poetwritereducator

Education:

Facilitator Training, The Power of Hope: Youth Empowerment through the Arts, May 2005
Centrum Writers’ Conference,10-day poetry workshop with Martín Espada, July 2004
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Goddard College, January 2003
Imaginative Writing Seminar with Kim Stafford at Northwest Writing Institute, Lewis and Clark College, Spring Semester, 1998
Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with minors in Political Science and Peace Studies, University of Oregon, cum laude 1991
Augsburg College, experiential learning program: “Women and Development” Cuernavaca, Mexico, fall semester 1990
Casa Nicaragüense de Español: School of language and cultural studies, Summer 1989

Teaching Experience:

Boiler Room Writers’ Circle, ages 15-24, Boiler Room Community Center, Teacher and facilitator for a weekly writers’ group, April 2004 to July 2005, culminated with public reading on main stage at Centrum Writers’ Conference
New-Formalism Poetry Workshop, Water Street Writers’ Union, ages 15-72, 8-weeks, 2004
Poetry of Witness Workshop, adults, Oracle Arts Center, (2) 8-week sessions, winter 2003 and 2004
Poetry Workshops at Annual Fisher Poets’ Gathering, workshops in generating new work and critiquing works in progress, February 2001, 2003-06
Teaching Assistant for Sociology Course, University of Oregon, Lead weekly discussion group and completed written evaluations, 1991
Teaching Assistant for Political Science Course on Politics of Central America, Lead weekly discussion groups and completed written evaluations, 1989, 1990
English as a Second Language, conversation group for Nicaraguan Professionals, adults, Managua, Nicaragua, summer 1989

Alaskans: I’m registered with the Alaska State Arts Council Talent Bank. This means that they’ll pay me to come teach in your classroom. For further information please contact me and or the Talent Bank online at http://www.eed.state.ak.us/aksca/aie.htm

Publications:

Poetry (recent and forthcoming): “Two Women Working” The Seattle Review; “What This Woman Wants” Hanging Loose; “Advice to Female Deckhands” Stringtown; “What’s Left” and “While You Were Sleeping” Blue Collar Review; “In the Bedroom” Mute Note Earthbound: Washington Poets Association Anthology and The Raven Chronicles; “What’s Left” and “The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth” americas review; “Dreamer for Hire” Margin: Exploring Modern Magical Realism; “The Collector” Periphery 2004: The Living Landscape; “The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth” Rosebud

Magazine articles: “Put it in Writing” Alaska Fisherman Journal Aug 2004: 22-23; “Letter from the Coast” Alaska Fisherman’s Journal: Pilot House Guide May 2005: 16, 40.

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