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... in her imaginative exegesis of the song Werner-Jatzke morphs Reed’s refrain into a kind of Nietzschean mantra: it’s not just “sweet nuthin’” but “The Sweet Nothing,” a blissful, transcendent nihilism represented by four downtrodden Prophets who have been captured and quantified by the system. Imagine Lou Reed rewriting “An Orison of Sonmi-451” from David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas.
– B.E. Hopkins

I started examining intersections of audio and literature in 2013 while I was a Jack Straw writer. It was during my year there that I wrote “Sweet Nothing” as part of what was originally going to be a collection of stories using the form of a mix tape. Like key changes in a song, I am concerned with how emphasis and stress change meaning. The song “Oh, Sweet Nothing” is a great example of this for being lyrically repetitive.

Read my full interview about Sweet Nothing on The Furnace website.

Read the full review from B.E Hopkins on the Tupelo site.


A writer exploring the liminal spaces of the literary arts. She is the author of two chapbooks and has fiction, reviews, and poetry published widely. Her interest in how words can be experienced has led to solo work and collaborations with artists across media to create gallery installations, classical music performances, broadsides, karaoke, and video poetry. She is co-founder and director of Cadence Video Poetry Festival at Northwest Film Forum and Till, a literary organization that offers an annual writing residency at Smoke Farm in Arlington, WA.


Approaching communications and marketing with a storyteller’s craft and a poet’s ear. I have over a decade of experience increasing engagement with meaningful brand experiences through creative approaches. My unique blend of marketing, programming, and writing skills allows me to understand and connect with a wide spectrum of audiences. As a content strategist I have defined and produced end to end experiences for artists, consumers and stakeholders. As a digital marketing manager I’ve grown followings and margins across industries.