education & teaching experience

EDUCATION

  • M.F.A. Creative Writing: Vermont College, 1999
  • B.A. English Literary Studies: University of Central Lancashire, 1996
  • B.A. Creative Writing (self designed): University of Southern Maine, 1996

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • University of Rhode Island: Providence, RI (ENG 205A Creative Writing: Poetry)  Summer 2013; Summer 2011; Fall 2010
  • University of Rhode Island: Providence, RI (ENG 305 Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry) Spring 2010
  • The Cambridge Center for Adult Education: Cambridge, MA (Advanced Free Verse Workshop) Fall 2000-Spring 2007
  • The Cambridge Center for Adult Education: Cambridge, MA (Intermediate Free Verse Workshop) Spring 2006-Spring 2007
  • The Cambridge Center for Adult Education: Cambridge, MA (Free Verse Workshop) Spring 2000
  • Brighton Treatment Center: Brighton, MA (English and Creative Writing) Fall 1999

PEDAGOGICAL APPEARANCES 

FORTHCOMING

  • Massachusetts Poetry Festival, “Emotionality: Harness or Whip?” (panelist with Jennifer Martelli, Ralph Angel, Anne Champion) Salem, MA., May
  • Massachusetts Poetry Festival, “The Trauma of the Body” (panelist with: Rosann Kozlowski, Aimee Harrison, Carrie Bennett, Cheryl Clark Vermeulen” Salem, MA., May

2017

  • The Solstice Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program at Pine Manor College (visiting poet: craft seminar and reading with Anne-Marie Oomen and Sandra Scofield), Chestnut Hill., MA, January 1, 2017

2016

  • Boston University (WR 150: Gendered Expressions of Performance, class visit), Boston, MA, June 6
  • MassPoetry Festival, “voices: (implicit) and EXPLICIT!” (panel with Doug Anderson, Melissa Hotchkiss, and Soraya Shalforoosh), Salem, MA., April 30
  • MASSART (class visit: LALW402 Advanced Poetry Workshop), Boston, MA., April 21
  • Boston University (class visit: WR 100 Poetry Now), Boston, MA., February 18
  • Pleasures of Poetry” (guest facilitator): MIT, Cambridge MA., January 8

2015

  • Boston University (class visit: WR 100 Poetry Now): Boston MA., November 9
  • Boston University (class visits: WR 100 Writing the Play): Boston MA., October 9
  • Boston University (class visits: WR 150 Gendered Expressions of Performance): Boston, MA., February 5
  • Pleasures of Poetry” (guest facilitator): MIT, Cambridge, MA., January 5

2013

  • Ocean State Writing Conference (co-lead craft session with Talvikki Ansel), Kingston, RI. June 22

2012

  • MIT Literature Section (class visit with Amaranth Borsuk: 21L.487 Modern Poetry): Cambridge, MA. March 12

2010

  • “Enter at Your Own Risk: A Workshop for Poetry Collaboration” (guest instructor): Pine Manor College MFA in Creative Writing: Chestnut Hill, MA. July 15
  • “Two Heads are Better than One: the Poem, the Poet, and the Other” (faculty presenter with Derek Pollard): Ocean State Summer Writing Conference: Kingston, RI. June 26

2009

  • Pleasures of Poetry” (guest facilitator): MIT, Cambridge, MA. January 14

2006

  • “Out of the Margins” (panelist with Robin Becker, Kay Murphy, and Jeff Mann), AWP Conference: Austin, TX. March 11
  • “Give Your Words Away(panelist with Meg Harris, Michael Macklin, and Janaka Stucky), AWP Conference: Austin, TX. March 9
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