Short Fiction & Poetry
First published in 2007 at 12 years old, my sixth grade class was asked to submit a short story to our newspaper, The Dayton Daily News, for their annual short story contest, and I won the regional contest in my age category for a piece entitled "Slow Dancing with Dad." Since then, I have continued to write creatively, which sparked my desire to write professionally, and have been composing and performing poetry and personal essays for the last decade.
I have been published three times in University of Cincinnati's literary magazine, Short Vine, and in local zines including Dayton poet Cate McCall's independent zine, Better Left Unsaid. I've performed my original poetry since 2014 at various open mic nights, local house shows, Inkwell Poetry, with Queen City Poetry Slam, with Dayton Poetry Slam (which I hosted several times), and with a Cincinnati DIY grassroots performing arts series called Too Urban. I was published in Cincinnati Poet Laureate Pauletta Hansel's project "Postcards from the Pandemic" in April of 2020. In February 2021, I composed and performed a poem for Action Tank's City Council School graduation. Most recently, I contributed a poem to the Cincinnati Public Library's Community Poetry Project in March 2021. In my not-so-abundant free time, I am currently working on a queer erotic poetry chapbook entitled Blush and intend to self-publish.
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Short Vine Literary Magazine
(archives are currently undergoing updates)
Fall/Winter 2015 -"The Depressed Person's Grocery List"
Fall/Winter 2016 - "Late Summer, Early Fall"
Fall/Winter 2017 - "Swan Dives"
Ohio's Best Emerging Poets
Fall 2017 - "Summer Solstice"
Postcards from the Pandemic
April 2020 - "A Postcard to My Cat"
Teaching poetry at a poetry workshop for Too Urban - December 2017
Hosting and reading poetry for an LGBTQIA+-centric arts event for Smoke & Queers Burlesque Troupe at Rainbow Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio - October 2021