Readings, Papers & Teaching


2022  “SEAM: a poetry reading series,” April 10, virtual, with Patricia Smith and Bianca Stone

“Happy Neuroqueering: A Reading by Neuroqueer Poets,” March 23-26, Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference, Philadelphia, PA, virtual, with Jai Hamid Bashir, Hilary Brown, and K. Iver

2021  “Neuroqueer Poetry Reading,” Lacuna Collective, November 13, virtual, with Jai Hamid Bashir, Cali Linfor, and Christopher Phelps

Mercy Street Readings, November 7, virtual, with Nishat Ahmed, Cynthia Atkins, Chelsea B. DesAutels, Amorak Huey, James Knippen, and Ananda Lima

2020  “Neurodiverse Verse: Poems by and about People on the Autism Spectrum,” March 4-7, Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference, San Antonio, TX, with Daniel Bowman Jr., Sonia Greenfield, Juile Hensley, and Tom Hunley

2019  “Poetry Reading,” April 7, The Bookshop, 1043 West Eastland Avenvue, Nashville, TN, with Patrick DeGuira and Jana Harper, details here

“Poet’s Corner: Featured Reader,” February 28, Scarritt Bennett Center, 1027 18th Avenue South, Fondren Building, Nashville, TN, details here

“Rae (Armantrout) Day,” January 13, The Packing Plant, 507 Hagan Street, Nashville, TN, details here

2018  “Voices Inside Doomsday Bunker,” broadside debut and poetry reading, October 25, Virginia Center for the Book, Charlottesville, VA, details here

“Goldenrod Poetry Festival: Guest Poet,” April 18, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY, details here

“Concert & Book Launch Party: Destruction of Man,” April 6, Third Man Books at Soft Junk, with Abraham Smith, Adia Victoria, and Little Bandit, Nashville, TN, details here

2017  “X-Peri and the Dada Effect: Readings of Contemporary Experimental Writing,” May 18, Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, with Sammantha J. Prychodko, Jamie Thurman, and Alex Lundy, details here


2023  “Emily Dickinson: Queering the Home of the Poem at Home,” July 21-23, Emily Dickinson International Society Annual Meeting, Amherst College

“Reading and Writing Queer Fabulist Poems and Finding Joy in the South,” February 23, OUT in Front Conference: Roots of Resilience: Community Care in the Queer South, Vanderbilt University

2022  “Crippled Poets Writing Crippled Sonnets,” October 20-23, Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers Conference, Resurrected Genres Seminar, Yale University

2020  “The Sonnet As: Neuroqueerness in the American Sonnet,” October, 1-3, Sonnets from the American Symposium, Johns Hopkins University

2018  “The Undoing of Self in Robert Duncan’s Passages,” February 22-24, The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, New Groundwork: Form, Self, and Tradition in the Poetry of Robert Duncan Seminar, University of Louisville

2017  “Slow Reading by Default: How Slow Processing Speed Benefits Literary Comprehension,” October 26-29, Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers Conference, Slow Reading Seminar, University of Dallas

“A Sweet Disorder: ADHD, Dyslexia, Modernist Indeterminacy and the Poetics of Neurodiversity,” May 2, The Unbinding Prometheus Project, The Modernist Social Network Seminar Series, University of Pennsylvania


2018  “An Easy Way to Write like Emily Dickinson,” September 15, Workshop Leader, MTSU Write, Fall Creative Writing Conference, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN

“Poem Fail: A Poetry Workshop,” April 18, Workshop Leader, the Robert Penn Warren Room, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY

2017  “Writing Badly: A Poetry Workshop,” March 11, Workshop Co-leader (with Win Bassett), The Porch Writers’ Collective, Refinery Nashville, Nashville, TN

2016  “Writing Badly: A Poetry Workshop,” June 18, Workshop Co-leader (with Win Bassett), The Porch Writers’ Collective, The Skillery, Nashville, TN