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


Northeast Modern Language Association Conference: March 2020

Chairing the creative writing panel "Writing Relationships: The Body, Intimacy, and Truth Through Creative Writing"

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"


“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, forthcoming.

“In Appalachia, Living a Spectacle.” The New Southern Fugitives, vol. 2, issue 13.

 “Love Poem: For Odysseus, If He Were On Tinder" and "Love Poem: To Deep Rivers." Pidgeonholes.

“A Boy Named Rooster Tries to Kiss Me,” "toothy mother," "angelology," "Love Poem: For Mrs. Pac-Man," and "Love Poem: For The Sounds at Night." Posit: A Journal of Literature and Art.

“what’s a family tree when the tree is dead.” The Pinch Journal, forthcoming.

“Love Poem: For the Summer I Was 17.” Riggwelter Press, no. 20, 2019, p. 55.

"Plumbing." Contrary Magazine, 2019.


“Love Poem: For a Super Blood Wolf Moon Over the Mountains and Also A Newly Built Apartment Complex in Asheville." Impossible Archetype, no. 5, 2019.

“Ritual.” Occulum Journal, no. 9, 2018.

“this is how two women have sex [2][1].” Solicited and republished, Cahoodaloodaling Magazine, Issue 27, 2018.

“Why Not Janet Doe?” and "Fish Wife." Boshemia Magazine, Vol. 2, Issue 3, 2018.

“Raised Pentecostal, Filled With Rage.” Hobo Camp Review, Issue 34, 2018.


[1] Multiple, entirely different poems from WE ARE BIRDS and individual publications share this title.