POET, ESSAYIST, MEMOIRIST & AUTHOR OF:
"SOMETIMES IN THESE PLACES"
MEET THE AUTHOR
"Writing for me is a touchstone, a way of returning to myself. When I was younger, the page became the place where I told the truth and in some ways this hasn’t changed. Scrawling a simple journal entry can feel as imperative as breathing. Writing a poem can feel like a cry for justice or a surrender toward healing.
Even though I’ve practiced and taught this craft for many years, I still think that it takes courage to write. Perhaps that’s why it has taken me many years to finally begin working on my own story, a memoir about what happened when I returned home as young woman lost, but searching for healing and redemption."
An honest and gritty look into what happens when we return home in hopes of healing the past.
Available Summer, 2022
“The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.”
- Muriel Rukeyser
Contact Rebecca to book readings, interviews, panel discussions, or poetry workshops for teachers or students.
I am passionate about poetry and making it accessible to everyone. Over the last decade, I’ve been lucky enough to teach poetry to people of all different ages and circumstances: students in inner city and suburban schools, college students, women in recovery, and orphaned girls in Central America. There is nothing so inspiring as watching someone realize that they have a story worth telling.
Besides teaching poetry, I work with other teachers, healers, counselors, and yoga instructors about how they can use the reading and writing of poetry as a tool in their profession. I am available for interviews, panel discussions, and workshops. Please contact me and we’ll talk about how to bring poetry to you.