Poet

I'm the author of Polar, which won the Alice James Award, Skirmish (Graywolf), and It Becomes You (Graywolf), which was shortlisted for the Believer Poetry Award. A new chapbook of poems, Fickle Sun, Loyal Shadow, is available from Sixth Finch Books. A new full-length collection, Little Glass Planet, is forthcoming from Graywolf Press in 2018.

I've received fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, the McKnight Foundation, the Jerome Foundation, and the Minnesota State Arts Board. I recently served as visiting associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin.

Creative Director

As a creative director, my client list includes FedEx, Sherwin-Williams, Ameriprise, Verizon, Nationwide, Siemens, the American Institute of Architects, Thrivent and many others. See my portfolio.