PhD—English (Creative Writing-Poetry)—Florida State University—2014
MFA—Creative Writing (Poetry)—University of Nevada, Las Vegas—2008
BA—English, Sociology—Western Kentucky University—2001
English Faculty, Division of Arts & Humanities, Southern Regional Technical College
Instructor, Division of Communications and Humanities, Tallahassee Community College
Teaching Assistant, Department of English, Florida State University -- Tallahassee, FL
Teaching Assistant, Department of English, University of Nevada at Las Vegas -- Las Vegas, NV
Teaching Faculty, Department of English & Fine Arts, Virginia Military Institute -- Lexington, VA
Tutor, Writing Center, Western Kentucky University -- Bowling Green, KY
Tutor, Warren County Juvenile Justice System -- Bowling Green, KY
Creative Writing (Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction), Modern
and Contemporary Poetry & Poetics, Southern U.S.
Literature & Culture, Translation Studies
Poetic Technique (Upper Division)
Creative Nonfiction Technique (Upper Division)
Multigenre Creative Writing Workshop (Lower Division)
Introduction to Poetry (Lower division)
The Short Story (Lower Division)
World Literature to 1600 (Lower Division)
World Literature since 1600 (Lower Division)
Literature and Composition
First-Year Composition II
First-Year Composition I
Fundamentals of English
Spanish (speak and read)
Romeo Bones (poetry collection). Bowling Green, KY: Steel Toe Books, 2013.
Anti-Ferule (poetry chapbook translated from the Spanish of Karen Wild Díaz). Toad Press (2015).
Books in Progress:
On the Endless Horizon: A Poet’s Field Guide to Literary Translation (multilingual anthology of poetry,
translations, and translator notes). Co-editor with Karen An-hwei Lee. Under review.
Poets on Poetry: An Anthology of Poems and Readings (anthology of poetry and criticism). Co-editor with Paul Hoover.
Panhandle (poetry manuscript). Under consideration.
My Lullaby for the Poisonous Night (poetry manuscript translated from the Spanish of Alfredo Trejos). In progress.
humus (poetry manuscript translated from the Spanish of Karen Wild Díaz). Under consideration.
"Albuquerque." Juked (2015).
"Hiking at Bee Rock." Narrative (Fall 2014).
"Elegy for a Heart-Shaped Box." Prairie Schooner (2016).
"Alligator Point." Apalachee Review (2015).
"Panhandle." Saw Palm (2015).
"These are My Days." Tupelo Quarterly (2015).
Buck Fever III, IV, V, and VI. Sugar House Review (Spring 2014).
“Fate, Chance, & Twelve Packs.” Apalachee Review (Spring 2014).
“Bloom Day” and “Watching The Station Agent in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Republic of Costa Rica.”
The Café Review (Fall 2013).
“Reading in the Sun” and “Meditation on a Close Call—September 11, 2012.”
St. Petersburg Review (Fall 2013).
“Romeo Bones.” Verse Daily (September 24, 2013).
“In Praise of Kool Filter Kings.” Ninth Letter (Spring 2013).
“Dear Marietta 1” and “Dear Marietta 2.” James Dickey Review (Fall 2012).
“Camping.” Valparaiso Poetry Review (Summer 2012), and VPR Poem of the Week (of July 17, 2012).
“News from Eden, Sort of,” “Pietro Nostradamus,” “Romeo Bones,” and “A Native of Somewhere.”
Interim (Fall 2009).
“Dear Buck Fever— (Bright and boldly born).” Asheville Poetry Review (Fall 2008).
“Last Night in a Cheap Motel Before Heading to the Caribbean.” Shampoo Poetry (Spring 2008).
“Bends.” Verse Daily (April 18, 2008).
“Ode to Evel.” Louisville Review (Spring 2008).
“Bends.” Colorado Review (Spring 2008).
“When the Waters Fall.” Hurricane Blues: Poems about Katrina and Rita (2006).
“Desert” and “Torrent.” Red Rock Review (Spring 2006).
“Custody” and “Fling.” Red Rock Review (Fall 2005).
“Inventory” and “Leaving.” Red Rock Review (Fall 2004).
“Partial” and “Courage.” Mojo Risin’ (Fall 1999).
“Chemistry” and “Nightingale.” Kentucky Writing (Spring 1990).
Five poems from the Spanish of Karen Wild Díaz. St. Petersburg Review (2017).
Feature: poems and Q&A from the Spanish of Karen Wild Díaz. Tupelo Quarterly (2017).
Five Poems from the Spanish of Karen Wild Díaz. América Invertida: An Anthology of Emerging Uruguayan Poets.
Ed. Jesse Lee Kercheval. U of New Mexico Press (2016).
"breviary on stones" and "tear." From the Spanish of Karen Wild Díaz. Waxwing (2016).
Two Poems from the Spanish of Karen Wild Díaz. Action Yes (2016).
Three Poems from the Spanish of Karen Wild Díaz. Drunken Boat (2016).
“Our Tsunami” (from the Spanish of Fernández de Palleja). World Literature Today
"Plant Your Foot," "Protest Against Certain Fall," "Permanence of Impermanence," "Demonstrations,"
and "Our Tsunami" (from the Spanish of Fernández de Palleja). Poetry and the Land / Poemas
y la tierra: a bilingual anthology of Ríoplatense poets writing about the environment and
sustainability. Editorial Yaugurú and SARAS (South American Institute of Resilience and
Sustainability Studies), 2016.
“Shelter from the Sky,” “The Sky Knows No Walls,” and “Thread of Blood in the Sky”
(from the Spanish of Karen Wild Díaz). Copper Nickel (2015).
"A House without the Sky" (from the Spanish of Karen Wild Díaz). Blue Lyra Review (2015).
“Triptych II—I, II, III.” Trans. from the Spanish of Alfredo Trejos. Huesoloco (Fall 2013).
"About Forgetting: The Tale of the Zombie Poem" (Essay on translation studies). World Literature Today (2016).
“Hart Crane.” Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism (2016).
“Robert Creeley.” Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism (2016).
"Hic Inde Clare: Interity, Exocognition, and John Clare's 'Proposals for Building a Cottage.'"
John Clare Society Journal (2014).
Interview with Don Bogen. Southeast Review (Spring 2014).
Arthur Vogelsang Biography. The Poetry Foundation Online. www.poetryfoundation.org.
“The Accidental Poem.” The Best of the AWP Pedagogical Papers 2008.
“Tasting Stones.” The AWP Pedagogical Papers 2005.
SELECTED PRESENTATIONS & READINGS
"The América Invertida Project: A Poet-to-Poet Model for Opening New Literatures to US Readers,
Sponsored by ALTA" -- Panel -- Association of Writers and Writing Programs
Annual Conference 2017 -- Washington, DC -- 2/4/17
"Translation as Communing with the Dead and the Living" -- Panel
American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) Annual Conference 2016 -- Oakland, CA -- 10/7/16
Featured Bilingual Reader - Moe's Books -- Berkeley, California -- 10/6/16
"Uruguay Rising: A Conversation between the Translators" -- Panel
ALTA Annual Conference 2015 -- Tuscon, AZ -- 10/30/15
"The Translator's Tether: How Much Can You Tug?"
Panel -- AWP Annual Conference 2015 -- Minneapolis, MN -- 4/6/15
Featured Reader -- The Warehouse Reading Series -- Tallahassee, FL -- 1/29/14
“Translation and its Legacy in Poetry in English”
Panel with Willis Barnstone, Aliki Barnstone, and Monica Hand
ALTA Annual Conference 2013 — Bloomington, IN -- 10/19/13
Introducer: David St. John — The Warehouse — Tallahassee, FL — 10/15/13
Featured Reader with Misha Rai — The Warehouse—Tallahassee, FL — 7/30/13
Introducer: Craig Blais — The Warehouse — Tallahassee, FL — 7/16/13
Steel Toe Books Reading — AWP Annual Conference 2013 — Boston, MA — 3/7/13
Introducer: Don Bogen — The Warehouse Reading Series — Tallahassee, FL — 2/5/13
Featured reader — The Warehouse Reading Series — Tallahassee, FL — 1/29/13
Featured reader — The Warehouse Reading Series — Tallahassee, FL — 3/20/12
“The Accidental Poem.” AWP Annual Conference 2008 Pedagogy Forum -- New York, NY -- 3/28/08
UNLV Graduate & Professional Student Association (GPSA) Research Forum — Las Vegas, NV -- 2006, 2008
“Tasting Stones.” AWP Annual Conference 2005 Pedagogy Forum -- Vancouver, B.C. -- 3/12/05
Staff Editor--Southeast Review—2010-11
Managing Editor--The Pater Journal—2008
Staff Editor--Red Rock Review—2004-5
HONORS, AWARDS, & FELLOWSHIPS
Pass with Distinction—Doctoral Comprehensive Exam—Florida State University—2011
Judge—Virginia Military Institute 2009 Poetry Symposium featuring Yusef Komunyakaa
Moderator—AWP Pedagogy Forum 2008—New York, NY
The Best of the AWP Pedagogy Papers 2008
UNLV Latin American Studies Program Translation Fellowship (Central America)—2007
Outstanding Faculty Award—University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)—2005
SELECTED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & SERVICE
First-Year Composition Committee—FSU—2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14
Graduate English Advocacy Resource (GEAR) Committee—FSU—2012-13
Creative Writing Representative to Graduate Policy Committee—FSU—2012
Cohost—The Warehouse Reading Series—FSU—2012
First-Year Composition “Value-Added” Assessment Committee—Virginia Military Institute—2009
Robert Olen Butler