human being water - (currently being edited)
Written over the course of 15 years, this collection of poetry for these times of converging crises and global predicaments will challenge your ideas about the interaction of water, humanity and being-ness. Honour a parking metre? Turn tears into light? Water can see its future? You won’t finish this book untouched or unchanged.
Of one poem, a reader says, "Your poem is hilarious, grounded in the earth, jaded yet hopeful, interesting and emotionally immersive."
Madroots - (currently being edited)
These poems, forged from pain and confusion, narrate the author’s journey through family experiences of mental illness, abuse and impoverishment. Lithe and poignant, the story matures and gains nuance and complexity as the author herself grows and changes. Ultimately redemptive, this book was written in two timeframes about 20 years apart.
Alder Tree at the Intersection of Government, Wharf and Humbolt - in Caitlin Press' tree poetry anthology Worth More Standing. April 2022
human being water, water being human and being human water in The Purposeful Mayonnaise Journal Volume 1, Issue 5 - Flow. Pages 20-22. February 2022
Poetry is not a luxury. It is a vital necessity of our existence. It forms the quality of the light within which we predicate our hopes and dreams toward survival and change, first made into language, then into idea, then into more tangible action. Poetry is the way we help give name to the nameless so it can be thought. The farthest horizons of our hopes and fears are cobbled by our poems, carved from the rock experiences of our daily lives.
~ Audre Lorde