Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellowships: The Academy will award 10-20 fellowships of $50,000 - $100,000 each to honor poets of literary merit appointed to serve in civic positions and to enable them to undertake meaningful, impactful, and innovative projects that engage their fellow residents, including youth, with poetry, helping to address issues important to their communities April 2019-2020.
Time is the Thing a Body Moves Through by T Fleischmann (essay / Coffee House Press / June 4, 2019)
To the Wren: New and Collected by Jane Mead (poetry / Alice James Books / Aug. 20, 2019)
Axiomatic by Maria Tumarkin (narrative nonfiction / Transit Books / Sept. 3, 2019)
Here All Night by Jill McDonough (poetry / Alice James Books / Sept. 3, 2019)
When Death Takes Something From You Give it Back: Carl’s Book by Naja Marie Aidt (literary memoir / Coffee House Press / Sept. 3, 2019)
Fanny and the Mystery in the Grieving Forest by Rune Christiansen, translated by Kari Dickson (novel / Book*hug Press / Sept. 10, 2019)
This Tilting World by Colette Fellous, translated by Sophie Lewis (memoir / Two Lines Press / Sept. 10, 2019)
Odes to Lithium by Shira Erlichman (debut poetry / Alice James Books / Sept. 17, 2019)
The Book of Daniel by Aaron Smith (poetry / Pitt Poetry / Oct. 1, 2019)
The Nothing That Is by Johanna Skibsrud (essays / Book*hug Press / Oct. 1, 2019)
Half/Life: New & Selected Poems by Jeffrey Thomson (poetry / Alice James Books / Oct. 8, 2019)
The Rerun Era by Joanna Howard (nonfiction / McSweeney’s / Oct. 8, 2019)
Symphony No. 3 by Chris Eaton (novel / Book*hug Press / Oct. 10, 2019)
This is My Body: A Memoir of Religious and Romantic Obsession by Cameron Dezen Hammon (memoir / Lookout / Oct. 22, 2019)
They Will Drown in Their Mothers' Tears by Johannes Anyuru, translated by Saskia Vogel (novel / Two Lines Press / Nov. 5, 2019)
Portland Book Festival presented by Literary Arts / Nov. 9, 2019
Dead Astronauts by Jeff VanderMeer (novel / MCD/FSG / Dec. 3, 2019)
Select Past Projects:
Academy of American Poets / Poets.org (publicity for their 80th Anniversary in 2014). New York, NY.
Coffee House Press (communications and fundraising consultant). Minneapolis, MN.
Literary Arts / Portland Arts & Lectures (publicity for their 30th Anniversary year 2014/15). Portland, OR.
LAMBDA Literary Awards: awards ceremony held in June 2019. New York, NY.
Memphis Literary Arts Festival inaugural Festival in June 2018. Memphis, TN.
Northern Spark Festival pr & marketing director 2014 & 2015. Minneapolis, MN.
O, Miami publicist 2011-2016. Miami, FL.
Pop-Up Magazine: Beck’s Song Reader Issue. San Francisco, CA.
Portland Book Festival (formerly Wordstock) presented by Literary Arts: annually November 2015-present (publicist). Portland, OR.
ScholarMatch (communications/fundraising consultant for their summer 2013 $50K fundraising campaign). San Francisco, CA.
Shared Worlds (communications consultant). Spartanburg, SC.
Springboard for the Arts (fundraising and grant consultant for Minnesota artists and nonprofit arts + culture organizations). St. Paul, MN.
Voice of Witness (publicity/communications consultant). San Francisco, CA.
Motion Studies by Jena Osman (poetry / Ugly Duckling Presse )
China Dream by Ma Jian, translated from the Chinese by Flora Drew (novel / Counterpoint Press )
And Other Stories (various prose titles including):
Something Like Breathing by Angela Readman (fiction)
People in the Room, by Norah Lange and translated from Spanish by Charlotte Whittle (fiction)
Brother in Ice, by Alicia Kopf and translated from Catalan by Mara Faye Lethem (hybrid fiction)
Worlds from the Word's End by Joanna Walsh (fiction)
Song Reader sheet music by Beck (McSweeney’s)
Everything is Flammable by Gabrielle Bell (graphic novel & memoir / Uncivilized Books)
Magic Hours by Tom Bissell (essays / McSweeney’s)
The Performance of Becoming Human by Daniel Borzutzky (poetry / Brooklyn Arts Press) *Winner of the 2016 National Book Award
The Gift by Barbara Browning (fiction/ Emily Books and Coffee House Press)
Belly Up by Rita Bullwinkel (debut fiction / A Strange Object)
Dictionary Stories by Jez Burrows (fiction / Harper Perennial)
How Music Works by David Byrne (nonfiction / McSweeney’s) *NY Times best seller
I'll Tell You in Person by Chloe Caldwell (essay collection / Emily Books & Coffee House Press)
Catapult's interim books publicist Spring-Fall 2016: including Jane Alison's nonfiction novel Nine Island, Peter Orner's nonfiction collection Am I Alone Here (NBCC Award Finalist), and Amy Kurzweil's graphic memoir Flying Couch.
Commune Editions: Red Epic by Joshua Clover, We Are Nothing and So Can You by Jasper Bernes, & That Winter the Wolf Came by Juliana Spahr (poetry)
Los Angeles Stories by Ry Cooder (fiction / City Lights) *LA Times best seller
A Hologram for the King a novel by Dave Eggers (McSweeney’s) *National Book Award finalist **NY Times best seller
Stephen Florida by Gabe Habash (fiction/ Coffee House Press)
Human Chain by Seamus Heaney (poetry / FSG)
More Baths, Less Talking by Nick Hornby (essays / McSweeney’s)
Sleeping it Off in Rapid City *NBCC winner and The Hotel Oneira by August Kleinzahler (poetry / FSG)
War Horses by Yusef Komunyakaa (poetry / FSG)
Love, An Index by Rebecca Lindenberg (poetry / McSweeney’s)
The Narrow Door by Paul Lisicky (memoir / Graywolf Press)
Tell Me How It Ends by Valeria Luiselli (essay/ Coffee House Press)
Cities I've Never Lived In by Sara Majka (fiction /Graywolf Press & A Public Space)
Captive Audience by Lucas Mann (nonfiction / Vintage)
Oceanic by Aimee Nezhukumatathil (poetry / Copper Canyon)
High Rise Stories edited by Audrey Petty (nonfiction from Voice of Witness /McSweeney’s)
Speak Low by Carl Phillips (poetry / FSG) *National Book Award finalist
Indecency by Justin Phillip Reed (poetry/ Coffee House Press) *National Book Award winner
Sketchtasy by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore (novel / Arsenal Pulp)
Give a Girl a Knife by Amy Thielen (culinary memoir / Clarkson Potter)
Killing and Dying by Adrian Tomine (graphic short story collection / Drawn & Quarterly)
Annihilation, Authority, Acceptance, & Area X by Jeff VanderMeer (fiction trilogy / FSG) **NY Times best seller and Borne & The Strange Bird (fiction / MCD:FSG)
Vicky Swanky is a Beauty by Diane Williams (fiction / McSweeney’s)