Hi! I'm a young adult author and poet from Austin, Texas. I grew up in Westbrook, Maine have a fancy diploma from Connecticut College that says “B.A. in Classics,” which makes me sound smart but has not helped me get any jobs in Ancient Rome. Once upon a time I worked for The New Yorker magazine, but I decided being a grown up just wasn’t for me. When I'm not watching reruns of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The X-Files, and Supernatural, I'm an assistant editor at Hunger Mountain and a contributing editor at Found Poetry Review. I'm the co-editor of the DEAR TEEN ME anthology (Zest Books, 2012). I hand-wrote my first "trunk book" at sixteen; it was about the band Hanson.
My poetry has been published worldwide in around two dozen literary journals from the UK indie-queen Fuselit, to Cordite in Australia to the US’ Post Road and the Cimarron Review to the sci fi mag Asimov’s Science Fiction. I'm currently working on a memoir-in-verse about my struggle with mental illness as a teen.
You can find some of my recent work the anthology COIN OPERA II, a collection of poems about video games from Sidekick Books and in FUTUREDAZE an anthology of YA SciFi from Underwords.
- JoinedNovember 20, 2013