Selected Publications

04.20. “Pandemic Pages (Excerpt)" | Psaltery & Lyre

04.20. "A Captive Orca and a Chance for our Redemption" | High Country News

05.19. “Shimmy at the Volta”| Jack Straw Writers Anthology, Volume 23

05.19. "Words of Encouragement" | For Love of Orcas, Trail to Table Press

10.18. Sublime Subliminal | Floating Bridge Press, Seattle, WA

10.18. "Real to Reel"| Poetry Northwest

08.18. "Super Sacred" | Cosmonauts Avenue

07.18. “The Hobo and His Pigeons” | Concrete Wolf Press

05.18. “Indistinct Features” | Sweet Tree Review

05.18. “Canadian Tuxedo” | Sweet Tree Review

05.18. “The Treaty of Point Elliot: Classified” | Collateral Journal

11.17. Featured Writer, Mineral School Blog

07.17. “The Rental Dog” | Verse Daily

05.17. Patriarchy Blues | MoonPath Press, Tillamook, OR 

10.15. “Live Nude Girl’s Favorite Thing to Feel” | Other Mind Press 

Issue 10.4. “Lament for the Love of Bunny” | Diagram

02.10. “Desire at the Stitch and Bitch” | Stirring

Featured Readings

12.19. Native Womxn Writer's Celebration | Richard Hugo House

11.19. Jack Straw Writer's Series | Seattle Public Library

05.19. Northwest Folklife Festival | Seattle, WA

05.19. Jack Straw Writer's Series | Jack Straw Cultural Center

08.19. Tacoma Arts Community Center Reading

03.19. Speakeasy 23 | Mount Baker Theater

11.18. MoonPath Press Event | Open Books

10.18. Floating Bridge Press Chapbook Launch | Elliott Bay Books

05.18. Our Shared Responsibility | Centilia Cultural Center

05.18. Sugar Coated History | Bruna Press

05.18. Woodland Pattern Independent Bookstore | Milwaukee

01.18. Kitchen Sessions Reading Series | Bellingham, WA

10.17. Kwel’ Hoy, Foss Waterway Seaport | Tacoma, WA

03.17. Keep it in the Ground | Whatcom Museum

01.17. Writers Resist! | Leopold Crystal Ballroom

Teaching& Facilitation

08.19. Panelist | Hedgebrook & Young Women Empowered (Y-WE)

07.18. Facilitator | Poets in the Park, Redmond, WA        

03.18. Facilitator | Mount Holyoke College Puget Sound Writers

02.18. Guest Presenter | University of Washington, Tacoma                

11.17. Facilitator/Panelist | People vs. Oil and Gas Summit      

  • Indigenous Sovereignty & Fossil Fuel Fights

  • Regional Case Studies: PNW/Lummi & Gulf Coast

06.17. Faculty | Chuckanut Writer’s Conference

  • Writing Off-topic: The fine art of beating around the bush 

  • When Our Work Meets Our Politics: A conversation...

2012-2015 | Adjunct Faculty | Western Washington University

  • Fairhaven 368: Special Topics in the Humanities

  • American Cultural Studies 301: Comparative Cultural Studies

  • American Cultural Studies 315: Contemporary American Indian Issues

2010-2011 | Faculty | Northwest Indian College                      

  • English 148: Introduction to Indian Legends

  • English 155: Introduction to Creative Writing 

  • Humanities 201: Oral Interpretation of Literature 

  • Native American Studies 208: Writing Family History

  • English 236: Survey of Native American Literature 

  • Native American Studies 240: Native Women’s Studies 

Awards & Fellowships

08.19. Residency Fellowship | Hedgebrook

2019. Writing Fellowship | Jack Straw Writers Program

01.19. Residency Fellowship | Hawthornden Castle 

2018-2019. Explorers Grant | National Geographic

2018. American Book Award | Before Columbus Foundation

07.18. Residency Fellowship | Works on Water + Underwater New York

09.17. Sustainable Arts Fellowship | Mineral School Artist’s Residency 

07.09. Fine Press Publishing Fellowship | New York Center for Book Arts

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