I grew up in rural south Georgia, a place which still inhabits my poems. They have appeared in One, Free State Review, Town Creek Poetry, Able Muse, The Southern Poetry Anthology: Volume 5, Georgia (Texas Review Press, 2012), and Stone, River, Sky: An Anthology of Georgia Poems (Negative Capability, 2015). My co-translations of poems by Pablo Antonio Cuadra have appeared in Ezra: An Online Journal of Translation. I studied English literature first at Abraham Baldwin College, where I edited the student literary magazine Pegasus, and then at Georgia College & State University, where I worked on The Peacock's Feet and twice received the Academy of American Poets University Prize. After teaching high school English for a year, I matriculated in the M.F.A. Poetry program at the University of Maryland, College Park, where I taught undergraduate creative writing workshops. I also write, perform, and record songs — drawing on the folk and country of John Prine, Townes Van Zandt, Gillian Welch, Neil Young, and Mary Gauthier — and play with fellow musicians at every chance. I'm currently at work on my first novel, Quibble.
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