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Salt of Body over Body & Cartwheels on the Sky

i have two new poems about mycelia & transformation in the new issue of TAB Journal. There are also audio recordings within & so many great poems!
Blake More was kind enough to interview me for KGUA’s Cartwheels on the Sky, where I talk about poetics & process & how my predilection for Taco Bell catalyzed a major life decision.

Hydra in her own Dust

To jumpstart my poetry brain/heart, I recorded a poem for the WNP Virtual Open Mic, Poetry Through the Pandemic, curated by the fabulous Kai Coggin, on the theme of survival & resilience. This poem first appeared in the Berkeley Poetry Review. So grateful to Kai for this wonderful series.

Gratitudes during a Pandemic

I’ve begun to practice writing gratitudes each night as both a reflexive means of taking stock of those daily moments of grace and joy, as well as to trick my brain out of an inherited tendency towards depression and anxiety. My poem, Pandemic Gratitudes, is up at Dispatches from Quarantine today, & comprises gratitudes written during the first six months of the SIP order while working FT, raising a teenager, and trying to stay sane. 

“and so we gather or are gathered someone else’s memory glow – a breath – is that all there is to connect”

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I have two new poems up at Isacoustic. Everything is too much right now; and i am so grateful for poetry, which allows for close study of the replete, brimming intensity of life.