"I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Languages and Literature at Austin
Peay State University, where I teach and write about twentieth-century poetry and
LGBTQ studies. I also serve as Secretary of the Wallace Stevens Society.
My first book, Echo & Critique: Poetry and the Clichés of Public Speech (Louisiana State University Press, 2023), analyzes how postwar poets responded to
the political doublespeak of their era by taking specific phrases (like “transfer
of population,” “service the target” or “revenue enhancement”), and then putting pressure
on them, examining their implications, and complicating them within a poem. At the
same time, Echo & Critique argues that poets used this technique to weigh their own susceptibility to the clichés
of public discourse.
I have published articles in such venues as MLQ, Essays in Criticism, Philological Quarterly, Modernism / modernity, Journal of
Modern Literature, Twentieth-Century Literature, The Yale Review, and The Journal of Commonwealth Literature. I have also reviewed contemporary poetry for Colorado Review Online, Chicago Review, PN Review, Harvard Review Online, and Rain Taxi."