Aug 3, 2012

Recent News

I received a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in Poetry at Stanford University for the 2012-2014 academic years. Congrats to my fellow poets Chris Kempf, Hugh Martin, Jacques Rancourt, and Solmaz Sharif. I’m thrilled to be in your company.

My first book manuscript The Opposite of Robot is Light was recently a finalist or semi-finalist in 2012 for The Cleveland State University Book Prize, The Colorado Poetry Prize, The Akron Poetry Prize, The Felix Pollack/ Brittingham Prizes, and Crab Orchard Open Competition.

I was a semi-finalist for the 2012 Discovery/ Boston Review Award. Biggest congrats to all the winners, especially my friend Rebecca Hazelton! You can read her amazing poem here.

The Southern Review published two of my poems in the Summer 2012 issue. You can buy it here and listen to my two poems “Wound! Out from behind two crouching masses of the world the word leapt” and “Somehow, We are a We” on The Southern Review blog.

My poem “Heroic Sentences” appears in print in the Summer 2012 issue of Colorado Review. You can buy it here.

My poem “Invention” appeared in print in the Spring 2012 issue of Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art. You can read the poem here and order the issue here. Big thanks to John Hogan and the editors for inviting me to read at the Launch Party!

Linebreak recently published my poem “Reverie”. Big thanks to Johnathon Williams, whose first book The Road to Happiness is now available to order. Buy it here.

I have work forthcoming in Quarterly West, Boston Review, and the inaugural issue of Bodega.

Headed to California! Wish me (and my chevy) luck!