Ph.D. in English, 2001, University of Missouri-Columbia.

  • Comprehensive exam areas in Poetry Manuscript Construction and Contemporary Science Fiction.
  • Dissertation (poems): Mustang Sally Pays Her Debt to Wilson Pickett.

M.A. in English, 1996, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

  • Comprehensive exam areas in 20th-Century American Lit, Plains Lit, and Women's Lit.
  • Thesis (poems): Conversation Pieces.

B.A. in English and French, 1995, Creighton University, Omaha, NE.

Editorial Jill-of-All-Trades

  • Poetry, Short Fiction, Plays, Novels, Memoirs
  • Academic and Popular-Press Articles and Books
  • Theses and Dissertations
  • Professional Materials: Resumes, Cover Letters, Artist Statements, and so on
  • Promotional Web Content
  • Training Materials
  • Grant Proposals and Reports
  • Organizational Policy and Procedure Documents
  • Newsletters, Ad Copy, Member Directories

Small-Press Expert

  • 100+ poems in literary magazines, plus reprints and book reviews.
  • Reader, Spark Wheel Press, 2014-Present.
  • Poetry Editor of The Missouri Review, 2000-2003.
  • Editorial Assistant at The Missouri Review, 1998-2000.
  • Editorial Assistant at Prairie Schooner, 1995-1998.

Award-Winning Poet

  • Finalist, White Pine Poetry Prize, 2012 & 2014
  • Semifinalist, Zone 3 Press Poetry Prize, 2014
  • Finalist, Alligator Juniper 2011 National Writing Contest, 2011.
  • Finalist, Gell Poetry Prize, 2010.
  • Finalist, Main Street Rag 2005 Chapbook Competition, 2005.
  • Semifinalist, Poetry West 2005 Chapbook Competition, 2005.
  • Finalist, Pudding House Press Give ‘Em Shelter Chapbook Competition, 2004.
  • Pushcart Prize Nominee, 2001.
  • Pushcart Prize Nominee, 1998.

Experienced Anthology Editor

  • Editor, Annual Interpretations Anthology. Columbia, MO: Columbia Art League, October 2013-present.
  • Co-Editor, with Bryan D. Dietrich of Drawn to Marvel: Poems from the Comic Books. Seattle: Minor Arcana Press, 2014.
  • Poetry Editor, Well Versed. Columbia, MO: CCMWG, 2014, 2013, 2002.
  • Nonfiction Editor, Well Versed. Columbia, MO: CCMWG, 2004.

Experienced Teacher: Academic and Non-Specialist Audiences

  • Facilitator, The Artist's Way at UUCC, 2016.
  • Poetry Faculty, ShowMe Writers MasterClass, November 2016.
  • Instructor, Columbia Homeschool Resource Group Prose and Poetry Workshops, 2012.
  • Facilitator, The Artist's Way at Orr Street, 2009-2010.
  • Instructor, Poetry Workshop/Reading Contemporary Poetry. Columbia Area Career Center, 2009-2010.
  • Co-designer and co-teacher of Babes in Space: Women in Science Fiction as Authors and Objects, 1999-2000.
  • Graduate Student Instructor, University of Missouri, 1998-2001.

Experienced Arts Organizer

  • Organizer of the Artisan-Wordhound Poetry Slam series in Columbia, Missouri, 2002-2004.
  • Scheduling and publicity for coffeehouse readings in Omaha and in Hastings, Nebraska, 1996-1998.
  • Chief organizer of the now legendary *Solstice '97 at Carhenge: A Celebration of the Arts*.

Seasoned Writer: Sample Publications (Complete c.v. available on request)

  • Poetry chapbook, Mustang Sally Pays Her Debt to Wilson Pickett, published by Main Street Rag, 2005.
  • Poems in 5AM, Alligator Juniper, Cortland Review, Prairie Schooner, Rattle. Forthcoming in Form Quarterly and elsewhere.
  • Book Reviews in The Missouri Review and Pleiades.
  • Food, travel, business, education, and development articles in Mizzou SW, Midwest Traveler, Southern Traveler, Columbia Home, Columbia Business Times.


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