TinyLetter Launched, Ragdale Unlocked

This summer I went on another reporting trip to Monhegan Island, Maine, saw Becoming Ocean head to additional film festivals across America and in Morocco (winning the Jury Prize Best Short Film at the Freeland Film Festival), played at the book release for Rob Roberge’s memoir Liar, did my first live storytelling show with Story … Continued

Becoming Ocean

The short film Becoming Ocean by Scott Foley, based on my essay I am Become Ocean, Destroyer of Worlds, has been screening at multiple film festivals in 2018 and 2019. We’ve been selected for Sidewalk Film Festival (2018), Wild and Scenic Film Festival, Sedona International Film Festival, D.C. Environmental Film Festival (2019). Looking forward to … Continued

Seeds and Hope

You can read my latest on Entropy Magazine: Seeds, Feathers, and Hope: Birdwatching in Buenos Aires. Tyrants take things apart, time puts them back together, the essay is about poetry, the Argentine junta, the Disappeared, South American birds, and the ways in which the love of the writing of naturalists connects people over time and … Continued

Spring News – Wedding, Residencies, AWP!

  This season has been full of new things! In February I got married, which was a wonderful night, full of music and poetry and blizzards. That, of course, has been the best thing, but it happened in the middle of a huge wave of additional great news. In the fall I found out that … Continued

Who Owns the Environment on The Conversation

Loves, join me in May with the wonderful Antonio Lopez and Jennifer Haigh at Women and Children First for the next installment of The Conversation. This one, titled Who Owns the Environment? will be a stunner. Moderated by Zoe Zolbrod. Come on out on Wednesday night, May 24th. Here’s a link to the event page.

Residency at the Banff Center for the Arts

I am deeply honored to announce that I have received a residency at The Banff Center for the Arts in Alberta, Canada for July, 2017. The residency is titled Frontline: Environmental Reportage and will cover creating work in long form and with multimedia aspects that address the pressing issues of the environment. Since a guest … Continued

Panel Discussion on The Conversation

Delighted to be a part of this terrific panel discussion on April 29, 2017 at Women and Children First bookstore. I’ll be speaking and singing on Independent Bookstore Day. The Conversation is a terrific series started after the election to provide common space for people to discuss chaos, resistance, civil disobedience, and the power of … Continued

Chicago Reader: The ACA and musicians

Here the noise as all of Chicago’s musicians protest the potential loss of the ACA in the Chicago Reader. Our community would be hit hard. Glad to have been asked to weigh in on how the possible end of ACA would ruin my own life.

DNAInfo on buildings and music

Loves, DNAInfo covered our video alongside one made here in Chicago for Regina Spektor. Great buildings and great music!

Useful to the Day – New Video

Beloveds, today we launched a new video for the song “Useful to the Day.” In the current political climate, a deep need for comfort and wisdom feels like it is hitting everyone I know. I recorded this song in a deep dark time, and made this video in Chicago’s historic Colvin House when I was … Continued