CV, art & writing


In-progress, PhD in Literary, Visual, Musical Thought, The European Graduate School

MFA, Goddard College, 2011 | MA English, The City College of CUNY, 1997

BA Sociology, The University of Maryland, 1991

Solo Exhibitions

“The Weft in Pencil” Warehouse421, Abu Dhabi, 2022

“Float Weave” Southern Vermont Arts Center, 2022

“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

The Institute for Emerging Art/Artist Development Program at Warehouse421, one of three selected artists, 2021-2022

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

Urban Planning Poetics at University of Pennsylvania, Featured reader and podcast guest, 2021

“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-present

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