READINGS | INTERVIEWS | PERFORMANCES | | TEDx TALK
Poetry Feature at Busboys and Poets in Washington, D.C. - March 2023
"We are living in a time when many people feel increasingly worried about the environment — we can see the effects of climate change in our own neighborhoods as more people experience floods, storms, fires, and droughts that affect their homes, jobs, and lives.
At the same time, people are seeing the need to take care of themselves in creative ways in order to deal with such anxiety and stress."
TEDx Talk, "Writing as a Way of Calming, Centering, and Making Meaning"
"I believe that once we begin committing to our own creative paths, the universe co-creates with us.
Just one look at the trees blossoming in the spring tells us that this is a creative universe with its own creative cycles, and I've found, in my own life and in the lives of my clients, that once we start to nurture ourselves creatively, we get hints and signs that we are being supported in our work."
"Blossom" poemsong featured on South Carolina ETV's Palmetto Scene
"As a trauma scholar I have studied the ways writing can be instrumental in helping us heal from trauma — and our history with nature can be seen as a traumatic history of violence and objectification."
Poetry Reading and Interview with Tim Conroy and Al Black
"It seemed to me that I needed that sense of a context – the tree outside my window or the birds in the trees in the middle of the city – to give me the courage to tell the truth in my writing. Nature was a witness that allowed me to feel heard even when the words had not yet been shared."
Mind Gravy Poetry Reading (Begins at 20:25)
You can also read the poem, "The Last Kiss," in Unsweetened Magazine.
Interview on Coming Out with Courage with Getrude Moshe
Interview and poemsong performance with Susanne Kappler in Charlotte, North Carolina