This is Our Birth Announcement. 2020 tried to drown us with fear and rage and resentment; it also produced this perfect new person. Published by The Inlander.
Found in the Supermarket. A grocery list for the COVID 19 pandemic: “In the absence of everyday items I took for granted, what’s left on the shelves looks bigger and more useless than it actually is.” Published by The Inlander.
Someone Else’s Dream House. On losing a home, staying put until it kills you, Mt. St. Helens, and what Gaston Bachelard has to say about loving a garret. Published by The Gettysburg Review.
The Survivor’s Guide to Kerouac Country. On touring while female, hating Jack Kerouac, and what country music taught me about being an artist. Published by Moss.
The Loudproof Room. On listening through hearing loss. Published by the New England Review and anthologized in Best American Essays 2015, edited by Ariel Levy.
The Unsealed Ear. A follow up to “The Loudproof Room.” Faith healing, western medicine, and what miracles might sound like. Published by the New England Review.
Twenty Three Pieces of the Sunset Bowl. On gentrification, bowling, grouchy neighbors, and other civic mysteries. Published by The Rumpusand anthologized in Ghosts of Seattle Past, edited by Jaimee Garbacik.
C: Cherry (from the Book of Difficult Fruit). On cherries and their pits, almond extract and cyanide, and other edible poisons. Published by Catapult.
Pop Therapy: A Playlist. Why should we be glad to be unhappy? To remember, we listen to music. Published by Hobart.
Seven Prayers to Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a chapbook of poems to flip the fifth district of Washington State and elect Lisa Brown. Published by Entre Rios Books in 2018.
Poetry Northwest: A Prayer to Cathy McMorris Rodgers for the Right Reasons to Wed
Blood Orange Review: A Prayer to Cathy McMorris Rodgers for Intercession on My Behalf
Blood Orange Review: A Prayer to Cathy McMorris Rodgers for More Cake
Bellingham Review: Something Will Happen That You Cannot Control
Bellingham Review: You Want To Lie Down Until the Weather Clears
Gastronomica: Rhubarb, the Green Age