I am a writer, translator, and editor based in Chicago where I work as editor-in-chief & publisher of Ghost Proposal. I am also the author of Phantoms (dancing girl press) and American Girl Doll (Ursus Americanus Press) and the translator from the Spanish of Sebastián Jiménez Galindo’s Experimental Gardening Manual: create your own habitat in thirty-something simple steps (Toad Press).


My essays, poems, translations, and dance films have appeared widely in journals, including Court Green, Pithead Chapel, Asymptote, Sundog Lit, Passages North, Essay Daily, the Boiler, Interim, and Split Lip Magazine. In 2019, I was named one of 30 Writers to Watch by the Guild Complex. I have been awarded fellowships and residencies from Yaddo, Vermont Studio Center, Studio Faire and Chateau d'Orquevaux in France.


I hold an MFA in Nonfiction from Columbia College Chicago where I received the
Follet Fellowship, and a BA in Dance, Theatre, and Literature from Bennington College.

photo by Colin Usher