Year in Review

2021 was a pretty productive and busy year, pandemic aside. I’m taking a moment to celebrate the good that came out of the past year and am grateful to everyone that supported my work this past year.

I published poems in Your Impossible Voice, Air / Light, Hobart, Behind a Door and Wonderground.

I published essays in NY Times, Off Assignment, South Seattle Emerald, Zocalo Public Square, and Seattle Met.

I published Virga in August. It was reviewed in Georgia Review, Hong Kong Review, and Hunger Mountain and also highlighted in The Rumpus, Ms. Magazine, Poets & Writers, Critical Flame, International Examiner, Shelf Awareness and Spine Magazine.

I presented my work at the Montana Book Festival, UCR Writers Week,  University of San Francisco, Vermont College of Fine Arts, and launched Virga at Elliot Bay Books.

I made poetry films with David Ian Bickley that screened at Northwest Film Forum, Project Lazaretta in Greece, plus the Re-Vision Performing Arts Festival in Belfast.

I contributed a poetry film to a group show, Paths Intertwined, at The Wing Luke Museum.

I created commissioned work for The Slants Foundation in collaboration with jeli Ibrahim Arsalan.

I taught for Vermont College of Fine Art and the Tualatatin Valley Creates art incubator program.

I continued hosting and producing Lyric World, my podcast with poets and landed my dream job at Town Hall Seattle.

I completed productive residencies at Hypatia-in-the-Woods and Centrum Foundation.

Looking forward to whatever 2022 brings..