Winner of the Lighthouse Poetry Prize
Cleveland State University Press
Poems, reviews, and other writing appear widely in literary journals, including Blackbird, Bellingham Review, Meridian, Third Coast, Wasafiri: International Contemporary Writing, Spoon River Poetry Review, Hunger Mountain, and The Georgia Review. His work has also been anthologized in The Queer Nature Anthology (Autumn House Press) and The Queer Movement Anthology of Literatures (Seagull Books).
He served as director of undergraduate and graduate creative writing programs at the University of Idaho until 2021. He was also a poetry editor for Cream City Review and, until 2017, helped to coordinate Eat Local :: Read Local, a program that partners restaurants with poets from Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin. From 2009 to 2013, he also organized the 9 by the Light reading series in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He holds a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where he was a James A. Sappenfield Fellow. He also holds an MFA in Poetry and Translation from the University of Arkansas’s Program in Creative Writing and Translation, as well as a BA in Creative Writing and French Literature from the University of Minnesota.
Queer Nature Anthology
Edited by Michael Walsh and James Crews
Featuring the poem “Turing’s Theories Regarding Homosexuality”
Autumn House Press, 2021
The Queer Movement Anthology of Literatures
Edited by Mark Anthony Cayanan, Sarah Clark, and B.B.P Hosmillo
Featuring the poem “Each of Us Chimera”
Seagull Books, distributed through University of Chicago Press, 2021