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Gender Female
Industry Education
Occupation poet, creative writing professor, editor, cat fancier
Location Akron, Ohio, United States
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Introduction I live in glorious Akron, Ohio, where I edit Barn Owl Review and the Akron Series in Poetry. I am the author of three full-length collections of poetry, including A Sunny Place with Adequate Water (Black Lawrence Press, 2014), and Small Enterprise (Black Lawrence Press, forthcoming 2015). With John Gallaher, I edited the volume of essays The Monkey and the Wrench: Essays into Contemporary Poetics. Look for my poems in recent and forthcoming issues of Crazyhorse, Guernica, jubilat, Pleaides, Sou'wester, Forklift, Ohio, and Denver Quarterly. In my spare time, I like to photograph garbage.
Interests poetry, creative writing, teaching college English, nature and landscape, American midwest, rust belt poetics, owning as many cats as possible

When you open your eyes underwater, do you ever worry that you'll drown?

They never do. And neither do we.