I just moved back to the Bay after a year in North Carolina and am slowly rediscovering everything I loved so much about California. My roots are Southern (grew up in Atlanta), but I've traveled and lived all over since then. I have an MFA in poetry, taught English for some years and spent some time as a writer in the corporate world. Now I'm learning how to listen to people's hearts for a living.
What I’m doing with my life
I just started an MA program in counseling psychology, and I work as a freelance writer by day. I like to ride my bike, do yoga and walk in the woods, you know, the usual.
I’m really good at
Grammar, yoga, laughing at your jokes.
The first things people usually notice about me
My name -- it confounds all. Those who pronounce it correctly the
first time win excellent prizes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Virginia Woolf, pretty much any Victorian novel, Flannery O'Connor, and poets: Frank O'Hara, Elizabeth Bishop, Catherine Wagner, Chelsea Minnis, Brenda Shaughnessy, Ariana Reines, poems by my friends.
I watch kind of a lot of BBC, anything with period costumes. I enjoy smart sci-fi and the occasional superhero movie thrown in with my high brow.
Lately I've been listening to shoegaze revival bands, anything that reminds me of the music I listened to in the 90's. I'm a big 60's soul fan. Listen to swing and gypsy jazz, to which I dance a few nights a week.
The six things I could never do without
My friends. The top five of them. And my cat.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Lately: where to travel next, how to mess with syntax, vipassana meditation, what my cat thinks of me, attachment theory, anatomy, my family's ancestry, the New Sincerity, how to decorate my apartment, how many unusual ingredients I can put in a green smoothie.
On a typical Friday night I am
Sometimes at a reading or an art thing, dancing (swing - lindy, balboa), watching a screen in a dark room while eating popcorn.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
For me iconic male sexiness = 1972 Burt Reynolds centerfold on
You should message me if
I’m generally attracted to people who are creative and who laugh a
lot, but really what I mostly care about is this: It’s scary to
connect with someone in a big way, but it’s also kind of worth it.
I guess I'd like to meet someone who knows that, and who’s still
wants to (carefully) go for it.