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I have been teaching young adults and adults since 2006, in both academic and alternative spaces. Teaching is a world-making practice and a creative collaboration. I teach poetry, pigment-making, the poetics of pigment, and painting. I also offer individual mentorships. 


“the things themselves”

Online poetry workshop to benefit the IPRC

April 28, 2024, 11 am

details and registration here

​Pigment + Place: Deep Space and Time

PLAYA artist residency and retreat center, SE Oregon

June 6 - 16, 2024

✷ details and registration here

Pigment + Place

The Art Center, Corvallis, Oregon

September 7, 2024

✷ details and registration coming soon

Pigment + Place

Mountain Water retreat, Gardner, Colorado

September 12 - 15, 2024

✷ details and registration coming soon

Poetry of Place

Mountain Water retreat, Gardner, Colorado

September 19 - 22, 2024

✷ details and registration coming soon

Pigment + Place

Pine Meadow Ranch, Sisters, Oregon

October 4 - 8, 2024

✷ details and registration coming soon


Would you like to receive focused, individualized attention on your work? I am available for a limited number of sliding-scale individual mentorships. I work with poets, writers, visual artists, and pigment-makers. Together, we can support the development of a specific project or co-create ways to support your overall creative practice.

I’ve worked with some people for years, and with others, we find that just a few conversations are perfect. Our time together can be in person, online, or on the phone. Mentorship is a part of my creative practice and it’s an honor for me to support another’s creative growth. Please be in touch if you are curious, I’d love to hear about you and your work.


Focused, individualized, constructive support for your poetry or prose manuscript can be an essential part of advancing or completing your work. I have years of experience supporting others in realizing their vision. Together, we will observe, discuss, and refine your manuscript. 

You’ll receive: 

  • An initial meeting (phone, online, or in person) so we can get to know each other. We’ll discuss your inspirations, questions, goals, and the work you’ve done so far.

  • Extensive written observations of the manuscript’s strengths and potentials.

  • A follow-up meeting to discuss my observations, your questions, and next steps. 

  • Once you’re ready to submit the manuscript for publication, I can also offer advice on this process. 

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