Selected CV 


  • Phd Candidate in Literature & Creative Writing at the University of Southern California (current)

  • MFA in Poetry from Columbia University in the City of New York (2013)

  • BA in English from Skidmore College (2011)

  • School for International Training, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam (2009)









  • Winner of the 2019 Crab Orchard First Book Award in Poetry (judge: Traci Brimhall)              

  • Finalist, PSA Chapbook Fellowship 30 and Under (judge: Adrian Matejka) (2018)         

  • Finalist, Crab Orchard Series First Book Finalist (2018)    

  • Finalist, Four Way Books, Levis Prize in Poetry (Judge: Dorianne Laux), June 2018

  • Third Place, Narrative's 2018 Winter Story Contest

  • Runner-Up, BOA Edition's A. Poulin Jr. First Book Prize, April 2017

  • Finalist, Four Way Books, Levis Prize in Poetry, April 2017

  • Recipient of Fellowship & Residency, James Merrill House, Oct. 2016

  • Finalist, NARRATIVE 8th Annual Poetry Prize, 2016

  • Long-list, Univ. of Canberra Vice-Chancellor’s International Poetry Prize 2016

  • Finalist, Kathryn A. Morton First Book Prize, Sarabande Books (Judge: Mary Ruefle), 2015

  • Recipient of the Lotos Foundation Prize in the Arts & Sciences (Poetry), 2015

  • Second Poetry Alternate, Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, 2014

  • Finalist, Tupelo Quarterly Poetry Prize (Judge: Alicia Ostriker), 2014

  • Recipient of the Academy of American Poets Prize (Judge: Craig Morgan Teicher), 2013

  • Finalist, Cultural Center of Cape Cod Poetry Contest (Judge: Cornelius Eady), 2013

  • Recipient of the Steloff Poetry Prize, 2011 (Judge: Mark Wunderlich), 2011

  • Recipient of the Edwin Moseley Prize in English, 2011

  • Recipient of the English Department Award in Poetry at Skidmore College, 2011



  • Chevalier's Books, Hollywood, CA, May 2018

  • The Broad Museum, Los Angeles, CA, April 2018

  • RAIL Book Launch @ The Bindery, San Francisco, CA, April 2018

  • Spring Street Reading Series, Newburgh, NY, March 2017

  • Stonington Public Library (Merrill Fellow), Stonington, CT, Oct 2016

  • Ren Hen Press (AWP), Los Angeles, CA, April 2016

  • Grief Diaries Reading Series, Book Culture, New York, NY, Feb 2016

  • East River Reading Series, Brooklyn, NY, January 2015

  • East River Reading Series, Brooklyn, NY, November 2013

  • Hatchet Job, Brooklyn, NY, November 2013

  • Southern Writers Reading Series, New York, NY, June 2013

  • Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY, April 2013

  • Gallery 263 Reading Series, Cambridge, MA, March 2013

  • Metro Rhythm Reading Series, Brooklyn, NY, December 2012

  • Death Hums Reading, Webster Hall, New York, NY, September 2012