Poems and Publications

Selected Poems 




Finalist / 2019 and 2018 National Poetry Series 

Semi-Finalist / 2019 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award

2018 VONA Voices Poetry Residency w/ Craig Santos Perez

Runner-Up / 2018 Indiana Review Poetry Prize

2017 Tin House Poetry Workshop w/ Roger Reeves 



Teacher / Career Coach / Curriculum Developer

  • Assistant Director, Career Services at New York University (2018-2019)

  • Lead Graduate Instructor in the Department of English at the University of Colorado-Boulder (2017-18)

  • Creative Writing Instructor at the University of Colorado-Boulder (2015-18)

  • Designed Psychology seminar with Dr. Richard Mann, Psychology 121-The Meaning of Life and Death (2014-15)

  • Career Advisor at the University of Michigan (2011-13)

  • Co-Founder and Curriculum Developer at Beyond Bounds (2012-2014)



Through application of reflective exercises, deep listening, experiential learning, and counseling techniques, I facilitate individuals to connect to their own creativity and deepen their ability to understand the world around them. In classroom and group settings, I engage peers and colleagues with one another to foster a sense of ownership and investment in each others' success. In one-on-one settings, I challenge individuals to ask difficult questions of themselves, while supporting them toward tangible action-steps. Whether the end goal is writing a better poem, interrogating unquestioned assumptions and ideas, or sifting through the career world to create a fulfilling life, I facilitate to help individuals create and uncover the best solutions for them. 




Upcoming Events

  • 4 March 2020: San Antonio, TX, AQR Contributor Showcase, Offsite AWP Reading

    • La Villita Cafe, 418 Villita St., 6:30pm-8pm​

  • 6 March 2020: San Antonio, TX, AWP Conference Panel, "Science at the Source: Poetic Methods"

    • w/ Rosalie Moffett, Nomi Stone, John James, and Kathryn Nuernberger

    • Room 006a Henry B. González Convention Center, Riverlevel, 10:35-11:50am

  • 18 March 2020: Dunedin, Aotearoa/NZ, Dog with Two Tails Poetry Night hosted by the Octagon Collective

    • MC for featured readers Michelle Elvy and Silen Wellington, Dog with Two Tails Cafe, 8pm 


Email: rvyas2 [at] gmail [dot] com

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