Of Mineral (Kobo eBook)
*Author’s work has appeared in ELDERLY, YewJournal, Eleven Eleven, VOLT, Cutbank, New American Writing, Five Fingers Review and 26: A journal of poetry and poetics.
*Of interest to anyone interested in boundaries between urban and “wild” or neglected or undeveloped spaces; the historic geography and blue-collar communities of San Francisco, Situationist flaneury, psychogeography and poetics.
*Of interest to those in pursuit of a personal relationship with nature; the intersection of natural phenomena and spirituality; in blurring the boundaries between Western scientific knowledge and earth religions via the no-fly zones of literature, astrophysics, ecology and metaphysics
*Of interest to those invested in explorations of queer, genderqueer and nonbinary identity through the lens of spirit, matter and humanity.
*Poems were written over ten years while living in San Francisco, specifically the largely immigrant, still blue collar neighborhood Portola neighborhood. *Author is part of Milkweed Theater, a Bay Area community theater group.
*Author has participated in numerous class presentations, including “Transgender Panel” and “Radical Love and Poetry” at The Athenian School (2017, 2015) and “Poets Studied and in Conversation) at UC Berkeley Extension (2015)
*Author is a part of the local small press and letterpressing community and has created broadsides for events including the Bay Area Writers Resist Event (2017)
*Author was twice awarded Chancellor’s Outstanding Staff Award, UC Berkeley
*Author is a volunteer member/editor for Kelsey Street Press
*Author was a guest curator for the Bay Area Poetry Marathon and for the a poetry series at Canessa Gallery
*Author holds an MFA in writing from the University of San Francisco