University of Louisville: Fall 2015 - 2017
Master's in English
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech): Fall 2011 - Spring 2015
Major in English, with concentrations in Creative Writing and Literature
Minor in American Studies
PRESENTATIONS & READINGS
Down Yonder Zine: June 2021
Read "Marriage Meditation" and an author Q&A for the Down Yonder Zine launch
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference: November 2018
Presented on Screen Door Review, a queer Southern literary magazine, as an editor and scholar
Travelin' Appalachians Revue, Asheville Reading: June 2018
Read poetry for TAR at Asheville, NC, reading
Popular Culture and American Culture Association National Conference: March 2018
Performed original poetry collection, titled "Tonight, We Feast Like Vultures
Appalachian Studies Association: March 2017
Performed a series of poems titled "Voicing Appalachia: Poetry as Exploration of Liminal Appalachian Identities," as well as participated in a panel: "Whose Job is It? Helping First-Generation Students Apply for College by Bridging Gaps Between Families and High Schools"
"The best ham in Louisville’s in a deli in the back of a liquor store, no signs, salty-sweet and heavenly cold on a biscuit, made for picnics in the March sunlight, made for walking, and even these moments must be remembered." Flypaper Lit, 2021.
“An IUD is a Silver Bullet That Could Kill Me,” "Love Poem: For the Man Who Feels Ghostly Even In My Arms," "Love Poem: For Frogs, and Their Descendants," and "When I Say I Dream About Eating Men." Heavy Feather Review, vol. 9, 2020.
“what’s a family tree when the tree is dead.” The Pinch Journal.
“Why Not Janet Doe?” and "Fish Wife." Boshemia Magazine, Vol. 2, Issue 3, 2018.