I make words that make art.


The poet who's not afraid to feel.

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As a poet, I draw from personal narrative and create in a vulnerable, confessional style that leaves little space between myself and the words. I have been described as "the poet who's not afraid to feel.”

My work presents poetry as visual art in various media. The goal is to not only bring an under-experienced and often misunderstood art form to the masses, but also to experiment with and further the form for a modern audience.


Poet Laureate + Member Artist, Factory Obscura artist collective, September 2017 - Present
Guest Instructor, Oklahoma City Girls Art School, 2018
Board Member, Individual Artists of Oklahoma, 2017 - 2018
Paseo Feast Select Artist, Paseo Arts Association, 2017



an autobiography in verse
independently published 2015


Autumn 2011 Atlas Poetica: A Journal of Poetry of Place
2011 Take Five Best Contemporary Tanka*
2010 Take Five Best Contemporary Tanka*

*a collection of 500 short-form poems chosen by a global panel of poetry editors from among 18,000 entries as the “world’s best” Japanese short form poems for that year