POETRY

NATURE & QUEERDOM

I am an enthusiastic and passionate writer and performer whose work explores themes of nature, Queer identity, masculinity, and mental health. I sit with the intersection of these themes, questioning the foundations of toxic masculinity, exploring the realm of queer possibility, and embodying the self as a element of nature and vice versa.

Image: Performing at the Oregon Country Fair, 2019

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Performance Work Sample

BY YOUR SIDE

This album was a collaboration with musician Cullen Vance. It was written through an artistic dialogue of poetry and music, creating works back and forth inspired by each other's art. This album gives insight into my performance style.

 

Written Work Sample

COURAGE OF A TREE IN SPRING TIME

hold tight the courage
of a tree in springtime

recall the feeling of foliage

grab tight the dreams

     of greens
     of jades
     of sages
     precious emeralds
     and key limes

you are not a conifer for potted planting

let your roots              run reckless

bursting through              sidewalk

slabs fracturing           foundations

splitting stones        from boulders

you      are      not      to      be      contained

burst forth with buds

even as the world around you
                                         freezes

remember, we were never still in winter