Curriculum Vitae

Education
MFA, Creative Writing/Poetry, summa cum laude
Brooklyn College — Allen Ginsberg, adviser

BA, Writing/English, magna cum laude
Columbia College — Paul Hoover, adviser

Books
— Poetry and Fiction
Greetings From My Girlie Leisure Place, poetry Bloof Books
The Virgin Formica, poetry, Hanging Loose Press
Annoying Diabetic Bitch, poetry, Combo Books
Vertigo Seeks Affinities, poetry, Belladonna Books
In Ordinary Time, fiction, Hanging Loose Press
Ma Vie à Yonago, fiction, Hachette Littératures, Paris, France
The Empty Quarter, fiction, Hanging Loose Press
Half Angel, Half Lunch, poetry, Hard Press

Grants and Awards
Fulbright Specialist Grant
Columbia College Chicago Alumna of the Year
Jerome Foundation/SASE Grant for Emerging Writers (mentor)
New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships (2)
Fundacion Valparaiso Fellowship (Mojacar, Spain)
MacDowell Colony Fellowships (2)
Hawthornden Castle Fellowship (Midlothian, Scotland)
MacArthur Scholarship (through nomination by Allen Ginsberg)

Academic Experience
New York University, New York, New York — 2012 to Present
Adjunct Professor, Creative Writing Program
Undergraduate Fiction and Poetry Workshops

The New School, New York, New York — 1995 to Present
Part-time Associate Teaching Professor
Writing Program/Humanities

Graduate Writing Program seminars:
— “Putting Yourself Out There When ‘Out There’ Is Everywhere”
— “Hybrid Texts: the Prose Poem Novel/the Prose Poem Essay”
— “Prosody: What It Is And Why Care About It”
— “Rimbaud’s Prosody”

Undergraduate Writing Program courses:
— Summer Writers’ Colony (fiction section)
— Riggio Honors Program, fiction workshop
— “Accidental Realities: Writing Experimental Fiction”
— “Mechanics of Writing”
— “Advanced Fiction”
— “Beginning Fiction”
— “Beginning Poetry”

Undergraduate Humanities Division courses:
— “Essential American Poetry”
— “The Muse Singing: Myth in Poetry from Antiquity to Today”
— “Eight Women Poets”
— “The Urban Poem: Landscapes of Horror and Grace”
— “Convex Mirrors: The New York School Poets”
— “The Visionary Work of Arthur Rimbaud”
— “Seven Visionary Poets”
— “Allen Ginsberg and Contemporary Poetry”

Academic Service
New School Part-time Faculty Development Fund Committee
Thesis supervisor, New School Writing Program MFA
New School Distinguished University Teaching Award Committee
Reader, NYU MFA fiction applications
Adviser, New School B.A. program
New School Faculty Senate/Governance Committee

Additional Academic/Professional Experience
Featured Reader 2015 Brussels International Poetry Festival
Visiting Writer 2013 Institute of New Writing/Southern Oregon University
Featured Reader Princeton Graduate Colloquium, November 2012
Panelist 2012 AWP Conference, Chicago
Featured Reader 2010 Nýhil International Poetry Festival, Iceland
Featured Reader 2009 Writers’ Union of Romania International Festival
Panelist 2003 Experience Music Project Pop Conference, Seattle
Panelist 2004 AWP Conference, Chicago
Columnist for Purple magazine, 2003-2006

Other Publications
— Selected Anthologies:
Postmodern American Poetry — A Norton Anthology 2012
I’ll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing by Women, Les Figues 2012
The Brooklyn Rail Fiction Anthology, Hanging Loose Press 2006
Heights of the Marvelous: A New York Anthology, St. Martin’s Press 2000
Poems for the Nation, Edited by Allen Ginsberg, Seven Stories Press 2000
Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, Thunder’s Mouth Press 1999
A Reasonable Affliction: 1001 Love Poems, Black Dog & Leventhal 1996

Selected Readings
NYU/Lillian Vernon Writers House, February 2016
Segue Series, Zinc Bar, New York City, October 2015
Princeton University, November, 2012
The Whitney Museum of American Art, April 2009
Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN, September 2008
Kelly Writers House, University of Pennsylvania, February 2007
National Arts Club, April 1998
New York University, with Allen Ginsberg, 1992

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