Curriculum Vitae

My CV in PDF format: curriculum vitae 2015


Ph.D. English and American Literature, Washington University in St. Louis, 2008

Dissertation: “Mina Loy: Extravagant Poetic, Exaggerated Life”

This dissertation employs a feminist critical approach to twentieth-century visual artist and poet Mina Loy’s life, exploring Loy’s civic engagement through her writings about parturition, motherhood, and democratic citizenship. “Extravagant Poetic” aims to help establish Loy’s place in the Anglo-American literary canon as her work is reassessed by critics and to draw attention to Loy as an under-appreciated feminist writer.

Supervisors: Vivian Pollak, Chair; Guinn Batten; Vincent Sherry; Dan Grausam; Linda

Nicholson; Lynne Tatlock


M.F.A. Poetry Writing, The New School, 2011

Creative and Critical Thesis Supervisor: Elaine Equi

Also studied with: David Lehman, Laurie Sheck, Jennifer Michael Hecht, Vivian Gornick


B.A. English Literature/Creative Writing in Poetry, Northwestern University, 1994


Book Publications:

Oz at Night, October 2011, NYQ Books

Hints and Allegations, September 2009, NYQ Books


Poetry Publications in Journals:

Paterson Literary Review, “I Read People by What They Read”: Pending

The The Poetry Blog, April 2014, “Swallowed Whole”

Ragazine, January 2014, “Escapist,” “Why Do English Majors Have to Analyze Everything to Death?” “Plants on the Moon”

Gargoyle Magazine #58, 2012, “The Nicene Creed Meets the Jabberwocky”*

The Nervous Breakdown, December 31, 2011, “My Red-Brown Hair”

Paddlefish, 2011, “Commodity Trading,” “Stolen Identity,” and “Oz at Night”

Rattle, 2011, “To Thomas Pynchon Regarding The Crying of Lot 49

Lips #34/35, 2011, “The Death of Stir Fry”, May 1, 2011, “The Night Fred Lost It”

Playground Literary Journal, April 2011, “A Description of Kant’s Categorical

Imperative in a Women’s Clothing Catalogue,” “In the Days”

Best American Poetry Blog, January 2011, “Upon Reading Berryman’s Sonnets”

New York Quarterly, Issue #66, “Revisiting El Dorado, Arkansas”

Pirene’s Fountain, April 2010, “Cups”

Toronto Quarterly, Issue #3, “Seed”

decomP magazinE, January 2009, “Insomnia”

Barefoot Muse, Winter 2008, “Unscathed”

New York Quarterly, Issue #63, “Prostration”

New York Quarterly, Issue #62, “The Desert”

New York Quarterly, Issue #61, “Listen”

Mad Poets Review, July 2005, “Fantasy”

Soul Fountain, Vol. #24 Winter 2005, “Listen”

Dufus 8.2, 2004, “The Desert”

Pennine Ink 26, December 2004, “A Gift”

Gentle Reader, Issue #31, “A Gift”

Zillah, Autumn 2004, “This Intuition”

Poetry Bay, Summer 2004, “Her Quilt”

Poetic Hours, May 2004 “Hair and Nails”

Down in the Dirt, April 2004 #8, “A Gift” and “Hair and Nails”

*“The Nicene Creed Meets the Jabberwocky” was nominated for a Pushcart.


Essay Publications:

Guest Author on Best American Poetry Blog, May 26-30

Kin Poetry Journal, Issue 7, 2013, “Millay and Loy: Two Iconic Feminist Poets”

The Nervous Breakdown, April 2012: “Bringing Back Mina Loy”

Xchanges 4.2, February 2005, Wayne State University: “A Vicious American

Memory: Sylvia Plath’s Feminist Criticism of Wars, Wars, Wars”

Quiet Mountain Essays 2.VII, 2004: “Politics Are in the Details”


Teaching Experience:

Keystone College in La Plume, PA: Fall 2013-Present

Assistant Professor. Teach a variety of courses in literature, creative writing, and composition.

Molloy College in Rockville Centre, NY: Fall 2011-Spring 2013

Adjunct Assistant Professor. Taught various literature classes such as Introduction to Poetry & Drama, Continental Literature I: The Ancient World, Literary Criticism, Major American Writers I & II, and African-American Literature. Selected readings, created syllabi, lectured and led class discussions, generated and graded essays and assignments.

Yeshiva College in New York, NY: Fall 2007-Spring 2011

Adjunct Faculty. Taught Composition & Rhetoric. Selected readings, created syllabi, led class discussions, generated and graded essays and assignments.

Faculty Tutor. Tutored graduate and undergraduate students in Writing Center.


The New School in New York, NY: Spring 2011

Teaching Assistant. Introduction to Fiction. Led discussions, graded essays, and aided

students with writing, research, and reading comprehension.


Axia College of University of Phoenix: Spring 2006-Spring 2007

Online Instructor. Taught a research paper course called “Utilizing Information in

College Writing.”


Washington University in St. Louis, MO: Fall 1999-Spring 2003

Instructor. English Composition and Advanced English Composition. Selected texts, created syllabi, led class discussions, graded essays and assignments, held small-group writing workshops, and met with students during office hours.

Washington University in St. Louis, MO: Summer 2000

Teaching Assistant. Introduction to American Literature. Led class discussions, graded all essays and assignments, and aided students with writing, research, and reading comprehension.


Interviews Given:

Prick of the Spindle Online Interview, Volume 8.3, Fall 2014

Huffington Post, Online Interview with Anis Shivani, April 29, 2013

Great Minds Literary Community Online Interview with Kitty Bullard, April 20, 2012

The Nervous Breakdown Online Self-Interview, December 17, 2011


Interviews Conducted:

Craft Interview with Joe Weil, New York Quarterly (pending)

Craft Interview with Elaine Equi, New York Quarterly (pending)

Craft Interview with Marge Piercy, New York Quarterly, Issue #64


Editing Experience:

New York Quarterly in New York, NY: Fall 2010-Present

Assistant Editor. Screen poems to include in journal, copy edit journal and books from

NYQ Books, make editorial decisions with Editor-in-Chief, help to direct interns.


Contests Judged:

Poetry Slam, Keystone College, November 14, 2014

Inspired Word Poetry Slam, New York, NY, March 28, 2013

Sciblerus Poetry Competition, Oklahoma Baptist University, April 2012


Poetry Readings:

Alice’s Tea Cup, New York City, October 21, 2015

Synaesthesia Social, Scranton, PA, October 11, 2015

Barrow Arts Center, Woodbridge, NJ, August 12, 2015

Faculty Colloquium, Keystone College, PA, January 28, 2015

Passaic County Community College, Paterson, NJ, November 8, 2014

NYQ Poetry Series, Bowery Poetry Club, September 15, 2014

The Vintage Theater, Scranton, PA, March 1, 2014

NYQ Poetry Series, Cornelia Street Cafe, December 16, 2013

Joe Weil’s Salon, Binghamton, NY, October 20, 2013

NYQ Poetry Series, Cornelia Street Café, October 22, 2012

New York City Poetry Festival, Governor’s Island, July 21, 2012

Mental Marginalia Poetry Series, Williamsburg, March 28, 2012

NYQ Poetry Series, Cornelia Street Café, November 21, 2011

Beside the City of Angels: A Long Beach Poetry Festival, October 15, 2011

Mental Marginalia Poetry Series, West Café, July 27, 2011

NYQ Poetry Series, Cornelia Street Café, July 18, 2011

Night Owl Reading Series, Williamsburg, September 10, 2010

NYQ Poetry Series, Cornelia Street Café, February 15, 2010

West Caldwell New Jersey Poetry Festival, May 17, 2009



Space(s), March 31-April 2, 2005 College English Association 36th Annual Conference

Indianapolis, IN. Presented poems and discussed poetry with panel and audience.


Women and Creativity, March 10-12, 2005 Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

Presented paper “‘Nature, that irate pornagraphist’: Mina Loy on Childbirth and

Motherhood” and answered questions led by moderator.


Stonybrook University Graduate Conference in Manhattan, February 25-26, 2005

Presented paper “‘Rooting erotic garbage’: The Ubiquity and Obscurity of Mina Loy”

and discussed panel papers with Faculty Respondent.


Writing by Degrees, October 7-9, 2004 Binghamton, NY

Presented several pages of poetry and answered questions led by moderator on a

panel at creative writing conference.



Dissertation Fellowship, Washington University in St. Louis

January 2004-December 2004 ($12,000)

Fellowship, Washington University in St. Louis

Fall 1998-Spring 1999 ($8,000)


Academic Organizations:

Academy of American Poets
Association of Writers and Writing Programs
Modern Language Association
Poets & Writers