I've been writing for zines since the mid-90s, both my own and others (for a list of publications I've written for, see the Writing page). In 2000 I co-founded the website Action Attack Helicopter. Each month I edited content for a staff of approximately two dozen writers and in three years performed over 50 interviews. At the same time I wrote columns and a plethora of reviews. I interviewed historian Howard Zinn about his favorite movies, Guy Piccioto of Fugazi about koala bears, and a guy who ran a porn website for people in the rave scene.
From 2003 to 2010 I published twenty-one issues of a personal zine, Welcome to Flavor Country. In 2010 it became a blog. Besides writing personal essays and poetry, I interviewed Henry Rollins and Ian MacKaye about their friendship, Jacob Bannon of Converge about art, and a lot of my friends about their lives. I shut down that blog in 2014 to focus on my memoir, Fiercely Lonely.
I have masters degrees' in American Studies (UMass Boston) and Library Science (Indiana University Bloomington). I've also taken master-level classes at Grub Street with Howard Axelrod (memoir) and Reginald Dwayne Betts (poetry).
I reside in Boston.