Office: Radford 204
I write poetry, personal essays, and narrative nonfiction. Much of my work focuses on the ways contemporary places are transformed by transnational forces such as migration and climate change. Currently, I am working on a book of narrative nonfiction about water, displacement, and climate change in Nicaragua.
- Refusing Heaven, Jack Gilbert
- Palestinian Walks, Raja Shehadeh
- Nox, Anne Carson
- By the Lake of Sleeping Children, Luis Alberto Urrea
- MFA, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Poetry (2002)
- BA, University of Wisconsin Madison, English and Environmental Studies (1996)
- 354/544 Travel, Literature, & Culture
- 350/405/709 Travel Writing in Nicaragua
- 308/508 Autobiography
- 302 Advanced Composition: Humanities
- 214 American Literature II
- 204 Introduction to Creative Writing
- WBIS 188 Immigrants & Exiles
Selected Publications and/or Activities:
- "Of Monarchs and Men." Flyway: Writing & Environment. Spring 2011.
- "Which Mob Are You In?" CommonDreams.org. March 14, 2011.
- "Payments to the Earth." Isotope: A Journal of Literary Nature and Science Writing. Fall/Winter 2009.
- "The Door" & "Sunday, San Martin Chile Verde." Babel Fruit. Autumn 2008.
- “Alopecia.” Bellevue Literary Review. Spring 2007.
- “Images, Gods, and Iowa.” North American Review. Nov./Dec. 2004.
- “Seeing Shadows.” Orion Web Exclusive. May 2003.