I am an NYC based writer and English teacher, originally from rural-Georgia. As an artist, I work across multiple media, including fiction, non-fiction, plays, and poetry.
My writing explores ideas of masculinity, racial construction, the deconstruction of Whiteness, and family legacy within the milieu of the American South. Ultimately, I'm interested in how our lives are connected to the tides of History.
I was the recipient of a Tennessee Williams Scholarship at the 2016 Sewanee Writers Conference, was shortlisted for the 2017 Nick Darke Award, and was an alternate-finalist for a 2018 Ucross Residency. My stage-plays have been presented regionally and off-off Broadway. My writing has been published in the The New York Times , the New York Public Library 'Zine, and the Percolate Blog.
I am currently an M.A. candidate in English Teaching at Brooklyn College and hold an M.F.A. in Playwriting from The New School. I received my B.A. in English Literature & Letters from Oglethorpe University. I have also studied literature & writing at Trinity College, Oxford University and Emory University.
I am an NYC Teaching Fellow, teaching English at a Title-1 High School. I live in Harlem with my wife.