EDUCATION: 

North Carolina State University 

Master of Fine Arts: Concentration in Poetry May, 2017 

 

North Carolina State University 

Bachelor of Arts in English: Concentration in Creative Writing December, 2015 

 

PUBLICATIONS: 

 Art Journals, Literary Magazines and Creative Venues: 

Copper Canyon Press: Cardinal (book, poetry, 2020)

Academy of American Poets: Poem-a-day: “Field Notes on Beginning” (poetry)

Arkansas International: "Ode to Small Towns,” "Ode to the Common Clothes Moth" (poetry)

Auburn Avenue: “Trying to Find the Ocean” Originally titled “By Land” (poetry)

Callaloo: (forthcoming) “When I Left” (poetry)

Green Mountains Review: “She Planted Hydrangea,” “Find Me” (poetry)

Narrative Magazine: “Ode to Sex,” “The Shape of God,” “By Land” (poetry)

Muse/A Journal: “My Stars” (poetry)

Oxford American: “The World Grows” (poetry)

The Common: “The Motorcycle Queen,” “How Do You Get to Harlem,” (poetry)

The Rumpus; National Poetry Month:  “Field Notes on Leaving” (poetry)

wildness: “Green Thumbed” (poetry)

American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize: River Hymns (book, poetry, 2017) 

New York Times (Selected by Terrance Hayes): “Tamed” (poetry):

Southern Cultures Magazine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: “List of Waters” (poetry):

Ploughshares (forthcoming): “Anything Left” (poetry): 

Four Way Review: “Same Oaks, Same Year”, “Gin River” (poetry): 

Atlength: “No Ghost Abandon, “Pray to the River Goddess”, “Tamed” (poetry): 

Nashville Review, Vanderbilt University: “For a Kid Death Happens like This” (poetry): 

BOAAT: “In Youngsville” (poetry): 

Prairie Schooner, Nebraska University: “Jimmy’s Blues”, “The Story of Mud”, “This 

Black Southern Poor Boys Blues” (poetry): 

Blues Horse Press: What You and the Devil Do to Stay Warm (chapbook, poetry): 

Backbone Press: Sea Island Blues (chapbook, poetry) 

 

AWARDS AND HONORS: 

2019 Diana and Simon Raab Writers-In- Residence: is based at the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center (IHC), one of the most active and innovative humanities centers in the country. The IHC organizes lectures, seminars and conferences and sponsors an annual series on an issue of social consequence. It also supports interdisciplinary research groups, hosts artist residencies and offers a variety of humanities courses, including a writing workshop for student veterans and military dependents. 

 

2019 Palm Beach Poetry Festival Langston Hughes Fellowship: is open by application to poets who identify as African American. We are grateful to the administrators of the Langston Hughes Estate who assisted us by granting permission to name this fellowship. The fellow will be an outstanding poet who will benefit from and contribute to participation in the workshop

 

APR/Honickman First Book Prize: The prize of $3,000, with an introduction by the judge and distribution of the winning book by Copper Canyon Press through Consortium, will be awarded in 2017 with publication of the book in the same year. The author will receive a standard book publishing contract, with royalties paid in addition to the $3,000 prize. 

 

Cave Canem Fellow: Cave Canem Foundation is a home for the many voices of African American poetry and is committed to cultivating the artistic and professional growth of African American poets. 

 

Amy Clampitt Residency: The Amy Clampitt Fund seeks to “benefit poetry and the literary arts by converting Amy Clampitt’s prior residence into a facility which would provide for a place to foster the study and promotion of poetry and/or a poet in residence” through six to twelve month residencies at the Amy Clampitt House near Lenox, Massachusetts. 

 

The Glenna Luschei Poetry Prize : Ten writers received annual Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Awards for $250 each. These awards are made possible through the generosity of Glenna Luschei. 

 

TEACHING AND EDUCATION EXPERIENCE: 

St. Augustine’s University 

Assistant Professor of English January ’18-December ‘18 

·     Developed curriculum for Poetry Writing and Advanced Poetry Writing

·     Provided in-depth feedback on student poems and essays

·     Create craft talks on advanced poetic topics

·     Created intensive two-day poetry craft topics

·     Created course work on understanding the poetic line

 

Louisburg College

English Adjunct Instructor August ’17-May ‘18 

·     Developed curriculum for APA/MLA paper writing. 

·     Provided in-depth feedback on student papers and projects 

·     Created intensive three-day paper writing workshops. 

 

North Carolina State University 

Graduate Instructor August ’15-May ‘17

·     Developed curriculum for Poetry Writing and Advanced Poetry Writing

·     Provided in-depth feedback on student poems and essays

·     Create craft talks on advanced poetic topics

·     Created intensive two-day poetry craft topics

·     Created course work on understanding the poetic line

 

Haven House Services 

Instructor May ’17-December ‘17

·     Instructor of students from ages 17-25

·     Counseled students applying to colleges and universities in the United States

 

Hope Center Raleigh

Instructor May ’16-June ‘16

·     Instructor of students from ages 17-25

·     Counseled students applying to colleges and universities in the United States

·     Monitor students’ progress & tailor teaching throughout a week long intensive session

 

REFERENCES: Provided upon request.