poems

2023

“Etymology of Chlorophyll”
Bellevue Literary Review,
John & Eileen Allman Prize for Poetry, chosen by Phillip B. Williams

“Notes on Devotion”
Cincinnati Review
Robert & Adele Schiff Award Winner, chosen by Rebecca Lindenberg

2022

“Widdershins”
American Poetry Review (51.6)

“Taxonomy: Bird”
Ruminate (62.1)

2021

“How women smell blood”
Southern Humanities Review (54.4)

“The Archaeology Magazine”
PRISM International (59.4)

“Phantom Cry Phenomenon”
Another New Calligraphy (6)

2020 & earlier

“They banned abortion in Georgia”
The Racket (31)

“m-i-s-s-i-s-s-i-p-p-i”
“Snake Children”
Louisiana’s Best Emerging Poets: An Anthology, Z Publishing House

“Gray”
North Carolina’s Emerging Writers: An Anthology of Fiction, Z Publishing House

“Bone White”
“Bloom, Swell, Blister”
“The Thursday After the Thunder,”
Hobart Park, Davidson College

“Attapulgus”
“Sweetened & Steeped I-IV”
Libertas Magazine (23.2)

 

Awards

2022 John & Eileen Allman Prize for Poetry, judged by Phillip B. Williams
poem: “Etymology of Chlorophyll”

2022 Adrift Chapbook Award Finalist, judged by Carl Phillips
chapbook: “Enough to Fill Two Moons”

2022 Robert & Adele Schiff Award Winner, judged by Rebecca Lindenberg
poem: “Notes on Devotion”

2022 Hopwood Prize in Drama, Second Place, judged by Marisa Carr and Khadijah Queen
drama: “Albeit, Amelia”

2022 Theodore Roethke Prize Finalist, judged by John Murillo and Traci Brimhall
poems: “Taxonomy of Salt”

2022 Meader Family Award, judged by Victoria Chang and Airea D. Matthews
poems: “All the Little Beasts”

2021 New Millennium Writing Awards Finalist
poem: “How to teach a boy from Queens to swim”

2021 Sappho Poetry Prize Finalist, judged by Maggie Smith
poem: “How I Became a Mother

2021 Bain-Swiggett Poetry Prize, judged by Tariq Luthun and Mairead Small Staid
poem: “Spontaneous Generation, as spiritual practice”

2021 Theodore Roethke Prize Finalist, judged by Srikanth Reddy
long poem: “Lot’s Daughter”

2021 Witness Literary Awards Finalist
poem: “The archaeology magazine”

2017 Charles E. Lloyd Winner, judged by Cynthia Hogue
nonfiction: “Lake Bird”

2016 Vereen Bell Memorial Award, judged by Tony Earley
poem: “Sweetened & Steeped I-IV”

2016 Charles E. Lloyd Winner, judged by Randy Fertel
nonfiction: “Attapulgus”

2015 Vereen Bell Memorial Award, judged by A. Van Jordan
poem: “When God Created the Animals”

2014 R. Windley Hall Award, judged by Philip Gerard
nonfiction: “Blackwater”


Features

Introduction: “The Hispanic Invasion of Texas” by Maria Esquina
Michigan Quarterly Review, Winter 2022

Introduction: “At the Locust Fork of the Black Warrior River” by Erin Slaughter
Michigan Quarterly Review, Spring 2021

Review: Dangerously Close to Living: A Review of Ghost Of by Diana Khoi Nguyen
Michigan Quarterly Review, Online 2021

Featured International Guest Poet
Madagaslam Poetry Festival, Antananarivo, Madagascar 2019

“When God Created the Animals” featured with dance performance
Annual Mid-Atlantic North Region Conference, American College Dance Association
University of Maryland 2017

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