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 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.