Program Director

I’m the author of the short story collections Fox Tooth Heart, Born on a Train, and Stop Breakin Down and the novel Bitter Milk. The New York Times called my latest collection “bold and ingenious.” My fiction has appeared in McSweeney’s, Tin House, Ploughshares, American Short Fiction, Electric Literature, and other journals.

I’m the recipient of the Whiting Writers’ Award, the Fellowship of Southern Writers’ New Writing Award, a Fulbright Scholar award in South Africa, the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Literature Award, and a Creative Capital Literature grant. Additionally, I’m a playwright and screenwriter, and this year the Good Story Guild has optioned my TV pilot Strange Currencies.

Currently, I'm designing Castalia, the story souk. This publishing forum will decentralize arts patronage via a micropayment-enabled marketplace where creators and consumers can buy and sell work at all stages, from idea to execution.

I'm looking for collaborators in this and other endeavors that can share Web3's possibilities with literature, film, music, and the arts.

Experience: 6 years

Yearly salary: $180,000

Hourly rate: $250

Nationality: 🇺🇸 United States

Residency: 🇺🇸 United States


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2008 - professor of english and creative writing old dominion university
2016 - 2022 mfa program director old dominion university
2007 - 2021 creative writing faculty member goddard college mfaw program