I’m an essayist, poet, and journalist; a songwriter, keyboardist, and Dylanologist; a leftist golfer, cat guy, and gender traitor into public transportation and social equity.

Originally from the north side of Orlando, I’ve lived in Chicago, NorCal, Tallahassee, Boston, and now Salem, Massachusetts, where I live with my partner, Peter, and our two cats, Florence and Sheldon.

I earned my MFA in Nonfiction writing from Emerson College in 2017, along with an M.A. in Literature from Florida State University in 2012. Now I teach writing, literature, and journalism at three or four institutions, depending on the semester. All the while I’m developing my queer Bob Dylan memoir.