Welcome to the world of Merle 하늘 Geode.

Merle 하늘 Geode is a queer, non-binary multiracial Korean-American writer, poet, interdisciplinary artist, and shamanic practitioner based in Minneapolis, MN. They are a young(ish) person living with metastatic breast cancer who is stubborn as hell and hard-to-kill.

They are currently an MFA candidate in Poetry at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and have a B.S. in Zoology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. They are a former UW Madison Writing Fellow and Loft Literary Center Mirrors & Windows Fellow. They have also walked in the world as a food writer, professional cook, baker, and dog groomer. Dogs continue to be some of their greatest teachers.