I'm the author of Circulation, a novella published by sunnyoutside press (2009) and stories in Conjunctions, Fiction, Puerto del Sol, DIAGRAM, and jmww, among others. My story "The Understory" won the Raymond Carver Short Story Award, and in 2008 I received a Yaddo Residency. I teach creative writing at Chester College of New England and creative thinking at UMass Lowell. I am an associate prose editor for Camera Obscura. I am a wannabe umbrologist.