Chapbook & Publications

Poems Published 

"Sandwich in the Time of COVID-19" <-- [click-through link!]
(2020, Unlimited Literature)

Sacred Lucidity: Embodied Identity Through the Lens of Poetry
Research and poems exploring identity
(2019, Dominican Scholar)

“Be Present Forever,” “The Cure for Shame and Emptiness,”
and “You Are Ready Now”
(2019, Tuxedo Literature & Arts Journal)

Bitter Elixir
42-page debut poetry chapbook
(2018, Amazon)

“Bubble-Gum God” and “Microcosms”
(2018, The Berkeley Times)

Poetry & Performance Qualifications 

Published, “Sacred Lucidity: Embodied Identity Through the Lens of Poetry” 

— May, 2019

Senior Thesis capstone project, containing 22 pages of original work preceded by a nine-page essay. Explored mental illness, body image, and other aspects of personal and political identity. Presented at the Scholarly and Creative Works conference and published to Dominican Scholar.

Poet Laureate, Soul Candy, Dominican University of California  — March, 2019

Selected as the 2019 Soul Candy Poet Laureate by the program director. Performed (slam style) and read a total of three new original poems, live-streamed worldwide via Penguin Radio.

Published, Tuxedo Literary Magazine,  — 2019

Included in authors’ reading as a featured reader. Poems selected: “You Are Ready Now,” “The Cure for Shame and Emptiness,” and “Be Present Forever.”

Published, “Bitter Elixir,” Debut Poetry Chapbook — October, 2018

42-page collection, created without outside assistance (including formatting and cover design) via CreateSpace, sold on Amazon and Barnes & Noble online.

Published, Berkeley Times, Poetry Edition — August, 2018 

Poems selected: “Bubblegum God” and “Microcosms.”

Open Mic Readings, La Promenade and Sacred Grounds — June, July 2018

Read at each event, including memorized/performed slam style, and developed contacts within the San Francisco poetry community.

Performed, Soul Candy, Dominican University of California — March 2018

Read an original five-page poem in front of 400+ audience members in attendance at the biggest on campus Arts event, hosted twice per year with a curated group of students.

Performed, Miss Dominican Competition, DUoC — March 2018

In a school-wide search for female representation of the student body, I performed an original poem set to a friend’s music. The audience was 150 community members, including faculty.

Impromptu Storytelling, lightning round at Mill Valley Public Library —  February 2018 

One-minute story improvised for 200+ audience of Marin arts community members.