Wordsmith and Educator

LITERARY ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

 

Awards:

  • Ruth Asawa School of the Arts - Artist-in-Residence Poetry Fellowship 

  • Hedgebrook Residency - Finalist

  • Button Chapbook Contest 2018 - Semi Finalist for RICOCHET

  • Cutbank Chapbook Contest 2018 - Semi Finalist for RICOCHET

  • Verse Tomaž Šalamun Prize for Chapbook 2018 - Finalist for RICOCHET

  • Harold P Taylor Academy of American Poet’s Contest 2018 - Honorable Mention

  • Daniel J Langton Poetry Prize 2018

  • Browning Society Nuni Bethencourt Dramatic Monologue Award 2017

  • Daniel J Langton Poetry Prize 2017

  • Disquiet International Literary Prize 2016 - Semi Finalist

  • Split Lip Turnbuckle Chapbook Contest 2016 - Second Runner Up for RICOCHET

  • AWP Intro Nominee for SFSU 2011

  • Creative Writing Undergraduate Honoree for SFSU 2011

  • Lane Community College Poetry Prize 2004

  • League for Innovation National Poetry Prize 2004 - Honorable Mention

  • Lane Community College Poetry Prize 2003

 

Events:

  • The DeYoung Museum Summer of Love: A Contemporary Social Justice Reading

  • The Racket: Obsessions

  • SFSU Composer Songfest 2018 (Poems as Opera)

  • City of the World Opus Unveiling - San Francisco State University

  • Love is the Drug & Other Dark Poems Anthology Launch - The Lost Church

  • The Battery - Private Literary Reading 2018 

  • The Arts Resistance - Writing from Unrest: Translation

  • LitCrawl 2016 & 2017

  • BeastCrawl 2016

  • Fourteen Hills AWP Reading 2016

  • Red Light Lit (14 San Francisco shows)

  • Quiet Lightning Sixth Anniversary Reading

  • MFA Mixer 2.0

  • Nomadic Press - Launch of Fisayo Adeyeye’s Cradles

  • Alley Cat - Launch of Austin Messick’s The Rose Window

  • Velvet Revolution Featured Reader

 

Editorships:

  • Managing Editor - Fourteen Hills, Summer 2016

  • Co-Editor-in-Chief - Transfer Magazine, Issue 99

  • Poetry Editor - Transfer Magazine, Issue 98

  • Poetry Staff - Transfer Magazine, Issue 97

  • Poetry Staff - Denali Spring 2004

 

Poems Published:

  • "Eros" in Love is the Drug and Other Dark Poems (an anthology)

  • "Extraction" in Love is the Drug and Other Dark Poems (an anthology)  

  •  “un cadeau, un couteau” in Rogue Agent, June 2017

  • "The Women Who Forget There Is Water" in New American Writing, Issue 34

  • "The Men Who Photograph Cathedrals" in New American Writing, Issue 34

  • "The Women Who Are Buried Breathing" in New American Writing, Issue 34

  • "Deafening" in Banana Pitch Online Journal.  

  • "St Denis" (in French and English) in sPARKLE & bLINK of the reading series Quiet Lightning

  • "Cracks" in Denali.  Eugene: Lane Community College, Winter 2005.  

  • "To Begin With" in Edges.  Seattle: League for Innovation, 2004. 

  • "Drain You" in Denali.  Eugene: Lane Community College, Winter 2004. 

  • "To Begin With" in Denali.  Eugene: Lane Community College, Winter 2004.

  • "Two-Timing" in Denali.  Eugene: Lane Community College, Spring 2004.  

 

Stories Published:

  • "Mansfield" in Opium Magazine. Spring 2008

  • "6%" in Denali.  Winter 2005

  • "Skin Deep" in Stitch This! Melbourne: Visible Ink, 2004

 

Art Published or Shown:

  • "In the Calm" in Rogue Agent Journal

  • "Of the Storm" in Rogue Agent Journal

  • "Fille en Bleu" as the cover of Transfer Magazine, Issue 110

  • "Drowning" in Transfer Magazine, Issue 100

  • "Spoon" in Transfer Magazine, Issue 99

  • "Almost Free" in Transfer Magazine, Issue 99

  • "Sofia" in Transfer Magazine, Issue 99

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