Artist Statement: HER ANIMAL INHERITANCE is an on-going poetry collaboration between Alissa Hattman, Sara Jackson-Holman, and Tai Woodville, exploring themes of memory, emotional inheritance, and wild femininity. This video poem was created during a three-day artist residency at the historic Sou’Wester lodge in Seaview, Washington. The filmette examines the burden of transgenerational pain, as well as the healing alchemy that can come from solidarity, support, and shared process.

About The Author


Alissa Hattman’s work has appeared in The Rumpus, Gravel, Propeller, SUSAN, Prick of the Spindle, and the collaborative chapbook Her Animal Inheritance, among other publications. In 2009, she received her MFA in Fiction at Pacific University and, in 2011, she completed a MA in English Literature from Portland State University. Alissa teaches writing at Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Oregon. Visit for more details.

Sara Jackson-Holman is a singer-songwriter based out of Los Angeles. She has released four studio albums, and her songs have been featured in numerous TV shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, Riverdale, Orange is the New Black, and more. Her music can be found on Spotify. She is also the co-author to a poetry collection, Her Animal Inheritance. Follow her on Instagram.

Tai Woodville is a Los Angeles born, Portland-based writer, poet & singer-songwriter. A Pushcart Prize nominee, her poetry can be found at Visitant. Woodville also writes Parallax: Exploring the Architecture of Reality, a popular philosophy blog. She is the author of one chapbook of poems, Pollen, and the co-author of a second collection, Her Animal Inheritance. Follow her Instagram. More details at