EXPLORING WOMEN & MOVIES
through poetry & creative nonfiction
I believe in creative writing as a mechanism of ingenuity
& empathy. My early writing explored the landscape of the child's imagination, upbringing, & psyche. My graduate thesis interweaves the history of American mermaid spectacles, Esther Williams' movies, and my grandmother's experiences.
Currently, I am gathering work for future chapbooks,
a novella, & a collection of creative nonfiction essays.
Forthcoming Chapbook: Bough Break
Nightingale & Sparrow Press
release date: June 4, 2024
Accumulating moments that force the speaker to reconsider her childhood expectations, Bough Break attempts to maintain a sense of kindness toward the delirious grown-up world and the strange, sharp people who stay long after they make their impressions. Through the confluence of memory, media, and the meticulous eye of the speaker, each poem disturbs a moment of calm in a young girl’s world—a disturbance that creates a sudden overwhelming awareness of the delineation between self and other, care and apathy, dependence and separation. These are the moments right before the cradle falls, when the baby realizes she’s in a tree and the branch beneath her is cracking.