I am a poet and educator. Originally from Chicago, I attended Stephens College where I studied English and Creative Writing. After spending some years traveling and working, I completed an M.F.A. in Poetry at New York University. I have received fellowships from N.Y.U. and Wesleyan University. My work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Common, The Journal, Into the Void, The Shallow Ends, Drunken Boat, The Wrath-Bearing Tree, and elsewhere. I currently divide time between the Northeast and the Midwest.