Expounding the extraordinary history of California's Death Valley National Park while simultaneously investigating the perceptions of women who refuse to perform socially acceptable femininity, The Valley asks us what gendered expectations we put on ourselves & others as well as how we might place our identity outside the biological abilities of our physical bodies.
The Valley is a book length hybrid poetic manuscript incorporating imagistic poetry, science writing, historical documents, & photography. The project is currently in progress.
A semi-finalist for Tarpaulin Sky Press' 2017 Book Prize.
Through expanding the intersection of science & emotion, missoula. traces the ice-age floods responsible for the geography of the Pacific Northwest, & outlines a woman's struggle with identity & mental health after a traumatic childhood. Juxtaposing the findings of J Harlen Bretz, the rebel geologist whose 1928 explorations led to the development of a catastrophic flood theory, with stunning moments of sparse imagistic poetry, & visual explorations of geography & selfhood, missoula. asks how mothers can shape their daughters in the same way these catastrophic natural disasters once carved the physical landscape.
missoula. is a book length hybrid poetic manuscript completed as part of graduate studies at California Institute of the Arts. It is currently seeking publication. BONES, an experimental film based on poems from the book is available to watch online.
Roach: A Memoir
A poetic examination of those most enduring of creatures, the cockroach. Roach explores the relationships between survival & living through the eyes of a near indestructible bug.
Roach is a short form poetry chapbook, currently seeking publication.