My Publications

I invite you to explore some of my writing.

I primarily write creative nonfiction and poetry. My work explores questions of being, social engagement, love, trauma, healing, what it means to be a woman, mother, person.

I try to create pieces that are beautiful and that can have some positive impact.

My writing is both a place for engagement and a space for freedom, play, and imagination.

My debut poetry book, The High Shelf was published by The Word Works in the fall of 2019. The book explores early motherhood, environmental and social destruction, trauma and healing. Jericho Brown wrote about the book “what a tender book. What a way to tell the truth while still maintaining tenderness.”

My poetry and essays have been published in more than eighty national publications including The New YorkerAmerican Poetry ReviewslateSpirituality and Health, Lions’ Roar, American ScholarLA Review of BooksHarvard Review, Yale ReviewKenyon ReviewThe Boston Globe MagazineThe Southwest ReviewYes! Magazineelephant journal, and many other places. I’ve won several awards for my work, including a PEN NE Discovery Award in Poetry.

My essay “The Language of Silence: Listening to the Body” was published in the anthology The Anatomy of Silence: 26 stories about all the sh*t that gets in the way of talking about sexual violence. 

I’m a founding editor at Anchor, a spirituality and social justice magazine.

I’ve also interviewed many thought leaders and artists, most of whom have had a big impact on my own life, including Snatam Kaur, France Moore Lappe, Sister Dhan Nhiem, Lewis Mehl Madrona, Martha Serpas, and others.

Some Recent Works Include:

Make Your Story A Gift. An article about the power of Stories

Published in Spirituality and Health

The Wrong I Needed To Write

Published in Spirituality and Health

An article about the stories the body unfolds and heals through yoga practice.

Published in Spirituality and Health
Published in Midway Journal
Published in Anchor Magazine

Interview with Dr. Lewis Mehl-Madrona (The Healing of Narrative. An Interview with one of the leaders of Narrative Medicine, who brings together Indigenous healing and Western Medicine. Published in Anchor Magazine

Published in Spirituality and Health 

A homage to my teacher, and how his engaged Buddhism was a way of coming home for me.

Published in American Poetry Review

A reading of Dante, Beatrice, pregnancy, the woman’s body, trauma and healing.

Published in Elephant Journal.

Why are so many writers unhappy? Nine steps to write towards happiness and health.

Published in Spirituality and Health.

This may be the least expensive way to solve our health care.  

Published in Spirituality and Health.

As a society, we turn a blind eye to obvious trauma, making one’s story more difficult.

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