is a graduate of the University of Idaho’s MFA Program and the author of the chapbook Sick Bed. He is a Neurodiversity advocate and has been published by Fourth River, Noble / Gas Quarterly, Monkeybicycle, Otis Nebula, Heavy Feather Review, Cosmonauts Avenue, Salt Front, Open Minds Quarterly, Permafrost, Barrelhouse, Entropy, and Moon City Review. He is the managing editor of Blood Orange Review, the poetry editor for 5×5 Lit Mag, and an instructor at Washington State University. He tweets at @legoverleg.
He is a mental illness survivor and has been diagnosed with many things since being committed under state custody for a month in 2010. He has bipolar disorder with depression, but this has been revised from a diagnosis of schizo-affective disorder and other mood disorders with psychosis. His poems often revolve around this journey he has made and are from his unpublished manuscript. His family are devout Mormons even though he no longer practices.