Poet. Novelist. Essayist

 

 

I am a professional and creative writer living in Chicago, IL. I received my MFA in Poetry from Columbia College Chicago in 2009. In 2013, I received a two-week residency at the Vermont Studio Center and an Illinois Arts Council Grant to further the work on my genealogy poetry project.

 

As a poet, my work centers around the importance of narrative—whether one’s own personal story or the re-visioned voices of one’s ancestors. As a novelist, I am currently writing in the romance genre, combining my passions for a good love story and for international travel. As an essayist, I am working on a collection of travel essays accounting my personal experiences around the world.

 

My work has appeared in Columbia Poetry Review, Exit 7, Mindful Metropolis, Rhino, ROAR, SlurveSo to Speak, and Third Wednesday. I have been a featured reader in the following local reading series: Elbowing Off the Stage, Printer’s Row Book Fair, Red Rover Reading Series, and Rhino.

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Writing Samples

Here are some examples of my published professional writing. For a list of creative writing publications, visit the "bio" page.

 

 

Brochure                                                      Appeal Letter

Written for Victories                                 Written for Victories

2019                                                              2019

                        Article                                                           Interview

                        "Fall Colors & Local Wines"                     "Andrew Harvey"

                        Written for Mindful                                   Written for Mindful Metropolis

                        Metropolis                                                    2009

                        2009     

                        Restaurant Review                                     Article

                        "El Nuevo Mexicano"                                "Poetry Month"

                        Written for Mindful                                   Written for Mindful Metropolis

                        Metropolis                                                    2010

                        2011

                       Essay                                                              Press Release

                       "Investing in Each Other"                          "Green Metropolis Fair"

                       Written for Mindful                                    Written for Green Metropolis

                       Metropolis                                                     Fair

                       2009                                                               2012

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