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 college-level 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 out 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.