EDUCATION

 

1988 – Bachelor of Arts, Dual Degrees, English Literature 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, Book Baby)

HOME FRONT: Poems of the Bush II Years (2012, Book Baby)

 

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)

 

2019 - "Philosophy's Daughters" (short story), Santa Fe Writers Project

2018 - "Etiolating", Petrichor

2018 - "Passage of Time", "inequinox", Caliban 30

2017 - "When in the Night You Wake To It", Caliban 29

2017 - "Meditation on What He Said", in Otoliths 46

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

 

 

PUBLISHED IMAGES

 

2018 - "5156", 2018, The William and Mary Review

2017 - "Meditation on What He Said” Otoliths 46

2017 - "Map 1", Collaboration with Tom Cassidy, in Caliban #26

2014 - "Are You Thinking about It Yet" and "Red Pen" in Otoliths

2014 - "zazen with asemic ice" in Otoliths

2014 - "Blue" and "future dream" featured in Mad Hatter's Review Issue 15

 

 

PERFORMANCES / READINGS / EVENTS/COLLABORATIONS (Partial Listing)   

 

2017 - Cheap Theater, "Sacred Chaos"

2016 - Minnedada 1984, 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!  My original show of poetry and drumming, featuring music from my CDs, "Monocle Man" and "Just War," part of Spirit in the House showcase of varying performers, poets, and writers, presented at United Methodist Church, Minneapolis, MN