Hope College (1993); M.A., Western Michigan University (1998); M.F.A., Western
Michigan University (1998); Ph.D., University of Houston (2005).
Expertise: Creative Writing and Contemporary
Poetry/Poetics, Small Press Literary Editing and Publishing, Literary Translation,
Latino/a American Literature, Contemporary Latin American Literature.
Selected Works: Poems published in Grand
Valley Review, Poetry Miscellany, H_NGM_N, The Center, Bornmag.com, Pleiades,
Georgetown Review, Copper Nickel, and Shenandoah among others; reviews and
interviews published in Diagram, Gulf Coast, Mala Revija, and American
Book Review; Translations published in Herencia, Oxford University Press (2001).
Distinctions: Co-Judge of Great Lakes College's
Association New Writer's Award in Poetry (2012); Pushcart Prize Nomination
(2005), Scholarships to Bread Loaf Writer's Conference (2001, 2002, 2003),
Fellow at the University of Houston Krakow Writing Seminars (2002), Managing
Editor of Gulf Coast (2000-2003), Cambor Fellowship (University of Houston,
1998), Poetry Editor of Third Coast (1997-1998).
Contact: Lubbers Hall 315