Lindsey Wayland is a poet, an avid letter-writer, and a calligrapher. She wrote her first poem at age six, studied studio art and ceramics and creative writing throughout her years of education. Lindsey has worked with youth in workshops, facilitated writing groups, and judged youth poetry contests, she co-founded the Confluence Women Poets and is an inherent advocate of poetry. All of her poetic and artistic adventures stem from a deep noticing of nature. Prior to becoming a mother seven years ago, Lindsey worked intensively with (primarily at-risk and inner city) youth in the wilderness of east Texas, San Francisco, and Alaska.
Lindsey grew up on a rattlesnake path in rural hill country Texas. Nature has been her guide since she could walk, the woods were her respite and healing balm. Daily, from age six forward, she would take her notebook into the forest and write and calligraph for hours.
Her work has appeared in Red River Review, Porter Gulch Literary Review, Design*Sponge, The MOON Magazine, The Local, Shelter Publications, and Cordella Magazine.
Lindsey lives by the Salish Sea in a cedar-shake cabin in the forest of Port Townsend, Washington with her husband Cody and their three young children. She is currently working on a book of poems called Bring Your Empty Hands about the space of emptiness and the shape of nature.
Photograph by Cody Wayland.