Reading from my MFA thesis, Spalding University 2008


As a poet, I have studied under George Eklund, Debra Kang Dean, Molly Peacock, Greg Pape, and Jeanie Thompson. I hold an MFA in Poetry from Spalding University. My poems have appeared in numerous national and regional literary journals including Midwest Quarterly, American Life in Poetry, The Louisville Review, and The Journal of Kentucky Studies. A Pushcart Prize and AWP Intro Award nominee, I was the 2009 winner of the Danny Miller Memorial Award. My chapbook Kentucky Lullaby is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press (2018).

Journal Publications

“Only Red.” Zane Traces. Spring, 2017.

“To the One-Armed Crawdad Who Pinched My Son.” Fiction Fix: Poetry FixSummer, 2015.

“The River.” Red Lion Square. July, 2010. 

“Libation.” Literary Mama. June, 2010.

“Poem at Sulphur Hollow,” “The Willow,” and “The Shapes of Leaves.” Journal of Kentucky Studies. September, 2009.

“Penny Horse” and “Measurements.” Literary Mama. June, 2009.

Evening Song,” “The Box,” “Fractures,” “Instructions to a Child on a Swing,” and “On Finding Maggots.” Semantikon: A Community Based Art Journal. May, 2009.

“Holler” and “Semantics.” Inscape. Spring, 2009.

“Lunar Eclipse.” Midwest Quarterly. Fall, 2008.

“Hide and Seek” and “A Question.” Public Republic. October, 2008.

Wild Flowers.” Reprint.  American Life in Poetry no. 206. Fall, 2008.

“Wild Flowers.” The Louisville Review no. 63. Spring, 2008.

“Ode to Tchaikovsky.” New Southerner: An Anthology 2007-08. Louisville, KY: Swallowtail Press, 2008.

“The Workshop,” “Hunger,” and “The Fruit of the Roach.”  Coe ReviewFall, 2007.

Poetry Collections

Kentucky Lullaby. Lousiville, KY: Finishing Line Press, 2018. (Forthcoming).