Instructor, Peace Studies and English
Van Meter G51
BA (Religion; Certificate in African-American Studies), Princeton University, 1993.
MFA (Creative Writing and Literature), Bennington College, 2000.
Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest
Poetry writing and poetics, new narrative practices. Critical race theory, cultural rewriting, critical pedagogy and nonviolence practices
Recent journal publications (Poetry):
“Song of Blackout and Whiteache,” in The Baffler, Forthcoming, Fall 2012.
“Romanticism,” “Home of the Quiet Storm,” and “Cyano-,” in American Poetry Review. March/April 2012.
“15 ½” in Agni 74, Fall 2011.
“Emancipation Test: On Being Crazy,” and “Silver Gelatin,” in American Letters & Commentary, Fall 2011
“Emancipation Test #54,” and “Plight of the Overseer,” in Tidal Basin Review: The Black Issue, Spring 2011
Other poems have appeared in journals including Many Mountains Moving, Ploughshares, and Poetry.
Bird in the Head, Center for Book Arts, 2005.
Book chapters and invited blog posts:
“The Gentle Art of Making Enemies: A Poet Rewriting Race” in The Task of Un/Masking: Essays on Poetry and Race. Edited by Laura McCullough. Forthcoming, University of Georgia, 2013.
“Something’s Missing: Poetry and the Unthinkable.” Best American Poetry blog, 7 August 2012
“Undiscovered Countries (Radical Poem-Cartography).” Best American Poetry blog, 8 August 2012
“Dichoto-Myelitis.” Best American Poetry blog, 9 August 2012
“I Talk White.” Best American Poetry blog, 10 August 2012
“myTOC: This Is (for the Lover in You).” Best American Poetry blog, 11 August 2012
“The Gentle Art of Making Enemies: On Gwendolyn Brooks.“ Memorious blog, Fall 2010
MacDowell Fellow, 2012
Goucher College Summer Research Grant, 2006, 2010
Yaddo artist's residency, 2007
Individual Artist Grant, Baltimore Commission for Arts and Humanities, 2006
Vermont Studio Center artist's residency fellowship, 2006
Center for Book Arts Chapbook Prize (selected by Jean Valentine), 2005.
Jane Kenyon Scholarship, Bennington College, 1999.