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About the author

Brooke McNamara holds a BA in Creative Writing (Poetry) and an MFA in Dance. Her life’s work centers around asking impossible questions and discovering alive answers through creative process, performance, and whatever breaks the heart more open.

She teaches Yoga on faculty at Naropa University and is a lecturer in Dance at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is ordained as a monk and empowered as an Integral Dharma Holder in the Zen Buddhist lineage of Diane Musho Hamilton, Sensei. Brooke has danced professionally for over a decade and written poems since a young age.

She received the Charles B. Palmer Prize through the Academy of American Poets. Brooke lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband, Rob, and their son, Lundin.

Brooke offers one-on-one coaching with emphasis on creative and contemplative practice. To learn more, please contact her here.

“McNamara tricks marks on paper onto their feet so as to bring us to ours.”Charles O. Hartman, Poet in Residence, Connecticut College