News & Events
Illuminated Creatures Book Launch II (Leavenworth) - Monday, November 6, 2023
Thanks to everyone who came to The Plant Ally in Leavenworth for the Poetry Circle & Illuminated Creatures Book Launch. Many people shared poems, and also stuck around after my reading to have conversations with each other. I am in awe of this little town, of the willingness of people to show up with their open selves, and of the heart center that is @theplantally. Thanks to you all.
Illuminated Creatures Book Launch (Seattle) - Thursday, November 2, 2023
Thanks to everyone who attended the Seattle book launch of Illuminated Creatures at Water Sines Studios in Pioneer Square. It was an honor to read to you from my chapbook and to feel such support for the arts. Poetry can be such a heart-opener, changing how we talk to each other, and how we understand one another. Such good conversations followed. Gratitude.
November Book Launch - Seattle (Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023) & Leavenworth, WA (Monday, Nov. 6, 2023)
ILLUMINATED CREATURES has shipped! Please join me for its launch with special gatherings in Seattle and Leavenworth, WA. First, an art & music party on November 2nd, during the first Thursday Art Walk in Pioneer Square at Sidney Ji’s Water Sines Studio. I’ll be reading at 7pm, with Sonic Shiva starting to play at 8. Then, the following Monday, November 6th, I’ll be reading at The Plant Ally in Leavenworth, at 6:30pm (right after our local Poetry Circle at 6pm). Come celebrate poetry and community with us!
2024 Pushcart Nomination from Finishing Line Press - Oct. 12, 2023
Thanks to Finishing Line Press for nominating a poem of mine for a 2024 Pushcart Prize. "Everything I Love I Want to Consume" is my love letter to what moves us within and through this human existence. The poem is available to read here.
Illuminated Creatures Now Widely Available - Oct. 17, 2023
Best of the Net Nomination from Whale Road Review - Oct. 1, 2023
Excited to share that Whale Road Review just nominated my short prose piece, "On Learning That Scientists Restored the Brain Function of 32 Dead Pigs," for a 2023 Best of the Net award—after also having nominated it for last year's 2022 Best Spiritual Literature Award! Thank you, WRR, for believing in my work. You can read the short piece on my website here, or on the Whale Road Review nominations page here.
Poetry Circle at the Plant Ally: Monday, July 10, 2023, 6:00-7:30pm
It’s Poetry Circle at the Plant Ally! Bring poems to read, whether they're yours or a favorite poet's. Meet other people who love poetry or just want to start exploring their creativity. We might have time for some writing, too, so bring pen and paper. Come and enjoy poetry, people, tea and elixirs surrounded by nature indoors.
Join us on Monday, July 10th, from 6:30-8pm. Contact: email@example.com
925 Commercial St,
Leavenworth, WA 98826
Local media coverage of Illuminated Creatures - Thursday, June 29, 2023
Papeachu Review Issue Five Release Party: Thursday, May 11, 2023, 7-10pm
I am excited to read and listen to prose and poems at Papeachu Review's Issue Five Release Party on Thursday, May 11th! It's a party celebrating the theme of COMFORT, so wearing pajamas is entirely appropriate:) If you're in Seattle, drop by Common Area Maintenance in Belltown to hear the six of us read, and stay for the open mic from 830-10pm. Thank you for supporting women and nonbinary readers!
2125 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
Poetry Circle at the Plant Ally: Thursday, April 20, 2023, 6-8pm
It's National Poetry Month! Come celebrate with Poetry Circle at the Plant Ally! Bring poems to read, whether they're yours or a favorite poet's. Meet other people who love poetry or just want to start exploring their creativity. Enjoy tea from the Plant Ally's tea room, surrounded by nature brought indoors.
925 Commercial St,
Leavenworth, WA 98826
2022 Pushcart Nomination from Papeachu Press - Nov. 30, 2022
Thanks to Papeachu Press for nominating a poem of mine for a 2022 Pushcart Prize. "Recovery Costume" is a pantoum poem published in their anthology, From the Waist Down: the Body in Healthcare (2022).