I am a writer, editor, and literary arts program manager based in Minneapolis. My writing has appeared or is forthcoming in American Short Fiction, poets.org, the Guardian, Poets & Writers, Ploughshares, the Village Voice, Star Tribune, and The Best Small Fictions of 2015, among others.
I feel very fortunate to be a recipient of the 2018 Academy of American Poets James Wright Prize and to have recently received grants, fellowships, and scholarships in support of my work from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, Minnesota State Arts Board, Millay Colony, Ucross Foundation, Weisman Art Museum, O’Rourke Travel Fellowship and Graduate Research Partnership Program Fellowship from the University of Minnesota, Coffee House Press: In the Stacks, Vermont Studio Center, and the Gullkistan Center for Creativity in Laugarvatn, Iceland.
I currently teach writing at The Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD), and at the University of Minnesota, where I am also pursuing a second MFA in poetry. Formerly an editor at The University of Minnesota’s Institute on Crime and Public Policy, I'm currently a program manager at The Loft Literary Center overseeing the Loft's Mentor Series emerging writers' fellowship funded by the Jerome Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. I also volunteer with the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop, overseeing the organization's annual broadside competition in collaboration with the Minnesota Center for Book Arts.
I used to live and work in New York City, where I read scripts for Focus Features and Cine Mosaic Films. Lately, I've read manuscripts (on a volunteer basis) for Coffee House Press and Sarabande Books.
Studying creative writing at The New School, I hold an MFA from Bennington College, and am at work on a collection of short stories, poems, and a novel.