I am the author of three books of poetry: No Confession, No Mass (2015), In the Human Zoo (2011), and The Body Is No Machine (2007). My poems have been described as “muscular,” “hard-working,” “disciplined,” “grimly witty,” “scientific,” “ecstatic,” and “full of surprises.” (I haven’t yet decided how many of those terms also accurately describe me.)

I write fiction, too, and I’ve recently completed a novel, Keep It Inside, about a teenage girl who discovers her family’s criminal secret and must decide whether to protect her loved ones or to save herself. A collection of short fiction and a new book of poems are also in the works.

Like most writers, I’m an avid reader, too—you can find out who my favorite authors are, see what I’m reading now, and recommend books for me to add to my ever-expanding to-read list at Goodreads.