firstname.lastname@example.org | 303-546-4665Assistant Professor | Core Candidate | Director, MFA in Creative Writing
Naropa attracts curious and innovative thinkers, who are especially concerned with improving both themselves and their communities. My most satisfying teaching experiences have occurred in the Naropa classroom, where, as a faculty member, I also have the freedom, even the expectation, to experiment, question, and challenge. All of this occurs within an atmosphere that assumes that an academic education coincides with a growing self- and other-awareness.
At the University of Denver, I received the Evan Frankel Fellowship. My manuscript, Our Last Days, was a finalist for the Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize and the Burnside Review Chapbook contest. A Thing of Shreds and Patches was the winner of the Essay Press Digital Chapbook Contest.
Calamari Archive published, Beastlife (2016). The digital chapbooks, The Form Our Curiosity Takes: A Pedagogy of Conversation and A Thing of Shreds and Patches were recently published by Essay Press.
I am currently working on an essay that uses the grid as a writing and a devotional tool.
I encourage students to read Cixous, Irigaray, and Kristeva. I've been lately heralding all of Maggie Nelson's books, especially The Argonauts and Bluets, as well as Claudia Rankine's Don't Let Me Be Lonely and Citizen.