Writing/Vita

EDUCATION:
McNeese State University. Lake Charles, LA
     Masters of Fine Art: Poetry (2011)
     Masters of Arts: English (2011)
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
     Bachelors of Fine Arts: Poetry (2008)


AWARDS, HONORS, and SCHOLARSHIPS
Mississippi Top 50 Under 40, 2017, Mississippi Business Journal
Washington County Top 20 Under 40, 2017, Delta Democrat-Times
Ray and Jimmy Heidel Economic Development Leadership Award, 2017, MEDC
Leadership Washington County, 2016
Main Street Rag Chapbook Contest Winner, 2012
Best New Poets, Nominated, 2011
AWP Intro Journal Project, Nominated, 2011
Lynn and Richard Reid Scholarship, McNeese State University, 2010
Doré Graduate Writing Scholarship, McNeese State University, 2009, 2010, and 2011
Doré Graduate Teaching Scholarship, McNeese State University, 2010 and 2011

POETRY PUBLICATIONS:
Chapbooks:
Fantasies of Men (Forthcoming 2012), Main Street Rag
Borrowing Night From Day (Collection of Broadsides), Yellow Flag Press, 2012

Anthologies:
Word Riot 10th Anniversary Anthology (Forthcoming)“Lefty’s Lament”
Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors (Southeast Missouri State Univ. Press), "Furlough, May '99,"     
     and "In the Salmon's Eyes"
Testing the Waters (Old Books Anthology), “Noodling,” “End of Summer,”

Broadsides:
Yellow Flag Press: “Blade and the Blood” (2012), “Borrowing Night From Day” (2012), “End of   
     Days” (2011), “Playing War” (2011), “Homecoming Game” (2011), “A Mile Off the Highway”    
     (2010), “Once in Mississippi the Moon was Hidden” (2010), “Prayer to the Neon God” (2009), 
     “Proportions of Man” (2009)”
In a Different Language: “Freshman Year” (2010)

Journals:  
Passages North, “Fantasies of Men” (Forthcoming, Vol. 34.1)
Rougarou, “End of Season,” 
Swamp Lily Review, "Borrowing Night From Day" (Reprint) and "Blood and the Blade" (Reprint)
The Pinch, “Crossing,” Issue 32.2
Tapestry, “River Monster,” Issue 24
The Greensboro Review, “Work Song,” Spring 2012, No. 91
Deep South Magazine, “The Levee,” April 2012
The Pedestal: “The Continuing Story of Robert Johnson,” Issue 68
Oxford American, “Last Call at the Walnut Street Blues Bar,” 2011, No. 75
Cream City Review, “The Last September,” Spring/Summer 2011
Digital Americana Magazine, “The Night Before Basic Training,” “Training on the 4th of July,”  
     “American Ghazel,” “My First War,” The Myth of the Fighting Cocks,” July 2011
Word Riot, “Your Name Repeats Like Marching Elephants,” Oct. 2010
The Blotter, “Homecoming Game,” “My Grandpa Reminds Me of Charles Bukowski,” Oct. 2010
You Must Be This Tall to Ride, “A Mile Off the Highway,” Summer 2010
Mikrokosmos, “Funeral,” “Funeral Song,” “Good Luck New Years Day,” Spring 2010
The Arena, “Catfish, Big as Volkswagens,” “The Day I Ignored God,” “Christmas as Their House,” 
      2009
Blue Earth Review, “Once in Mississippi the Moon was Hidden,” “Returning Home on First Leave,” Spring 2009
DecomP, “Borrowing Night From Day,” Nov. 2008
Atlantis, “Chromosomal Trophy” (2008), “I Watched My Grandmother Die” (2008), “Senior Year” 
     (2007), “If You Tell It Will Never Come True” (2007)

FICTION PUBLICATIONS:
Word Riot, “Out on Shellmound,” Dec. 2011.