I’m a poet, editor, and writing tutor, currently pursuing a PhD in Comparative Literature at Emory University.
My creative practice and scholarly work are always in dialogue. Storytelling—whether in the form of oral history, experimental documentary, or the media representations that narrate daily life—is often at the center of my writing.
I received my MFA in Writing and MA in Visual & Critical Studies from California College of the Arts in San Francisco. I hold a BA in Literature and Spanish from New College of Florida, where I wrote my honors thesis on narratives of political exile and hybrid approaches to nonfiction.
I have experience in nonprofit communications and development from my time with Voice of Witness, an organization that advances human rights by amplifying the voices of people impacted by injustice. I am a certified copyeditor and have served on the staff of Eleven Eleven Journal of Literature and Art. I also worked for five years as a college writing tutor and writing center administrator.
My chapbook Flight (published Dec. 2017) is available from Volumes Volumes, and I’ve had other writings published in Denver Quarterly, VOLT, Art Practical, Jai-Alai Magazine, Tupelo Quarterly, and Sightlines. I am currently working on a series of essays about Cuban balseros and the vessels they have used to cross the Straits of Florida.
Please contact me for details about editing, grant-writing, and tutoring services.
Portrait by Marissa Katarina Bergmann