I write about art and literature and contribute regularly to the Brooklyn Rail, where I served as the senior editor of Art Books in Review. I also write poetry and have taught literature, French language, college composition, and creative writing in the CUNY system, at the Cooper Union, and with Oxbridge Academic Programs.
I hold a PhD in French with a Critical Theory Certificate from the Graduate Center, CUNY, and my scholarly interests include poetics, visual art and visual studies, photography theory, performance studies, the avant-garde, and artistic collaboration. I am at work on my first book, based on my dissertation, Collaboration Revisited: The Performative Art of Claude Cahun and Hannah Weiner. The project analyzes how artists inscribe performances into hybrid literary / photographic texts that then inspire their audiences to collaborate in the open-ended work by performing some part of it (spurred on by the power of photographs).
I grew up in North Carolina and Atlanta, GA, and live in Brooklyn, NY.