Brief Writing and Teaching Notes

Work / Activities:
— Author of four full-length collections of poetry (see Books Page)
— Poetry editor for the Philadelphia-based Schuylkill Valley Journal
— Adjunct professor
— Three-time Pushcart Prize nominee
— Pennsylvania county Poet Laureate
— Winner, second place, for the International Ray Bradbury Poetry Award
— Runner-up for the Robert Fraser Poetry Prize
— Poems published domestically, the UK, Canada, and on PRI’s The Writer’s Almanac
— Currently teaches writing and literature at Bucks County Community College
— Taught Creative Writing (poetry and fiction) and Literature at Temple University
— Taught writing at The College of New Jersey and Delaware Valley University
— Former high school English teacher (Pennsylvania and Minnesota)

Some journal publications include:
E-Verse Radio
Mezzo Cammin
Cider Press Review
Postcard Poems and Prose
Ibbetson Street Press
Fox Chase Review
Philadelphia Stories
US1 Worksheets
The Penwood Review
Dappled Things
The Ekphrastic Review
, (Canada)

Anthologies include:
Poems for the Writing: Prompts for Poets,
Dark as a Hazel Eye: Coffee and Chocolate Poems (Ragged Sky Press)
, 2016
Laurels: An Anthology of Pennsylvania Poets Laureate
And the Questions Are Enough
Poetry Ink
Making Our Own Light

Poem “Mother” was featured in Doylestown, Pennsylvania’s Michener Museum exhibit Making Magic: Beauty in Word and Image (November, 2012—March, 2013 run) which featured the work of 17 poets and 16 photographers from the Philadelphia region.

Final judge:
– Main Street Voices Annual Poetry Competition
– Charlotte Miller Simon Annual Poetry Competition
– Student Poet Laureate for Temple University’s literary publication, Ambler
– High School Poet of the Year Contest for Bucks County, PA

Broadcast readings:
– Public Television in New York City
– PhillyCAM in Philadelphia (posted on YouTube)
– PCN in Harrisburg, PA.

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