"We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives."

-Toni Morrison


I am a published poet, contributing writer for ArtsATL, and contributing editor for Scalawag Magazine. My first chapbook Little Earthquakes, was the winner of the 2010 New York Book Festival Poetry Prize. I'm currently finishing a collection of essays on race, class, and the changing South. When I'm not writing about those topics, I can be found tweeting about politics, or blogging about bookish and/or UX things that inspire me.


Selected Publications


Creative WORKS

POETRY: "Lessons For Infanta," B O D Y 

POETRY: "Things I Could Never Tell My Daughter," Rattle

POETRY: "Self-Portrait with Gauguin's Parau Na Te Varua Ino," The Southeast Review 



OP-ED: "Mourn, Then Make It Count," ArtsATL

BOOK REVIEW: The Expatriates, by Janice Y.K. Lee, ArtsATL

INTERVIEW with Evan Kennedy, "The Role of Relationships in Dirty Swan Projects": Boog City



UX DESIGN THESIS EXCERPT: "After the Curtain Call: Archival Design and User Needs, a Case Study of the Rushdie Born-Digital Archive," 2011.

COPYRIGHT LAW: "Navigating the TEACH ACT: Implications for Librarians and Distance Education," 2009.