As a poet, writer, independent book editor, and teacher, I work to engender resonant words. My third book of poems, Live in Suspense, was published in July 2023 from Trio House Press. My previous book of poems, Clay, was chosen by Michael Waters as winner of the Louise Bogan Award and published in 2013, also by Trio House Press. I have received residencies from the Anderson Center, Jentel Arts, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, Monson Arts, Ragdale, the Santa Fe Art Institute, the Saltonstall Foundation, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation.
As a teacher, since 2007 I have taught poetry, nonfiction, and publishing in the MFA creative writing program of the City College of New York and advised students on their poetry, fiction, and nonfiction MFA theses. I have also taught courses at Rutgers and NYU.
I received my MFA from the Iowa Writers Workshop, my MA in nonfiction from the University of Iowa and my A.B. in English/Creative Writing from Princeton University. I live in New York City with my husband, Clay Williams.