Publications and Projects

International Blues Scholars Certificate

NEH Summer Scholar, Delta State University

Cleveland, Mississippi, Summer 2019


"Photograph of a Girl" and "Fence"

Tipton Poetry Journal, Issue #41, Spring 2019


Contributing Scholar, "Anatomical Reading of Correspondence: A Case Study of Epistolary Analysis." Viral Networks: Connecting Digital Humanities and Medical History (NEH/National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health)

VT Publishing (2019)

Report, "Alternative Genre: Audience, Assessment, Awareness: A Collaborative Project between Advanced Genetics and Writing Studies," with Mark Hiller, Ph.D.
Configurations: The Official Journal of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts
JHU PRESS (2018)
Review, Borderlands and Crossroads: Writing the Motherland, edited by Jane Satterfield and Laurie Kruk
JMWW (July 2017)
Four Poems
JMI (Demeter Press, 2017)
Essay, "Baltimore's Hidden Communication"
Popular Culture Review (Summer 2017)
Speaker, "Creative Nonfiction"
Dublin Writers' Conference, Dublin
June 2017
Essay, "Port of Entry"
Social Justice and American Literature (Salem Press, 2017)
Presentation: "Baltimore Sideshow"
PCA/ACA Far West Conference, Las Vegas
February 2017
Presentation, International Journal of Arts and Sciences
Munich, Germany
June 2016
Presentation: "Mapping a City's Desires from the Outside-In: Intimate Baltimore Correspondence Between Eleanor Roosevelt and her Journalist, Lorena Hickok"
CEA Conference, Denver
March 2016
Winning Poem "Don't Fight" (Burmese Climbing Rhyme)
Phi Kappa Phi Forum Poetry Contest: Innovation Issue
Fall 2015 edition of Phi Kappa Phi Forum
Dissertation, 2015
Nominated for the 2015 CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award


Locating Desire: Intimate Baltimore Letters from Slavery to Civil Rights

Featuring preserved and unpreserved correspondence by Frederick Douglass, Mark Twain and Olivia Langdon Twain, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Lidian Jackson Emerson, H.L. Mencken and Sara Haardt, F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok, Emily Dickinson and Susan Huntington Dickinson, and W.E.B. Du Bois and Nina Gomer Du Bois, among others.  

(Photo: The Port of Baltimore, 1890)