About

Photo Credit: George Derk

Photo Credit: George Derk

I write about literature, agriculture, the environment, climate change, and the intersections of all these things. A New Englander by birth, I now live in Charlottesville, Virginia, where I am a fellow of the Institute for the Humanities and Global Cultures 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 about life on a contemporary small-scale farm. On weekends you’ll find me in my backyard vegetable garden, where I’m learning to love the long growing season of zone 7a. My journalism, essays, and reviews appear in OrionThe Los Angeles Review of BooksThe MillionsThe New Inquiry, and Full Stop.