A scholar and poet, I'm an assistant professor of English at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, where I teach Shakespeare, surveys of British literature, general-education literature courses, and first-year writing seminars. I earned my MFA at the University of Colorado, Boulder and my PhD at Fordham University in New York.
My current scholarly project examines the manifold and sometimes competing meanings of the single life in the works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. I have an article on journeymen, ballads, and bachelor community in Shakespeare's London in English Literary Renaissance (Spring 2016), and another on the queer testimonies of male chastity in Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well that is currently under review.
I am also the author of a collection of poems, Other Psalms (University of North Texas Press, 2015), which was selected by Averill Curdy for the 2014 Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry. Individual poems have appeared in Boston Review, Barrow Street, 32poems, and Best New Poets, among other publications. I am currently developing two new collections of poems: The Grand Eloquence, which was a finalist for the National Poetry Series, and Its Reasons, as well as a prose-thing, The Sisters.
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