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I’m a poet, spoken word performer, live sound effects/foley artist, and event producer. I am treasurer of the Writers Guild at Bloomington and executive director of the Spoken Word Stage at the 4th Street Arts Festival. I have been twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize and I have been a regular reader for the programs Books Unbound on WFHB community radio and Anthology on WFIU public radio. I’ve published five books of poetry — The Great American Scapegoat (2006), Little Glove in a Big Hand
I work with words: written, spoken, performed, recorded, filmed, edited, published, broadcast, displayed.
Indiana University Bloomington, English BA
Anthology on WFIU Public Radio, reader + literary consultant
Books Unbound on WFHB Community Radio, reader + literary consultant
Krampus Legend and Arts Workshop, board member
Slam Camp at Indiana University, Festival Director
Spoken Word Stage at the Fourth Street Festival of Arts and Crafts, Executive Director
Urban Deer Record Cvlt, collaborator
WFHB Firehouse Follies, sound effects guy/associate producer
Wounded Galaxies: 1968: Beneath the Paving Stones, the Beach: Festival + Symposium, co-producer/grant writer
Writers Guild at Bloomington, treasurer
Numerous grants from the Bloomington Arts Commission
forthcoming Library Square Sidewalk Poetry contest – “Come Closer and See” set in concrete at Central Library Square
2020 Indiana Poet Laureate finalist
2016 1st Place Audience Favorite award – Things to Do with a Wall podcast, HEAR Now: Audio Fiction and Art Festival
2017 Pushcart Prize nomination – “Hearts and Minds” in Writers Resist: Hoosier Writers Unite, Chatter House Press
2016 Pushcart Prize nomination – “Trigger Warning,” in Tipton Poetry Journal
2016 1st Place Audience Favorite award – The Last Broadcast live radio play, HEAR Now: Audio Fiction and Art Festival
2016 2nd Place, Society of Professional Journalists Best Documentary/Feature – Nuclear Nightmares podcast
2015 Inaugural Bradshaw Award, for service to the field of audio theatre, American Society for Science Fiction Audio
2012 Critic’s Choice award, Christmas at the Creek contest
2012 Kentucky Colonel certification by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky for outstanding community service
2008 ANGIE Award for Best Foley Performance, International Mystery Writers Festival
2007 Jason Shepard Greer and Lucy Kim Greer Foundation Fellowship
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