Radio producer, reporter, and poet.
Currently, I produce and edit Live Wire, a weekly arts & culture public radio show from PRX.
I also worked in programming for a number of film festivals, including Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival, where I was the assistant to the head of programming at the Berlinale Talent Campus. I was also a project coordinator for the Institute of Documentary Film in Prague, Czech Republic, where I helped develop and promote documentaries by Eastern European filmmakers.
My poetry and short fiction has been published in several literary publications, including Permafrost Magazine, Rise Up Review, Poetry Quarterly, Verse Daily, Black Heart Magazine, apt, The Fourth River, and more.
My poetry chapbook, We Slept in Body Bags, Just in Case, was published in 2013 by Finishing Line Press and my full length poetry collection, I Still Go to Bed with Water, is forthcoming from Unsolicited Press in 2022.
I’m also a distant relative of Ukrainian poet and artist Taras Shevchenko… at least it feels right to assume.
In 2014, I left my beloved Berlin to chase stories in Portland, Oregon, where I currently reside. In my off-time, I’m usually cooking plant-based meals, lighting bonfires in backyards, or buried under my 16-pound orange tabby.