Writer ∙ Essayist ∙ Poet

I’m a Vancouver Island-based writer who’s inspired by landscapes—both interior and exterior.



My Mother, My Disease, and Me

In my memory, I am 11 years old, lying on a massage table in a dimly lit room. Two  women are rubbing herbalized oil into my skin. At first, I’m a little insecure about my bony ribs and chest, but as the women’s hands sweep across my body, I settle into a state of deep relaxation…

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Wild, Salty Body of Water 

The Salish Sea is a wet lung breathing outside our balcony while my boyfriend, Doug, and I sleep. It inhales and exhales all night long, sucking seaweed into its salty windpipe, spitting crustaceans upon the shores of Galiano Island…

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An Open Letter to the Hot Canadian Zumba Teacher Who Pulled Me Onstage After My Mother Died.

Dear Hot Canadian Zumba Teacher,
You didn’t know she’d had a heart attack a thousand miles away in Iowa…

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I’ve published poems in both American and Canadian journals and anthologies. Feel free to explore my work.


About Me

Screen Shot 2016-04-26 at 4.49.08 PMMy essays and poetry have appeared in The Atlantic, The Washington PostMcSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Rumpus, The Writer, A Verse Map of Vancouver, Quills Canadian Poetry, Sulphur III, and other publications. Learn more.