Welcome to my blog! Over the past five years, my participating in blogging has waxed and waned, but this site remains an important place for me to share my work and life. Through my posts I’ve chronicled my journey through poetry and teaching, as well as my ever-deepening love of Texas. I’m glad you made your way here.
I was born and raised in Ohio, graduating with a B.A. in English from Kenyon College in 2006. In 2008, I received my M.A. in English from Case Western Reserve University. Soon after graduation, my husband and I moved to Austin, Texas. (We divorced in 2014.) I currently reside in East Austin with my dog Simon, as well as an awesome roommate. In 2015 I enrolled in the online MFA program at the University of Texas at El Paso, and I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to continue my literary education at such an amazing program. Although I still love teaching, I’m starting to explore career opportunities that take me outside of the classroom. At this point in my life, I’m interested in a career focused on environmentalism, conservation, and stewardship. I look forward to this next phase of my life journey.
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