Calling Through Water
TEBOT BACH PRESS
“Calling Through Water is the seasoned work of a multifaceted, humane and gifted poet, endowed with refinement of intellect and an artist’s eye that burnishes and transforms what it sees…”
– Eleanor Wilner
LINKS TO SELECTED WORK
"Tidal Pull" and "Adoration of the Wings," Flyway Journal of Writing & Environment, November 2019
"Fear Is Not the Dragon," The Ekphrastic Review, April 30, 2019
“The Pashto Poems,” Atlanta Review, April 2019
“Slippage,” Iron Horse Literary Review, March 8, 2019
“Losing Tristan,” The Comstock Review, Summer 2018
“Life Lines,” Finalist in Mid-American Review Fineline Competition, 2018
“Maria Considers Her Husband’s Painting," The Ekphrastic Review, March 7, 2018
“Swimming in a Foreign Language,” Disquieting Muses Quarterly Review, Fall 2013
Nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Web
I grew up in a rustic beach town in California, hiking and swimming, selling strawberries and corn, and training a little wild mustang I bought (without telling my parents) when I was 14. After graduating from Westmont College with a B.A. in English, I worked at San Francisco State University, where I later received an M.A. in English/Teaching English as a Second Language. This became a springboard for teaching at colleges around the San Francisco Bay Area, in Spain, and in Seattle.
When I had my daughter, I began freelancing as a travel writer, then worked as a writer and editor for clients in the educational travel, wine industry, and health care sectors. I moved to the UK in 2008 and obtained dual citizenship in 2011. While living abroad, I was able to spend time in a number of countries, appreciating the diversity of cultures.
In 2016, I received an M.F.A. from the Warren Wilson Program for Writers and now write and teach poetry in Southern Oregon, where I live with my husband and animal muses.
My work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, and I’m honored that Tebot Bach has just published my full-length collection, Calling Through Water. I believe in the alchemy of collaboration and have produced two chapbooks with others, Visitation, with photographer Carolyn Krieg and Sight Reading (Wolff Street Press) with poets Linda Jaffee and Ann Lovett.