"our poetry now is the realization that we possess nothing...

... anything, therefore, is a delight..." - john cage

Close-up of merchandise saying "tell me what it takes"


slp is a poet, songwriter, musician, and educator living in Colorado, who can be found vaguely under-promoting her first studio album widow’s daughter or hermetteing with her Smith-Corona typewriter and her melancholia. Her manuscripts have been finalists multiple times for the Ahsahta Sawtooth Prize, as well as the Ashahta, Slope, and Gazing Grains Chapbook Prizes. You may find more of her work in the Taggart tribute at Jacket2, Better: Literature & Culture, Denver Quarterly, Bear Review, and in miniature from Gazing Grains. She lived with a dog named Fred.

On top, slp's face, eyes closed, singing into microphone; under, "Maudlyn Monroe" stenciled in blue.

slp is a classical, folk, folk-punk, and cabaret/soul/jazz musician—

with a love for riot grrl and 70's NY punk, Edith Piaf and Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin and Patti Griffin;

a trained vocalist, rhythm and folk guitarist, alto and baritone saxophonist, slp also plays piano for Presbyterians.

a songwriter, slp performs as maudlyn monroe; she also blows bari sax and plays electric guitar in surf rock band the von Hodads.

slp has sung harmonies and played cello on albums in the Front Range and is available for shows and studio time.

you can hear some of slp's songs on  reverbnation or through this button ----> if you imagine the arrow pointing down or extrapolate the logic of left-to-right Western writing conventions:

Photo of a photo posted on a board, slp presenting graffiti on a wall that says "enjoy"

slp teaches composition, literature, and creative writing at Colorado State University, and also writes disability ethnographies with colleague and life witness Dr. Aubry Threlkeld. 

after years of work in poetry, comparative literature, and music, slp developed critical theories on prosody based on the model of ethnomusicology. essays are forthcoming and slp is teaching a Poetry, Music, Rhythm capstone class on the topic, spring 2019.