Capsule CV

Education:

MFA in Creative Writing, Syracuse University (2010)

Awards:

Syracuse University: Creative Writing Fellowship, Joyce Carol Oates Prize for Graduate Non-fiction (twice), Joyce Carol Oates Prize for Graduate Long Fiction; Raymond Carver Prize for Shorter Fiction.

Mid American Review: Finalist/Editor's Choice, 2010 Fineline Competition.

Slam Poetry: 2005 National Poetry Slam Finalist. Past Grand Slam Winner, Boston Cantab Lounge Poetry Slam

Selected publications:

The Secret Dream-lives of Engineers (chapbook & CD, The Wordsmith Press)

Sentence 8 (prose poetry)

Mid-American Review (short fiction)

Freedom to Speak (2002 National Poetry Slam Anthology)

Poems from the Big Muddy (2004 National Poetry Slam Anthology)

High Desert Voices (2005 National Poetry Slam Anthology)

Selected Performances:

Five-time National Poetry Slam competitor and three-time Individual World Poetry Slam Competitor. Featured performer at Hampshire College, Bowery Poetry Club, Nuyorican Poet's Cafe, Vancouver Poetry Slam, Seattle Poetry Slam, DC Slam, plus numerous New England and Midwest venues. Past host/organizer of the Zeitgeist Slam (Detroit, MI) and co-host of the Lizard Lounge Poetry Slam (Boston).