I am a poet, writer, journalist and teacher. Right now, I’m writing a nonfiction book about the relations between humans and deer, which I’m thrilled will be published in 2024 by Catapult Books and Icon Books in the U.K. I’m the author of two books of poetry and my essays, reviews, and interviews are found at places like The Rumpus, The Los Angeles Review of Books, LongReads, and The Brooklyn Rail. One of my essays was named a notable mention in The Best American Food Writing of 2020 and The Best American Science and Nature Writing of 2020.
My books are How Is Travel a Folded Form? (Saddle Road Press, 2018) and FILL: A Collection (collaboration with Kate Schapira, Trembling Pillow Press, 2016). I have a new chapbook, my sixth, coming out soon from Dancing Girl Press. My poetry has appeared in Fence, Verse, Conjunctions, and many other journals, and was anthologized in The Arcadia Project (Ahsahta Press, 2012).
My writing often moves among questions about genre, history, and what exactly humans are up to on the planet. Some of my projects have explored performance, visual and sound elements, chance operations, and other fertile disruptions.
Born and raised in southwestern Pennsylvania, I earned a BA at Oberlin College and hold an MFA from Brown University. Along with my husband and two daughters, I live in the Blue Ridge of central Virginia, where I work in local journalism and teach writing in the community.