Reader, Writer, Teacher, Academic, Bartender

The Immediate Goal: A poem a day, come hell or heartbreak.

The Longer-term Goal: Complete dissertation ASAP. 

Research interests: Modern and Postmodern Literature. Critical Theory. Critical Race and Ethnic Studies. Gender Studies. American Studies. Pop Culture Studies. New Orleans Past and Present. 

"Simple" Pleasures: Reading, writing, cooking, getting "lost" in the woods, saltwater. garlic, dogs, sunshine, sweat, walking in the city.