Education: BA, 1981, Iowa State University; MFA, 1985, Iowa Writers' Workshop. Book: Rooms, Which Were People (Ohio State UP). Publications: American Poetry Review; Crazyhorse; Hotel Amerika; The Sun; Ploughshares; Southern Poetry Review, and others. Online: Center for Humans and Nature blog; featherproof press mini-book. Radio: Eight Forty-Eight program; WBEZ Chicago Matters Series. Anthologized Work: City of the Big Shoulders: An Anthology of Poems about Chicago (U of Iowa Press); City Creatures: Animal Encounters in the Chicago Wilderness (U of Chicago Press). Awards: The Helen Hooven Santmyer Fund Poetry Award; Illinois Arts Council Awards in Fiction and Poetry.
Photography. Text and image. Video essay and motion poem.
I write poems, creative nonfiction and short stories. I have advised with writers and studio artists from many departments who use text as a component in their work. My approach is student-centered and built upon active listening, as well as formulating questions and responses that inspire an ongoing important conversation. I welcome students at any point in their creative process, from intuitive impulses toward generating new work to developing and refining work-in-progress. My goal is to constantly find ways to help each writer/artist discover the work that is uniquely theirs. I am a poet and short prose writer. My current projects are based in image and text (e.g., video essay/poem...).
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