Naked to the Earth
"...There is terror in this collection, and despair, but also joy, love, and the gift of resilience in a broken world. Terrorism, loss, discrimination, odes to poets, to women, poems about skateboarding and the California breeze, about motherhood and colonization / westward expansion, these poems confront the unspeakable and move beyond the self to include us all. A book of poetry full of surprise, one to keep close and return to often."
A book-length poem in the tradition of investigative poetry that takes on both the Church and the State in a complex search for justice and reconciliation of crimes and the abuse of power past and present as told through one man's story - a full-blooded Shuswap-Lillooet Indian convicted of a crime he claims he did not commit.
Psyche Drives The Coast.
Poems: 1975-1987, The Hazel Hall Oregon Book Award for Poetry, Oregon Institute of Literary Arts, 1991
Memoir, Autobiography, Women's Studies, Trauma Studies, Poetics, Family History, American History
My Father's Love, Volume II:Portrait of the Poet as Woman,
Volume I of the memoir, My Father's Love, Childhood in Southern California; reveals her identity as the author of an acclaimed story on incest.
Volume II reveals the legacy of her father's sexual and psychological abuse that continued throughout his life and the toxic effects it has had on the lives of everyone in the family.
Body and Soul
Includes "How To Make Love To A Man," a 2001 Puschcart Prize winner
South America Mi Hija
A 298 page poem of traveling with her 15 year old daughter through Columbia, Equador and Peru, climaxing at Machu Picchu.
“…submerges into the dismembered body of woman and the Americas…fans the fires of the lyrical oracle”