I am a writer who explores the difference between desire and longing to make sense of queer identity and the American state of violence and whiteness.
My story collection We Had No Rules, is forthcoming from Arsenal Pulp Press (Spring 2020). Published stories from this collection can be found on my writing page. I am beyond thrilled to share this collection with you.
Additional stories and essays have appeared in Bomb, The Brooklyn Rail, Literary Hub, Vol 1 Brooklyn, Drunken Boat, The Oxford American, The Nervous Breakdown, Arts & Letters; anthologized in Towards an Ethics of Activism and Shadow Map: An anthology of Survivors of Sexual Assault (CCM Press). I've completed a novel called Potential Monsters about mass violence and am at work on a book of Autofiction: Dirty Joke about familial sexual abuse and Italian American migration and complicity.
In 2018 I was a writer and cast member of Propaganda for The Self, a stage performance directed by Eli Steffen. I’ve also contributed writing to Fox Whitney’s Gender Tender Project MELTED RIOT (June 2020). I've received fellowships from The MacDowell Colony (2015, 2017), 4 Culture, Artist Trust, Jack Straw Media Gallery, The Banff Centre, Mineral School, and The Hub City Writer's Project.
As a community member my focus has been on visibility of underrepresented writers and the necessity to reimagine and recreate the publishing process. The James Franco Review was an experiment in this.
I co-curated the prose radio hybrid The Furnace Reading Series at Hollow Earth Radio in Seattle for four years with Anca Szilagyi.
I grew up in Neptune, NJ where skee ball means winning tickets and saving them for a VCR or at least a spider ring. I work around Seattle as a teaching artist but mostly wear wigs while spending time with my favorite three adults and a toddler. I find myself through photo shoots. Yes, I want to collaborate with you.