I love to write.
I bring the rigor and discipline of my academic training to my work as a writer and in the teaching of writing. As Associate Professor at Rhodes College, and Director of the Creative Writing Program for over a decade, I developed courses that combined the study of literature with the study of prosodic and prose technique. After relocating to western North Carolina, I've continued to teach writing courses, as well as working in tutorials with local as well as long-distance learners. This winter I'll be teaching a poetry workshop, "Sacred Questions," for the Great Smokies Program in the Graduate Center of the University of North Carolina at Asheville.
I help beginning and experienced writers to transfer the visions in their imaginations onto the page, whether they are poets or prose writers.
I honed my own prose-writing skills in writing my dissertation, and subsequently in writing articles for literary journals as well as book reviews, but I have also written articles for commercial magazines, done writing for websites, proposals and other kinds of prose as clients have needed my assistance.