I teach classes in writing and poetry, social and emergent practices, and new narrative practices/cultural rewriting. My art and research explore the interlayering of physical, lyrical, and political bodies, experimenting with page and social forms to open the future-bodies within spaces that are closed. My work is crucially informed by growing up white in (then) mostly-black DC, and by being the daughter of an immigrant from Ireland. As a mentee and mentor, teacher and student I try to work in the tradition of many, including Paolo Friere:
"The more radical a person is, the more fully he or she enters into reality so that, knowing it better, he or she can transform it. This individual is not afraid to confront, to listen, to see the world unveiled. This person is not afraid to meet the people, or to enter into a dialogue with them. This person does not consider him or herself the proprietor of history or of all people, or the liberator of the oppressed; but he or she does commit himself or herself, within history, to fight at their side."
Coming soon: Syllabi