Former curator of the Myopic Books Poetry Reading Series in Chicago (15 years)

Former Co-Director of The Chicago School of Poetics

Named by Huffington Post as one of the Top 200 Advocates for Poetry in America (2013). The list includes Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, Stephen Colbert, Robert Pinsky, Nikki Giovanni, and Bill Murray, among others.

Chosen by readers in Chicago Reader’s polls in 2012 and 2013 as Best Poet in Chicago.



Since 1999, editor of the online literary arts magazine, milk

Past editor of Nexus magazine: published Wanda Coleman, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Ira Cohen, Paul Violi, and Frank Lima among others

Poetry, essays, and reviews have appeared in:
• The Academy of American Poets, Poem-a-Day Project
• Action, Yes
• The Argotist (UK)
• Arthur
• Atticus Review
• The Best American Poetry Blog
• The Boston Review
• The Cafe Review
• The Chicago Tribune
• Court Green
• Emergency Index (Ugly Duckling Press)
• Exquisite Corpse
• Forklift, Ohio
• Journal of Poetics Research
• Matter
• The Miami Post
• Moria
• The National Poetry Review
• Otoliths (Australia)
• Paper Tiger (Australia)
• Ploughshares
• The Prague Literary Review (Czech Republic)
• ReadMe
• Seven Corners
• Skanky Possum
• The Tiny
• The Toronto Quarterly
• Van Gogh’s Ear (France)
• Vanitas
• Verse Daily
• VLAK (Czech Republic)
• Ygdrasil

and elsewhere.