Writer/ Performer CV

 

EDUCATION:

Long Island University                                                                                                                                   Brooklyn, NY

M.F.A. in Creative Writing                                                                                                            August 2010-May 2012

Thesis: “Elephants are Contagious (full manuscript of poetry,

later published by BlazeVOX books as “to go without blinking”)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Naropa University                                                                                                                                               Boulder, CO

B.A. Writing and Poetics                                                                                                                   August 2007-May 2008

Thesis: “Evidence of Monsterism within Experimental Fiction and the Personal Narrative”

 

Smith College                                                                                                                                             Northampton, MA

Summer Writing Program                                                                                                                             June 2004-July 2004

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Adjunct Instructor/Full-Time Lecturer                                                                                                                  Bronx, NY

Bronx Community College                                                                                                                        August 2013-Present

  • English 10: Composition and Rhetoric I

Thematic: Race, Gender, and Identity

  • Intro to Women’s Literature ENG 157
  • Intro to Creative Writing ENG 121
  • English 14: Writing Composition and Prose Fiction

Thematic: Autoethnography in Literature

 

Creative Writing Teacher/Faculty Member                                                                                    New York City, NY

Poetry Teachers NYC                                                                                                                      October 2012-November 2015

 

SHSAT Teacher                                                                                                                                          New York City, NY

Mini Ivy                                                                                                                                                           July 2014-August 2015

  • Reading/Writing Curriculum building for 5th-7th graders

 

CUNY Start Reading and Writing Teacher                                                                                                            Queens, NY

LaGuardia Community College                                                                                                                   January-August 2013

  • CATW reading/writing test prep

 

Writing Consultant                                                                                                                                            Brooklyn, NY

NYU Poly                                                                                                                                              August 2012-December 2013

  • Expository writing one-on-one  

 

Writing Instructor                                                                                                                                                  Bronx, NY

Boricua College                                                                                                                          September 2012-December 2013

  • American Literature: Multi-Cultural Perspectives
  • English Composition I

Thematic: Home

 

Developmental Writing Teacher                                                                                                                Longmont, CO

Longmont Community College                                                                                                                        January 2009-May 2010

  • ENG 030: Basic Writing Skills
  • REA 030: Basic Reading Skills
  • REA 060: Basic Reading Skills/Foundations of Reading

 

CONFERENCES:

“Queerying the Classroom: Curriculum of Creating Space for Queer and                         New York City, NY

Gender Non-Conforming Students”                                                                                                               April 2017

CUNY The Professoriat at the Global University at Hunter College

 

“The Redefinition of Meaning: Going Beyond Traditional Expository Writing Through                          Long Island City, NY

Autoethnography, Creative-Non-Fiction and Experimentation”                                                                            April 2015

CUNY Best Practices Conference at LaGuardia Community College

 

“Reimagining the Body of Poetics and How Form Can Play                                                                                Boulder, CO

an Important Role in Revealing Meaning”                                                                                               October 2014

The DisEmbodied Poetics Conference at Naropa University

 

 

GUEST SPEAKING:

Guest Performer                                                                                                                                                  Queens, NY

Project [Her] Voice  at York College                                                                                                                               May 2018

 

Guest Performer/Workshop Leader                                                                                                                   Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn High School for Leadership and Community Service Poetry Week                                                                    April 2015

 

Guest Presenter: Politics and Poetry Workshop                                                                                   New York, NY

CUNY Grad Center                                                                                                                                                         October 2014

  • Performed a selection of original poetry; fielded questions during a Q&A.

 

Guest Presenter: Representing Poetry Teachers NYC                                                                                          Queens, NY

ETERNIDAY Festival at Queens Museum                                                                                                                 March 2014

  • Presented materials focused on upcoming workshops and readings.
  • Fielded potential customer questions about PTNYC mission and upcoming programing.
  • Built professional relationships with other entrepreneurs.

 

Guest Speaker/Workshop Leader with Poetry Teachers NYC                                                                               Queens, NY

Saint John’s University                                                                                                                                                       Fall 2013

  • Facilitated writing workshop focused on fostering alternative approaches to creativity.
  • Mediated two separate writing/performance prompts.
  • Provided feedback on writing, and fielded questions about the creative writing process.

 

Guest Speaker/Lecturer with Poetry Teachers NYC: Poetry U                                                                          New York, NY

Part of Bowery Arts & Sciences at Bowery Poetry Club                                                                                                       2013

  • Co-Lecture on creative writing/performance process.
  • Mediated multiple writing prompts.
  • Provided feedback on writing, and fielded questions about the creative process.

 

Guest Speaker/Workshop Leader                                                                                                         Long Island, NY

Malloy College                                                                                                                                                                            2011

 

Guest Speaker/Workshop Leader                                                                                                          Long Island, NY

Stoneybrook University                                                                                                                                                            2010

 

Guest Speaker/Performer                                                                                                                                 Denver, CO

Metro State University Banned Books Week                                                                                                                       2008

 

 

WORKSHOPS:

La Casa Experimental                                                                                                                                       Brooklyn, NY

Ridgewood Bushwick Youth Center                                                                                                                                   2017

  • Presented various writing prompts and introduced forms such as erasures and cut-ups

 

Let’s Talk Form: Online Poetry Workshop                                                                                                            Astoria, NY

Online via Google Hangout                                                                                                                                        May 2015

  • Wrote assignments and curriculum for participants in the workshop.
  • Lead discussions on poetics as seen in new work by Maggie Nelson,
    Claudia Rankine, and Dodie Bellmay.
  • Provided feedback on participants’ poetry produced from assignments.
  • Lead and participated in a live Google Doc creative writing exercise.

 

Poetry Teachers NYC’s Online Poet Q&A                                                                                                              Astoria, NY

Online via Google Hangout                                                                                                                             March-May 2015

  • Lead a monthly discussion on the creative process, publishing tips,
    and performance technique.
  • Provided feedback on participants’ creative writing.
  • Fielded questions from an online audience.

 

 

Poetry Teachers NYC Poetry & Performance Workshop                                                                  New York, NY
Shetler Studios                                                                                                                                                                     May 2014

  • Designed & mediated three week writing/performance curriculum:
    writing prompts, brief lectures on creative process, conducted writing workshop.
  • Featured student readers at The Pomegranate Gallery Artist Event.

 

Page Meets Stage Workshop                                                                                                                        New York, NY

Part of Bowery Arts & Sciences @ Bowery Poetry Club                                                                                     February 2014

  • Designed & mediated three week writing/performance curriculum:
    writing prompts, brief lectures on creative process, conducted writing workshop.
  • Featured student readers at the Bowery Poetry Club’s Open Mic.

 

Poets Perform Workshop                                                                                                                              New York, NY

Part of Bowery Arts & Sciences @ Bowery Poetry Club                                                                                 Oct. & Dec. 2013

  • Designed & mediated three week writing/performance curriculum:
    writing prompts, brief lectures on creative process, conducted writing workshop.
  • Featured student readers at the Bowery Poetry Club’s Open Mic.

 

Workshop Leader/Instructor                                                                                                                         Denver, CO

Colorado Free University                                                                                                                                                         2009

  • Weekly workshops on writing erotica

 

SERVICE:

Writing and Reading Tutor                                                                                                                            Brooklyn, NY

Footsteps                                                                                                                                                            August 2017-Present

 

Writing Mentor                                                                                                                                                 New York, NY

Girls Write Now                                                                                                                                                August 2017-Present

 

Creative Writing Workshop Facilitator                                                                                                              Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Public Library (Central branch)                                                                                                      May 2016-Present

 

Curator and Host                                                                                                                                       New York City, NY

Queer Art Organics (Literary Series featuring LGBTQ writers and performers)                                 July 2016-June 2018

 

 

FULL-LENGTH BOOKS:

Everything Grows (YA novel)                                                                                                  forthcoming Spring 2019

Three Rooms Press

 

 

 

meant to wake up feeling (poetry)                                                                                                                            2014

great weather for MEDIA

 

to go without blinking (poetry)                                                                                                                                   2012

                                                                                                                                                                                       BlazeVOX books

 

CHAPBOOKS OF POETRY:

carpus                                                                                                                                                                               2016

                                                                                                                                                                                 Essay Press

rooted                                                                                                                                                                                2014

Dancing Girl Press

Self-Diagnosed Lactose Intolerance                                                                                                                               2008

Baobob Tree Press

Tastes Like Cheesecake                                                                                                                                                 2005

Butcher Shop Press

 

WRITING RESIDENCIES:

Big Words, Etc. Writer in Residence                                                                                                              Brooklyn, NY

April 2016-Present

 

Art Farm                                                                                                                                                          Marquette, NE

June 2015

PUBLISHED ORIGINAL POETRY (ANTHOLOGIES:

  • My Body, My Words 2018
  • Brevitas 14 2017
  • Maintenant 11 2017
  • Me and My Boi: Queer Erotic Stories (Cleis Press) 2016
  • Theories of HER 2016
  • Palabras Luminosos (Vogue Scholars Press) 2016
  • Cream City Review: Genre Queer 2015
  • Bone Bouquet 2015
  • Shadow of the Geode (Vogue Scholars Press) 2015
  • Nerve Lantern: Axon of Performance Literature Issue 9 2015
  • I Let Go of the Stars in my Hand (great weather for MEDIA) 2014
  • A Jar of Queer Feelings 2014
  • Trans Bodies, Trans Selves (Oxford University Press) 2014
  • ADRIENNE: A Poetry Journal of Queer Women (Sibling Rivalry Press) 2014
  • Nin Journal 2014
  • Nerve Lantern: Axon of Performance Literature Issue 7 2014
  • Estrellas En El Fuego (Vogue Scholars Press) 2014
  • small po[r]tions 2014
  • The Understanding Between Foxes and Light (great weather for MEDIA) 2013
  • Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics (Nightboat Books) 2013
  • Come Here! No. 7 (Rainbow Book Fair LGTBQ Writers) 2013
  • Poetry is Dead Magazine Issue 1 Volume 4 2013
  • Bone Bouquet 2013
  • Mad Rush Issue 1 2012
  • theNewerYork 2012
  • Pros(e) (Red Umbrella Project) 2012
  • Off the Rocks Volume 16: Anthology of LGBT Writing 2012
  • It’s Animal But Merciful (great weather for MEDIA)                                                                                           2012
  • CAKETRAIN Issue 09 2011
  • by the OVERPASS 2011
  • you say.say. (uphook press) 2011
  • Nice Girls, Naughty Sex (Seal Press) 2011
  • Best Mammouth Book of Erotica 11 (Running Press) 2011
  • The Harder She Comes: Butch/Femme Erotica (Cleis Press) 2010
  • Best Lesbian Love Stories (Alyson Books) 2009
  • Oysters & Chocolate Erotic Stories of Every Flavor 2009
  • Recipes for the Apocalypse: A Toast to a New Frontier (Baobob Tree Press) 2008
  • Focus on the Fabulous: Anthology of Colorado GLBT Voices 2007  

 

FEATURED PERFORMANCES:

  • New Years Day Poetry Marathon at Nuyorican Poet’s Café, NYC 2014-Present
  • Muffins Variety Show at Stonewall Inn, NYC 2018
  • Hydrogen Junkbox Presents: This is What a Feminist Looks Like at Dixon Place, NYC 2018
  • Rainbow Book Fair NYC 2013-2017
  • BOOG Poets Theatre 2016, 2017
  • Resister Project at Kraine Theatre, NYC 2017
  • Hydrogen Junkbox Presents: On an Island of Love Poems at Dixon Place, NYC 2017
  • Hot! Festival at Dixon Place, NYC 2011, 2013, 2016
  • Staten Island Arts LUMEN Performing Arts Festival in Staten Island 2016
  • Governor’s Island Poetry Festival at Governor’s Island, NYC   2012-2016
  • WORD Cabaret at Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition 2016
  • The Loser’s Project at Cornelia Street Café 2016
  • The Inaugural Queens NYC Lit Festival at LIC Bar, LIC 2015
  • 5th Annual NYC Poetry Festival at Governor’s Island, NYC 2015
  • Queer COM LGBTQ Comedy Festival at Peoples Improv Theatre, NYC 2015
  • Hold Your Horses! A Tribute to Pattie Smith at Cornelia Street Café, NYC                                                        2015
  • Poetry Teachers NYC Presents Read Balloons Symposium at Bowery Poetry Club NYC 2015
  • Bridgewater International Poetry Festival at Bridgewater College, Virginia 2015
  • Punch.Poem. at Magnet Theatre, NYC 2014, 2015
  • 3Po3try NYC Presents Hot House atOrganic Modernism, Brooklyn 2014
  • DUMBO Arts Festival Brooklyn Bridge Park, NY 2013, 2014
  • Poetry Teachers NYC Presents Poetics Explosion @ Cornelia Street Café, NYC 2014
  • 15th Annual Lit Mag Fair at Housing Works Bookshop, NYC 2014
  • Poetry Teachers NYC Graduation Reading at The Pomegranate Gallery, NYC 2014
  • 3Po3try NYC Presents Raining Words: A Spring Poetry Extravaganza @ The Pomegranate Gallery, NYC 2014
  • St George Festival in Staten Island 2014
  • Hypergender Burlesque Cabaret at Wow Café Theatre, NYC 2013, 2014
  • Poetry Teachers NYC: Remix Poetix at Nuyorican Poets Café, NYC                                       2013
  • The Inspired Word Presents: Ugly Sweaters & Dirty Stockings at Tammany Hall, NYC 2013
  • Underpass Poets Reading at DUMBO Arts Festival, Brooklyn (Sept. 28th-29th)                             2013
  • Between the Sheets Erotic Salon at An Beal Bocht Café, Riverdale, NYC 2013
  • Poet Sculpture Performance at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens                                        2013
  • Three Rooms Press Presents: That’s Independent! At Cornelia Street Café, NYC                             2013
  • HOWL Festival at Tompkins Square Park, NYC 2013
  • Poetry Teachers NYC Benefit w/ Anne Waldman at Comedy Bar, NYC 2013
  • Our Stories, Our Lives with Persist Health Project at The Space at Thompkins, NYC 2013
  • Bay Ridge Poet’s Society at Owl Bar, Brooklyn 2013
  • Poets Banned Books Reading at Housing Works Bookstore, NYC 2013
  • Bernadette Mayer Benefit Reading at Milk & Roses, Brooklyn 2013
  • Don’t Cage Me In: Poetry & Sound w/ Bob Holman (Honoring John Cage) @ The White Box, NYC 2013
  • Jump Rope Salon: Tribute to Taylor Meade at Bowery Poetry Club, NYC 2013
  • Poetry Teachers NYC Monthly Readings Series at Milk & Roses, Brooklyn 2012-2013
  • Fresh Fruit Festival at The Wild Project, NYC 2012
  • Sex Worker Cabaret at Public Assembly, Brooklyn 2012
  • An Experiment of [DE]contamination at Long Island University 2011

AWARDS:

  • Semi-Finalist Augury Books Poetry Contest 2015
  • Semi-Finalist Grazing Grain Press chapbook contest 2015
  • Finalist Matrix Lit Pop Awards 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Finalist Split this Rock Poetry Contest 2013
  • Finalist Button Poetry’s Exploding Pinecone Press Chapbook Contest 2013

RADIO:

  • Beautiful Poetry with Dope Poets                                                                                                                 2011
  • The Poetry Show with Dona Stein KRFC 88.9                                                           Fort Collins, CO   Feb. 2008
  • Poetry Hour with Ted Vacca KVCU 1190                                                                               Boulder, CO   2008
  • Joey Reynolds Radio Show WOR 710                                                                                                NYC    July 2007
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