Welcome! I am a poet and essayist living in Colorado. Currently, I teach poetry and creative nonfiction for the Regis University’s Mile-Hi MFA program. I have written five books, with a sixth now officially published! Slow Arrow: Unearthing the Frail Children, a collection of braided essays, has been released by Saddle Road Press . You can take a peek through the Slow Arrow Video Book trailer!
I just completed the Denver Audubon’s Community Naturalist Virtual Program and received my certificate as a Community Naturalist. (Not to say that I have lot! lot! more to learn!)
I divide my time between Denver and a “pie in the sky” cabin my husband and I dreamed of for twenty years before stumbling across forty acres of high meadow ranch land along Phantom Canyon Road. Built with reclaimed timber from a junkyard, king trusses and valley rafters, and a 100 year old hand-hewn beam from an old Wisconsin barn, our cabin is the sweet spot of our lives, not only where I do most of my writing, but where I get my inspiration.
Only last night, I went to sleep listening to the wind in the aspen and then the din of the coyotes sent me to the window to watch the last sliver of moon set behind Grouse Mountain, the early morning sky still spinning with stars. Scientists estimate that 90% of Europeans and Americans don’t know the natural night sky, so I am grateful to hear a coyote crescendo at any time of the night or to see the far snow of a mountain peak burn at dawn or the haze of that Silver River/Way of Birds/Sea of Milk/ Milky Way.
I hope in my own small way through my writing to keep the flame lit for this beautiful still wild world that needs our respect, our love, our help. Our friends deserve this.
Saddle Road Press releases Slow Arrow: Unearthing the Frail Children, a collection of braided essays.
Essay Daily Publication
On the Intimacies of Revision:
The Humble Essayist
Beautiful Video commentary on Slow Arrow