I’m a poet living in the Arkansas Ozarks with my husband & son. I’m the author of the chapbook Strange Flesh (Quarterly West, 2018) and have poems in The Adroit Journal, Beloit Poetry Journal, Nashville Review, RHINO, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and others. My work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best New Poets. My first full-length manuscript has been a semi-finalist for the 2019 Charles B. Wheeler Poetry Prize, the 2020 Akron Poetry Prize, and the 2020 Brittingham & Felix Pollak Prizes, as well as a finalist for the 2020 Berkshire Prize.

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Strange Flesh is a truly gorgeous poetry collection that gives us so much atmosphere and energy. I found myself wanting to read each poem again and again. Christ-haunted, lyrically brilliant, Strange Flesh is one of those rare collections I want to read aloud to myself at night.” —Garrard Conley, author of Boy Erased



The Adroit Journal, “Jesus Bug

Beloit Poetry Journal, Anointed” & “Mud” (print)

The Blueshift Journal, “Don’t quench the spirit,

DIALOGIST, “Poem to My Son as T-Rex(nominated for the Pushcart Prize)

Dirty Paws Poetry Review, “The Congregation Sings ‘How Great Thou Art’

Duende, “An Unnamed Stage of Grief

Foundry, “Skinner’s Analysis of Verbal Behavior: Listener Discriminations

Glass: A Journal of Poetry, “The Language of Birds(nominated for Best New Poets)

The Journal, “Love Poem in Which My Mother Does Not Appear

The Lonely Crowd, “In Whom We Live & Move & Have Our Being” & “Asked to Be a Sperm Donor, I List the Pros & Cons” (print)

Nashville Review, “Ishmael in the Wilderness

Ninth Letter, “Church Camp(nominated for Best New Poets)

Noble / Gas Qtrly, “Decalogue

No Tokens, “The Hypnotist Loses Concentration” (print)

[PANK], “Charismata” (print)

Parentheses Journal,& Delilah(nominated for Best New Poets)

Radar Poetry, “Smokewood Apiary

RHINO, “Something in the Air” (print)

Ruminate, “The Two-Body Problem” (print)

Sixth Finch, “Spare

Shenandoah, “Poem to My Son as Darth Vader” (nominated for the Pushcart Prize), “Invasive Species,” & “Dead Languages

Storyscape, “1994

Tinderbox Poetry Journal,Upon Being Asked if I Have Baby Fever,” “Speaking in Tongues,” “Ars Poetica,” & “How to Make a Gunbox Hymnal

Zone 3, “Communion” (print)


The Boiler, “Augury

Cream City Review, “The Book of Revelation” (print)


EcoTheo Review, “‘Bring the Knife & Bring the Choir’: On C.T. Salazar’s American Cavewall Sonnets” (forthcoming)

Newfound, “Upending the Myth: On torrin a. greathouse’s Wound from the Mouth of a Wound


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