Based in western Pennsylvania, I travel semi-regularly for research, conferences, as well as writing inspiration. My primary interests are in comparative and transnational poetry studies; poetry and modernity; Oscar Wilde studies; poetry and questions of translatability and historicity; and the relations between poetry and imprisonment.

I hold a PhD in Comparative Literature from Emory University. My other interdisciplinary graduate training includes foreign exchange fellowships in literature and language studies in Germany, as well as an MFA in Creative Writing with related cultural studies coursework from the University of Minnesota.

My writing has appeared in a range of journals and modalities, from articles and reviews to poetry and blog posts. An appreciation of details, an attention to context, and a feel for language is in the background of all my work.

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