I live in Norfolk, Nebraska. I describe myself as an anxious alcoholic bipolar gender fluid queer poet and artist with C-PTSD, sensory sensitivity and borderline lupus who likes critters, plants, and soil. I am a twin and a parent. Former Nebraska Poet Laureate William Kloefkorn was one of my mentors. I have two degrees in agronomy. My chapbook "Finding the Universe in a Seed" won honorable mention in the Writer's Digest contest in 2021. I have been published in AKA’s Advocate, Fine Lines, Plainsongs, The Awakenings Review, the Nebraska Writer’s Guild, Iconoclast, the Raven's Perch, The Radical Teacher, and four publications on medium.com. I sell my sketches at the Ravenwood Art Gallery. For more, read https://medium.com/@jpaschold or https://jpaschold.blogspot.com/ .