Writing and Teaching

       I teach in the Great Smokies Program, out of UNCA, and I hold my own private classes, as well as holding tutorials, one on one: long distance, 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, and many of my students have subsequently published with small presses.  I have supported fiction writers (subsequently published) 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, Charles R. Glover Chair of English Studies, at Rhodes College in Memphis.   I also taught 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 continually publish with small presses. 



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