Abridged C.V.

Education

M.F.A., Creative Writing (Poetry), Cornell University. Advisory Committee: Alice Fulton, Ishion Hutchinson

M.A., English Literature, University of Toronto. Advisory Committee: Carmine Starnino, Richard Greene

B.A., English Literature, University of British Columbia 

Awards & Honours (Teaching)

  • Martin Sampson Teaching Award - Cornell University, Department of English (2019)

  • Martin Sampson Teaching Award - Cornell University, Department of English (2018)

Awards & Honours (Poetry)

  • Finalist, The American Academy in Rome Prize (2020).

  • Recipient, Wallace Stegner Fellowship, Stanford University (declined) (2019).

  • Recipient, Explore and Create Grant from the Canada Council for the Arts (2018).

  • Named a "Writer to Watch" by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (2016).

  • Winner, Matrix Magazine Lit POP Award for Poetry for "Some Notes Regarding Your Immortal Soul,” “Toll,” and “The More Deceived" (2015).

  • 2nd Place, The Fiddlehead Bliss Carman Poetry Prize for "Hinny" (2015).

  • Winner, The Walrus Poetry Prize for "Ventriloquism for Dummies" (2014).

  • 2nd Place, The New Quarterly Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest for "The Fisher" (2014).

  • Winner, Magma Poetry Editors' Prize for "Lamprey" (2013).

Teaching Experience

Assistant Professor of English and Mellon ACM Faculty Fellow, Macalester College (2019 - present)

Lecturer in the Department of English, Cornell University (2016 - 2019)

  • ENGL 2880: Expository Writing (Creative Non-fiction). 2 sections. ​

  • ENGL 2800: Introduction to Creative Writing (Fiction, Poetry). 4 sections. ​

  • ENGL 4950: Directed Studies in Creative Writing. 2 sections. 

  • ENGL 1168: Cultural Studies - Art & Argument. 2 sections. ​

  • ENGL 1167: Great New Books. 2 sections. 

Teaching Assistant in the Department of English, Cornell University (Summer 2016)

  • ENGL 1131: Latin American History. 1 section.

Teaching Assistant in the Department of English, University of Toronto (2014 - 2015)

  • ENGL 210: Introduction to Poetry. 1 section.

  • ENGL 110: Academic Writing. 1 section.

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