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A graduate of the University of Washington, Seattle, MFA program, I have taught creative writing in Seattle, Boulder, and Rome, Italy. My poems have appeared in FIELD, West Branch, Pleiades, Gulf Coast, Iris, Chelsea, The Bellingham Review, and are forthcoming in Poetry Northwest and other journals. Recent individual poem awards include “Fission: 1938” (awarded 1st prize) and “Dear Tel Aviv” (selected for honorable mention) for the Pacifica Literary Review poetry contest. My manuscripts have been finalists for the FIELD Poetry Prize, the Alice James Beatrice Hawley Award, the Akron Poetry Prize, and the Persea Books Lexi Rudnitsky Poetry Prize. Bloodline, my first collection, is due out in 2016.

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