I moved from Nebraska to the Pacific Northwest in the early 90s to study at Evergreen. I've been a member of the Evergreen faculty since 2002. My current research focus is the work of Samuel Beckett, including his influences in literature and philosophy. Prior studies include the Oulipo, Mallarmé, and experimental fiction. I am the author of two novels: Little is Left to Tell (Campanile Books, 2016) and Now Beacon Now Sea (Kernpunkt Press, 2024).
M.F.A., Writing, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2000; B.A., The Evergreen State College, 1997.
I love going in-depth with students to read challenging texts, and I thrive on coaching students through major writing projects. When collaborating, I seek out the richest connections I can between literature, creative process, the form and history of the book, and any disciplines my colleagues bring to a program. My lectures range from multi-week, in-depth explorations of an author or a text to conversational, Socratic inquiries into ideas, craft, and literary theory.