• ABOUT

    BIOGRAPHY

    I'm an undergraduate student at Utah Valley University with an unabashed passion for pop music and Oreos. My head and heart are pretty much constantly in a tug of war between lyric poetry and stories about zombies and dragons.

     

    I have been pursing a degree in Creative Writing with a minor in History from UVU. I expect to graduate in May of 2022, and continue on to an MFA program in the fall. It is my goal to become an educator in the university environment, because I know how deeply my teachers have impacted my growth as both a writer and a citizen of the world, and I wish to share what I have learned with future students.

     

    My work has been published or is forthcoming in the following journals or presses: 30 North, The Allegheny Review, Angel City Review, Blue Marble Review, Essais, Last Leaves Magazine, peculiar, Riggwelter, Touchstones: UVU's Journal for Literature and Art, and Warp & Weave.

     

     

     

     

     

    ACCOLADES

    peculiar:

    2nd Place Utah Contest, Issue 10 (forthcoming)

     

    Button Poetry:

    2020 Chapbook Contest Longlist (tiresias, my lover, and i)

     

    Touchstones: UVU's Journal for Literature and Art: 

    3rd Place Poetry Spring 2022 ("vera writes a poem", awarded by Ae Hee Lee)

    3rd Place Poetry Fall 2020 ("March 4, 2020", awarded by Ashley Finley)

    1st Place Poetry Spring 2019 ("the day janis joplin joined the 27 club i prayed for my brother's soul", awarded by Jenny Molberg)

     

    2nd Place Prose Fall 2020 ("Question #1988", awarded by Natanya Ann Pulley)

    1st Place Prose Spring 2020 ("L (OCD) V E", awarded by Fred Arroyo)

    2nd Place Prose Fall 2019 ("3:33", awarded by Claire Åkebrand)

     

    Warp & Weave:

    3rd Place Prose Spring 2019 ("naamah station")

  • FULL LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

    30 North:

    Volume 17, 2021 - Inquiry #1988, señor corona

     

    The Allegheny Review:

    2020 & 2021 issue - last train to paradise

     

    Angel City Review:

    Issue 10, 2021 - obsessions, bumble profile

     

    Better Than Starbucks:

    Volume 7 No. 2, 2022 - his confession

     

    Blue Marble Review:

    Issue 19, 2020 - welcome to the happy valley

     

    Essais:

    Volume 11 No. 2, 2021 - We Knew Everything, and We Knew Nothing: Ecology and the Lacanian Real in Annihilation

     

    Last Leaves Magazine:

    Issue 2, 2021 - legacy, driving south on interstate 15, inheritance

    Issue 4, 2022 - orem boulevard, momento mori

     

    peculiar:

    forthcoming in 2022

     

    Riggwelter:

    Issue 28, 2020 - genesis

     

    Touchstones:

    Volume 22 Issue 2, 2019 - the day that janis joplin joined the 27 club i prayed for my brother's soul, a multiplicity of steel, his death began on a coney island pier

    Volume 23 Issue 1, 2019 - 3:33, all hallow's eve: a tragedy in three acts
    Volume 23 Issue 2, 2020 - L(OCD)VE, he still thinks about it sometimes, let them eat mcdonalds
    Volume 24 Issue 1, 2020 - March 4, 2020, saturday night. living room. no plans.

    Volume 25 Issue 2, 2022 - vera writes a poem, Orange County Blues