I’m a poet living in Philadelphia, PA, the city my mother’s family is from. I used to think (and still sometimes do) that the statues on Kelly Drive, the road that winds along the Schuylkill River, were my friends. The other half of me (my father’s family) comes from rural Wisconsin. To complicate things further, I was born in Florida, and spent my teenage years in London.
I’ve been writing (journals, stories, poems, what have you) since I was little. My poems have appeared or are forthcoming in publications including American Poetry Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Crazyhorse, Denver Quarterly, Prairie Schooner, Cave Wall, Salamander, Crab Orchard Review, Women’s Review of Books, and Provincetown Arts. I’ve been awarded residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Soapstone, and the Ucross Foundation; I’ve also been a visiting poet at the University of Pennsylvania, LaSalle College, and (upcoming in fall, 2018) the University of Northern Colorado. Keeper, my first book, won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize from the University of Pittsburgh Press, and was published by Pitt in fall, 2013.