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EDUCATION

MA, English Literature, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, 2005

BA, Multidisciplinary Studies, Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude, Stony Brook, NY, 1999

AAS, Paralegal, Pi Alpha Sigma, Suffolk County Community College, Brentwood, NY, 1995

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Suffolk County Community College, Brentwood, NY

Adjunct Instructor, Introduction to Literature, EG13, Fall 2006

Adjunct Instructor, Developmental Writing, EG10, Fall 2005, Fall 2006, Spring 2007

Adjunct Instructor, Freshman Composition EG11, Spring 2006

Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

Adjunct Instructor, Intermediate Writing Workshop, WRT102, Fall 2006, Spring 2007

Instructor, Freshman Writing Contest, Informal Essay, First Place Prize Winner, 2007

Publications

“Woman, Womyn, Wom: A Word Of One’s Own” MP: An Online Feminist Journal, Vol. 1,

Issue 2, March 21, 2005

POETRY PUBLICATIONS

Books

Ennui: From the Diagnostic and Statistical Field Guide of Feminine Disorders, Finishing Line Press, Georgetown, KY, 2011

Journals

“Versions” Poetrybay.com, Fall 2011

“Rapture” The Pedestal Magazine, Issue 60, October 2010

“The Universe On Her Palm” Long Island Quarterly, Fall-Winter 2010

“After” Oberon, Eighth Issue, 2010

The Tuesday After Labor Day” Great South Bay Magazine, September 2010

“The Stepsisters On Oprah” Orbis, Summer 2010

“Found Poem For Wallace Stevens” The Wallace Stevens Journal, Spring 2010

“Paradise Lost?,” “Fruitless Heaven or Options” Empowerment4women.com, March 2010

“Pistol” Long Island Quarterly, Fall-Winter, 2009

“Knit, Purl, Knit” The Long Islander, June 25, 2009

“Waltzing With Dali” Mobius: The Poetry Magazine, Volume XXIV, 2009

“Apartment 6B” Sotto Voce Magazine, Issue 2, Spring 2009

“Solace” Flutter Poetry Journal, Volume 2, Issue 3, March 2007

“Bedtime” Stony Brook University Press Literary Supplement, Vol. XXIV, Issue 12, April 2003

“Untitled” Focus, Stony Brook University Women’s Studies Department Literary Journal, 1995

“Caged” Cassandra, Suffolk County Community College Literary Journal, Spring 1992

Anthologies

“Cross Words –gape-seed-, Uphook Press, 2011

“Pulled Through A Wedding Ring: A Litany” hell strung and crooked, Uphook Press, 2010

“Abracadabra,” “Rusty Nail,” “I Can Stay Angry For Hours” Toward Forgiveness, Writers Ink

Press, 2010

“Leaving” Performance Poets Association Literary Review, Volume 13, Phyllis Darcy, 2009

“Recognize Him” Empty Shoes: On the Hungry and The Homeless, Popcorn Press, 2009

“Parisian Lovescape” Long Island Sounds, The North Sea Poetry Scene Press, 2009

HONORS AND AWARDS

“Given War as a Male Instrument” Poetic Asides by Robert Lee Brewer, Prose Poem Challenge Finalist, October 2011

“How to Save Your Own Neck” Goodreads Contest, Honorable Mention, October 2011

“Book of the Dead” Farmingdale Poetry Group Contest, Third Prize, April 2011

“Envoy” First Annual Great Neck Plaza Poetry Contest, Honorable Mention, April 2011

“Dear Reader,” Crab Creek Review, Volume XXIII, Contest Finalist, 2010

“Pocahontas Takes Aim” Poetic Asides by Robert Lee Brewer, Poem A Day Challenge Finalist, April 2010

“Against The Sky” Poetic Asides by Robert Lee Brewer, Chapbook Challenge Finalist, November 2009

“Untitled” Cassandra, Suffolk County Community College Literary Journal, 3rd Prize Spring 1991

GUEST LECTURES AND CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

A Reading from “Disenchanted: A Grrrl’s Guide to Surviving Happily Ever After”

  • Newman University Literary Festival, Wichita, KS, April 2010
  • NEMLA, Rutgers University, NJ, April 2011

“Woman, Womyn, Wom: A Word Of One’s Own”

  • Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference sponsored by the Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition and the University of Arkansas,

Little Rock, AR, October 6, 2007

  • Master’s class guest lecture for Professor Huffman, EGL520, English Renaissance Literature, Stony Brook, NY, March 31, 2005

“Lady Delacour, Amazons and the Politics of the Breast in Eighteenth Century Literature”

  • Stony Brook University English Department Graduate Conference, NY, NY, February 26, 2005
  • Accepted by the 29th Colloquium on Literature and Film at the University of West Virginia, 2005

“Lady Mary Wroth: In Her Own Write”

  • City University English Department Graduate Conference, NY, NY, March 26, 2004
  • Master’s class guest lecture for Professor Huffman, EGL520, English Renaissance Literature, Stony Brook, NY, April 24, 2003 and April 15, 2004

“An Alternative Reading of the Odyssey: Why Odysseus Took the Long Way Home”

  • Stony Brook University English Department Graduate Conference, NY, NY, February 28, 2004

“Jan Kott: Titania and the Ass’s Head,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Feminist’s Nightmare”

  • Master’s class guest lecture for Professor Huffman EGL502, Shakespeare, Stony Brook, NY, October 16, 2003

POETRY READINGS

Oceanside Library, Oceanside, NY Sponsored by the North Sea Poetry Scene, October 2011

Bowery Poetry Club, Beat Poetry Hour, hosted by George Wallace, NY, October 2011

Barnes and Noble, East Northport, Long Island Poetry Collective, September 2011

Jujomukti Tea Lounge, NY, NY, September 2011

Bradstock, Center Moriches, NY, September 2011

Oceanside Gazebo, Summer Reading Series, Oceanside, NY, August 2011

Barnes and Noble Bookstore, Performance Poets Association, Huntington, NY, May 2011

Wyld Chyld Café, The North Sea Poetry Scene, Merrick, NY, March, 2011

The Poetry Café, Huntington Historical Barn, Uphook Press, Huntington, NY, 2011

Wantagh High School, Stray Feet Reading with Poet Laureate Gayl Teller, Wantagh, NY 2011

KGB Bar, NYU-SCPS Programs in Writing and Speech Student Reading, NY, NY, 2010

Cornelia Street Café, Uphook Press, NY, NY, September 2010

Wyld Chyld Café, Uphook Press, Merrick, NY, July 2010

NYU University, NYU-SCPS 75th Anniversary Reading, NY, NY, April 2010

Oceanside Gazebo, Summer Reading Series, Oceanside, NY, 2010

Westbury Library, Performance Poets Association Reading Series, Westbury, NY, 2010

Fire and Ice Lounge, Valentine’s Day Reading hosted by George Wallace, Smithtown, NY, 2010

Oceanside Gazebo, Summer Reading Series, Oceanside, NY, 2009

Bellmore Library, Poets in Nassau Reading Series, Bellmore, NY, 2009

Barnes and Noble Bookstore, Performance Poets Association, Huntington, NY, 2009

Bowery Poetry Club, Beat Poetry Hour, hosted by George Wallace, NY, 2009

Babylon Library, Babylon Village Arts Council, Poets in the Village Series, Babylon, NY, 2009

The Poetry Café, Huntington Historical Barn, hosted by George Wallace, Huntington, NY, 2009

Postgraduate Creative Writing Workshops

New York University-School of Continuing and Professional Studies, NY, NY

Poetry Tutorial, Erica Wright, Fall 2009 and Fall 2010 Fall 2011

92nd Street Y, NY, NY Advanced Poetry Workshop, Rachel Zucker, Fall 2011

Princess Ronkonkoma Productions, Ronkonkoma, NY

Free Verse Workshop, JR Turek, Port Jefferson, NY, October 2010

Form Workshop, JR Turek, Hauppauge, NY, May 2010

George Wallace, Huntington, NY Private Tutorial, Summer 2010

East End Arts Council, Riverhead, NY Julie Sheehan, April 2010

The New School, NY, NY Advanced Poetry Workshop, Marie Ponsot, Summer 2009

92nd Street Y, NY, NYAdvanced Poetry Workshop, Emily Fragos, Summer 2009

Lindenhurst Library, Lindenhurst, NY Yolanda Coulaz, October 2009

Long Island University, School of Continuing Education, C.W. Post, Brookville, NY

Poetry Writer’s Workshop, George Wallace, February 2009

Writer’s Digest, Writer’s Online Workshops

Advanced Poetry Writing Workshop, Natalie Peeterse, November 2008

Live Poets Society, Bay Shore, NY

“Delivery of Your Poems” Elaine Preston, November 2008

Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site and Interpretive Center, West Hills, NY George Wallace, September 2008

92nd Street Y, NY, NY

Advanced Fiction Writing Workshop, Sigrid Nunez, June 2008

Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

Peer Workshop, Themed Composition Courses, Marilyn Zucker, November 14, 2007

Volunteer Service

Stray Feet Poetry Reading Nassau County Poet Laureate Gayl Teller, Wantagh, NY Wantagh High School, February, 2011

Stray Feet Poetry Reading Nassau County Poet Laureate Gayl Teller, North Merrick, NY North Merrick Senior Community Service Center, September 2009

2009 Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Conference Proposal Reviewer, February 2009

Sotto Voce Magazine,

Poetry Reviewer, 2009

Suffolk County Community College, Brentwood, NY

Evening Common Hour Workshop Presentation “Learn How To Read Poetry” March 21, 2007

Freshman Seminar Certification, March 23, 2006

Cassandra Student Literary Magazine, Selection Committee, Spring 2006

New Student Orientation, Faculty Facilitator, January 18, 2006

Connecting With New Students Telephone Campaign, Fall 2005

Evening Common Hour Poetry Reading, October 31, 2005 and March 30, 2006

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

Northeast Modern Language Association

Academy of American Poets

Poetry Society of America

Poets & Writers

Phi Beta Kappa

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

French, reading proficiency