Born and raised in New England, I majored in music at Bryn Mawr, spent several years in New York City and at the Aspen Music School studying classical voice. I moved to Colorado during the civil rights and anti-war years of the late 1960s. It was a flight to simplicity--living weeks at a time on horseback in the mountains, cooking over a fire, and sleeping on the ground. I still cook for an outfitter, when I can.
I have degrees in education and ministry from the University of Northern Colorado and the Iliff School of Theology. I am a neo-Jungian and work with clients to support the exploration of nooks and crannies of unconscious life. Making poems is part of the same process, for me.
I have three grown children and four grands – the best in the world, of course! I no longer sing professionally, but poetry has become another kind of singing, one that challenges me to use my voice in a more essential way than performing ever could have done.
Poems have appeared in several literary journals, including Pilgrimage, Progenitor, HeartLodge, The Sophia Journal.org, Sow’s Ear, Tiger’s Eye, Voices Rising, and Wyoming: the Hub of the Wheel.