CV

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CV

Chapbook

The Hasp Tongue (dancing girl press, 2014)

Collections

Puncture      

Finalist 2017 BOAAT Poetry Prize (Dean Young, judge); 2017 Autumn House Poetry Prize (Kimoko Hahn, judge), 2017 Shelterbelt Poetry Prize (Ada Limón, judge); Vassar Miller Prize (2016, AE Stallings, judge; 2015, Geoffrey Brock, judge; 2011, Lisa Russ Spaar, judge; 2010, J.D. McClatchy, judge); 2014 Kore Press Open Reading; and 2013 Philip Levine Poetry Book Prize (Philip Levine, judge)

Semi-finalist 2017 Sexton Prize from Eyewear Publishing; 2017 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition; 2016 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition; 2015 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award; 2013 Prairie Schooner Prize; 2012 Felix Pollack Prize (Jean Valentine, judge); 2011 Perugia Press Prize 

Queensbound - In process, 2012–

The Hasp Tongue (dancing girl press, 2014)

The Hasp Tongue (dancing girl press, 2014)

Anthologies

Resist Much Obey Little: Inaugural Poems to the Resistance, (Spuyten Duyvil Press, 2017), Edited by Michael Boughn and Kent Johnson, “Gauntlet,” and “Against”

BARED, Contemporary Poetry and Art on Bras and Breasts, (Les Femmes Folles, 2017), Edited by Laura Madeline Wiseman and with an introduction by Sally Deskins, "Tune in Tokyo"

All We Can Hold: A Collection of Poetry on Motherhood (Sage Hill Press, 2016), Edited by Laura Stott, “Up” and “Another Brightness”

The Crafty Poet II: A Portable Workshop, (Terrapin Books, 2016), Edited by Diane Lockwood, “We Call Them Beautiful”

Oh, Baby! True Stories About Conception, Adoption, Surrogacy, Pregnancy, Labor, and Love, (Creative Nonfiction, 2015), Edited by Lee Gutkind and Alice Bradley, essay: “Up and Above Us”

Collaborations

2017 “Gauntlet,” closing poem for 2017 Irish Arts Center 2017 St. Pat's for All celebration and fundraiser, read by Florencia Lozano, New York, New York

2017 “The Cyclone,” adapted for for soprano, cello, and piano by composer Herschel Garfein, a commission for New York City’s 2017 Five Boroughs Music Festival, New York, New York

2015 “Off the Roosie,” performed at the Emotive Fruition show at Botanic Lab by Lameece Issaq; “The Table,” “Osmium,” and “Molybdenum” performed at the June 2015 event Emotive Fruition show “Periodic Table of Elements,” directed by Thomas Dooley, and in collaboration with NPR’s Radiolab 2015 “Off the Roosie” and “Palookaville” performed by Lucas Hall and Pearl Sun, respectively, at the April 2015 event Emotive Fruition, directed by Thomas Dooley

2010 “Meat Cove, Cape Breton” selected for the NewLights Press Broadside Series; Embroidered text – Collaboration with artist Iviva Olenick

Awards and Honors 

2016 Pushcart Prize nomination for “Fear Not, Mary”

2015 “Fear Not, Mary,” selected by Kevin Prufer for the 2015 Fugue Poetry Prize

Finalist, Queens Poet Laureateship

2013 “The Wild Dogs,” Table 4 Writers Foundation Grant

2012 “We Leg It Up the Hillside to Kill My Darlings,” Finalist, Gigantic Sequins First Annual Poetry Contest, judged by Nick Flynn

“The Wild Dogs,” Finalist, 2012 Sidney Prize, judged by Richard Nash

2011 “First Map,” Honorary Mention, Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Competition, Munster Literature Centre, Cork, Ireland, judged by Leanne O’Sullivan

2007 “The Hasp Tongue,” Academy of American Poets Prize

Education

2007 MFA in Poetry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan Colby Fellowship. Thesis: The Hello Girls, poems, Laura Kasischke and Marie Howe, advisors - 2006 Farrar Playwriting Award for “Lessons in Higher English;” Meader Family Poetry Award for “Learn By Going;” 2005 Colby Fellowship in Poetry, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

1998 BA in English Literature, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia Presidential Scholar, Hope Scholarship recipient, honors

1996 University College Cork, Cork, Ireland, Study Abroad