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Welcome! I’m a poet, outdoorswoman, dog-lover, yogi, environmentalist, feminist, tea-drinker, foodie, and generally hardworking weirdo. Currently I’m working on a poetry manuscript about mirrors.

Recently, Tommy Pico selected my poem “Girl Descends Asunder” as the winner of the Black Warrior Review 2019 Poetry Contest! My poetry chapbook Pulse was published by Ghost City Press in 2018 and is available for free via that link. My poems, essays, and articles have appeared in Alpinist magazine, Bad Pony, Breakwater Review, Calamity, Entropy, Frontier Poetry, Ghost Proposal, the HungerMuse /A Journal, New Delta Review, Oxidant|Engine, Poetry South, Range magazineVoicemail Poems, and elsewhere. I earned my BA from UNC-Chapel Hill in English, and my MFA from Colorado State University in creative writing, where I worked as the managing editor for Colorado Review. I was also awarded the 2018 Academy of American Poets Prize while at CSU.

I’ve taught creative writing at Colorado State and through Duke University’s Talent Identification Program, and worked as an editor for Alpinist magazine. As a certified yoga instructor, I sometimes teach yoga classes, though that’s taken a backseat to my writing as of late. I also enjoy rock climbing, cooking, eating/drinking, traveling, skiing, hiking, camping, and spending time outside with my dog and fiancé. Originally from North Carolina, I now reside in Salt Lake City, Utah, where I work full time as the development associate for a rad environmental nonprofit called the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance.

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