Curriculum Vitae

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PhD in English-Creative Writing, SUNY Binghamton, Expected 2020
MFA in Writing, SAIC, 2006
BA in English-Creative Writing, Miami University, 1999

Teaching Experience
TA, Dept. of English, SUNY Binghamton, 2018-2019
Writing Coach, Open Books Ltd., Chicago, IL, 2017
TA, Dept. of Art History, Theory and Criticism, SAIC, 2006

Editorial Experience
Staff Reader: Harpur Palate (2018-2019), Pithead Chapel (2017), Midwestern Gothic (2015-2017), Kore Press (2014-2015)
Sole Proprietor, Contract Writer and Editor, BookIvy Word Studio, 2013-2017
Freelance Writer, 2006-2008

Administrative Experience
Center Coordinator, Theater and Performance Studies, University of Chicago, 2015-2016
Executive Faculty Assistant, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago, 2012-2013
Graduate Program Assistant, Department of Philosophy, Northwestern University, 2011-2012
Project Coordinator, Andes-Amazon Initiative, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 2008-2011
Administrative Coordinator, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 2010-2011
Faculty Assistant, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 2008-2010

Fun Punch, Anti-Heroin Chic
Wasteland (for Antonina Tumkovsky)The Light Ekphrastic
Missed, SPANK the CARP
Upon My 40th Spring, Green Hills Literary Lantern
Dear Little Me, decomP magazinE
Octobers, Ink: Art, Poetry, and Prose

Metal, Dennis Manarchy (photographer) and Carla Barger (writer), 2009.
Objet d’Art, Dennis Manarchy (photographer) and Carla Barger (writer), 2007.

Reviews, Criticism, Art Essays
ARTisSpectrum: The Chelsea Perspective Vol. 17 and Vol. 18
Miranda July Understand Me and You and Everyone We Know, F Newsmagazine
Mike Hoolboom’s Imitations of Life, F Newsmagazine
BLO Nightly News, Barbie Liberation Organization, F Newsmagazine
At the Video Databank: Hester Scheurwater Videoworks, Volume One, F Newsmagazine
Peter Greenaway in Conversation at the Chicago Humanities Festival, F Newsmagazine
Chicago International Film Festival: Bitter Dream and Apres Vous, F Newsmagazine
Chicago International REEL Shorts Film Festival: Robot Boy and Gay by Dawn, F Newsmagazine

Group Exhibitions and Readings
The Splat Flats, “Lumbart,” Chicago, IL (Reader), 2007
Betty Rhymer Gallery, “If the Shoe Fits…,” Chicago, IL (Artist’s Book), 2006

Objet d’Art. Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Donated 2007.

Conference Presentations
“Selected poems from the collection Home / Sick,” Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature Annual Symposium, Michigan State University, May 16-18, 2019.
“Transclass Poetry: Witness from the Liminal Space,” Writing by Degrees biannual conference, Binghamton University, SUNY, April 27, 2019.

Honors and Awards
AWP Intro Journals Project nomination, SUNY Binghamton, 2018
Wormfarm Institute Artist’s Residency, 2018
Graphis Gold Award for Metal, 2010
Ink Jury Award Shortlist for “Octobers,” 2005
Malcom Sedam Writing Award for Poetry, Miami University, 1994

Professional Activities
Juror, Documentary Features, Blow-Up International Film Festival, 2018
Events Committee, Independent Film Project Chicago, 2007

Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature 2018-Present
Association of Writers and Writing Programs 2003-Present
Chicago Writers Association 2014-2018
Chicago Women in Publishing 2014-2017
Editorial Freelancers Association 2014-2017