PhD in English Literature, University of Rochester, April 2020

Dissertation: Lyric Confession and the Specter of Autobiography in Postmodern American Poetry
Under the Direction of: James Longenbach (chair) and Kenneth Gross
Advanced Certificate: Literary Translation Studies

MA in English Literature, University of Rochester, May 2015 Historical Field Exam: Transatlantic Modernism (1890-1945)
Subject Field Exam:
Long history of poetry and poetics (Aristotle to New Lyric Studies)

BA in English minor in Art History, Haverford College, May 2011

Thesis: “‘Just as another woman sleeps’: Ekphrastic Narrative in Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s ‘Jenny’”


Managing Director, Dalkey Archive Press                                                  June 2020-present

Oversee all daily operations of press for marketing and production. Acquire and edit titles in the Scholarly Series. Write all advertising and marketing copy for forthcoming titles. 

Poetry Editor, Open Letter Books                                                              January 2018-present

Acquire poetry manuscripts, do close developmental and line editing of poetry manuscripts, shepherd poetry manuscripts through publication process

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Poetry & Poetics
  • (Auto)biography and memoir
  • Literary Translation
  • Word and Image
  • Creative Writing
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Transatlantic Modernism (1890-1945)
  • Post ’45 American literature
  • Public Humanities



Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program

RAGE!: Voicing frustration and constructing rage (adapted for ESL classroom) Spring 2019
Searching For Self (adapted for ESL classroom) Fall 2018
RAGE!: Voicing frustration and constructing rage AY 2017-2018, Summer 2017
From Self to Selfie AY 2015-2016, Summer 2016 [AY 2015-2016, Summer 2016]
Into the Wild: In search of the sublime Spring 2014, AY 2014-2015
Mind (and Poetry) Reading Fall 2013

University of Rochester, English Department
Modern and Contemporary Poetry (Literature Course) Summer 2019
Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry (Creative Writing Workshop) Spring 2016
Poetic Forms Workshop (Creative Writing Workshop) Fall 2012

University of Rochester, Early Connection Opportunity Program
American Rhetoric: Communication and Conflict (academic writing) Summer 2014, Summer 2018
College Study Skills Summer 2017

Continuing Education, Writers & Books Literary Center – Rochester, NY
Poetic Speakers and Poetic Voices Spring 2020
Intermediate Poetry Writing: From Form to Free Verse Summer 2018
Beginning Poetry Writing Spring 2018


Edward Peck Curtis Award for Teaching by a Graduate Student, University of Rochester Spring 2016


Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship, University of Rochester, 2019-2020
Internal annual fellowship for one graduate student in the English Department.

Public Humanities Fellowship, Humanities New York, 2018-2019
External annual fellowship for 18 graduate students in New York State.

Estonian Literature Center Publishing Fellowship, Summer 2019
External professional fellowship for 10 representatives from different international publishing houses.

Dudley Doust Writing Associate Teaching Fellowship, University of Rochester WSAP 2017-18, 2018-19
University-wide annual fellowship awarded to doctoral students with proven record of teaching excellence.

Summer Research Grant, University of Rochester English Dept., Summer 2015, Summer 2019
Internal fellowship for English Department graduate students demonstrating legitimate research opportunities.


Scholarly Articles
“Claudia Rankine’s Confessional Pronouns.” (In preparation).

Popular Literary Interviews
“‘How odd it is that your brain follows you’: An Interview with Ada Limón.” Library of Congress Interview Series. January 21, 2019.

“‘The Borders of Ourselves Along the Contours of Tradition’: An Interview with Joan Naviyuk Kane.” Library of Congress Interview Series. October 15, 2018.

“‘I don’t understand it’: Why you should read our newly relaunched poetry interview series.” Library of Congress From the Catbird Seat Blog. October 15, 2018.

Popular Blog Posts (Selected)
“Chronicling National Poetry Month, vol. IV: Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera’s Closing Events.” Library of Congress From the Catbird Seat Blog. April 23, 2017.

“Chronicling National Poetry Month, vol. III: Spotlight on the Poetry of America Series.” Library of Congress From the Catbird Seat Blog. April 17, 2017.

“Chronicling National Poetry Month, vol. II: Bobbitt Prize Winners Claudia Rankine and Nathaniel Mackey.” Library of Congress From the Catbird Seat Blog. April 10, 2017.

“Celebrate National Poetry Month: 50 New Online Recordings from the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature.” Library of Congress: From the Catbird Seat Blog. April 3, 2017.

“Date and Time, Please: The Strangeness of Date-Stamped Poetry.” Library of Congress: From the Catbird Seat Blog. February 2, 2017.

“Making Word Machines.” Library of Congress: From the Catbird Seat Blog. January 12, 2017.


Poetry Editor, Open Letter Books January 2018-present
Poetry Interviews Editor, Library of Congress Poetry and Literature Center November 2017-present
Writing Consultant, University of Rochester WSAP July 2014-present
Creative Nonfiction Reviewer, Publisher’s Weekly November 2017- present
Managing Editor, Journal of Popular Music Studies May 2011-August 2015
Administrative Assistant and Copyeditor, BOA Editions, Ltd.—Rochester, NY Fall 2014


Founder, Editor, and Co-Host, Black Box Poetry Podcast January 2017-present
Monthly podcast with a new poetics theme each month and close readings of three new poems.

Guest Speaker, Selected episodes on Open Letter’s Two Month Review podcast December 2017-present
Biweekly reading group podcast discussing books in translation in installments over multiple weeks.

Research assistant, Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature, Library of Congress 2016-2017
Online library of recordings of writers who have read at the Library of Congress since the mid 20th century.


Founder and Facilitator, Pop-Up Poetry Reading and Discussion Series—Rochester, NY June 2019-present
Public Humanities Fellowship project. Organized and facilitated poetry reading and discussion groups with a topical lens (such as eco-consciousness) with local community partners such as Rochester Museum and Science Center.

Graduate assistant, Library of Congress Poetry and Literature Center—Washington, D.C. August 2016-May 2017
Organized and publicized more than 20 readings, discussion series, and panels with contemporary writers for a general public audience. Guests included Claudia Rankine, Nathaniel Mackey, Brenda Shaughnessy, Marilynne Robinson, and others.


“Why not Gwendolyn Brooks?: Whiteness in the Confessional Tradition”
Modernist Studies Association, October 2019

“Approachable Difficulty: Confession in Anne Carson and Claudia Rankine”
International Conference on Poetry Studies at the London Center for Interdisciplinary Research, September 2019

“Engaging the private, the public, and the social in Confessional Poetry,”
Association for the Study of Arts of the Present (ASAP10), October 2018

“‘Knowing Oneself and Making Oneself Known’: Keeping it Real in Post-Postmodern Confessional Poetry,” Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), April 2018


Academic Talks:
“Poetry and the Public Humanities,” University of Rochester Humanities Center, May 2, 2019

“How (Not) to Be an Amateur Poet,” The Ladder Literary Conference, June 8, 2019

Poetry Readings:
Bloom: Rochester Poetry Project—Rochester, NY. April 24, 2019.
Poetry, Potluck & Pinot at Writers & Books Literary Center—Rochester, NY. April 28, 2018.
Big Idea Bookstore—Pittsburgh, PA. April 16, 2018.
Buffalo Street Books—Ithaca, NY. July 1, 2015.


School of Criticism and Theory with Eli Friedlander, Cornell University — Ithaca, NY Summer 2015
Kenyon Writers’ Workshop with Carl Phillips, Kenyon College — Gambier, OH Summer 2014


University of Rochester:
Instructor Orientation Consultant, Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program Fall 2017, Spring 2019
Judge for Debate between Writing Classes, Early Connection Opportunity Program Summers 2018, 2019
Founder and Coordinator, BYOP: Poetry Discussion Group November 2012-May 2016
Recruitment Coordinator, English Department PhD Admissions 2014-2015
Events Coordinator, English Department Steering Committee September 2013-May 2015
Chairperson, Conference Planning Committee January 2014-May 2015
Cohort Representative, English Department Steering Committee October 2012-Sept. 2013


Italian: academic reading proficiency; intermediate conversational speaking
French: academic reading proficiency


Modernist Studies Association Association of Writers & Writing Programs
Association for the Study of Arts of the Present American Literary Translators Association