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Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. in English, Emory University, Atlanta, GA (Expected 2018)
Graduate certificate in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Dissertation: “Signs of Feeling Everywhere: The Posthuman Ethics of Lyric Emotion”

Committee: Laura Otis (chair), Lynne Huffer, John Johnston, Walter Kalaidjian, and Katherine Hayles (external member, Duke University)

B.A. in English and Creative Writing, magna cum laude, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA (2008)


Lyric poetry and poetics, particularly transatlantic and after 1850; critical theory; ecology, animal studies, and posthumanism; affect and emotion; rhetoric; ethics.


Academic Peer-Reviewed Articles

"Ethics and Lack: Sylvia Plath's Bees and the Eros of Lyric Relationality." Under review. 

“Of New Calligraphy: Seamus Heaney, Planetarity, and Lyric’s Uncanny Space-Walk.” Cultural Critique (forthcoming).

Selected Public Literary Criticism

“Carried Off to the World’s End: A Study of Alice Oswald in Five Parts.” Los Angeles Review of Books (3 January 2017).

“Violet and Violent: A Conversation with Melissa Green.” Los Angeles Review of Books (21 February 2016).

“Night Out of Many Many Bright Roses [on Rilke translations].” Rain Taxi Review of Books Online Edition (Summer 2015).

“This Trip Around the Sun is Expensive” (collaborative review). JERRY Magazine 9 (March 2015).

The Needle by Jennifer Grotz (review). Rain Taxi Review of Books Online Edition (Summer 2011).

Juvenilia by Ken Chen (microreview). Boston Review 36.1 (January/February 2011).

The Sore Throat and Other Poems by Aaron Kunin (review). Rain Taxi Review of Books 15.3 (Fall 2010). Reprinted on Powell’s Books’ Review-a-Day.

Leave Me Hidden by Franz Wright (review). Rain Taxi Review of Books 15.2 (Summer 2010). Print.

Restoration by Christina Pugh (microreview). Boston Review 35.3 (May/June 2010).

Selected Poems

“Dear, beloved.” POETRY (April 2017).

“Chorus” and “Each one the other’s phantom limb in the sea.” BOAAT (January/February 2017).

“Orchards, I.” Berfrois (29 June 2016).

“Bear, II.” The Journal 40.2 (Spring 2016).

“And death demands a labor.” Adroit 16 (Spring 2016).

“Hound.” Witness XXIX.1 (Spring 2016).

“Luz.” Gulf Coast 28.1 (Winter/Spring 2016).

“Marigolds.” At Length (July 2015).

“Spring.” Boston Review (May/June 2015).

“The sly animals see at once how little at home we are in the interpreted world” and “For beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror.” MiPOesias (August 2014).

“As if from a Satellite in Distance Space, on a Winter Night.” PANK (July 2014).

“The Field” and "Bear." Anti– (June 2014).

Books Edited

Soundings: On the Poetry of Melissa Green. Arrowsmith Press, 2016. Edited with introduction.


Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship, Poetry Foundation (2017-8)

Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry Graduate Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Emory University (2017-8)

Andrew M. Mellon Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Morehouse College (declined) (2017-8)

Dean’s Teaching Fellowship, Emory University (declined) (2017-8)

Anne & Bill Newton Graduate Fellowship, Emory University (declined) (2017-8)

Emory Libraries Graduate Fellowship, Rose Library, Emory University (declined) (2017-8) 

Scholarly Inquiry and Research at Emory Graduate Fellowship, Emory University (declined) (2017-8)

Participant in Academic Learning Community on the Environmental Humanities, Emory University (2017)

Participant in Andrew M. Mellon Sawyer Seminar on New Scholarship in the Affects, Emory University (2016-7)

Scholarship to attend the Kenyon Playwright’s Conference, Kenyon College (2015)

Piedmont Project TATTO Fellowship in Sustainability, Teaching, and Curriculum, Emory University (2014)

Bursary to attend the T. S. Eliot International Summer School, University of London (2013)

George W. Woodruff Fellowship for Graduate Study, Emory University (2012-7)

Morris S. Smith Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Writers, Writers’ Room of Boston (2009) 

Departmental Honors in English, Wellesley College (2008)

Florence Annette Wing Prize Memorial Prize for Lyric Poetry, Wellesley College (2008)


Academic Presentations

“The Lacunary Universe.” Society for Science, Literature, and the Arts (SLSA), Atlanta, GA (November 2016).

“Figuratively Speaking: On Feeling Badly.” American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), Cambridge, MA (March 2016).

“Once More, With Feeling.” (Formerly titled “Cyborg Sensoriums.”) Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA), Houston, TX (November 2015).

“My Dirty Little Heaven: Agony, Ecstasy, and Eros in Wangechi Mutu’s Sensual and Catastrophic Ecologies.” National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA), Milwaukee, WI (November 2015).

“‘This reality / is infection': H.D.’s Prismatic and Violent Ecologies.” American Literature Association (ALA), Boston, MA (May 2015).

“Heaney’s Uncanny Planet.” Modernist Studies Association (MSA), Pittsburgh, PA (November 2014).

“Eliot’s Dark Ecology.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA), Atlanta, GA (November 2013).

“Ambiguous and all but improbable: Marianne Moore, William Blake, and Observations.” Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), New Brunswick, NJ (April 2011).

Creative Writing and Publishing Presentations; Selected Poetry Readings

“Into the Expanse: Reinventing the Contemporary Long Poem.” Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP), Tampa, FL (forthcoming: March 2018). 

“‘The Word Doesn’t Mean Anything’: Craft, the Confessional, and Beyond.” Massachusetts Poetry Festival, Salem, MA (May 2017).

“The Craft of Editing Poetry.” Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP), Washington, D.C. (February 2017).

“Boston Poetry Marathon 2016.” Boston, MA (July 2016).

“Women Who Edit.” Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP), Los Angeles, CA (March 2016).

“Meg Day, Sumita Chakraborty, and #theLast13 Feminist Bookstore Tour.” Charis Books and More, Atlanta, GA (April 2015).

“A Reading and Holiday Party at AGNI.” AGNI Magazine, Boston University, Boston, MA (December 2014).

Panels Organized

With Robin Beth Schaer, “Into the Expanse: Reinventing the Contemporary Long Poem.” Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP), Tampa, FL (forthcoming: March 2018). 

“I Realigned the Cosmos: Lyric Poetry and Science.” Society for Science, Literature, and the Arts (SLSA), Atlanta, GA (November 2016).

With Margaret Greaves, “Cosmological Confluences.” Modernist Studies Association (MSA), Pittsburgh, PA (November 2014).

Invited Talks

“Posthumanism and Plath.” Graduate Student Organization of the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Atlanta, GA (March 2014).

“Heaney’s Uncanny Planet.” Department of English Graduate Recruitment Colloquium, Emory University, Atlanta, GA (February 2014).


Instructor of Record (Emory University)

ENGL 205: Poetry (Spring 2017)

ENGL 181 (Writing About Literature): Women Writing Extraordinary Ecologies (Spring 2015)

ENGL 101 (Expository Writing): Nonhumans (Fall 2014)

Guest Lectures

ENG 204: Literary Journalism, Providence College (November 2016)

ENGL 190/NBB 190: Languages of Emotion, Emory University (November 2016)

ENGCW 271: Introduction to Poetry Writing, Emory University (October 2016)

ENGL 3140: Editing for Publications, Georgia State University (February 2016)

ENGCw 271: Introduction to Poetry Writing, Emory University (February 2015)

ENGL 251: American Literature Since 1850 (February 2014)

Teaching Assistantships

ENGL 251: American Literature Since 1850, Emory University (Spring 2014)

ENGL 250: American Literature To 1850, Emory University (Fall 2013)

WRIT 126: Writing Tutorial, Wellesley College (Spring 2007, Spring 2008)


ENGL 789R: Pedagogy of Literature, Emory University (Spring 2016)

ENGL 791: Issues in Composition Pedagogy, Emory University (Fall 2013)

Teaching Assistant Training and Teaching Opportunity (TATTO) Program, Laney Graduate School, Emory University (August 2013)


Poetry Editor, AGNI Magazine (2016-present)

Art Editor, At Length (2016-present)

Guest Editor, The Alphabet (multimedia collaborative art project by Anna Schuleit Haber) (Summer 2015)

Assistant Poetry Editor, AGNI Magazine (2008-16)

Editorial Assistant, AGNI Magazine (2006-8)


Certificate Program Representative, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Graduate Committee, Emory University (2014-7)

Graduate Student Mentor, Department of English, Emory University (2014-present)

Kemp Malone Lecture Committee, Emory University (chair in 2015-6) (2013-7)

Co-organizer, Twentieth-Century Poetry Reading Group, Emory University (2013-5)

Co-coordinator, English Graduate Recruitment, Emory University (January 2013) 


French (proficient in reading, writing, and speaking)

Italian (proficient in reading)

Spanish (proficient in speaking and reading)

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