I was born in Albany, NY and live in Brooklyn. I'm a web editor for Publishers Weekly and board member of the National Book Critics Circle. I received an M.F.A. in Fiction from Columbia University in 2013, and have taught creative writing workshops at Columbia, Freebird, 826NYC, and NYC public schools. I am a former Dispatches Editor for Words Without Borders, and my writing has appeared in BOMB, the Brooklyn Rail, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Electric Literature, Paste, Tin House, and elsewhere.