I am a writer whose fiction and prose poetry frequently explore themes of healing, the body, gender, and what it’s like to live without wings in a post-apocalyptic society. Most recently, I am co-editor, with Liana Holmberg, of the anthology Writing That Risks: New Work from Beyond the Mainstream, published this summer by Red Bridge Press. I hold a B.A. in Creative Writing and Literature from Bard College and an M.A. in English Literature from the Université Michel Montaigne – Bordeaux III, where my thesis explored the intersection of literature and medicine. I spent seven years teaching English and singing in bands in Bordeaux, France. Now based in San Francisco, I am a founding editor at Red Bridge Press and I facilitate creative writing workshops with a focus on healing through Heal Write. I also sing in the a cappella group Conspiracy of Venus.