Academic Title

Associate Professor, English & Director, Writer’s House

Additional Title

Director, The Writers House & Co-Director, Jail Education Project

Research Interests
  • Fiction Writing
Research Summary

I am a fiction writer. My short stories have appeared in Ploughshares, New England Review, AGNI, One Story, and elsewhere and have won two Pushcart Prizes. I have received awards from the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ Conferences, the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the Elizabeth George Foundation. My first collection is Love Like That by Henry Holt & Co. I am currently at work on a novel.

  • M.F.A., Creative Writing, Boston University
  • B.A., English, University of New Hampshire
Areas of Expertise
  • Literary Fiction
Recent Publications

“Love Like That” (Henry Holt & Co.,)

Short Fiction
“The Package Deal.” New England Review, Vol. 40, No. 3, 2019
“The Sacrifice.” AGNI, Vol. 84, 2016
“The Devil’s Triangle.” New England Review, Vol. 36, No. 4, 2015
“Plagiarism.” The Sun, November 2015
“The Blue Bowl.” Ploughshares, Vol. 39, No. 4, Winter 2013-2014
“Marvel Sands.” The Sun, December 2013
“Crossing the Sagamore.” Cincinnati Review, 10.2, 2013
“Exuma.” Mississippi Review, Vol. 41, 1&2, 2013
“Sure, Fine.” American Scholar, Spring 2013
“The Zen Thing.” One Story, Issue #175, 2013

Award Anthologies
The Pushcart Prize XLI: Best of the Small Presses, 2016: “The Devil’s Triangle”
The Pushcart Prize XXXIX: Best of the Small Presses, 2014: “The Zen Thing” (lead story)