From the 1998 Jack Straw Writers Anthology: “I graduated with a B.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Washington and now freelance for Allure magazine and do a little writing for The Stranger. I’m currently teaching English and creative writing at an alternative high school in Long Beach, Washington and working on my second collection of poems and my first novel. As a writer, I come from the position of being a woman. I approach the text and the world in a very female way, whether that femaleness be stereotypical or my own personal concept of it. I also write poetry simply to tell myself what I am thinking. I liken this process to following behind my own footsteps; if those footsteps are associations, then my poetry is simply the measurement between them.