Faculty, MFA in Creative Writing Program
Residency Site: Plainfield VT

Biography

Jane Elkington Wohl is the author of two books of poetry, Beasts in Snow and Triage. She has been a teaching in various settings since 1971. She has taught in the Goddard MFA in Writing program since 1995 and at Sheridan College, in Sheridan, Wyoming, since 1983. She has run numerous writing workshops  for teenagers and adults.

Education

PhD, Creative Writing, The Union Institute
MEd, Special Education, Antioch University
BA, Art, University of California at Santa Barbara

Areas of Expertise

Poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, teacher education, community college teaching, literature of the American West

Personal Statement

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.

Publications

  1. Triage
    Triage: PoemsDaniel & Daniel Publishers2012
  2. Beasts in Snow
    Beasts in Snow: Poetry of the American WestHigh Plains Press2005