University of Virginia, M.F.A. in Poetry Writing, Henry Hoyns Fellow, 2003
New York University, B.A. in English, Summa Cum Laude, 1998
contemporary poetry, poetry and faith, cultural criticism, memoir and personal essay, Southern history and literature
- The New Yorker, November 21, 2011, “Epicurean.”
- The Atlantic Monthly, 2007 Fiction Issue, “The Believer.”
- Threepenny Review, “The Art of Mere Existence,” Winter 2008. Essay on Chinese Apples: New and Selected Poems, by W.S. di Piero.
Reading and Writing the Modern Essay, Introduction to Creative Writing, Reading Poetry for Craft