MFA, Goddard College, 2011 | MA English, The City College of CUNY, 1997 | BA Sociology, The University of Maryland, 1991

Solo Exhibitions

“Poetry School” Grey Noise, Dubai, 2020

“Portable Horizons” Tashkeel, Dubai, 2017

Might: Writing and Stitching” The Project Space Gallery at New York University Abu Dhabi, 2015


The Brooklyn Textile Arts Center Artist-in-Residence, 2011

The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Residency Program, 2006-2007

Books & Select Anthologies

SPEECH, Nightboat Books, 2019

inclusion in Best American Experimental Writing 2018 guest edited by Myung Mi Kim, Wesleyan University Press

inclusion in Counter Desecration: A Glossary for Writing in the Anthropocene, Wesleyan University Press, 2018

inclusion in The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind, Fence Books, 2015

LABOR, Nightboat Books, 2014

inclusion in The Force of What’s Possible: Writers on Accessibility & the Avant-Garde, Nighboat Books, 2014

inclusion in The Eco-Language Reader, Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs & Nightboat Books, 2011

SLOT, Ugly Duckling Presse, 2011

Cadastral Map, Shearsman Books, 2011

Torchwood, Shearsman Books, 2008

Threads, Futurepoem, 2007


Faculty, MFA/BA Visual Arts & BA Literature/Creative Writing, New York University Abu Dhabi, 2013-present

Visiting Writer, MFA Creative Writing, Columbia College Chicago, 2012-2013

Adjunct Faculty, MFA Program, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2013

Faculty & Interim Program Coordinator, BFA Creative Writing/BA Individualized Studies, Goddard College, 2007-2013

Adjunct Faculty, BA Literary Studies, The Eugene Lang College of the New School University, 2006-2011

Academic Advisor & Adjunct Faculty, BA Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts, The City College Center for Worker Education/CUNY, 1998-2006

Select Awards & Grants

Division of Arts & Humanities, NYUAD, course release for research, 2017

Interdisciplinary Arts Grant, City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, 2012

Inclusion in Poets & Writers magazine listing, “50 of the Most Inspiring Authors in the World,” 2011

Select Readings & Presentations

“Walking and Writing: A Poetics of Abu Dhabi,” NYUAD Research Conference, 2018

“The Political of the Textilic,” University at Buffalo Graduate Poetics/Just Buffalo Literary Center, October 2018

Panel Facilitator: “Language Weavers,” The Bard College Graduate Center Gallery, June 2018

“Sketching Out/Stretching Out Ecopoetics,” NYUAD/Rachel Carson Center Conference, February 2018

“Walking, Weaving, and Place-Making,” NYUAD Institute in New York, March 2017

Workshop Facilitator: “Weaving and Writing,” Poets House in New York, June 2016


JARA Collective, founding member, 2020

Board member, Kenning Editions Press, 2013-present

Editor & publisher of Sona Books, a community-based chapbook press, 2001-2011

Faculty advisor, student literary journals at The City College Center for Worker Education, The Eugene Lang College, & Goddard College