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I’m the author of five books of poetry: Beautiful Outlaw (forthcoming in 2025), Again (2020), No Confession, No Mass (2015), In the Human Zoo (2011), and The Body Is No Machine (2007). My poetry, fiction, and essays have been described as “muscular,” “hard-working,” “disciplined,” “grimly witty,” “scientific,” “ecstatic,” “sensuous,” “mythic,” and “full of surprises”–all of which might be fairly apt descriptions for me, too.

My writing classes–which range from Surrealist writing games to poetic constraints to nature writing–foster play, experimentation, and creativity. I’ve led community writing classes for high school students, people who are incarcerated, military veterans and their families, LGBTQIA+ affinity groups, health care workers, and general audiences. In all my classes, my goal is to help us build relationships with our inner wisdom, with each other, and with the more-than-human world.  

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