Experience

teaching

  • Fall/Winter 2020-2021 (forthcoming) – York University; AP/EN 2600: Intro to Creative Writing, AP/EN 3620: Intermediate Poetry Workshop
  • Fall 2018MFAs 101 online e-mail course with Literistic. Subscription-based course on applying to MFA programs in Creative Writing, in the form of 10 email lessons and additional online course notes & resource list. (~400 participants)
  • Spring 2018 – Poetry workshops co-leader at ICS Milwaukee, via BIG READ Milwaukee / UWM Program. Week-long poetry class and workshop for 5th graders based on readings of Louise Erdrich’s Jacklight
  • Spring 2018Oneida Nation Arts Program writing workshops series. 4 workshops aimed at helping adult and youth writers generate new work and revise existing material. Workshops include: “Stories & Soup,” a day-long seminar on writing and storytelling, and 3 weekly workshops with topics of “Memories & Mapping,” “Dreams & Hauntings,” and  multi-modal/hybrid writing.
  • Fall 2016 – Spring 2018 – University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, AIS 101: Intro to American Indian Studies Teaching Assistant & leader of 4 weekly 1-hour discussion sections (~60 students, 4 courses/semesters).
  • Summer 2017The Adroit Journal Mentorship Program, Mentor. Instructing high-school students through individual syllabus of weekly readings and feedback on generated poems.
  • April 2017Apiary Lit, 30/30 Writing Marathon – online course space with daily creative writing prompts suitable for all levels and genres. (~100 participants)
  • April 2015Apiary LitGenerative Workshop in Poetry online course – A generative writing workshop for all levels, covering technique fundamentals as well as areas for exploration through prompts and exercises. Divided into themed sections intended to develop a shared vocabulary for the description of writing craft and other arts, such as juxtaposition, mapping, and framework/form. (~15 participants)
  • Spring 2014 – University of Michigan, English 223: Intro to Creative Writing – “The Modern Creative’s Workshop”: a creative writing course focusing on craft, generative exercises, and the reading of texts from a writer’s perspective, developed through a “toolbox” of various techniques and forms, and covering poetry, fiction, and conceptual/visual and digital works. (~20 students)
  • Fall 2013 – University of Michigan, English 125: Writing and Academic Inquiry – “The Craft of Human Inquiry”: a composition course structured around issues of identity, culture, and human nature. (~20 students)

experience

  • 2015 – present – Art Editor, Reservoir
  • 2015 – present – Founder & Director of Apiary Lit Workshops & Editorial Services
  • 2013 – present – Founder & Managing Editor of Anthropoid
  • 2019 – reader, Gloria E. Anzaldúa Poetry Prize, Newfound
  • June 2018 – fellowships jury reader, Vermont Studio Center
  • 2017-2018 – Apiary Lit’s 30/30 Online Writing Workspace coordinator, instructor & admin
  • 2017 – mentor/instructor, The Adroit Journal Mentorship Program
  • 2016 – reader, Sundress Publications’ Annual Chapbook competition
  • 2015 – 2016 – Product/UI Designer, Guidings
  • 2015 – co-editor, Bettering American Poetry 2015
  • 2015 – guest editor, Noble / Gas Qtrly
  • 2015 – Reading Panel, Red Paint Hill‘s Bryant-Lisembee Book Prize
  • 2012 – Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, PR & Design (social media marketing, ui/ux, web & mobile web, product development, mentor & consultant)
  • 2012 – reader, A Cappella Zoo
  • 2012 – reader, Utter
  • 2012 – design, Orange Quarterly
  • 2009 – present – Strateglobe LLC, digital marketing and media
  • 2008 – 2010 – Washington University in St. Louis – digital humanities lab consultant
  • 2006 – editorial committee, design committee, Bellerive

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