Pandemically Dazed


One of my virtual clients during the pandemic was the fabulous Annie Finch–poet, scholar, author, editor, performer, teacher, feminist, and founder of the women & gender non-conforming online community poetrywitch (dot org). When the coaching work came to a close, I became a member of PWC, and she, my mentor in “post-modern formal poetry”. As one of the earliest members, my role was varied and has been a wonderful virtual project to support and be supported by during pandemic isolation. 

Annie and I collaborated in an experimental virtual workshop within PWC, which combined Annie’s “Magically Rhythmic Writing” with trauma-informed somatic contemplations. The process supports the release of negative messages trapped in the physiology. 

I curated an experimental class in PWC, that I call MemoFusion; a hybrid form of personal narrative.
MemoFusion will be offered as part of a fall, ’22.

Let us know if you are interested. Stay tuned!!

The screenshot above is a Goddess-infused play that Annie wrote about rape and abortion,
performed on Zoom, if you can believe that!  (Annie top center and Centa Therese bottom center)   

As a free-verse poet having an interdisciplinary Masters (modern poetry & studio art), I never studied meter and form and am now learning for the first time, with Annie Finch as mentor. I have a shelved (free verse) manuscript, soon to be seeking a publisher! Check back later in the year!