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Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

Ph.D. in English; expected May 2023

Committee: Dr. Janine Joseph (Chair); Dr. Lisa Lewis, Professor Sarah Beth Childers

 Areas of Specialization: Practical Poetics: Dissent of Elegy; Literature: 20th Century African American Poetry


The University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Co

M.F.A in Creative Writing; May 2018 

Interdisciplinary emphasis in Poetics

Committee: Professor Noah Eli Gordon (chair), Dr. Ruth Ellen Kocher, Dr. Adam Bradly

Thesis Title: Chorus Song

The University of Arizona, Tucson, Az

Bachelor of Arts in English; May 2015

The University of Arizona, Tucson, Az

Minors in Creative Writing/French


Guest Lecturer; Fall 2021

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

     Courses Taught:

ENGL3343 Reading Poetry

​Graduate Teaching Assistant; August 2018-present

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

     Courses Taught:

          ENGL 2513 Introduction to Creative Writing (Instructor of Record)

          ENGL 1213 Composition II (Instructor of Record)

          ENGL 1113 Composition I (Instructor of Record)

Graduate Instructor; August 2015-May 2018

The University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Co

     Courses Taught:

          ENGL 2021 Introduction to Poetry (Instructor of Record)

          ENGL 1119 Introduction to Creative Writing (Instructor of Record)


Graduate Teaching Assistant (Special Projects); January 2020- present

Oklahoma State University; Writing Center

      Workshops Lead:

           NSF Grant Application Workshop (Fall 2021)


            REPS Feedback Tool for Student-Writing        

Academic Writing Tutor; August 2019-present
Oklahoma State University; Academic Services for Student-Athletes


Inaugural Committee Member, Oklahoma State University’s Art and Humanities Graduate Colloquium (Fall 2021) 

Served as a co-organizer and the main author of the Call for Papers for the inaugural graduate colloquium "On the Brink: Borders, Transitions, and the Body". I additionally acted as the round-table moderator for the colloquium.

Facilitator, NSF Grant Application Workshop (Fall 2021) 

Co-facilitated and designed a workshop for students applying to the NSF grant that focused on crafting a personal statement and ensuring a cohesive narrative among all application documents. 

Lead Developer, Revising, Editing, Proofreading and Style (REPS) Feedback Tool (Fall 2020-present)

The REPS feedback tool serves the university as a database of short tutorials and activities for instructors and writing tutors to utilize in order to provide more dynamic feedback on student writing. The dynamic student-writing feedback tool partners with The OSU Writing Center, ASSA, and Educational Technologies department to develop feedback resources that are both interactive, multimodal, and provide long-term support for students.

Co-Author, Academic Services for Student-Athletes Facilitator Handbook (Summer 2020)

The Academic Facilitator/Tutor handbook lists training videos and textual resources for working with student-athletes. The handbook was adopted and continues to be utilized across the entirety of the Academic Service for Student-Athletes center and focuses specifically on resources for writing tools and feedback models, student-tutor relations, and guides to digital learning platforms.



Founder/Editor in chief, GASHER Press,; February 2018-present 

Poetry Editor, Timber Literary Journal; August 2017- June 2018 

​Manuscript Reader, Subito Literary Press; August 2015- December 2017 

Social Media Editor, Letter Machine Editions, 2015

​Poetry Reader, Timber Literary Journal; August 2015- May 2017 



3rd Place. Marye Lynn Cummings Scholarship in Creative Writing - Poetry. Spring 2022.

Longlist. Frontier Poetry 2021 Industry Prize. 2021

Winner, Edward Walkiewicz Contemporary Studies Scholarship (“The Event Horizon:Black Holes, Blackness, and Sound”), Oklahoma State University, Spring 2021.

Semifinalist. 2020 Philip Levine Prize for Poetry. (Book: Discordions) Judge: Cathy Park Hong.

Finalist. Slope Editions 19th Annual Book Prize (Book: Discordions). Judge: Sam Ace.

Finalist. Ahsahta Press 2019 Sawtooth Poetry Prize. (Book: Discordions) Judge: Brian Teare.

Finalist. American Literary Review Poetry Contest. (“On Hunger and Birthing”) Judge: Cyrus Cassells. 2019.

Finalist. American Literary Review Creative Writing Awards (“Shuyet”) 2019.

Winner, First Place (Poetry). 2018 Tucson Festival of Books ​Judge: Mary Jo Bang. 2018

Graduate Teaching Assistantship. Oklahoma State University Dept. of English, 2018- present.

Graduate Teaching Assistantship. The University of Colorado Boulder Dept. of English, AY2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 

Recipient, Battrick Poetry Scholarship AY 2015-16 University of Colorado   




Discordions (under consideration)

Any Gesture (under consideration) 


Poems in Journals:

“On Hunger and Birthing.” American Literary Review (2020): Web.

“Galeless.” Colorado Review (2019): Print.

“Shuyet.” Bayou Magazine (2019): Print.

3 poems. Action, Spectacle (2019) Web.

“Chorus Song no. 3.” Breakwater Review (2018): Web.

“Pandering.” Projector Magazine (2018) Web.

Three Poems. Patient Sounds: Window 2 (2016): 21-23. Web.

“The Auctioneer’s Daughter.” The Thought Erotic (2015): Web.

“Palimpsest.” Anamesa Journal 13.2 (2015): 9. Web.


Creative Nonfiction in Journals:

“An Offering of Space.” Heavy Feather Review (2020): Web. [nominated for Best of Net 2021]

Book Reviews:

            "World-building in ABC Moonlight by Ben Estes." Gasher Journal (2022) Web.

“Recovery Work in Jameson Fitzpatrick's Pricks in the Tapestry.” Gasher Journal (2020) Web. 

"Ending in Planes by Ruth Ellen Kocher." Volta Blog (2015) Web.

"Paradise Drive by Rebecca Foust." Volta Blog (2015) Web.

"Think Tank by Julie Carr." Volta Blog. (2015) Web.


            “An Interview with Jared Boyd.” Gasher Journal. (2019) Web.

“An Interview with Poet Zachary Schomburg.” Timber Literary Journal (2018) Web.

"An Interview with Poet Susan Briante." Timber Literary Journal 26 Nov. (2016) Web.

"Letter Machine Editions an Interview with Joshua Marie Wilkinson." Subito Press (2016) Web.




4x4 Reading Series. Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, Fort Collins. 28 Apr. 2017.

CU Creative Writing Reading Series. (with Susan Briante.) University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Co. 20 Sept. 2016.

A Leon Affair. Leon Gallery, Denver, Co. 25 Feb. 2017.


"Participating and Shaping Small Press" OSUCW Publishing Panel 2021

"Navigating Journal Submissions" OSUCW Publishing Panel 2019



Dr. Janine Joseph (Dissertation Chair)

Professor of Creative Writing, Oklahoma State University


Dr. Lisa Hollenbach (Exam Chair)

Professor of Literature, Oklahoma State University


Dr. Anna Sicari

Director of OSU Writing Center, Professor of English, Oklahoma State University

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