Ph.D in English, The University of Cincinnati, 2009.
M.F.A. in Poetry, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2004.
B.A. in English and International Affairs, Florida State University, 2002.
Positions + Fellowships
Associate Professor, Clemson University, 2014 to present.
College-level Award for Excellence in Advising, 2014.
Editor-in-Residence, The Iowa Review, Fall 2016.
Assistant Professor, Clemson University, 2008 to 2014.
Lannan Poet-in-Residence, Marfa, Texas, Fall 2014.
Sewanee Writers' Conference Fellowship, Summer 2010.
Fulbright Fellowship, Universidad de Buenos Aires, 2009.
Fine Arts Work Center Fellowships, Provincetown, 2004-06.
Editorial Assistant, The Paris Review, Summer 2004.
Fred Chappell Fellowship, UNC-Greensboro, 2002 to 2003.
The Book of Goodbyes. BOA Editions, 2013.
2013 Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets.
2013 Isabella Gardner Award from BOA Editions.
Publishers Weekly and NPR Best Book of 2013.
The Colony. Soft Skull Press, 2010.
The Amputee's Guide to Sex. Soft Skull Press, 2007.
10th Anniversary Edition, Catapult/Soft Skull Press, 2017.
"The Dawn of the Tryborg." The New York Times. 30 Nov 2016
"Why I Own a Gun." Tin House. Fall 2015.
Cited as notable essay in Best American Essays 2015.
"Cloning Disabled Subjects." Drunken Boat. Spring/Summer 2012.
"On Catullus." Voltage Poetry. Winter 2012.
"Going Cyborg." The New York Times. 8 Jan 2010: MM50.
"Valentine to Charles Darwin." A Public Space. Issue 7. 2009.
Tips for Writers by Tipsy Tullivan (autoschediastic & ongoing)
"How to Write for The New York Times." Appeared on NYT social platforms.
"How to Rush the Academic Job Market." Profiled in Inside Higher Ed.
"How to Interview a Disabled Writer."
AWP Tips for Writers by Tipsy Tullivan (playlist, 8 videos total)
"How to Create Three-Dimensional Characters."
"Write What You Know (Unless You're Disabled, Then We Will Write You For You)"
"Make Bad Things Happen to Your Character."
"Interview." Bad Writing. Dir. Vernon Lott. Morris Hill Pictures, 2011. Netflix/DVD.
"Incision." Poetry Everywhere. Chicago: The Poetry Foundation and PBS. Spring 2009.
Work in Anthologies
"Why I Own a Gun." The Writers Presence. Eds. McQuade and Atwan. Bedford, 2018.
"Biohack Manifesto." Disability Studies Reader. Ed. Lennard J. Davis. Routledge, 2016.
"Biohack Manifesto"; "Semi Semi Dash"; "To Forget Mark Dicklip." The Manifesto Project. Eds. Rebecca Hazelton and Alan Michael Parker. University of Akron, 2016.
"Poem For His Ex." Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poets for the Next Generation. Eds. Lauer and Melnick. Viking, 2015.
"The Amputee's Guide to Sex"; "The Old Questions"; "The Devotee"; "The Body in Pain." Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability. Eds. Bartlett, Black and Northen. Cinco Puntos Press, 2011.
"Let Me Be Reckless with the Word Love" and "Pound, Drunk on a Forty, Goes Off." Satellite Convulsions: Poems from Tin House. Eds. Evans and Shaughnessy. Tin House Books, 2008.
Select Poems in Journals
"Donna Haraway Manifesto" and "Of the Impending Mission," Bellingham Review. 2017.
"The Early American Hour" and "I Want Your Fax," Boston Review. 2017.
"No Stopping, No Getting Off" and "What You Need to Know," Granta. 2017.
"Some Rights," The Academy of American Poets' Poem-a-Day. June 2017.
"The Amputee's Guide to Sex." Reprint. Lapham's Quarterly. Fall 2016.
"Beside You on Main Street." The Academy of American Poets' Poem-a-Day. Mar 2015.
"Biohack Manifesto" and "Future Biometrics." POETRY. March 2015.
Awarded the Annual J. Howard and Barbara M.J. Wood Prize.
"Cathedral by Raymond Carver: a Poem." The Literary Review. Winter 2015.
"Does disability affect how you write?" Conduit. Spring 2015.
"Poem Conveyed." Granta. Summer 2015.
"Regulatory Capture." The New Republic. Sept/Oct 2015.
"Confession in South Carolina" and "Elevator Poem." jubilat. Winter 2014.
"I had a little cash." Terminus. Fall 2014.
"Imaginary Interview." Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics. Winter 2013.
"Toy Train" and "To Forget Mark Dicklip." Crazyhorse. Fall 2013.
"Freudian Robot" and "Rahab." Salt Hill. Spring 2013.
"Evangelize Your Love." The Academy of American Poets' Poem-A-Day. Nov 2013.
"Decent Recipe for Tilapia." Verse Daily. 17 Sept 2013.
"Elegy for Zahra Baker." Fairy Tale Review. Spring 2012.
"Be Not Far From Me." Dossier. Spring 2011.
"Cafe Loop." Wordgathering. June 2011.
"The Ugly Law." New Ohio Review. Spring 2011.
"Go On High Ship." Cave Wall. Fall 2010.
"Some Husbands." Epiphany. Fall/Winter 2017.
"Stay a Stand-Up Bassist Forever." Bayou. Winter 2014.
"Coda" and "Late Night with Gladiola." Roger. Spring 2011.
"Pulse." The Saint Ann's Review. Winter 2006.
The Poetry Workshop The Poet as Spy
Profane Poetics The Structure of Poetry
Manifestos and Movements The Structure of Fiction
Modern Poetry The Structure of Playwriting
Topics in Writing and Publishing World Literature
20th/21st c. American Literature Southern Literature
Founder and Director, The Zeitgeist Poetry Series, 2014 to present.
Faculty Advisor, The Clemson Literary Festival, 2014 to present.
Advisory Board, Disabled and D/deaf Writers Caucus. 2015 to present.
Contributing Editor, The South Carolina Review. 2009 to present.
B.A. Committee (2010-14); Advisory Committee (2012-14); Personnel (2015-16).
Interviews with writers for radio station 90.1-Greenville. 2009 to 2014.
Judge, New American Press Poetry Book Prize. 2014.
Judge, Centre Stage New Play Festival. 2013.
Judge, The Poetry Society of South Carolina Prizes. 2013.
Co-director, The Clemson Literary Festival. 2009 to 2013.
Select Readings + Talks
The Academy of American Poets' Awards Ceremony. New York, NY.
The American Society of Bioethics and Humanities Conference. Houston, TX.
The Booksmith Reading Series. Brookline, MA.
Coker Visiting Writer Series at Converse. Spartanburg, SC.
Davidson College Reading Series. Davidson, NC.
The Decatur Book Festival. Decatur, GA.
Digital Media & Disability Studies at Ohio State University. Columbus, OH.
Disability Studies at the University of Toledo. Toledo, OH.
The Drew University Reading Series. Madison, NJ.
Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art. Charleston, SC.
International Conference of Black Mountain College. Asheville, NC.
KGB Bar Reading Series. New York, NY.
Modern Times Bookstore. San Francisco, CA.
Multifarious Array Reading Series. Brooklyn, NY.
Poetry at Tech Reading Series. Atlanta, GA.
Poetry of the 1970s Conference. Orono, ME.
Poetry Society of South Carolina Reading Series. Charleston, SC.
Rhapsodomancy Reading Series. Hollywood, CA.
Sarabande Reading Series. Louisville, KY.
Tufts University Poetry Series. Boston, MA.
The University of California Disability Colloquium. Berkeley, CA.