September 16, 2017 – Join me along with amazing Twin Cities writers Sun Yung Shin, Roy Guzman, Michael Kleber-Diggs, and Jordan Thomas at #LitCrawlMN from 5-6pm at Barbette. It’s a FREE event. More info at

August 7, 2017 – Announced I’m one of fifteen finalists for the 2017 BOAAT Book Prize, judged by Dean Young!  Results will be posted in late Sept or October.

June 8, 2017 – Matt Mauch’s “Bird Brain” Book Launch, Bryant Lake Bowl Theater, Minneapolis, MN starting at 6pm with guest readers: Matt Rasmussen, Sun Yung Shin, Michael Bazzett, Jasmine Rae Ziegler, and yours truly!

May 15, 2017 – Coffee House Press’ annual “Housequake” at Fulton Taproom in Minneapolis, 5:30pm-8pm. I’ll be one of the Pronto Poem poets!  Come by and get a poem typed up, made to order, among other poetry goodies! Get your event ticket here!

May 12, 2017 – One of the many readers at the Great Twin Cities Poetry Read at Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN. 7pm. For more information:

May 5, 2017 – Announced as a finalist for the Next Step Fund from the Metropolitan Regional Council in MN. 59 finalists selected from 402 applications.

April 19, 2017 – Was just accepted into the Can Serrat Artist Residency in El Bruc, Spain (less than 30 miles from Barcelona)! Will receive 50% grant to attend in the summer of 2018.

April 6, 2017 – Normandale Writing Festival in Bloomington, MN, panel + reading with Matt Mauch and Amy Munson, along with Sun Yung Shin, Paula Cisewski, Heidi Czerwiec, and keynote speaker, Chris Santiago

March 16, 2017 – Barnes & Noble, Bridges Reading Series with Paula Cisewski, Michael Bazzett, Jennifer Kwon Dobbs, HarMar Mall, Roseville, MN, 7pm

March 11, 2017 – Just announced I’ve been awarded the 2017 Coffee House Press “In the Stacks” Residency Fellowship at Dickinson House in East Flanders, Belgium for summer of 2017!

February 22, 2017 – Announced I am a finalist (1 of 3) for the Coffee House Press In the Stacks Residency at Dickinson House in Belgium for July 2017

February 15, 2017 – Just accepted into Springboard for the Arts’ Hinge Arts Residency at the Kirkbride in Fergus Falls, MN as artist-in-residence for Career Development in July 2017

January 12, 2017 – Announced my first poetry collection Bodega is a finalist (1 of 10!!) for the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Book Prize with Pleiades Press

December 9, 2016 – Accepted into Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation’s [VONA] Regional Workshop for “Voices of Conflict, Silence, and Witness” at the Loft Literary Center in January 2017

December 2, 2016 – Poetry & Prose Night at A-Mill with Emily Strasser, Carter Meland, and Shelly Lites, A-Mill Artist Lofts, Minneapolis, MN, 7:30pm

November 22, 2016 – Announced my first poetry collection Bodega is a semi-finalist for the Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize with Persea Books

November 16, 2016 – Poets & Pints with Hieu Minh Nguyen, Anders Carlson-Wee, and Clarence White, Sisyphus, Minneapolis, MN, 7pm

November 7, 2016 – Just announced I was runner-up (placed 2nd out of 215 applications) for the Tin House Winter Workshop Scholarship for an opportunity to work with poets Kevin Young, Ada Limon, and Matthew Zapruder!

October 21, 2016 – New Sh!t Show with Justin Boening, Bao Phi, and Roy Guzman; guest producer Kathryn Savage, Fox Egg Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, 8pm

August 26, 2016 – Just announced! I was one of five grantees awarded the 2017 Minnesota/Loft Emerging Writers Grant ($8,000 made possible by the Jerome Foundation and members of the Loft Literary Center), juried by members of VONA [Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation]!!!

May 20, 2016 – New Sh!t Show; guest producer Siri Undlin, Fox Egg Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, 8pm

May 19, 2016 – Writers Read, The Coffee Shop Northeast, Minneapolis, MN, 7-8:30pm

May 10, 2016 – MFA Thesis Defense: Bodega, Lind Hall, Room 207A, University of Minnesota, 2:30-3:30pm

April 26, 2016 – 555 Writers Reading Series with Mary Moore Easter, Irna Landrum, Brian Laidlaw, Peter Pearson, Five Watt Coffee, Minneapolis, MN, 8-9pm

April 24, 2016 – Mill City Reading Series with Mike Alberti, MJ Gette, John Costello, Kristin Collier, Magers & Quinn Bookstore, Minneapolis, MN, 6-7pm

March 25, 2016 – MFA reading at University of Minnesota Open Studios with D Allen, Connor Stratton, John Costello, Miriam Karraker, Alexis Zanghi, Regis Art Center East, 7-8pm