I was born and raised in Missouri and currently live in the San Francisco Bay Area - specifically, Berkeley - where I raised my son who emptied his part of the nest a couple of years ago and is an EMT and ski patroller in Utah. I am a writer and educator, and I'm also a St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan, an animal lover, a morning person, an adoptee, and a chocolate chip cookie enthusiast. I launched a regular writing practice in the summer of 2021 on my Instagram account, @short_longhand. Several of the poems there can also be found here. Poems recently published in Duck Head Journal, Fall 2021, Sixfold, Spring 2022 and upcoming in August 2022 in SWWIM Every Day.
Photography by Laura Cottril