilton Counties, Decentralized Grant Program, New York State Council of the Arts, 2019.

Co-Coordinator, Eating Our Words series, SUNY Plattsburgh, Fall 2018.

Co-Coordinator, Words on Fire series, SUNY Plattsburgh, Fall 2018.

 

Grant Panelist, Arts Education and Community Grants, 2019 – Clinton, Essex, Franklin, and Hamilton Counties, Decentralized Grant Program, New York State Council of the Arts, 2018.


Poetry Judge, Adirondack Center for Writing Awards,” Adirondack Center for Writing, 2018.

 

Faculty Advisor, Alpha Delta Phi Society, SUNY Plattsburgh, Fall 2017-Spring 2018.

 

Advisory Council Member, Arts Education and Community Programs Grants, 2019 –Clinton, Essex, Franklin, and Hamilton Counties, Decentralized Grant Program, New York State Council of the Arts, 2018.


Advisory Council Member, Arts Education and Community Programs Grants, 2018 –Clinton, Essex, Franklin, and Hamilton Counties, Decentralized Grant Program, NewYork State Council of the Arts, 2017.

                           

Adjunct Faculty Mentor, Clinton Community College, 2016-2017.

Advisory Council Member, Arts Education and Community Programs Grants, 2017 –Clinton, Essex, Franklin, and Hamilton Counties, Decentralized Grant Program, New York State Council on the Arts, 2016.

Guest Speaker, Creative Arts Celebration, Clinton Community College, April 25, 2016.

 

Regional Judge, Poetry Out Loud, Clinton Community College, February 9, 2016.

Saranac Review Internship Site Supervisor/Faculty Mentor, SUNY Plattsburgh, 2015-2016.

Grants Panelist, Arts Education and Community Programs Grants, 2016 –
Clinton, Essex, Franklin, and Hamilton Counties, Decentralized Grant Program, New York State Council of the Arts, 2015.

Advisory Council Member, Arts Education and Community Programs Grants, 2016 –Clinton, Essex, Franklin, and Hamilton Counties, Decentralized Grant Program, New York State Council of the Arts, 2015.

 

Tour Guide, open house, Clinton Community College, March 2015.

Coordinating Volunteer, Poetry Out Loud, Clinton Community College, 2014-2015.

Orientation Leader, new student orientation, Clinton Community College, February 2012.

Orientation Leader, new student orientation, Clinton Community College, August 2011.

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