Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of English, 2016-2017
Lecturer in Poetry, Creative Writing Program, 2015-2017
Ph.D. in English, May 2016
M.F.A. in Creative Writing (Poetry), August 2008
A.B. cum laude in History and Literature (honors thesis, magna cum laude), June 2005
CREATIVE & RESEARCH INTERESTS
Creative writing; poetry and poetics; British and Irish literature; twentieth century Anglophone poetry; theories of metaphor; memory studies; war poetry; translation theory; French and Francophone literature
The Borrowed World. Winner of the Able Muse Book Award. San Jose, CA: Able
Muse Press, July 2016.
Poetry in Periodicals
Blackbird (November 2015); Southwest Review 100:2 (Spring 2015); Iron Horse Literary Review 17:2 (April 2015); Unsplendid 5.3 + 6.1 (July 2014) and 2:2 (2009); The Raintown Review 11:1 (February 2013) and 10:2 (February 2012); New Ohio Review Issue 12 (Fall 2012); Harvard Divinity Bulletin 40.3-4 (Fall 2012); South Loop Review Vol. 12 (2012); Able Muse Issue 11 (Summer 2011); Sewanee Theological Review 55:2 (Spring 2012); Measure 4:2 (2009); Literary Imagination 12:1 (2010)
“Traveling Figures and Figures of Travel in the ‘The Arkansas Testament’: Derek
Walcott’s Quarrel with the American South.” The Global South 10:1 (Spring 2017): 85-106.
“Anthony Hecht’s Little Book.” The Hopkins Review 7:3 (Summer 2014): 336-345.
“Poet in Profile: Natasha Trethewey: Poem Analysis of ‘Give and Take.’” The Journal
of Humanities in Rehabilitation 1:2 (Summer 2015).
Visiting Assistant Professor, Emory University
ENG CW 371 (Intermediate Poetry) Spring 2017
ENG 399R (Independent Study: Contemporary American Poetry) Spring 2017
ENG CW 271 (Introduction to Poetry Writing) Spring 2017
ENG 101 (Metaphors in Our Lives) Spring 2017
ENG CW 271 (Introduction to Poetry Writing): Workshop Fall 2016
ENG 101-017 (Expository Writing): Metaphors in Our Lives Fall 2016
Lecturer and Instructor, Emory University
PRECOL P0920 PC (Introduction to Creative Writing): Lecture July 2016
RES 999 UCOL (Scholarly Inquiry and Research at Emory): Workshop Summer 2016
SIRE 299R (Scholarly Inquiry and Research at Emory): Workshop 2015-2016
ENG CW 271 (Introduction to Poetry Writing): Workshop Spring 2016
ENG CW 271 (Introduction to Poetry Writing): Workshop Fall 2015
ENGCW 271 (Introduction to Poetry Writing): Workshop Spring 2015
ENG 205 (Introduction to Poetry): Memory & The Lyric Fall 2014
ENG 181 (Writing About Literature): Literature of Self-Discovery Spring 2013
ENG 101 (Expository Writing): Writing about War in the 20th Century Fall 2012
Instructor, Boston University
ENG 202 (Introduction to Creative Writing) Spring 2008
Teaching Assistantships, Emory University
ENG 256: British Literature Since 1660 Spring 2012
ENG 255: British Literature Before 1660 Fall 2011
English and Creative Writing Teacher, 2008-2010
National Cathedral School, Washington, D.C.
SELECTED PRESENTATIONS, TALKS, AND READINGS
“Metaphor, Measurement, and Poetic Limits: Sinéad Morrissey’s Parallax (2013).” Southern Chapter of American Conference for Irish Studies. Lexington, KY, March 2017.
Reader, “The Art of Anger.” Global and Postcolonial Studies, Department of English, Emory University, February 2017.
Reader, “Here and Elsewhere.” 2016 Atlanta Journal Constitution Decatur Book Festival, September 2016.
“Eavan Boland’s Infinite Ireland: Women, History, and the Imaginary List.” Southern Chapter of American Conference for Irish Studies. Atlanta, GA, April 2016.
Reader, ACLA Poetry Panel. American Comparative Literature Association. Cambridge, MA, March 2016.
Presenter and panel organizer, “‘Cold Philosophy’: Poetry, Poetics, and the Sciences.”
American Comparative Literature Association. Cambridge, MA, March 2016.
Reader and panelist, Tennessee Williams / New Orleans Literary Festival. New Orleans, LA, March 2015.
“Seamus Heaney: The Place of Writing.” American Conference of Irish Studies. Fort Lauderdale, FL, March 2015.
Invited talk with Geraldine Higgins, “Seamus Heaney: The Place of Writing.” Emory University Library and the Department of English, September 2014.
Panelist and presenter, “‘What Instruments We Have Agree: Remembering Poetry.”
Graduate Recruitment Colloquium, Department of English, February 2014.
“My Twin, My Brother: T.S. Eliot, Charles Baudelaire, and the Moral Imagination.” T.S. Eliot 34th Annual Meeting. St. Louis, Missouri, September 2012.
“Lists that Remember: Memorialization in Michael Longley and Eavan Boland.” American Conference of Irish Studies. New Orleans, Louisiana, March 2012.
Presenter, “Composing Poetry in an Academic Setting: Critical and Evaluative Approaches.” Graduate Student Colloquy, Department of English, Emory University, March 2012.
“Accursed Poets: Translating Baudelaire and his Followers.” Southeastern Modern Language Association Conference. Atlanta, GA, November 2011.
Graduate Students Poetry Circle. Southeastern Modern Language Association Conference. Atlanta, GA, November 2011.
ARCHIVAL AND CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE
The Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS), Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University
Researcher for The Digital Danowski project 2014-2015
Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL), Emory University Libraries
Curatorial Assistant for exhibition “Seamus Heaney: The 2013-2014 Music Of What Happens”
Editorial Assistant for Poetry Editor, The Atlantic 2007-2008
Editorial Assistant, Palgrave Macmillan, St. Martin’s Press 2005-2006
Columbia Publishing Course, Columbia Summer 2005 University, Graduate School of Journalism
HONORS AND AWARDS
Grand Prize (Poetry), Tennessee Williams / March 2015 New Orleans Literary Festival
Finalist, Morton Marr Prize for Poetry, Winter 2014 Southwest Review
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Fellowship, 2010-2015 Emory University
Tuition Bursary, The T.S. Eliot Summer School, July 2011 London, England
MFA Scholarship, Sewanee Writers’ Conference July 2008
Harvard College Research Program Grant, Harvard University Summer 2004
Visiting Poet for National Poetry Month, George Walton Academy, Monroe, Georgia, April 2016.
Curatorial Guide, leading tours of the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library’s exhibition in conjunction with Irish Studies, “Seamus Heaney: The Music of What Happens,” February 2014-2015.
Coordinator, Emory Graduate Student Colloquy events, Fall 2013-Spring 2014.
First-Year Graduate Student Mentor, Emory University Department of English, 2012-2016.
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