Writing and Teaching
I teach in the Great Smokies Program, out of UNCA, as well as one on one: via phone and Skype. I support those who write for personal reasons, as well as published writers. I have an MFA from Columbia University's School of the Arts (NYC), a Ph.D. and an M.A. in the study of English Literature from Temple University.
Writers consult me about individual poems, as well as chapbook or book manuscripts. I have supported fiction writers as well as poets, written website materials, articles and reviews for The Harvard Review, The Boston Review, and The Journal of Modern Literature.
Teaching Experience & Awards
I received faculty teaching awards from Temple University and Rhodes College.
I taught poetry as Associate Professor and Director of the Creative Writing Program at Rhodes College in Memphis, at Temple University, and the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. My students have won fellowships to study at the University of Michigan, New York University, University of Las Vegas at Nevada, the University of Alabama, the University of Mississippi, and attended Columbia University, Johns Hopkins, the University of Edinburgh, Emerson, the University of Indiana at Bloomington, Duke University, the University of Missouri, and the New School. A number of them have won book awards and many contiually publish with small presses.