I did a craft interview on immigration journalism, podcasting, and the power of slowness.
I bought a house in Portland Oregon, and it brought up a lot of questions – about privilege, about gentrification, about inherited wealth, about race, about pruning, about dreams, and […]
Hey – it’s been a while! I had a baby last year, so the writing/publishing has been a little slow. On the other hand, motherhood is giving me a lot […]
I’ve been writing about endangered species, including the Freshwater mussel species that used to fill the Mississippi River, and various amphibians who are particularly vulnerable to disease and climate change. […]
“Imagination is very personal; it’s like a fingerprint, it’s one of the most identifiable features of a self,” she says. “And at the same time, it’s also just a self. […]
It was pouring in Seattle. I stood up onstage at Hugo House, cracked the spine of a brand-new nonfiction book, and started to read. It was the launch of “Becoming […]
Not that the story need be long, but it will take a long while to make it short.
– Henry David Thoreau
Oregon is getting inundated with rain, snow, and frost, and I’m huddled inside, drinking way too much coffee and working on a few long-term projects. 2015 turned out to be […]
My new poem The Water appeared in the summer issue of Thrush. The poem is part of a series I’ve been working on about the sea, longing, drowning, and maps. Find the poem […]
This fall, I’m teaching a new workshop at the Attic Institute in Portland, Oregon. “Literary Journalism” runs from October 19 to November 19 on Saturdays mornings. This is a great […]