RVA Litcrawl

RVA Litcrawl was birthed in a period of distraction. I was busy writing my book on somatics due in a few months and paused from tapping at the keyboard. Out of habit, I checked out Facebook. I learned that friends in Denver were taking part in a litcrawl. What fun! A...

Foremothers and Sisters: Suggested Reading

At this year’s Los Angeles AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs), Jeanetta Calhoun Mish, Leslie Samuels Entsminger, Jan Freeman, Renee Olander, and myself participated in a panel called Literary Foremothers and Filling the Gaps. We wanted to honor...

Opportunities to Write and Move!

I’m headed to the Midwest in a few weeks to teach Writing From the Body and Contact Improvisation and to read from my works. Join me in Minneapolis MN and Viroqua WI! Poetry Reading April 9 at 514 Studios, Minneapolis MN Contact Improvisation Workshop April 13...

Change, Poetry & Healing

A 30 foot tall tree fell across my yard after an intense wind storm recently. No more shade. No more home for birds, squirrels, and insects. As its broken branches stretch over dirt and leaves wilt, I mourn this once reliant neighbor. All things change, I am reminded....

Theresa Pollak Prize

News: I received this year’s Theresa Pollak Prize for Excellence in the Arts! I am honored to be among fellow esteemed writers and artists. Richmond Magazine included an article about the award in their November issue, which you can read here....

Listening with Being

Listening generally refers to the blare of a car horn, jangling keys, a voice or any other source sending a wave of air into the ear canal which vibrates the ear drum and cochlea. My book on contact improvisation devoted several pages to listening. It’s common...
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