My scholarly essays and reviews have appeared in Journal of Modern Literature, Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, The Volta, and elsewhere, and I am working on a critical monograph about lyric theory and the North American long poem. I received a BA in political philosophy at Carleton College, an MFA in creative writing at Mills College, and a PhD in English literature at the University of Pennsylvania.
My awards and honors include the San Francisco Foundation’s Joseph Henry Jackson Literary Award and a Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching. I have previously taught at Bard College and Mills College and am currently Director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2017, I was awarded a Pew Fellowship by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. I am on Twitter.