• Ph.D., Creative Writing, Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL), 2003 Dissertation: Sleeping with an Insomniac: Collection of original poetry (Director: David Kirby)
  • M.A., English, Brigham Young University (Provo, UT), 1999 Thesis: Misreading the Hidden Prayers: Collection of original poetry (Director: Lance Larsen)
  • B.A., English, Brigham Young University (Provo, UT), 1996

Areas of Specialization/Interest

Creative Writing, 20th Century Poetry and Poetics, Literary Translation, Editing, Spanish and Latin American Fiction and Poetry

Select Publications/Presentations

Without a Net. Translated from the Spanish of Ana María Shua. Hanging Loose Press (2012)

Microfictions. Translated from the Spanish of Ana María Shua. University of Nebraska Press (2009)

Devoured by the Moon: Selected Poems of Rafael Pérez Estrada. Hanging Loose Press (2004)

"The Aphorism: Life is Short, Art is Really Short!" Associated Writing Programs Conference, Chicago, IL,   February 2009

"Using New Media to Teach and Otherwise Approach Translation." American Literary Translators Annual Conference, Richardson, TX, November 2007

"Why I Like Seamus Heaney's Beowulf." Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association Conference: Interpreting Cultures, Rexburg, ID, June 2006

"How Translating Makes Me a Better Creative Writing Teacher." American Literary Translators Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, October 2004

"Things People Say in Poetry Workshop, and What Those Things Say about the Poetry Workshop." Associated Writing Programs Conference, Baltimore, MD, March 2003

"The Bumptious Girl and the Roughish Root: Comparing Translations of Exeter Book Riddle 28." Southeastern Medieval Association Annual Conference: Crossing Medieval Boundaries, Tallahassee, FL, September 2002

"Teaching the Five-Canon Approach as an Alternative to Workshopping in the Undergraduate Creative Writing Classroom." Associated Writing Programs Conference, New Orleans, LA, March 2002

"Lana Turner and the Camp Poetics of Frank O'Hara." 20th Century Literature Conference, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, February 2001