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Honor / July 2018
“High School Hell,” a a film script co-written by me and Laura C.J. Owen, placed in the top 10% of scripts submitted to the 2018 Academy Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting.

Publication / March 8, 2018
My essay on “Home Sweet Home” by  Mötley Crüe is available at March Shredness, a March Madness-style online tournament for the best hair-metal song.

Honor / August 30, 2017
“The King of California,” a film script co-written by me and Laura C.J. Owen, placed in the Top 50 in the 2017 Academy Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting, out of 7,102 screenplays submitted to the competition this year. We’re honored to have performed so well with our first film screen and are now at work on our second.

Publication / January 5, 2017
My essay “Knitting Shirts of Nettles” has been published at the awesome Entropy. Honored!

Publication / December 21, 2016
My poem “Escape from Orbit” can now be found in the second issue of Under a Warm Green Linden.

Publication / December 20, 2016
My embroidery of a tweet by @TwittaHoney has been included in the online exhibit at Feminist Fiber Art.

Publication / June 25, 2016
My short story “The Flarp Comes to Fort Chiswell, Virginia” has been published at Devils Lake Journal.

Reading / March 12, 2016
I’ll be part of a group reading at the Tucson Festival of Books in celebration of The Sonoran Desert: A Literary Field Guide. The reading takes place on Saturday, March 12, 2:30 in the Kiva Room in the Main Student Union at the University of Arizona.

Blog Launch / February 28, 2016
Launched Feminist Nikki Sixx, an Instagram account that combines feminism and love of 1980s-era Motley Crue.

Publication / February 25, 2016
The Sonoran Desert: A Literary Field Guide is an anthology of poems and short prose pieces about species native to the Sonoran Desert, edited by Eric Magrane and Chris Cokinos, illustrated by Paul Mirocha, and published by University of Arizona Press. My poem “Sacred Datura” is included in this anthology.

Judging a Contest / December 15, 2015
Eggtooth Editions has invited me to judge the nonfiction category of their brand-new chapbook contest. This is an all-genre contest open to any writer working in English who has not previously published a full-length book. Submissions accepted between 9/15/15 and 12/15/15.

Blog Launch / March 17, 2015
I’ve launched All-Girl All-Comedy Reviews, a blog reviewing comedic work of all genres by women of all kinds. Check it out at

Reading / September 13, 2015
I’m reading along with poet Tacey M. Atsitty at the Northern Arizona Book Festival as part of the Eggtooth Editions reading on Sunday 9/13/15 at 2:00 p.m. at Firecreek Coffee. Eggtooth Editions is the new any-genre chapbook contest founded by Megan Coe and Will Cordeiro.

Reading / February 3, 2015
I’m reading a one-minute composition for two voices titled “Fear of Death and the Passage of Time” for the “One Minute in Heaven” event hosted by the UA Creative Writing Program Works-in-Progress reading series. On 02/03/15 at 6:00 pm at the Poetry Center.

Interview / September 30, 2014
Jon Riccio of Fairy Tale Review came up with the best interview questions for this mini-interview we did for Pins and Needles, the blog of Fairy Tale Review.

Publication / February 13, 2014
My poem “Reverie” appears in the Emerald issue of Fairy Tale Review!

Performance / May 13, 2013
My poem “Reverie,” set to music and choreography, is performed as part of Copious Collaboration. On 5/13/13 at 7:00 pm at the UA School of Music, Rm #232.

Reading / January 23, 2013
I read for the Edge Series with Sueyeun Juliette Lee & Bus Stop Dreaming. On 01/23/13 at 7:30 pm at at Casa Libre en la Solana.

Review / December 1, 2012
Honored! Ander Monson reviews my essay, “I Think It’s Great You Want to Give Your Wife Orgasms,” at Essay Daily. (12/01/12)

Mini -Lecture / October 27, 2012
For POG‘s Six-Minute Lecture Series, I deliver a mini-lecture on the zero-point field. On 10/27/12 at 7:30 pm.

Reading / April 16, 2012
I read as part of a group reading for A Poetic Inventory of the Saguaro National Park. On 04/16/12 at 7:00 pm at the University of Arizona Poetry Center.

Reading / April 13, 2012
I read as part of the Zombie Blues Poetry Slam at the 2012 Towards a Science of Consciousness Conference. On 04/13/12 at 10:00 pm.

Performance / February 14, 2012
The UA Dance department’s Love Notes performance includes poems written by me. On 02/14/12 at 7:30 pm at the Stevie Eller Dance Theater.

Reading / May 13, 2011
I read for the Other Voices reading series at one of the great indie bookshops, Antigone Books. On 05/13/11 at 7:00 pm.