Creative Writing

In 2009 I received an MFA in fiction from Penn State University.
I’m
currently working on a collection of stories that focuses on the body, place, and violence in everyday lives.

Fiction

“These Women.” Minola Review. Web. Forthcoming.

“Go Hungry." Bayou Magazine 66 (Winter 2017). Print. Forthcoming.

Why You Can't Live Right.Miracle Monacle  9. Web.

"Secondary Flightlessness.” Sonder Review 6 (Winter 2017): 49-50. Print.

Seventh Grade, Winter 2005.” Pembroke Magazine 49 (March 2017): 106-07. Print.

Wild Things.” Cease, Cows. Web. (Jan 2017). Web.

A Woman's GloryFlash Fiction Online (Jan. 2017). Web.

"Marine Life.Blue Lyra Review 5.3 (Fall 2016). Web.

In the Absence of Cats.Glassworks: Flash Glass (Nov. 2016). Web.

Les Murs Se Resserrent Autour De Vous.” Flying South 3 (Summer 2016): 53-59. Print.

"It's Not about Breastfeeding." Brilliant Flash Fiction 9 (Mar. 2016). Web.

"Grace." Hot Metal Bridge 19 (Winter 2015). Web.

"The Physics of Grief." Roanoke Review 36 (Spring 2014): 11-14. Print.

"A Woman's Glory." The Los Angeles Review 11.2 (Oct. 2011): 29-30. Print.

Creative Nonfiction

“Watch/words.” 5x5  5 (2017). Web. Forthcoming.

“Elementary Love.” Tahoma Literary Review 9 (March 2017): 104-05. Print.

“How to Write Your Life in the Second Person.” Eastern Iowa Review 2 (Summer 2016): 11-14. Print.

Poetry

“In the Morning after a Storm That Takes Down Three Oaks in the Backyard." The Cape Rock (2017). Print. Forthcoming.

Staretz.” Gravel 35 (Dec. 2016). Web.

the feminist at her ultrasound, december 2011.Yellow Chair Review 8 (Sept. 2016). Web. 

After Domestic Dispute #12.Yellow Chair Review 8 (Sept. 2016). Web. 

"Pantoum for Mother and Child." Lehigh Valley Vanguard (Dec. 2014). Web.

"On the Day James Foley is Beheaded." Lehigh Valley Vanguard (Oct. 2014). Web.

Interviews & Blog Posts

The Shackles of ‘Free’ Writing and Writing Exercises.” South 85 Journal (May 2016). Web.

Q&A with Eastern Iowa Review.” Eastern Iowa Review (May 2016). Web.

"The Physics of Fiction with Ashley Kunsa" Roanoke Review (Jan. 2015). Web. (interview)

Honors

Eastern Iowa Review Experimental Essay Prize, first place (tie), 2016

Baltimore Review's "Health" contest, finalist, 2016

Wilda Hearne Flash Fiction Contest, finalist, 2014

A Room of Her Own Foundation Orlando Prize for flash fiction, winner, 2011

Hungry Poets Prize, second place, 2010

Narrative magazine's 30 Below Contest, finalist, 2009

Academy of American Poets Leonard Steinberg Award, honorable mention, 2009