Residency Sites: Plainfield, VT
The twin pressures of motherhood and a demanding landscape pushed me into writing 25 years ago, and I haven't stopped since. The Wyoming land continues to sustain my creative work, even though my children are now grown. I also have been teaching in one setting or another since 1971 and find that teaching and writing work together to form the biggest creative matrix for my life. I have been teaching at Goddard since 1995. I also teach English Composition at all levels and Literature at Sheridan College in Sheridan, Wyoming. For thirteen years, I ran a writers camp for teens, and found it hugely enriching and exciting work. My first book of poetry will be published by High Plains Press in the summer of 2004. I have also published poetry, fiction and non-fiction prose in many small journals and anthologies. In my teaching, regardless of the level, I concentrate on the intersections between art and craft, the interaction between the individual's vision and portrayal of that vision. I enjoy working with students in a variety of genres.
PhD in Creative Writing, The Union Institute; MEd in Special Education, Antioch University; BA in Art, the University of California at Santa Barbara.