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


“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, Langston Hughes Review. Forthcoming Winter 2020.

“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.



“Introduction.” Decolonize X?. Post45 Contemporaries Series, ed. Scott Challener. Forthcoming December 2020.

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

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

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




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

Blog Posts


Current Book Project: “Impossible Audiences: Hemispheric Poetry and U.S. Publics”

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

Third Project: “Minor Refusal: A History”

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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