Writer

I have reviewed books (from picture books to queer young adult novels to lesbian pulp fiction), written about LGBTQ issues, and reported on events (from campus life to academic conferences, such as IBBY Congress 2012), both online and in print. At UC Santa Cruz, I served as Editor-in-Chief of Kresge Town Krier, Poetry Editor for Matchbox Magazine, Assistant Editor for Turnstile, and Sports Desk Editor for City on the Hill Press. At the University of Roehampton, I served as Blog Editor for the NCRCL blog.

Below is a sample of my online publications:

 

Poetry

I have written poetry since I was a child and self-published my work from my teenage years into my mid-twenties. I actively sought to publish my poetry through student publications during my undergraduate education at UC Santa Cruz and NUI Galway. I have also been fortunate to study poetry at the California Summer School for the Arts (CSSSA) in 2001 and 2002, at UC Santa Cruz (under Charles Atkinson and Nathaniel Mackey), and in Galway with Moya Cannon.

I continue to write poetry as well as interview poets on behalf of Poet in the City for their digital archive.

Interviews

Publications

  • ‘This Poem Wants to Be a Lesbian Country Song So Bad’, Screams and Silences, edited by Leone Ross, Fincham Press, 2015
  • ‘The Boots’ and ‘Rootings: “The Roots and the Rain”‘, Matchbox Magazine, University of California, Issue 1, 2007
  • ‘Rootings: “Seeds”, “In the Beginning”, “Take My Hand”‘, Chinquapin: A Journal of Literature and Arts, UC Santa Cruz, Issue 28, 2007
  • ‘Clothes in Teal Water’, Red Wheelbarrow, UC Santa Cruz, 2007
  • ‘Contractor’s Daughter, or a Poem for my Father’, Limited Edition, Writer’s Society Literary Competition (Runner Up), NUI Galway, 2006
  • ‘Finding Mary’, Criterion, Literary and Debating Society, NUI Galway, 2006
  • ‘Re: water-melon(coly)’ (Cover Art) and ‘Clothes in Teal Water’, The Sharp Review, NUI Galway, February 2006
  • ‘Inheritance’ and ‘Lit 1: Literary Interpretation’, The Sharp Review, NUI Galway, January 2006
  • ‘Fuck Me Like B.A.R.T.’, Turnstile, UC Santa Cruz, 2005
  • ‘Fracasada’, Turnstile, UC Santa Cruz, 2004

Self-published

  • Highways and Anchors, 2008-2011
  • Flourish, December 2007
  • In the Telling of a Love Story, Senior Thesis, UC Santa Cruz, June 2007
  • testing theories, August 2005
  • At that Age, Yreka High School Senior Project, May 2003