about me

I am a professor, critic, poet, and translator. I teach in the Department of English at the University of Louisville, where I am working on a book on philosophical skepticism and literary impersonality, as well as a collection of poems.

I received my Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and an M.A. in Religion and Literature from the University of Chicago. While I was in graduate school, I edited Chicago Review and won the 2012 Ron Often Poetry Prize. I received my B.A. from Georgetown University in the year 2000.

Work of mine has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, PopMatters, nonsiteChicago Review, Harvard Review, Verse, and elsewhere. Between 2002 and 2008 I was a regular contributor to Flak Magazine.