firstname.lastname@example.org | 303-546-4665Assistant Professor | Core Candidate | Director, MFA in Creative Writing
Naropa attracts curious and innovative thinkers, who are especially concerned with improving both themselves and their communities. My most satisfying teaching experiences have occurred in the Naropa classroom, where, as a faculty member, I also have the freedom, even the expectation, to experiment, question, and challenge. All of this occurs within an atmosphere that assumes that an academic education coincides with a growing self- and other-awareness.
At the University of Denver, I received the Evan Frankel Fellowship. My manuscript, Our Last Days, was a finalist for the Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize and the Burnside Review Chapbook contest.
Calamari Archive will publish my manuscript, Beastlife, in early 2016. H/S Magazine will publish my essay, "Consenting to the Emergency / the Emergent as Consensuality" in late 2015. “Five Essays on Flight" is forthcoming in Zone 3 and the short story, “The Clean Rooms,” is forthcoming in DIAGRAM.
Recent publications include the following: two short stories in Fence Magazine; "The Good Beast" in Denver Quarterly, “Nowhere Now,” published on the site, Two Serious Ladies; 15 poems in the journal Caketrain; and the essay “To Limn: On Francis Ponge’s ‘La Mounine or Note Struck in Afterthought on a Provence Sky’” on the website, Evening Will Come. My digital chapbook, "The Form Our Curiosity Takes: A Pedagogy of Conversation" was recently published by Essay Press and is available online.
In spring 2015, I chaired the panel “Ekphrasis Goes Prose” at the AWP Conference in Minneapolis, MN. I am currently working on a panel proposal for the 2016 PhiloSophia conference that will extend a talk on "Endangered Lifeforms" I gave at the 2015 Summer Writing Program; this panel also draws from a forthcoming essay I've written for H/S Magazine.
I encourage students to read Cixous, Irigaray, and Kristeva. I've been lately heralding all of Maggie Nelson's books, especially The Argonauts and Bluets, as well as Claudia Rankine's Don't Let Me Be Lonely and Citizen.