"Bury Me in Thunder" , Rising Phoenix Review
"The Grandfather Pyre", Rising Phoenix Review
"Harvesting Fields of Remembrance and Alkaloids", ENCLAVE (#finalpoems)
"Bitter Bones", Rising Phoenix Review
"Below My Mouth", Rising Phoenix Review
"Stillborn Godhead" , Third Point Press (Issue #7)
"An Abdication of Immolation", Rising Phoenix Review
"Courtship Between an Ice Machine and Swimming Pool", The Account (Issue #8)
"The Accession to Home", The Account (Issue #8)
"A Lesson in Weight and Thankfulness", Phoebe Journal (Finalist for 2017 Greg Grummer Poetry Award)
"Feasting on Dysphoria and Sparrows", Words Dance Publishing
"Inchworm", Sea Foam Magazine
"Postpartum Grocery Shopping", Sea Foam Magazine
This poem is full of raw things, of ragged things, of the edges and shock of truth. How life includes death and wellness and illness and passion and hunger, all can coexist. There is a kind of Tao present in its telling, in its turning twist of lines and unexpected images.
TOE GOOD POETRY, on ROOT SOUP
...Imagery of childbirth and weather has been necessarily mutated into a language of survival, set within a circular narrative that approaches the precipice of hopelessness. How does language bleed like this? How do we form these poems that are both the blade of the knife and the handle? I don’t know, but poems like this are continued evidence of poetry’s mysterious and transformational power.
Moira J., or Gaagé Dat'éhe (Quiet Crow), is an Indigenous writer who explores the messy world of being agender, queer, and biracial. They examine these relationships through poetry, origin stories, and creative nonfiction. They have their Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. They reside in either Boston or Oregon. They are definitely married, and own a cat named Dana Scully.