2015-present PhD English, U.C. Davis, Davis, CA
2012-2015 M.F.A Poetry, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
2005-2009: BA summa cum laude with Major Honors, English Literature, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA
2012: We Are Mostly Water (Finishing Line Press)
2015-present: Boston Review, “Proof of Hunger” (forthcoming); Grist Poetry Journal, “Word” (forthcoming); Zone 3, “Proof of Parasite” (forthcoming); Ninth Letter, “Proof of Harm”; Salamander, “The Waiting“; Denver Quarterly, “Fossils in the Making”; Mid-American Review, “Purge Body”; The Laurel Review, “Monster Body” and “Fault Line”; The Cincinnati Review, “Resurrection Body”; Juked (print), “The Somatic Wager”; Berkeley Poetry Review, “Moon Body.”
2012-2014: The Los Angeles Review, “Last Body”; Image Journal, “More strange,” “Absence Blooming”; The Cresset, “Fish or Bird Body” ; Word Riot, “Commodity Body” and “Damage Body“; Phi Kappa Phi Forum, “Amidst Various Shades of Brown” (Spring 2013 Poetry Prize winner); CutBank Literary Magazine, “Child’s First Encounter with Language as Power”; Redivider, “Curdle & Churn”; Ruminate Magazine, “Ruach,” “My Father Scrubs the Kitchen Counter,” Flyway Journal, “Diptych of Body as Illness”; 32 Poems, “Persephone Willing“; Thrush Poetry Journal, “We Dissolve Separately”; Rock & Sling, “How to Grieve”; The Cresset, “Petrel,” and “Water Call;” Ekphrasis, “Niobe Repents”; RATTLE, “Holding Light;” Relief, “At the Shelter Checking the Children for Lice,” “After the Flood,” “During the Drought”
2008-2011: Alba: A Journal of Short Poetry, “Van Gogh’s Ambition;” Avocet “Silence is a Bird,” “Game;” Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, (Poetry Prize Winner), “Cut Hair;” The Rectangle (Sigma Tau Delta), “Apple Picking at Oak Glen (second publication); California State Poetry Quarterly Vol. 35.1, “Apple Picking at Oak Glen;” Sage Trail, “Between the Blue Gum Trees;” Tipton Poetry Journal, “Letter to Leah in England”; Sage Trail, “Fog”
Poetry Reviews & Blog Posts
2017: V21 Collective, Post: “The New Formalism of ‘Anthropocene Inscriptions’: A Poetics of the Record”
2012-16: 32 Poems, Review: “Keeping Place Whole: Hum by Jamaal May”; Omniverse, Post: “Poetics of Drought,” An Introduction.;Colorado Review, Review: “Barely Composed by Alice Fulton”; Colorado Review, Blog post: “2014 State of the Stats“; Ruminate Magazine, Blog post: “5 Literary Magazines for 2015″;Colorado Review, Book Review: Missing the Moon by Bin Ramke; Colorado Review, Blog Post: “2013 Submission Stats“; Ruminate Magazine, Blog Post: “6 Literary Magazines You Should Read in 2014“;Colorado Review, Book Review: Grains of the Voice by Christina Pugh; Colorado Review, Book Review: Sunday Rising by Patricia Clark; Colorado Review, Interview: “Interview in 7 Parts with Susanna Childress”;Ruminate Magazine, Review: The Sin-Eater: A Breviary by Thomas Lynch (Paraclete Press 2011); Ruminate Magazine, Review: Entering the House of Awe by Susanna Childress (Western Michigan UP 2011); Ruminate Magazine, Review: Simple Weight by Tanya Runyan (FutureCycle Press 2010)
Conference Papers & Presentations
“Poetic Remediation” on the roundtable, “Materiality in Contemporary Art: Compos(t)ing the Past Through the Present,” The Association for the Study of Arts of the Present (ASAP), Oakland.
“The After(half) Lives of Ginsberg’s ‘Plutonian Ode'” in the seminar, “The Beats and Their Afterlives,” ASAP.
“The Ecology of the Referent,” Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE), Detroit, MI.
“A New Formalism for the Anthropocene: Portable Forms for Interdisciplinary Conversations,” The Liberal Arts for a Fragile Planet, Westmont College, Santa Barbara
“The Anthropocenic Lyric: Measuring and Modeling Crisis.” Invited speaker at U.C. San Diego’s Interdisciplinary Forum for Environmental Research.
“Poetics of Drought: Language, Remediation, and Landscape,” AWP 2016; Moderator and Organizer
“The Anthropocenic Lyric” on the panel, “Anthropocene and Deep Time,” MLA, Austin, TX. Sponsored by 20th- & 21st-Century American Literary Forum
“Teaching and Writing in the Anthropocene: New Methods, Forms, and Approaches,” Colorado State University English Dept. Colloquium, Spring 2015
“The Anthropocenic Crisis in Contemporary Ecopoetics” on the panel “Cultivating and Communicating Crisis in Ecopoetics,” (ASLE Sponsored Panel), The Conference on Communication and Environment (COCE) in Boulder, CO; Panel Organizer and Presenter
“The Anthropocenic Lyric,” Association for Literature and the Environment (ASLE), Moscow, Idaho
“The Body Poems,” Western Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature (CCL), Westmont College, CA
“Barry Lopez’s Ethic of Desire: Learning to Love the Wasteland,” Searching for Place: Interpretations of the Environment and Landscape, University of Wyoming
“Conduit: Movement Across Bodies in Gary Snyder’s ‘Night Highway 99,'” Southwest Popular and American Culture Association (SWPACA), Albuquerque, NM
Honors, Awards & Contests
2017: National Poetry Series Finalist for “Fossils in the Making”
2016: Henry David Thoreau Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center; Cleveland State University First Book Contest, Finalist
2015: CSU Conference Travel Grant; Academy of American Poets College Prize, CSU; John Clark Pratt Award, CSU.
2014: Graduate Professional Development in Composition and Pedagogy Travel/Conference Award; Cleveland State University First Book Contest, Finalist; Image Journal, June 2014 “Artist of the Month”; AWP Intro to Journals Project: Honorable Mention for “Exchange Body”; Academy of American Poets College Prize, Colorado State University for “Resurrection Body”; CSU Liberal Arts Department Outstanding Literary Essay Award (2nd place) for “‘That the Science of Cartography is Limited’: How Eavan Boland Recontextualizes Ireland’s Postcolonial Bodies and Environments”
2013-14 & 2014-15: Colorado State University English Faculty/Staff Graduate Scholarship
2013: Graduate Professional Development in Composition and Pedagogy Travel/Conference Award, CSU Liberal Arts Department Outstanding Literary Essay Award (1st place) for “Material Entanglement: How Breath Bridges Body and Mind, Human and More-Than-Human World in Gary Snyder’s Poetics”
2012: “To Dust,” Finalist in 2012 Sow’s Ear Poetry Review Contest
2012-2013 Phi Kappa Phi Fellow
2012-2015 Lilly Graduate Fellow
2011: New Women’s Voices Finalist for Finishing Line Press
2010: Co-Winner of Nuclear Age Peace Foundation’s International Barbara Mandigo Kelly Poetry Peace Prize
2009: Westmont College English Department Award: 1st Senior in Major of Graduating Class
2008, 2009: Arthur Lynip Award Recipient chosen by English Department Faculty
2007-2009: Member of: Sigma Tau Delta, English Honors Society, Phi Kappa Phi: Interdisciplinary Honor Society, Omicron Delta Kappa: Leadership Honor Society
2005-2009: Presidential Scholar for Westmont College; Dean’s List
2014-present: Poetry Editor, Ruminate Magazine
2014-2015: Database & Website Administrator and Creative Associate, Habitat for Humanity, Loveland, CO
2012-2015 Associate Editor & Book Review Copy Editor at Colorado Review Literary Magazine
Copy Editor for Hungry Moon by Henrietta Goodman, Mountain West Poetry Series, Center for Literary Publishing (CLP) (2013); Proof Reader for Intimacy by Catherine Imbriglio, Colorado Prize for Poetry, CLP (2013); Book Designer for The Logan Notebooks by Rebecca Lindenberg, CLP (2015); Cover Designer for Songs by Derek Henderson, CLP (2015)
2012-2015: Instructor of Record for College Composition (C0 150) & Intro to Creative Writing (E-210)at Colorado State University
2011-2012: Volunteer Poetry reader for Ploughshares Literary Magazine.
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