His poems have appeared in the Boston Review, Georgia Review, Kenyon Review, New England Review, Ploughshares, and Virginia Quarterly Review, among others. His work has been featured in Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, From the Fish House, Best of the Web, San Francisco Chronicle, and Best New Poets.
He earned a B.F.A. and B.A. from the University of Maine and an M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he was a founding editor of the literary journal, Devil’s Lake. He has held fellowships, residencies, and scholarships from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and Stanford University where he was a 2012-2014 Wallace Stegner Fellow.
He lives in San Francisco and currently works as a middle school principal.