|Occupation||poet, creative writing professor, editor, writing program administrator|
|Location||Akron, Ohio, United States|
|Introduction||I live in glorious Akron, Ohio, where I edit Barn Owl Review, the Akron Series in Poetry, and the Akron Series in Contemporary Poetics. I am the author of Prairie Fever (Steel Toe Books, 2007), as well as Saint Monica (Black Lawrence Press, 2011), O Holy Insurgency (Black Lawrence Press, 2013), and A Sunny Place with Adequate Water (Black Lawrence Press, 2014). With John Gallaher, I edited the volume of essays The Monkey and the Wrench: Essays into Contemporary Poetics. Look for my poems in recent and forthcoming issues of Barrelhouse, Bat City Review, Blackbird, Crab Orchard Review, Crazyhorse, Quarterly West, H_NGM_N, Forklift, Ohio, Redivider, and Pleiades. In my spare time, I like to photograph garbage.|
|Interests||poetry, creative writing, teaching college English, nature and landscape, American midwest, rust belt poetics, owning as many cats as possible|
Lionesses have no manes. How do they know when they've grown up?
They never do. And neither do we.