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Nominated for Best New Poets 2017 by Fjords Review
Nominated for Best New Poets 2017 by Florida State University Creative Writing

Winner: 2016 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival Poetry Prize, selected by Yusef Komunyakaa for “The Line of a Girl”

About the manuscript, Undoll:

Finalist: Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize (2017)
Finalist: Four Way Books Levis Prize (2017)
Finalist: Permafrost Book Prize (2017)

Finalist: Four Way Books Intro Prize (2016)
Finalist: The Brittingham and Pollak Prizes (2016)

Distinguished Mention: Tupelo Press Open Reading Period (2016)

“I admire how this poet sees us, our days, our bodies: “A body is sixty percent / ocean & the rest, sediment– / a ship at sea bears load to / the plimsoll.” I admire also how this poet lets us see the music of this very act of seeing: “I close my eyes & lull / against the translation of owls calling out— / If not you, someone. If not you, someone new.”  —Ilya Kaminsky

Semi-Finalist: Dorset Prize, Tupelo Press (2017)
Semi-Finalist: The Philip Levine Prize, California State University (2016)
Semi-Finalist: University of Akron Prize (2016)
Semi-Finalist: Crab Orchard First Book Prize (2016)
Semi-Finalist (third forward): Omnidawn Open (2016)
Semi-Finalist (third forward): Omnidawn First/Second Book Prize (2016)
Semi-Finalist: Crab Orchard First Book Prize (2015)
Semi-Finalist (third forward): Omnidawn Open (2015)
Semi-Finalist (third forward): Omnidawn First/Second Book Prize (2015)

Readings:

July 21, 2017: 621 Salon, 7 pm, 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL

April 22, 2017: Earth Day Festival Reading, a fusion reading in front of jazz artist Kalen Mercer and the Mercenaries, Black Dog at Railroad Square, Tallahassee, FL

March 23, 2017: Apalachee Review 66th Issue Reading, Black Dog at Railroad Square, Tallahassee, FL

March 2017: “What’s Bottled Breaks,” recorded performance, The Adroit Journal(Listen here)

March 11, 2017: Gulf Coast Association of Creative Writing Teachers Conference, Coastal Alabama Community College, Fairhope, AL

February 9, 2017: Tupelo Press 30/30 Reunion, AWP, Washington, DC

December 13, 2016: Jerome Stern Warehouse Reading Series, The Warehouse, Tallahassee, FL

April 3, 2016: Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, New Orleans, LA

January 2016: “Undolled” and “Little Wekiva River,” recorded performance, The Adroit Journal, (Listen here)

August 2015: Vermont Fine Arts College Post-Graduate Writers’ Conference, Montpelier, VT,

May 2, 2015: Mayfest 2015, University of Central Florida Public History Center, Sanford, FL,

June 2013: Thesis reading, Bennington College, VT

June 2012: “Ecdysis: A Poem for Three Voices.” Performed with Ruth Polleys and Dana Russo, Bennington College, VT

April 29, 2011: Brushing 40th Anniversary, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, FL

Conference Panels / Lectures:

Presenter, “Rapid Expansion: Ekphrasis as More than ‘Writing About Art’,” Gulf Coast Association of Creative Writing Teachers Conference, March 11, 2017

Presenter, “Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation: Generating New Work through Unexpected Prompts,” Other Words Conference, November 7, 2015

Presenter, “Lifting His Voice: The Literature and Legacies of James Weldon Johnson,” Other Words Conference, November 8, 2014

Lecture, The Space Between: Spatial Caesura within a Poem, Bennington College, June 16, 2013 (lecture delivered to faculty and students)