About

Photo Credit: George Derk

Photo Credit: George Derk

I write about literature, agriculture, the environment, climate change, and the messy intersections of all these big things. A New Englander by birth, I now live in Charlottesville, Virginia, where I am a Jefferson Fellow at the University of Virginia. I am working on two big projects: a dissertation on literary agrarianism in the twentieth century and a creative manuscript life on a contemporary small-scale farm. On weekends you’ll find me elbow-deep in my backyard vegetable garden, where I’m learning to love the long growing season of zone 7a. My writing appears in OrionThe Los Angeles Review of BooksThe MillionsThe New Inquiry, and Full Stop.