About Me

I am a poet, writer and teacher from North East Ohio.

With an MFA in Creative Writing (focus in poetry), I have been teaching as an adjunct professor, creating and delivering creative writing, poetry, and composition courses. I’m a little different and so have also found the opportunity to assist and teach at a Montessori elementary school. During Covid, my teaching spread further into the digital sphere, where I am excited for new possibilities.

Over the years, I have also taught college students as an instructor, lead poetry outreach workshops with elementary to adult groups, and been an active part of a veteran focused writing group.

My writing is inspired by two primary influences: visual poetry and hip hop. On the page, I take after Guillaume Apollinaire, Stéphane Mallarmé, E.E. Cummings, Susan Howe, Douglas Kearney, among others, and in voice and lyricism I take after, in a biographical chronology, Jurassic Five, Black Star, Aesop Rock, Kid Cudi, A Tribe Called Quest, The Roots, et al.

You can find links to a handful of published pieces at Publications.

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