About

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Hello and welcome to my academic portfolio!  I write about and teach modern and contemporary American poetry, religion and American literature, pragmatism, cultural studies, ecology, and comparative philosophy.  My current project, Making a Living Poetry, focuses on the ongoing cultural life of the trope of a poet’s vocation in postwar America.  I have presented my investigations of 19th- and 20th-century American poetry, pragmatism, ecological aesthetics, and literary religiosity at annual conferences and colloquia across the US and Canada.  I have received fellowships from Cornell University’s School of Criticism and Theory, Brown’s University’s Cogut Center for the Humanities, and the Lumen Christi Institute.  Some of my scholarship appears or is forthcoming in Contemporary Literature and Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture.  I’m currently working on a new project about the intersection of postmodern spirituality, multiculturalism, semiotics, and experimental writing and from the 1960s to the present.  I have published poetry in Free Verse, The California Journal of Poetics, The Berkeley Poetry Reviewcomma, poetry, and those that this, and am in the process of finishing two books of poetry–Hoarder and Berkeley.

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