Selected Poetry

*some publications are under a dead name; all are my writing

  • “Tryst” — (winner: 2021 Academy of American Poets Prize)

“apollo hyper-zooms a
pop-cultural lens,
giving an extreme
close-up to the
struggle that is childhood,
the dream that is cinema,
and the fucking terror
that is men.”

— Dream Boy Book Club
  • “Oracle” — Really Serious Literature (disappearing chapbook, online for the first year of COVID)
  • “30/30 Poet for Tupelo Press December 2019”

  • Academy of American Poets Prize, University of Rochester 2021
  • Winner of the National YoungArts competition 2019, 2020, 2021 in Creative Nonfiction
  • Winner of the National Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards 2018 in Journalism
  • Nominee for the American Voices Award 2018
  • Dean’s Prize in Creative Writing for Poetry, University of Rochester 2022