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My self-summary
I have an MFA in poetry from Colorado State University. I just moved back to Asheville (I'm a Warren Wilson alumna). I have lived in New Orleans, Fort Collins, CO, Ireland and I was born in good ol' Indiana, though I haven't lived there since I graduated from high school.

I am interested in making performance art, Egon Schiele, Nick Cave (the visual artist), painting, drawing, hiking (lightly), cooking, taking last minute road trips--I am extremely spontaneous, swimming, and trying to figure out how to live as an artist. I have a really dark sense of humor, which I think is essential to attempt a life as an artist.

I spend a lot of time thinking about why we make art, how to persist and how to affect change with it.

I make my own body products and have plans to get out a line in the world soon.

I am currently reading the DC Batman Comic series, which is new for me. Just trying to do some light reading after the trauma that is graduate school.

I read tarot cards, and own a chi machine, which I think helps me sleep and relax but I don't really understand why except for the fact that it rocks you back and forth.

My favorite thing to do is go for a drive to a new place. I think it might be because my dad raised me and was really into cars...we were always driving around.

I have a cat named Simon and he is one of my BFFs.
What I’m doing with my life
Making performance art and poetry while looking for a teaching/arts job (just moved here a couple weeks ago). I plan to take a trip to the outer banks this weekend and film a performance on the beach in a garment covered in feathers that I sewed on by hand...gonna call it "A Hundred Eyes"--should be fun and shake up my daily ins and outs if nothing else.
I’m really good at
Being honest, having a sense of humor, being spontaneous, and flexible enough for artistic collaborations, dancing, being childlike
The first things people usually notice about me
my hair
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I am currently listening to the Dirty Three, Tom Waits and the Tinkersticks pretty much nonstop.

But I also love bluegrass, rockNroll, and experimental shit.

I just read Diane Keaton's Memoir--again, lots of light reading happening after grad school--which I loved. On the heavier shit I am reading Paul Celan's poetry, Women Who Run With The Wolves by Clarissa Estes, Trance Poetics by Kristen Prevallet, and a Caribbean anthology of poetry.

Childhood favorite movie: Mrs. Doubtfire
Current love interest: Madmen--watching it for the first time
Love all kinds of movies except most romantic comedies, unless Drew Barrymore is in it--I love her. Love scary movies and action movies--taking a break from psychological thrillers, too heavy right now.
Six things I could never do without
1. art
2. meditation
3. baths
4. friends
5. words
6. sushi
I spend a lot of time thinking about
what my next performance piece is going to entail. I try to keep my creative mind active, as it is a practice you must cultivate.

How to make sense out of this cruel cruel world of resumes, careers and capital. Spending lots of time writing cover letters n shit. Boring.

How inspirational Gordon Ramsey can be.
On a typical Friday night I am
dancing, having a drink, going to a concert, working on art, taking a drive some place new or watching a movie at my place with my cat.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Sometimes I write letters to artists that I adore knowing I aint gonna hear back
You should message me if
you're not just soliciting sex--have gotten some crayy zzzay messages doing that

if you want to meet up for coffee or a drink
The two of us