Curriculum Vitae – full

Education

  • M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA, Critical Studies, 2008
  • B.A., Reed College, Portland, OR, English, 1998

Academic Appointments

  • Teaching Assistant, CalArts, 2007-2008
  • ESL Tutor, CalArts, 2006-2007

Curatorial Experience

  • Curator, Featherless Reading Series, Wordspace / Stories Books & Cafe, Los Angeles, CA, 2010-2012

Publications

Books:

  • Jet Set Desolate, Future Fiction London, 2009
  • Lorazepam and the Valley of Skin: Extrapolations on Los Angeles / 730910-2155, valeveil press, 2009

Chapbooks:

  • G(u)ilt, 2011

Anthologies:

  • “Chapter Three: Runway – Road – Room,” Tomorrow’s Literature Today, Unified Narrative Freedom Organization (forthcoming)
  • “Generic Butch-Femme Poem,” Off the Rocks #16, NewTown Writers Press, 2012
  • “Generic Butch-Femme Poem,” “Aalpha Pharmacy Waiting Dirge,” “The Ballad of Student Loan Default,” “Palm Alley,” The L.A. Telephone Book, 2012
  • “SUNSET : UNFO” SUNSET.UNFO! INSTANT PUBLICATION!, Unified Narrative Freedom Organization, 2011
  • “2006 May 6 : Night : Los Angeles” “I, II, III” You’ve Probably Read This Before, 2009
  • “2006: May 6: Night : Los Angeles” Chronometry, 2008

Print Journals:

  • “I, II, III” Sprawl Journal, 2008
  • “Revita-Lift Night Cream,” Artizen, 2007
  • “Jake Faithful’s Spanking for Salvation Ministry,” Reed College Small Press Collective, 1995
  • “Slap Yourself,” The Bantu Chronicles, 1995

Online Journals:

  • “My Experience with Detox and Outpatient Rehab,” Queer Mental Health, 2013
  • “Death and the Aftermath,” Queer Mental Heath, 2013
  • “Love Letter to Katie,” Loved Lettered, 2013
  • “Coming to Terms with Childlessness,” Queer Mental Health, 2012
  • “The Window at Night,” Queer Mental Health, 2012
  • “My Experience with AA and Early Sobriety,” Queer Mental Health, 2012
  • “Ramifications of Queer and Mental Illness Visibility,” Queer Mental Health, 2012
  • “From Teargas to Twitter: How I Disengaged from Activism,” Queer Mental Health, 2012
  • “Shaming my Food Stamps: EBT and SSDI,” Queer Mental Health, 2012
  • “Bipolar Mania and the High Femme: Adventures in Sephora,” Queer Mental Health, 2012
  • “Misrepresentation, Diversion, and Truth: Talking about SSDI,” Queer Mental Health, 2012
  • “My Experience with Schizoaffective Disorder,” Queer Mental Health, 2012
  • “Bonnie Brae, You Slut!” Ready, Able, valeveil press, 2012
  • “Excerpt from Jet Set Desolate”, 3:AM Magazine, 2009
  •  “What She Was Told,” Lime Tea, 2005
  • “My Supplication,” Lime Tea, 2005
  • “Mimosa Leers,” Lime Tea, 2004
  • “The Warhooker Manifesto,” Warhookers, 2004
  • “It’s About Subtlety,” Warhookers, 2004
  • “Spin-the-Bottle,” Warhookers, 2004
  • “Cab Driver,” Warhookers, 2004

Reviews:

  • “Q.E.D. – Part 3: An Evening of Authentic Objects,” HTMLGIANT, 2012
  • “Popscene: Let-Down a go-go,” Posthoc.com, 2000
  • Review of Tom Waits, Mule Variations, Plazm, no 23, 1999
  • “Independent Publishing Resource Center Open at Reading Frenzy,” Anodyne, Vol. 3 no 5, 1999
  • “Eternal Screens: Group Show in Three Phases,” Anodyne, Vol. 3, no 4, 1999
  • Review of Einstürzende Neubauten Show, Anodyne, Vol. 3. no. 4, 1999
  • Review of “Talus and Scree” Literary Journal, Anodyne, Vol. 3, no 4, 1999
  • “Toy Geeks Invade the AIA,” Anodyne, Vol. 3, no 3, 1998
  • Review of Rara Avis, Anodyne, Vol. 3, no 2, 1998
  • Review of The One Handed Pianist and Other Stories, Anodyne, Vol. 3, no 1, 1998

Readings

  • Heroes and Saints at Gay May Days, Spirit Studios Silverlake, Los Angeles, CA, 2013
  • Sumarr V, Temple Ad Hoc, Los Angeles, CA 2012
  • homo-centric presents: Hot July Nights, Cool Queer Words, Stories Books & Cafe, Los Angeles, CA, 2012
  • International Home Theatre Festival, Jeremy Mikush’s studio, Los Angeles, CA, 2012
  • homo-centric gets Spring Fever, Stories Books & Cafe, Los Angeles, CA, 2012
  • OAW: One Alternate Workday Salon, Katrin Jurati’s home, Los Angeles, CA, 2012
  • A Valentines Day “Sad Hour”, The Echo, Los Angeles, CA, 2012
  • Rhapsodomancy: A Reading Series is Los Angeles, The Good Luck Bar, Los Angeles, CA, 2012
  • World AIDS Day Art Walk, Renberg Theatre, The Village at Ed Gould Plaza (LA Gay and Lesbian Center), West Hollywood, CA, 2011
  • homo-centric at the West Hollywood Book Fair, Booth B35, West Hollywood, CA, 2011
  • “The street outside of G(u)ilt” Road Concert on Sunset Blvd, The Gold Room, Los Angeles, CA, 2011
  • LA Road Concerts at the 2nd New Los Angeles Folk Festival, Zorthian Ranch, Altadena, CA, 2011
  • Literary Lingerie Lounge, Kate Durbin’s home, Pasadena, CA, 2011
  • homo-centric: ju-ly down in the sand, Stories Books & Cafe, Los Angeles, CA, 2011
  • Featherless #5, Wordspace, Los Angeles, CA, 2010
  • Wordlab: Reading and Potluck, Wordspace, Los Angeles, CA, 2010  
  • Lorazepam and the Valley of Skin / 730910-2155 book launch, REDCAT lounge, Los Angeles, CA, 2009
  • You’ve Probably Read This Before book launch, REDCAT Lounge, Los Angeles, CA, 2009
  • A Day in LA: Washington Boulevard Art Concert,  Los Angeles, CA, 2009
  • Next Words: CalArts MFA Writing Showcase, REDCAT Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, 2008
  • Next Words: CalArts MFA Writing Showcase, High Energy Constructs, Los Angeles, CA, 2008
  • MFA Thesis Reading, CalArts, Valencia, CA, 2008
  • Feminist Writers Reading, Feminaissance Conference: Exquisite Acts and Everyday Rebellions, CalArts, Valencia, CA, 2007
  • Sprawl Reading Series, CalArts, Valencia, CA, 2006-2008
  • Fuck this Noise!!! Zine Release, Reading Frenzy, Portland, OR, 1999
  • Kevin Sampsell’s Reading Series, Umbra Penumbra, Portland, OR, 1997
  • Portland Girl Convention, Portland, OR, 1996
  • Cathode Ray Project, Thee O-Hell, Portland, OR, 1996
  • Kasper Locher Summer Creative Scholarship Reading, Reed College, Portland, OR, 1995
  • Ocho y Media Open House, Gravity Warehouse, San Diego, CA, 1995

Exhibition Record (*solo shows marked by asterisk)

  • Queer Arts Collective Fall Show, CalArts, Valencia, CA, 2007
  • Dia de los Muertos, CalArts, Valencia, CA, 2006
  • Erotic Art, CityArt, San Francisco, CA, 2001
  • How We Breathe, Breathing Spaces, Oakland, CA, 2000
  • A Movable Feast Jello Installation, Reed College Student Union, Portland, OR, 1999
  • *Papacchino’s Café, Portland, OR, 1999
  • Circuses and Light, La Luna, Portland, OR, 1999
  • Kitchy Maximalism, 17 Nautical Miles, Portland, OR, 1999
  • *Spurkraft Warehouse, Portland OR, 1998
  • *The Woodstock Café, Portland, OR, 1998
  • Reed Arts Weekend, Reed College, Portland, OR, 1998
  • *The Paradox Café, Reed College, Portland, OR, 1997
  • *The Hangover Café, Portland, OR, 1996
  • *Thee O’Hell, Portland, OR, 1996
  • *The Paradox Café, Reed College, Portland, OR, 1996
  • Ocho y Medea Open House, Gravity Warehouse, San Diego, CA, 1995
  • *The Paradox Café, Reed College, Portland, OR, 1995

Grants/Honors

  • Kasper Locher Summer Creative Scholarship, Reed College, Portland, OR, 1995
  • Reed Arts Weekend Grant, Reed College, Portland, OR, 1995

Conferences

  • American Association of Writers and Writing Programs, New York, NY, 2008
  • Feminaissance Conference: Exquisite Acts and Everyday Rebellions, CalArts, Valencia, CA, 2007

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