I write what I call Poetic Narrative, allowing the everyday flow of life to fuse with the symbology, ritual, folklore, and deep spiritual reverence I hold within. The dreamlike storied prose that emerges holds yearnings of the spirit, reflections on nature’s teachings, prayers that capture the delicate details of living, interweaving them into self and our collective journey.
I write to remember. I write to call something forward from the shadows. I write to intertwine the seen and unseen, the past and present, the tangible and mythical, into words that serve as reminders of the veils we dance within.
In 2020, I was awarded a grant from the N.C. Arts Council and Haywood County Arts Council to print, bind, and publish a book of my poetry, Soft With Me. Explore more of my Poetic Narrative if you feel called. In 2021, I published Letters for Talullah, a collection of 35 poems, including a handful from Soft With Me, with new pieces found in journals and written in honor of my spirit baby Tallulah Elizabeth.
In 2022, I’m working on a collection of poems around my beloved Carolina dog Bella as well as work in the Narrative Healthcare program at Lenoir Rhyne, where I’m fusing poetic narrative with health as a form of therapeutic care.