I teach creative writing at Seton Hall, where I regularly teach Introduction to Creative Writing, Introduction to Fiction, Creative Writing (Fiction), Advanced Fiction, and graduate classes, and am myself a fiction and creative nonfiction writer. My stories appear in Narrative, The Sun, The Missouri Review, The Mississippi Review, Epoch, and The Kenyon Review. My creative nonfiction appears in Boulevard, The Little Magazine in Contemporary America, and Essay Daily. Criticism and interviews have been published by Ploughshares, Tin House's The Open Bar, American Short Fiction, The Southern Review, and The Rumpus. I have received scholarships and fellowships to the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Sewanee Writers' Conference, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and I serve on the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference admissions board. I was recently featured in a New York Times article about the Lighthouse Works residency program, where I was a 2015 fellow, and contributed in 2016 to an "Ah! Moment" piece in Poets & Writers.
Beyond creative writing, my research interests include contemporary American literature, global literature, immigration, and hybrid forms. I am presently completing a short story collection and a novel.
- M.F.A., University of Arizona
- B.A., Smith College
- "Technology and Fiction: On Solitude and the Constructed Self," Boulevard, Fall 2016
- "In the End," Epoch, Summer 2014
- "Seeing Clear," Mississippi Review, Winter 2014
- "The Sea Latch," The Missouri Review, Spring 2013
- "At the Wrong Time, to the Wrong People," Narrative Story of the Week, October 2010
- "Exit," The Sun, October 2009
- The Missouri Review William Peden Prize in Fiction
- The Kenyon Review Short Fiction Prize
- Named to Narrative's "15 Below 30" list
- Bread Loaf Writers' Conference scholarship
- Sewanee Writers' Conference scholarship
- Virginia Center for the Creative Arts fellowship