Poetry Outside

Photo of four adults and a small child sitting on the ground. Narinda smiles as she reads from an orange chapbook. Photo credit: Claudia Miranda. Last winter's outdoor poetry reading at Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve. Grateful for the invitation from AAWAA to create this offering for their fundraiser last year, and to Mayowa (at center … Continue reading Poetry Outside

new writing

Another year, another chapbook. abandon our nightmares (2021) is available for purchase here for $5-15, plus shipping. This collection was borne from a year of exploring and expanding dreams; ones I knew I had and ones I didn't. As deep as we are in muck, in a collective nightmare, dreams still our necessary. My poem, … Continue reading new writing

p e r e n n i a l 

photo of the poem "perennial" from chapbook with the leaves and stem of a plum oxalis in the corner.

An annual practiceas a way of learning,a way of knowinga way of growing.To come backyear after yearsifting through the newunearthing the oldtracing my waythrough tangled rootssome thick, some slender beginning to curlaround the base of a containerno longer quite large enoughsearchingfor a wayto fit or, perhaps,seeking a new placeto stay. From scatter, 2019 Again, I find myself … Continue reading p e r e n n i a l