Experienced instructor of composition, developmental English, creative writing pedagogy, poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction with an emphasis in ekphrasis, meter and plain-spoken verse.

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Master of Fine Arts (2011): Poetry

Lesley University

Cambridge, Massachusetts


Master of Arts (2009): Creative Writing

Northern Michigan University

Marquette, Michigan


Bachelor of Science (2005): Writing

Northern Michigan University

Marquette, MI


Teaching Experience

University of Detroit Mercy (2016)

Adjunct Professor

Academic Writing


Mott Community College (2009-present)

Adjunct Professor

English composition I & II


Saginaw Valley State University (2010)

Adjunct Professor

English Composition


South University (2011)

Adjunct Professor

English Composition/American Literature


InsideOut Literacy Arts Detroit (2009-2010)


Poetry, Art


Honors & Awards

Peter Bildner Fund, Poetry Recipient: Fall 2009, Lesley University.


Selected Poems

Qua “I from America the Great,” “Prairie,” Winter 2016

The Cortland Review vol. 59 “Stepping Up,” February 2012

The Cortland Review vol. 28 “Desire” August, 2010

UNSAID vol. 5 “Saginaw,” “True Menthol,” “Saginaw, Again,” “Living Room,” “Dinner Back Home,” “Home Again,” “Requital,” “An End,” “Fathers,” “Lengthening,” “(      ), “Spring in the Heart,” “The Phone Call,” “Bay Road,” “Three Six Two Five One,” “Untitled,” Fall 2010
Passages North “Snow” & “November,” Fall 2010

UNSAID vol. 4. “Brush-Fire War,” “Poem to the Women You Have Been,” “Poem for Her,” “Shooting Rabbits,” “Room to Drink,” Fall 2009


Selected Prose

Qua “Enter Camera” Summer 2015

Cold Front “Song of the Week: Shanti by Bela Fleck and The Flecktones” September 2011

Shampoo Poetry “Saginaw Song,” August 2007


Selected Readings

Qua 50th Anniversary – April 28th, 2016

Woodward Line Poetry Series – December 17th, 2014

Detroit Artists Market, InsideOut Writers Series – March 8th, 2013

Woodward Line Poetry Series – March 16th, 2011


Editorial Experience

Passages North

Editorial Assistant

Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI

Review and approve incoming drama, poetry and fiction. (2002)

Pigeon Town


Online Literary Magazine

Review and approve incoming poetry and fiction. (2007-2010)


XN Sports


National Sports Magazine

Review and approve incoming prose and nonfiction. (2012-present)

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