20th- and 21st-century U.S. and Latina/o/x Literatures and Cultures, Latin American poetry and fiction, comparative modernism, poetry and poetics.


Ph.D., Rutgers University, English

M.A., Middlebury College, Spanish

M.F.A., Warren Wilson College, Poetry

B.A., University of Rochester, English, Religion and Classics

Other Publications


“Late (Print) Capitalism and the Remediating Poetics of Contemporary Puerto Rican and Latinx Poetry,” Expressive Networks: Poetry and Platform Cultures, under advance contract with Amherst College Press, forthcoming.

“Teaching the Mexican Revolution in the American Literature Survey,” Teaching the Mexican Revolution, ed. Ignacio M. Sánchez Prado, MLA Options for Teaching Series, forthcoming.

“Rehearing ‘The Negro Speaks of Rivers’ in an Era of Global Decolonization: ASK YOUR MAMA’s Jazz Poetics,” special issue on “‘The Negro Speaks of Rivers at 100,’” ed. Shane Graham and Chiyuma Elliot, Langston Hughes Review, Vol. 27, No. 1, 2021.

“Addressing Alien Worlds: Publics and Persons in the Poetry of Jack Spicer.” Contemporary Literature. Winter 2017, Vol. 58, No. 4.

“Genre and Nationality in Nineteenth Century British and American Poetry.” With Meredith McGill, et. al.

Teaching Transatlanticism: Resources for Teaching Nineteenth-Century Anglo-American Print Culture. Edited by Linda K. Hughes and Sarah Robbins. Edinburgh UP, 2015.


“Wallace Stevens and the Fate of Modernist Studies,” draft of article. 23 pages. Plan to submit MLQ Summer 2023.

“Stranger Dialectics: César Vallejo and the ‘Inquietudes’ of Parisian Social Space,” draft of article. 42 pages. Plan to submit to Modernism/modernity Summer 2023.

“The Cultural Logic of Minor Refusal,” draft of article. 25 pages. Plan to submit to Post45 Summer 2023.

“‘Working the Structures’: Character-Space in Roberto Bolaño’s Nazi Literature of the Americas,” draft of article. 36 pages.



Introduction: ‘Not Only a Metaphor’.” Decolonize X?. Post45 Contemporaries Series, ed. Scott Challener. 10 Aug 2021.

“‘Only Through and Across Difference’: Historical Poetics and Historical Antagonism in Contemporary Poetry Studies.” ASAP/J. 4 Sep 2020.

Harlem.” A Poetry Guide for the Poetry Foundation. 25 Sep 2019.

“‘A Breathable Language’: Oliverio Girondo and the Poetry of the Americas.” Los Angeles Review of Books. 11 Apr 2019.



Ghosts & Indices, chapbook. Finalist, Omnidawn 2018 Chapbook Contest and 2018 Baltic Writing Residency Contest.

Individual poems appear in The Nation, Omniverse, Pangyrus, Lana Turner Journal, Gulf CoastThe Mississippi Review, RHINO, The Collagist, Narrative Magazine, The Cortland Review.SELECTED BOOK REVIEWS


The Nation, Pangyrus, Lana Turner Journal, Gulf Coast, The Mississippi Review, RHINO, The Collagist, Narrative Magazine, The Cortland Review.

Blog Posts


Current Book Project: Practicing the Impossible: Translation and the Postwar Poetry of the Americas

Second Project: “Minor Refusal: A Brief History”

Third Project: “American Literature in an Era of Global Decolonization”

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

“‘The Negro Speaks of Rivers’ at 100.” Modern Language Association, January 2021 (virtual)

“Translating Sapphics: The Neruda-Bishop-Moore Nexus and the Transnational Relay of Genre.” American Literature Association, San Diego, CA (May 2020, canceled due to pandemic)

“Poetry as ‘Reject Note’: The Black Radical Magazine and the Poetics of Global Decolonization.” American

Comparative Literature Association, Chicago, IL (March 2020, canceled due to pandemic)


Modern Languages Association

American Comparative Literature Association

Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present

Modernist Studies Association

American Studies Association

American Literature Association

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