I write poetry, fiction, and non-fiction through my perspective as a Southern queer woman. My writing employs hybrid narrative forms such as the novel-in-verse and offers innovative new approaches to character, setting, and the lyric address. In my scholarly work, I research the historical lineage of women’s erotic writing and the ways that sincerity is coded, revealed, and intellectualized in literature by queer women.
My most recent book of poems, Mega-City Redux, won the 2016 Green Mountains Review Poetry Prize, selected by Olena Kalytiak Davis. I am also the author of the poetry collections Copper Mother (Switchback Books 2016) and Annotated Glass (Furniture Press Books 2013) and the poetry chapbooks Ballast (Seven Kitchens Press 2019), Epithalamia (Horse Less Press 2015), and Alternates (dancing girl press 2014). My work has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Denver Quarterly, Columbia Poetry Review, The Greensboro Review, and ZYZZYVA, among others. My non-fiction book Super Mario Bros. 3 (Boss Fight Books 2016) blends memoir, academic research, and investigative journalism to tell the story of one of the most influential video games of all time.
I have been involved in feminist publishing since 2009, and, since 2017, I have served as a co-editor of Switchback Books, which publishes first and second books by women writers.