I'm a writer from Oak Park, Illinois. I've received degrees from the University of Chicago (BA), and the Litowitz Creative Writing Program at Northwestern University (MFA in poetry). My poetry and prose has appeared in Poetry Magazine, Academy of American Poets, LitHub, Narrative, Orion Magazine, North American Review, The Adroit Journal, Brevity, The Cincinnati Review, Arts & Letters, Emergence Magazine, Chicago Magazine, and others, along with several anthologies, including The Golden Shovel Anthology. I've received awards, residencies or fellowships from the Poetry Society of America, The Poetry Foundation, Tin House, The Newberry Library, The Luminarts Foundation, Crab Orchard Review, Davis Projects for Peace, Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, and the National Student Poets Program. My work has featured at BBC Radio London, Tedx, WBEZ Chicago, The British Royal Library, The Art Institute of Chicago and the Poetry Foundation. In 2020 I was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Best New Poets.
I'm currently living in New York City as an Axinn Fellow in creative nonfiction at the NYU Creative Writing Program.