I grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee on a mountain covered in kudzu.

I lived in Alabama for a time, but I don’t like to talk about it.

I have a Master’s degree from the University of Oregon and a PhD in nineteenth-century American literature from Boston University.

I teach in the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric at Dartmouth College.

My wife, Melanie Benson Taylor, teaches in the Native American Studies department at Dartmouth. We live in New Hampshire with our sons and a cat.

I don’t like the cat.