EDUCATION: 1988 – Bachelor of Arts, Dual Degrees, English and French, University of Minnesota,                                                                Minneapolis, Summa Cum Laude

 

HAND DRUM TRAINING: 2000 - 2012 - Afro-Caribbean Conga

                                           2011- Middle Eastern Tabla

                                           2000 - 2009 - Middle Eastern and Brazilian Frame Drums 

 

ASSOCIATIONS: Phi Beta Kappa

 

BOOKS: WITHOUT, HAIKU (2013); HOME FRONT: Poems of the Bush II Years (2012)

 

CDs:

 

2009 – Monocle Man  
2004 – Just War  

 

 MP3s:

 

2013 - SOLITARY: Song for Herman Wallace

2012 - Joe Hill (On Life Support)

 

FELLOWSHIPS AND OTHER AWARDS:

 

     2008 – Poem of Distinction, Write Corners Press

 

     2004 – Poetry and Honorable Mention Awards, Minneapolis Housing Fund

 

     2001 – Three-month residency fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

 

     1998 – One-month residency fellowship, Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Red Wing, MN

 

AWARD NOMINATIONS: Pushcart Prize 2007: "1:7-04 diptych as variation on a US army survival manual theme of fire": Unlikely 2

                                          Pushcart Prize 2000: "Volkswagons, -30°" (ArtWord Quarterly, Winter 2000, #19)

 

GRANTS: 2001- Minnesota State Arts Board grant

 

 

PRINT and ELECTRONIC PUBLICATION HISTORY (Partial Listing)

 

2017 - "Map 1", collaboration with Tom Cassidy, Caliban 26

2016 - "Hawk Poem # 4" Caliban 22

2015 - "a becoming if" Caliban 21  

2015 - "Hawk Poem #5", "Hawk Poem #6"  Caliban 19 

2014 - "toccata", "Reading Levi" in Caliban 17

2014 - "Maybe It Did" in MonkeyBicycle

2014 - "7KY in Two Voices" Otoliths

2014 - "Mythology", "Parting Poem" (Audio) Mad Hatter's Review Issue 15

2013 - "because i heard the word" Blue Fifth Review / Blue Fifth Notebook Series

2013 - "a ballad of thirst", "waiting" (video), Otoliths

2013 - "apostolic fractal", "ashes," Caliban 11

2012 - "in the expurgation of mask" ditch

2012 - "expiation", "corrections paralleled", Big Bridge

2012 - "fractal 1", "Every Drop", Otoliths

2012 - “silence,” "Every Drop", Skidrow Penthouse, New York

2012 - JUST WAR Audio Files: “Home Front” and “waiting”, Mad Hatters’ Review

2012 - “Remittance”, “in the templed margins of narrow”,  Caliban 6

2011 - “Condom Trilogy” in Skidrow Penthouse, New York

2011 - “Morning Epistle in the Month of 2000 Bombs”, “Defeat of Barbarism” in social-i (UK)

2010 - "child of the", "Genomic Kaddish", "Page 13 forward", in The Journal of the Motherhood Initiative #1:1

 

 

PERFORMANCES / READINGS / EVENTS/COLLABORATIONS (Partial Listing)   

 

2016 - Minnedada1984, August 13, Audio Performance (Group show), Minnesota Center for Book Arts

2013 - JUST WAR: A Collaboration of Poetry and Art, Boneshaker Books, Minneapolis, MN

2013 - SubText, Group Reading, Saint Paul, MN

2013 - Boneshaker Books, Group Reading, Minneapolis, MN

2013 - Cheap Theater, Group Reading, Minneapolis, MN

2013 - Release Reading, HOME FRONT, Innisfree Poetry Bookstore, Boulder, CO

2013 - Release Reading, HOME FRONT, A Room of One's Own, Madison, WI

2013 - Light Grey Art Lab, Group Reading, Minneapolis, MN

2012 - Meet the Author, Book-Signing, Minneapolis, MN

2012 - November 23, BOOK LAUNCH, The Book House in Dinkytown, Minneapolis, MN

2012 - November 20, the University Club, Group Reading, Saint Paul, MN

2012 - June 16, Featured Poet, Cheap Theater, Minneapolis, MN

2008 -  PRESENTE!  One-woman show, United Methodist Church, Minneapolis, MN

 

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