Poem in Plainsongs

My poem “the west coast is on fire &” was published in Plainsongs (Winter 2023). I wrote this poem when the West Coast was overwhelmed by wildfire smoke a few years ago and we were saying goodbye to friends who were moving away, exhausted by yearly evacuations. This image was taken in the middle of…

Poem in Willowherb Review

Issue Five: Constellations of Willowherb Review, a wonderful digital publication featuring nature writers of color, includes my poem “A Lake in Florida Suing to Protect Itself,” which was inspired by an article in The New Yorker and a lifetime of witnessing attitudes and policies that devastate ecosystems.

Poem in SAND 24

SAND, a Berlin-based journal featuring innovative work, published my experimental poem “because plastic may become part of our DNA.” You can read more about the issue here and view the video preview.

A Poem in Jaggery

“My lungs recall unfondly” explores my experiences with ableism in the face of environmental toxins that trigger physical limitations such as allergies, asthma, and chemical sensitivities. It’s also about more than that. Where does a general attitude or approach to a healing practice step across the line from empowering to oppressive? How can our knowledge…