My first book of poems, Palm Trees, available from Green Lantern Press, won the Norma Farber first book award from the Poetry Society of America. I serve as a senior editor for The Iowa Review and co-editor of Canarium Books, a publisher of contemporary poetry.

My films have screened at MCA Chicago, Tribeca, SXSW, Slamdance, Shnit International, Athens, FLEX, Starz Denver, and elsewhere. I was awarded a Princess Grace Foundation Honorarium in Filmmaking in 2011.

I teach creative writing and film at Coe College.

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