Dr. Mindy Nettifee is a poet, professional teaching artist, and somatic therapist specializing in trauma healing and expression. She is the author of three full-length collections of poems - Sleepyhead Assassins (Moon Tide), Rise of the Trust Fall (Write Bloody ), and Open Your Mouth Like a Bell (Write Bloody) - and the how-to book on writing poetry Glitter In The Blood (Write Bloody). Her latest work is her doctoral dissertation research Voice as Embodied Sense: Rethinking Voice and Language in Trauma Healing (ProQuest).
She is a three time nominee for the Pushcart Prize, a Powell's Books Indie Press Best Seller, and has been featured on The Moth podcast. She holds a doctorate in depth psychology with a specialization in somatic studies, and currently serves as director at the Center for Artist Resilience, which promotes research, education, and practices at the intersection of the expressive and healing arts. She also hosts storytelling events with Portland, Oregon’s Back Fence PDX and The Moth, and performs her work and facilitates creative workshops around the U.S.