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Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

Doctor of Philosophy in English-creative writing; May 2023

Committee: Dr. Lisa Lewis (Chair); Dr. John Andrews, Professor Sarah Beth Childers

Areas of Specialization:

            Practical Poetics: The Elegy

            Literature: African American Poetry- 20th Century and Beyond

Dissertation Title: Any Gesture


The University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO

Master of Fine Arts 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

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:

Graduate Workshop: Research Writing for Public Audiences Workshop (Fall 2022)

           Undergraduate and Graduate Workshop: 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)


Lead Developer. Revising, Editing, Proofreading and Style (REPS) Feedback Tool (present)


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



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 



Discordions (under consideration)

Any Gesture (under consideration) 


Poems in Journals:

                      "I Talk With a Mouth That Can't Get Up." Annulet: A Journal of Poetics (forthcoming)

           "Ophelia in the Swanning." Issue 15, Poetry South (forthcoming)

           "Sister As Outlasting Character." Beaver Magazine (2023) Web.

"Against Elegy" Always Crashing (2023): Web.
"Body of Shoelace" and "The Lilacs Were Wild In the Graveyard" Figure 1 (2022): Web.
“Still During the Russian Invasion" and "Ode to the Line" Jet Fuel Review (2022): Web. [nominated for Pushcart Prize]
"During the Russian Invasion" and "Seventh Elegy" Birdcoat Quarterly (2022): Web.

“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:

"Anti-" The Palisades Review (forthcoming) : Print.

“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  (2016) Web.

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


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”). 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- 2023

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   


Panelist. "Winning Words: Best Practices for Submitting to Book Prizes" AWP (2023)

Interviewee. "'How Are We Serving Emerging Writers?' A Chat with Whitney Koo, Editor of Gasher Journal" Lit Mag News Roundup (2022): YouTube

Moderator."Freedom as Literary Ecotone: Ecowriting Along the Borders of Poetry/Prose and Non/Human Communities" Oklahoma State University’s Art

      and Humanities Graduate Colloquium (Fall 2021)

Panelist. "Participating and Shaping Small Press" OSUCW Publishing Panel (2021)

Panelist. "Navigating Journal Submissions" OSUCW Publishing Panel (2019)




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

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

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

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