And honorary Kentucky Colonel. I teach interdisciplinary courses in the University of New Mexico's Honors College and am the instructor/faculty advisor for the Western Regional Honors Council's award-winning magazine Scribendi. In 2015, I was awarded Outstanding New Teacher of the Year Award at the University of New Mexico. In my spare time, I am usually involved in some combination of open space, white space, CMYK and RGB, flash nonfiction, long trails, f-stops, line breaks, and several Adobe Programs running simultaneously.



Poetic Routes

Poetic Routes

February 25, 2019

For about a year now, I have been working on “Poetic Routes” (, an interactive, poetic map that pinpoints reflections and emotions on specific streets, buildings, and landmarks within Albuquerque. I started this map in part because when I introduce myself as a poet, people often act as though I am a practitioner of a … Read More

City on the Edge Podcast

City on the Edge Podcast

February 5, 2019

Last night, I had the pleasure of having a conversation with Nora Hickey and Ty Bannerman, who create the City on the Edge podcast. Nora and Ty work to tell the compelling stories of Albuquerque through this podcast, investigating history, culture, politics, and even tales of ghosts. It’s a fun, informal interview. You can listen it to … Read More

Creative Placemaking Summit

Creative Placemaking Summit

February 2, 2019

I will be teaching a session titled, “Creative Cartography: You Are Here” at the West Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit Feb. 7-9 in downtown Albuquerque, NM. “Poetic Routes” ( is an online, interactive poetry map pinpoints residents’ and visitors’ reflections and emotions on specific streets, buildings, and landmarks within Albuquerque. Through this poetic cartography, both emerging and established writers layer … Read More


in Creative Writing from Eastern Washington University


in Anthropology and Latin American Studies from University of New Mexico

Honors College

Professor in the UNM Honors College 2012-Present


MSC06 3890, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131


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