About Me

As with the hand-built intricacies of the stage, so the craft of shape and language. Words are line drawing representations of our connection to other people.

When I write, I slip over to a side corner to write down the words I hear. This material comes from people in my sphere and from my own unruly thoughts.

In my reading life, I’ve found that a poem really reaches down into me when the poet shows me something I already know but don’t yet understand.

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Papeachu Press, 2020 (2nd edition)

This collection of poetry seeks to approach our rapidly growing city with compassion, to imagine its people as complex individuals. 

It is a collection of love poems.

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"Language is violent, it is touch,

it is always a mere wish at meaning."

Natalie Diaz


Current Projects

A Virus Held Us: Poems of the Pandemic

is a collection of broadsides in collaboration

with Felicia Rice of Moving Parts Press.

This series of poems reminds us that while we suffer through the closing, there is an opening to be found in each phase, and that our communities will never be the same.

Mid-August lightning storms ignited

the CZU complex fire, which consumed trees

and structures within a large area

of the Santa Cruz mountains–a typically peaceful compressive uplift zone located on

the San Andreas Fault.

Moving Parts Press, and their 43 years

of groundbreaking letterpress and book art, was physically lost in the fire.

Please donate to help them rebuild.


Upcoming Events

  • POSTPONED due to pandemic—Ravenna Third Place Books
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    Third Place Books Ravenna
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    Third Place Books Ravenna, 6504 20th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115, USA
    The stunning team at Third Place Books hosts an evening of poetry by your favorite stagehand poet.