I’m a Grand Rapids, Michigan-based writer, editor, and web developer. My favorite thing to write is poetry, but I also enjoy digging into a deeply reported story. I wrote my first poem in the eighth grade and haven’t stopped since. I attended Westmont College, majored in English and studied with the poets Paul Willis and Marilyn Chandler McEntyre, among others. Then I attended Indiana University, earned an MFA in Creative Writing, helped edit Indiana Review, studied with the poets Maura Stanton, Ross Gay, and Maurice Manning, and the essayist Scott Russell Sanders, among others. I spent the last seven years editing Seattle Pacific University‘s Response magazine by day, writing other stuff by night and on the weekends. I now work in technical support as a Support Engineer at Automattic, for the WordPress.com VIP team.