Events, etc.

Upcoming events:

Performing Arts Festival Berlin, “Show & Tell” 2020, presentation on THE TENDERNESS MANIFESTO, May 23 (event tbd owing to Covid-19)

Selected grants, awards & residencies:

Art Omi: Writers residency, 2019

Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Archives Research Residency, 2018

National Endowment for the Arts Literature Translation Fellowship, 2016

Sturgis International Fellowship, 2015

PCA/ACA grant, 2015

John and Shirley Holmes Award for Creative Nonfiction, 2013 & 2012

Walton Fellowship in Translation, 2012

Night. Good. Pretty.” First Prize, the Moleskin Travel Short Story Contest in Spanish, 2010


On “Bird in the Hand” with Ilana Masad, The Other Stories podcast, June 2017

How I Write” by Kirby Johnson, NANO Fiction, October 2016

On Translation,” NEA Writers’ Corner, 2016 Translation Project

Phone interview by Emily Perry, NEA ArtWorks blog, August 2015

Email interview by William Hoffacker, The Collagist blog, July 2015

Selected past readings:

Art Omi: Writers readingHudson, NY, April 13 2019

Berlin Writers’ Workshop reading with Abdulkadir Musa at Lettretáge, Berlin, Dec 13 2018

Hafenrevue reading with Fiction Canteen. Fiction. Literarisches Colloquium Berlin. Feb 16 2018

Fiction Canteen reading. Fiction. OstPost Berlin. Nov 30 2017

Literally Speaking reading. Translation. BuchHafen Berlin. Oct 18 2017

SAND Collective Love Story reading. Fiction. Love Story of Berlin. June 14 2017

The Spirit And/Or The Flesh. Translation, poetry, & fiction. Neu West Berlin. Sept 10 2016

SAND Issue 13 launch party. Translation, poetry, & nonfiction. Loophole, Berlin. May 14 2016

AWP – Hayden’s Ferry Review reading. Nonfiction. The Nicollet, Minneapolis, MN. April 10 2015

9 By the Light Reading. Poetry & Nonfiction. The Wine Cellar, Fayetteville, AR. Oct 06 2014

Big Rock Reading Series. Fiction. Pulaski Technical College, Little Rock, AR. Nov 9 2012

9 By the Light Reading. Translation. The Wine Cellar, Fayetteville, AR. Oct 26 2011

Night. Good. Pretty.” read by Clara Álvarez, ACUBO III Noche de Relatos, Libreria Tres Rosas Amarillas, Madrid, Oct 2009

Tómala” read by Ana Caballero, ACUBO Noche de Relatos, Café Moliere, Madrid, Jan 2009

Selected past teaching:

Poetry Writing IBerlin Writers’ Workshop; May–July 2019

How to Submit to Literary Journals, Berlin Writers’ Workshop; May 25 & 26 2019

Poetry Writing IBerlin Writers’ Workshop; January–March 2019

“Rhythm & Phrasing,” a workshop on composing in movement & text, Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle, Oct 19 & 20 2018

The Space Between,” a workshop in movement & text at K77 Studios Berlin, April 7 & 8 2018

Night Thoughts: Contemporary Poetic Practices,” seminar at Stillpoint Spaces Berlin, Feb 2018

Fractured Bodies: Contemporary Forms of Displacement,” literature seminar, Stillpoint Spaces Lab, Berlin. Sept/Oct 2017

Rhythm & Phrasing,” composing in movement & text, K77 Studios BerlinJuly 22 & 23 2017

The Word Embodied,” composing in movement & text, K77 Studios Berlin, Oct 22 & 23 2016

Visiting writer in literary translation, NOCCA, New Orleans, LA. Mar 24 2015

Visiting writer in literary translation, NOCCA, New Orleans, LA. Dec 17 2012

Undergraduate instructor of Creative Writing I & II, Composition I & II, Department of English, the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, 2011-2015