First you must realize you’re homesick for all the lives you’re not living. Then, you must commit to the road and the rising loneliness. To the sincere thrill of coming apart.
Writing with Joy was every bit as wonderful as I hoped it would be. She paired instruction with practice so beautifully, and the workshop felt equal parts informative and productive. She radiated warmth and humanity throughout, making each participant feel seen and heard. Joy shows you how every moment can be a poem, and every writer a poet. 10/10 would recommend her workshops.
I’m a poet and educator.
I hold a masters degree in poetry and served as the poet-in-residence for the Wexner Center for the Arts. I also lead transformative writing workshops for individuals who have experienced trauma and have guest-lectured in classrooms from Stanford to Florida State University.
I call Portland, Oregon home.