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Upcoming Events

Aloud Reading @ Turtle Bay (1119 Decatur St.)
Sunday, March 3, 6pm
details: Poem-ing will be up on the second floor, with plenty of space, tables and chairs, and a lovely balcony. Food and drinks available at the downstairs bar. Open mic follows reading.


Past Readings, Panels,
& Artist Talks

  • Writers Talk w/ Passengers Press, Summer 2021

  • West End Poetry Festival Virtual Reading, Fall 2020

  • Pandemic Poetry, Virtual Reading Series, Spring 2020

  • Traumedy Show, Pittsboro, NC, Winter 2019

  • West End Poetry Festival, Carrboro, NC, Fall 2019

  • Indy's Poetry Contest Winners' Reading @ So & So Books, Raleigh, NC, Spring 2015

  • Artist Talk @ Elsewhere Museum, Greensboro, NC, Spring 2015

  • Hands On Literary Fest Reading @ Maison St. Charles, New Orleans, LA, Winter 2014

  • Featured Reader, Ladyfest, New Orleans, LA, Fall 2014

  • Panel Discussion “What Are Editors Looking For,” Gulf Coast Association of Creative Writing Teachers, Fairhope, AL, Spring 2013

  • Featured Reader, River Writers Series, Baton Rouge, LA, Fall 2012

  • Featured Reader, Ladyfest, New Orleans, LA, Fall 2012

  • Featured Reader, GCACWT, Fairhope, AL, Spring 2011, 2012, and 2013

  • Class reading at the Maple Leaf, New Orleans, LA, Winter 2010, 2011, and 2012

  • Panel Discussion “When Two Become One: Merging of Identities in New Orleans’ Public Colleges,” Louisiana Association of College Composition, Lafayette, LA, Spring 2011

Nominations & Recognition

Pushcart Prize Nomination (2022) for poem "A Burning Ship Carrying Luxury Cars is Adrift in the Atlantic Ocean" 

NCSU Poetry Contest Finalist (2021) for poem "Absence of Memory and a Pile of F Words"

Best New Poets Nomination (2017) for poem "When Trying to Trick Me, Do"

Pushcart Prize Nomination (2017) for poem "When Trying to Trick Me, Do" 

Sundress Press Best of the Net Nomination (2016) "The Gift of Forgetting"

3rd Place, Indy Annual Poetry Contest, 2015

"After My Great-Grandmother's Funeral" traveled on the R-Line throughout April for the Raleigh Review's Poetry on Buses project, 2015

Runner Up, Dallas Poets Community Chapbook Contest (for unpublished collection Between the Blue), 2014

Finalist, NC Humanities Council Linda Flowers Literary Award, 2013

Nominee, AWP Intro Journals Project, 2013

Honorable Mention, Andrea Saunders Gereighty Poetry Award, 2012


Communications Intern, Elsewhere Museum, Spring and Summer 2015


Poet in Residence, Art Farm Nebraska, Summer 2011

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