I’m a PhD candidate in the creative writing program at the University of Cincinnati. My fiction has appeared in Tin House, Electric Literature, Gargoyle, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Juked, Passages North, New Delta Review, and other publications. I’ve received the Mississippi Review Prize in Fiction, awards from Glimmer Train, and a Tennessee Williams Scholarship at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. I’m a former associate editor at NANO Fiction and digital editor of American Short Fiction.
I’m a software develop software with a focus on public services. American Lynching received 2nd place in the National Endowment for the Humanities Chronicling America Data Challenge. This project offers insights into racial violence by linking archival newspapers and lynching data. In Cincinnati, I developed a citizen complaints tool that visualizes Cincinnati Police Department complaint data by race, gender, and neighborhood. You can follow my latest coding projects [here].
I hold an MFA from Wichita State University, where I helped establish the online literary journal Mojo. Before that, I co-founded an arts publication called Fractions Journal. I also a co-founded LIV Fest, an annual two-day arts and music festival. My award-winning radio segment Into It aired regularly on NPR affiliate station 89.1 KMUW for several years and continues to be rebroadcasted nationally through PRX.