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 mostly introductory poetry and composition courses. I’m a bit of an itinerant poet and so have also found the opportunity to work in elementary and middle school environments.

Over the years, I have taught college students as an instructor, lead poetry outreach workshops with elementary to adult groups, and played the role of poet for a veteran focused writing group. Recently, I began skateboarding and writing about it–check it out here if so inclined.

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. 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.

It’s my belief that there is the literature of the digital age is lying in wait, that there is a need to challenge norms while staying true to the most human elements of what we do, that the ancient songs are the future songs so long as we experiment, try new things, and believe.

You can find links to a handful of pieces published by professional creative people on the Publications page.

Click Digital Portfolio to check out some of the writing experiments I’ve been up to.

If you want to explore the strange surroundings that are my blog, you will find that on the Blog page.

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