- Ph.D, English, New York University, 1991
- M.A., English, Saint Bonaventure University, 1984
- B.A., English - Writing Concentration, Nazareth College, 1982
I am a fiction writer and scholar of early American literature. My dissertation focuses on the works of Nathaniel Hawthorne as responses to Ralph Waldo Emerson, but I am also a great admirer of Herman Melville’s sprawling and ambitious novels, Edgar Allan Poe’s crazy stories, and Emily Dickinson’s exquisite poetry. My other interests include Irish poetry and plays, African-American literature, and American modernist poetry.
Research & Scholarship
Early American Literature, American Romanticism, African-American Literature, Hawthorne, Fiction Writing
“Nocciola.” Short story. Whitefish Review, Winter 2013/2014.
“All the Wrong Moves.” Short Story. Saranac Review, Fall 2012.
“In Love with Louise.” Short Story. Trachodon, Spring 2012.
“Sunday Morning at the Silver Spur.” Short Story. South Dakota Review, Summer 2011.
“Once Upon a Time at the Kiev.” Short Story. Specs, Fall 2011
“It’s Always the Quiet Ones.” Short Story. GSU Review, Spring/Summer 2007.
“Spring Creek Pass.” Short story. Glimmer Train Stories, Spring 2005.
“Diamond Dash.” Essay. The Colorado Review, Summer 2003.