I grew up in rural south Georgia, which inhabits many of my poems. They have appeared most recently in Still: the Journal, Rust + Moth, and Stone, River, Sky: An Anthology of Georgia Poems (Negative Capability, 2015). 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 folk and country music traditions — and play with fellow musicians at every chance. Currently, I teach in the first-year writing program at Georgia Southern University and am at work on my first novel, Quibble.
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