I write from personal experience and epiphany, and I trust the writer’s craft to transform the world through words on a page: my memoir and essays thus bridge literary nonfiction and spiritual memoir.
As a memoirist, and as a storyteller, I believe that questioning the stories we hold true, writing new ones from power and possibility, and living deeply and intentionally from our revisions is life’s greatest journey.
It’s our heroic journey, the magnificent and ongoing love affair between life and imagination.
Question, rewrite, revise, start again. This is the voyage into mystery, poetry, power, a straight-on sailing into uncharted waters; it’s the timeless trek of personal mythology, a singular road that embraces life’s darkest times as the soul boldly moves toward her own great, radiant light.
It’s the journey into freedom and beauty.
I hold a BA in Philosophy and an ALM from Harvard. My thesis united Comparative Literature, The Study of Religion, and Art History to unfold the baroque mysticism of José Lezama Lima’s “Paradiso.”
Harvard conferred Dean’s Honors on my graduate work.
I’ve lived in rural Maine for the past four years — cooking, gardening, meditating, learning about life, writing prose and poems, and unearthing a memoir.