Publications & Noteworthy

books & chapbooks

Bright Along the Body, chapbook, Dancing Girl Press, 2017


Cover art and design by April Pierce.

published & forthcoming poems

Screen Door Review: “Every Day is Work,” “Risk Tolerance Assessment Logic,” “The End of the World

Just Place: “Pelahatchie Bay,” “Midtown Lockdown

Heavy Feather Review: “Our Poetica”

Dialogist: “Erasure

Southern Women’s Review“Reckoning for a Body,” “Undone Light”

Yemassee: “Say anything but,” “Hunger Strike” 

Poet Lore: “To the Early 2000’s Internet, for Introducing Me to a Violator,” “National Trauma”

Doubleback Review: “If there is a place for bodies to be safe” (reprint from Public Pool, now defunct)

Scalawag: “Dear Sam

Fugue: On the Whole

The Boiler: “Reflection on When I Heard You Were Sober,” “Judith Beheading Holofernes

Rogue Agent: “Ekphrasis

Ghost Proposal: Woman Found Chained in Metal Container,” (with Emma Bolden)

Nightjar Review: The New Year” (Nominated for Best of the Net)

The Fem: In the Event of Conception

About Place, SOUTH Issue: “Memphis Hustle III

Watershed Review: The Barn,” “To My Husband

Public Pool (defunct): “If there is a place for bodies to be safe,” “Woman in Bathroom”

The Literary Review: Blessing for the Use of New Houses

Heron Tree: Advice I Would Have Given Myself, If I Had Known” 

Noble / Gas Qtrly: Poem That Can’t Be Another Poem,” “Poem Taking Advantage of Tennessee,” “Poem with an Open Window,” “Memphis Hustle I” 

Bear Review 2.2: “Self-Portrait with Arson,” “Self-Portrait with Fur”

Bone Bouquet“Transition, with Bells and Leaves”

Academy of American Poets: “what you have left” / featured on Chapter 16

Superstition Review: “Seven of Swords, Reversed,” “sorry about the poem with feathers”

burntdistrict“Green Tongue,” “Something the Previous Owners Never Told Us”

Squaw Valley Review“Text Message Photographs”

Smartish Pace : “Third Summer,” “I’m From Nowhere”

Tinderbox Poetry Journal: Rabbit Fever,” “Wildflowers Poetica

District Lit: what the bed thinks about is the unswept floor” (Nominated for a Pushcart Prize)

Rock & Sling“Red Bird Elegy,” “Poem with a Line by Andrew Freiman”

Midway Journal: Twin Cell

THRUSH Poetry Journal: Starlings

Dunes Review“Suffer Cure”

other writing

Review / My Autobiography of Carson McCullers, by Jenn Shapland: College & Research Libraries

Guest Blog, Superstition Review: The Privilege and Anxiety of Catharsis

Review / Stranger, by Adam Clay: Memphis Flyer

Memphis Scene Report (w/Danian Jerry):


Catching Up with Ashley Roach-Freiman, Tinderbox Poetry Journal

Workshop: Risk and Restraint: Writing Poems Out of Vulnerability, Southern Literary Festival

Guest: Classroom visiting poet, 8th grade English, Power Center Academy

Writer in Residence: Crosstown Residency Program (watch my Pecha Kucha)

Judge – Poetry Contest: Chrysalis, the literary and arts magazine of Ferrum College in Virginia

Featured: Nightjar Review

Featured: The Dean’s List on Make Memphis blog

Writer in Residence: Firefly Farms, Sundress Academy for the Arts

Collaborating Artist: Words Matter, Crosstown Arts

Contributor interview (w/ editor Rebekah Bresee): Rock & Sling blog

Squaw Valley Community of Writers poetry workshop participant, 2014

coordinator / host

Impossible Language Reading Series, 2013 to 2017


The Pinch Literary Journal – 2014 – 2016

Managing Editor – Issue 36.1

Assistant Managing Editor – Issue 35.2

Senior Poetry Editor – Issue 35.1

Senior Poetry Editor / Art Editor – Issue 34.2

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