I'm a poet, community organizer, and instructor living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I spend a lot of time running around the city and watching birds in the backyard with my kids. I'm currently organizing the Midwest Poetry Festival.
My first collection of poems, Louder Birds (Pleiades, 2020), was chosen by Traci Brimhall for the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize. My poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Kenyon Review Online, New Ohio Review, Memorious, Rattle, Crab Orchard Review, and Best New Poets, among other journals and anthologies. I've been awarded grants from The Sustainable Arts Foundation and Key West Literary Seminar, as well as a fellowship from Writers' Room of Boston.
Before moving to Milwaukee, I co-founded a literary arts organization, The Watershed: A Place for Writers, which evolved into Arts + Literature Laboratory in Madison, Wisconsin. You should check it out! It is an incredible resource for artists and writers.