“There’s a thread you follow. It goes among
things that change. But it doesn’t change.
People wonder about what you are pursuing.
You have to explain about the thread.”
Hi there! I'm Kristopher, a writer, poet, and wilderness guide with Remembering Earth, an ecological rites of passage organization I co-founded with three wild-hearted friends in Western North Carolina on the unceded territorial lands of the Eastern Band of Cherokee.
My work is about the intersection of spirituality, ecology, and culture with an ear to the collective unconscious and listening myself and supporting others toward wholeness and expressive freedom with the wild world. I also focus on the experience of endings - we live in undeniably challenging times and I aim to keep one foot in that reality, making space for the truths that will grow ever more insistent with each passing year.
In my writing, I follow dreams, court first lines, and hold what William Stafford called the "thread" of my unique meaning. For me, this means being bare as a way of bringing permission to others through revealing the truths it's taken me years to uncover. I'm currently in the final stages of publishing my first collection of poetry, Start Here, and plan to have it published in August, 2023. I am also attending Appalachian State University as I work toward earning my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an expected graduation date of May, 2025.
In my teaching and guiding, I hold the complexities of life on earth at this moment as we stare down impending ecological crises and cultural disintegrations. Through empowering beautiful, authentic expression in others, I aim to support soulful expression, healing, and ecological awareness that allows writers to reach and impact readers in their immediate bioregions while embracing their unique visions and voices.