Professor of English, Writer in Residence
Coordinator of Creative Writing and Literature
A.B., Oberlin College
M.A., Boston University
Contemporary poetry and poetics
African literature & film
Artistic collaboration: visual/verbal, verbal/musical
European and Latin American literature
False Horizon(2003), poems, Four Way Books
Gravida (1995), poems, Four Way Books (selected by
Robert Pinsky for the Four Way Books Award Series in Poetry)
Deception Pass (1984), poems, Alice James Books
Amphibious Weather (1981), poems, Zephyr Press
The Cape Split Cycle (1998), poems and monotypes, collaboration with artist Katherine Kadish, exhibition catalog, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Poems and fiction in journals
Articles and essays
"Language as Mosaic: Memory and Cultural Representation in the Writing of Julia Alvarez, Sandra Cisneros, Louise Erdrich, and Maria Infante" (2001), in Profils Americains, #13, Universite Paul-Valery, Montpellier, France.
"In Jo's Garrett: Little Women and the Space of Imagination" (1999), in Little Women and the Feminist Imagination, eds. Alberghene and Clark, Garland Publishing.
"New Literature from Zimbabwe" (1998), essay and edited selection, in Compost Magazine #9.
Honors projects in creative writing
Independent studies in creative writing and literature
Collaborative projects in writing and visual art