Writing

Publications

“If, Minnesota,” Terrain.org Migration Issue, May 2012

Review of The Muse in the Machine: Essays on Poetry and the Anatomy of the Body Politic. T. R. Hummer. The Bloomsbury Review, Vol. 26, Issue 5, September/October 2006

Review of Beckett Remembering, Remembering Beckett: A Centenary Celebration. Ed. James & Elizabeth Knowlson. The Bloomsbury Review, Vol. 26, Issue 5, September/October 2006

Review of Rust and Bone: Stories. Craig Davidson. The Bloomsbury Review, Vol. 26 Issue 1, January/February 2006

Review of Stretching My Mind: The Collected Essays 1960 to 2005. Edward Albee. The Bloomsbury Review, Vol. 26 Issue 1, January/February 2006

“Conceptualize.Collate.Enigma,” Inscape, Winter 2005

“Emergence,” Inscape, Fall 2005

Awards

Artist Initiative Grant. Minnesota State Arts Board, 2014

“The Salsa Garden,” Avery Jules Hopwood Award in Nonfiction. University of Michigan, 2008

Van A. Burd Award, Thesis Research Grant. University of Michigan, 2008

“Flight,” Avery Jules Hopwood Award in Short Fiction. University of Michigan, 2007

“If, Minnesota,” Finalist in Very-Short Fiction, Glimmer Train. Summer 2007

“Bjorn’s Bird,” First Place, Ann Doty Fiction Award. Brigham Young University, 2005

“The Silence,” Second Place, Fiction, Vera Hinckley Mayhew Contest. Brigham Young University, 2005

“Conceptualize.Collate.Enigma,” Honorable Mention, Poetry, Vera Hinckley Mayhew Contest. Brigham Young University, 2005

Manuscripts

MIMIC. An ensemble novel about the murky world of illegal wildlife trafficking in south Florida that tracks a duplicitous pet store owner, a vet’s daughter, an airboat tour guide, and a theater flunky as their paths intersect at a crumbling refuge on the edge of the Everglades. Currently seeking representation.

BOUNDARY LINES. In-progress non-linear novel. When the matriarch of a farming family resurfaces years after her unexplained disappearance, her youngest son grapples with a complex legacy of toxic masculinity, family secrets, and land use.

IF, MINNESOTA: STORIES. A collection of short stories set in Minnesota, from the Twin Cities to the Iron Range. Ice fishing: check. Mining: check. Snow and ice: check. Passive aggressive niceness: check. Welcome to the Midwest.

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An early draft of MIMIC