CV

Book Publication
Whole Night Through: Poems (What Books Press, October 2019) Santa Monica, CA

 

Starshine Road: Poems (Perugia Press, 2017, Perugia Press Prize) Florence, MA

 

These Friends These Rooms: Poems (Big Yes Press, 2016) San Luis Obispo, CA

 

The Finding: Poems (Orange Monkey Publishing, 2015) Grand Terrace, CA

 

Desert with a Cabin View: Poems (Orange Monkey Publishing, 2013) Grand Terrace, CA

Awards, Honors, Nominations

 

2017 Perugia Press Prize    

 

2017 Pangaea Poetry Prize, The Poet’s Billow

 

2017 Bermuda Triangle, The Poet’s Billow

 

2016 Hillary Gravendyk Prize in Poetry, Inlandia Institute, book finalist    

 

2016 Sundress Press Prize in Poetry, book semi-finalist

 

2016 Pushcart Nomination, Great American Lit Mag    

 

2014 Academy of American Poets University Award, 2nd place                

2014 Al Landwier Creative Writing Contest, 2nd place

2013 Crab Orchard Review First Book Award, book semi-finalist    

2013 Patricia Bibby First Book Award, book finalist

2012 Duckabush Prize in Poetry

 

2012 Orange Monkey Publishing Poetry Prize   

 

2011 A Room of Her Own Orlando Prize in Poetry, finalist

 

2011 River Styx International Poetry Prize, honorable mention                 

2008 Academy of American Poets University Award

 

Selected Interviews and Reviews

2019 Mojave River Review, interview

2019 Glass review of Starshine Road 

2018 The Bind, review of Starshine Road 

2018 Sticks & Stones, review of Starshine Road
2018 Rhino Magazine, review of Starshine Road 
2018 Main Street Rag, review of Starshine Road 
2018 Desert Lady Diaries Podcast, interview 
 
2018 NPR, interview 
2018 NPR, interview and reading with Jonathan Maule
 
2018 The Poet's Billow, interview 

 

2017 Badlands Literary Journal, review of Starshine Road

 

2017 Luna Arcana, review of Starshine Road

 

2015 The California Journal of Women Writers, interview

 

2015 Menacing Hedge Literary Magazine, interview

Related Experience

 

Poetry Co-Editor, Aperçus, 2008 - current

 

Co-host of The Beatnik Lounge Visiting Writers Series, 2017- 2018