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CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION

Hampshire College, Amherst, MA - Self-Designed Major in Creative Writing

TEACHING 

Freer Form: Global Online Writing Workshops (Founder)

St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY

Neutral Zone Teen Center Summer Institute, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Services & Advocacy for Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Elders, NY, NY

Urban Word NYC, NY, NY

Brooklyn Poets, Brooklyn, NY

York Early College, Jamaica Queens, NY

Queens Royalty Project, Jamaica Queens, NY

Malcolm X Shabazz High School, Newark, NJ

JFK Middle School, Northampton, MA

 

FESTIVALS 

Connecticut Pride (Norwalk, Connecticut)

PubX: DIY Pop-Up Film Festival (Florence, MA)

Sarah Lawrence Poetry Festival (Bronxville, MA)

Ann Arbor Book Festival (Ann Arbor, MI)

The Whitehaus Family Record Presents Blastfest 2008 - 2015 (Cambridge, MA)

Civil Liberties and Public Policy: Reproductive Rights Conference 2008 (Amherst, MA)

Word X Word Festival 2008 (Pittsfield, MA)

Civil Liberties and Public Policy: Reproductive Rights Conference 2007 (Amherst, MA)

Kinetic Poetics Festival at the University of California Santa Cruz 2007 (Santa Cruz, CA)

Women of The World Poetry Slam Festival 2009 (Detroit, MI)

Hillstock 2009 (Brooklyn, NY)

National Poetry Slam Festival 2008 (Austin, TX)

College Union Poetry Slam Invitational 2005 (West Chester, PA)

National Poetry Slam Festival 2005 (Albuquerque, NM)

Brave New Voices Youth Poetry Festival 2004 (San Francisco, CA)

TOURS & PROJECTS

Toured poetry nationally as Odes For You, duo with poet Angel Nafis (2017)

Toured music nationally, fully funded by Indiegogo campaign (2013)

Toured music and poetry through Oklahoma with Dirt Choir Poetry Ensemble (2012)

Toured poetry nationally with Elephant Engine High Dive Revival (2009)

Toured poetry nationally with Spilljoy Ensemble (2008)

Musical opener for Ani Difranco, TuNe-YaRdS, Mirah, and CocoRosie

Film scoring for “The Heretics premiering at MOMA (2008)

Original music for independent webseries “Verse” (2008)

CHAPBOOKS

Bull Gouging the Matador (Co-Authored Chapbook with Patricia Smith; Red Beard Press)

Advertisement for a Human Being (Destructible Heart Press)  

HONORS & AWARDS

James Merrill Fellowship at Vermont Studio Center

Millay Colony for the Arts Residency

AIR Serenbe Visions of Wellbeing Focus Fellowship

Pushcart Prize Nominee for “I’m Sitting With Bjork in My Bathtub” (Winter Tangerine)

Pushcart Prize Nominee for “Stillness in Four Movements” (Drunk in a Midnight Choir)

Pushcart Prize Nominee for chapbook “Advertisement for a Human Being"

Finalist for Winter Tangerine Award in Prose: “In a Flash”

Finalist for Winter Tangerine Award in Prose: “In the Summer of Erica”

Best of the Net Nominee, 2015

Best Musical Score at the LA Web Series Festival for “VERSE”

Finalist for the Kinereth Gensler Award for May Everything Be This Soft & Brief 

National Poetry Slam - Team Semi-Finalist (Cambridge - Cantab Lounge)

Cantab Lounge - Poetry Slam Team Member

National Poetry Slam - Best of the Rest (featured on Finals Stage)

Worcester Poetry Slam - Poetry Slam Team Member and Grand Slam Champion (Worcester)

5-College Slam Team - Poetry Slam Team Member and Grand Slam Champion (Amherst)

College National Poetry Slam - Best of the Rest (featured on Finals Stage)