I am a poet, meditation teacher, and witch from eastern North Carolina. Anchored by site-specific, land-based rituals and performative acts in the guise of my alter ego Petal, my practice investigates spirituality, queer power, eco-consciousness, and questions of home. I am seeking a publisher for my first book of poetry, and writing a cycle of lyric essays.
I am the recipient of fellowships and residencies from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Hemera Foundation, and the Wormfarm Institute, and poems have appeared in Denver Quarterly, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, and High Chair, among other journals. Wig Heavier Than A Boot, my collaborative project with photographer David Johnson, has been exhibited at the beverly in St. Louis and the Art Connections Gallery in La Grange, Texas, and online at Lenscratch and Photo-emphasis.
I received my MFA Writing from Washington University in St. Louis in 2011 and BA English from Tulane University in 2009.