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awards and fellowships

2013, Subito Press Book Award, Winner
2013, Fellow, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
2012, Fellow, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
2009, New American Press Chapbook Competition, Winner
2008, X. J. Kennedy Award in Poetry, Texas Review Press, Winner   
2008, Associate Artist, Atlantic Center for the Arts
2007, Runner-up, American Literary Review Poetry Contest
2006, Full Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center
2006, Black Warrior Review Poetry Contest, First Place
2006, Hill-Stead Museum Sunken Garden Poetry Competition, Winner
2005, Distinguished Poet-in-Residence, Wichita State University, Kansas
2003, Fellowship in Poetry, New Jersey State Council on the Arts
1999, Pushcart Prize, Vol. XXIV
1998, Charles Angoff Award,
The Literary Review
1997, National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry
1997, American Literary Review Poetry Contest
1996, Chelsea Award for Poetry
1994, Fellowship in Poetry, New Jersey State Council on the Arts
1994, Fellow, MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH       
1993, Fellow, MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
1993, Grant, Poets & Writers, teaching
1992, Fourth Annual Kenyon Review Award for Literary Excellence
1992‑93, Special Mention,
Pushcart Prize XVII
1991, Brittingham Prize for Poetry, University of Wisconsin Press
1990, Judith's Room Emerging Talent Competition
1990, Kenyon Review Award for Literary Excellence for Emerging Writers
1990, Fellow, Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY; Fellowship:  Dodge Foundation
1989, Robert H. Winner Award (Co‑winner), Poetry Society of America
1989, Open Voice Award: Poetry, Writers Voice, West Side Y, NY, NY
1989, Fellowship in Poetry, New Jersey State Council on the Arts
1989, Fellowship, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation/Department
of Higher Education, and grant: College Foundation, Ramapo College of New Jersey, Summer Institute Series for New Jersey Faculty
1988, Eve of St. Agnes Award, Negative Capability, Mobile, AL
1988, Ruth Lake Memorial Award, Runner‑up, Poetry Society of America,  NY
1987, Ruth Lake Memorial Award, Poetry Society of America, New York, NY
1986‑87, Writer‑in‑Residence, Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY
1986, Washington Prize in Poetry, Word Works Inc., Washington, DC
1986, Grant, New York State Council on the Arts, Residency
1986, Grant, Poets & Writers, Inc., New York, NY, Teaching
1985, Fellowship in Prose, New Jersey State Council on the Arts 
1985, Cecil Hackney Literary Award, Birmingham‑Southern College
1980, Milton Award, San Mateo County Arts Council, CA
1978, Wings Award

 

positions held

2014, Poet-in-Residence, The Betsy Writer's Room, Miami, FL

2014, Panelist, AWP Conference, Seattle, WA

2010 – present,  Faculty, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ, low-residency MA in Creative Writing and Literature for Educators (gradwriting.fdu.edu)

2001 – present,  Faculty, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ, low-residency MFA in Creative Writing Program  (mfa.fdu.edu)

2014 – present, Core Faculty, Winter Prose and Poetry Getaway of The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and Murphy Writing Seminars

2012 – present,  Associate Editor, Serving House Press

2009 – 2010, Columnist, Tiferet Online, “Writing Poetry”

2007 – 2014,  Poetry Editor, The Literary Review, Madison, NJ

2006 – 2007, Contributing Editor, The Literary Review, Madison, NJ

2005, Distinguished Poet-in-Residence, Wichita State University, KS

2003 – 2006, Poetry Editor, Tiferet: A Journal of Spiritual Literature, Peapack, NJ

2003, Grants Panelist, Artists in Education, Artistic Excellence, New Jersey State Council on the Arts

1997 – 2002, Assistant Poetry Coordinator, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Morristown, NJ

2002, Grants Panelist, Maryland State Council on the Arts, Fellowships

2000, Grants Panelist, New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Fellowships

1999, Panelist, New Jersey State Council on the Arts Public Meeting, Englewood, NJ

1999, Grants Panelist, New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Arts 2000 Project

1998, Grants Panelist, Projects Serving Artists, New Jersey State Council on the Arts

1998, Grants Panelist, Artists in Education, Artistic Excellence, New Jersey State Council on the Arts

1997, Grants Panelist, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts

1996 – 1997, Adjunct Professor, English Department, William Paterson College, Wayne, NJ

1997, Grants Panelist, Artistic Evaluation, AIE, New Jersey State Council on the Arts

1987 – 1997, Visiting Poet, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

1996, Grants Panelist, Artistic Evaluation, AIE, New Jersey State Council on the Arts

1994 – 2014, Core Faculty, Winter Prose and Poetry Getaway, Murphy Writing Seminars

1989 – 1993, Adjunct Professor, Creative Writing, Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ

1992 – 1993, Committee Chairperson, Graduate Division, Antioch University, School for Adult and Experiential Learning, Yellow Springs, Ohio (Sally Lipton Derringer)

1989 – 1991, Visiting Poet, Artist‑in‑the‑Schools, Residency Program, Morris Area Council on the Arts

1990, On‑Site Evaluator, Bergen County Dept. of Cultural and Historical Affairs, Hackensack, NJ

1989, On‑Site Evaluator, New Jersey State Council on the Arts

1987, Consultant Reader, PMLA, Modern Language Association

1985 – 1989, Consultant (Residencies), Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY

1985 to 1995, Creative Writing Instructor, Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY

1983 – 1985, Creative Writing Instructor, West Milford Community School, West Milford, NJ

1980 – 1983, Writer/Editor for Dr. Ryoko Winters

 

education 

     M.A., World and Comparative Literature

              San Francisco State University, CA (1981)

     B.A., English

              San Francisco State University, CA (1979)           

     B.A., French

              San Francisco State University, CA (1979)      

     B.A., World and Comparative Literature

              San Francisco State University, CA (1979)          

 


 

 


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