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available for professional development workshops and curriculum consultations:

poetry education (poetry writing and literacy)

creative writing programs

Global Literature and humanities curriculum

global student travel

literary-arts magazine

visual literacy curriculum

independent reading programs

curriculum for seminar courses such as:

  •      music as literature

  •      film as literature

  •      graphic novel / visual literacy

  •      literary-arts magazine / graphic design

  •      science fiction

  •      fears and monsters / age of anxiety

  •      the literature of war

Professional Development Workshops, Conference Presentations, and Student Workshops:


     A Visionary Understanding of Poetry:  The Hockaday School (Student Workshop), October 2019

     Creating Eclectic Poetry Prompts:  NCTE Conference, November 2018

     Independent Reading:  Pulaski Academy Professional Development, August 2018 and August 2019

     Students Taking Action on Global Issues:  Penn / Asia Society Global Education Forum, 2015

     Literary Magazine:  From Inspiration to Organization:  Columbia Scholastic Press Association, 2003

Publications related to poetry, Creative Writing, Visual Literacy, global curriculum, and student travel:



     Lightning Paths: 75 Poetry Writing Exercises, forthcoming with NCTE Books, 2018

     A New Light in Kalighat, March 2013 (funded by the American Councils for International Education and the U.S. State Department)

     Essay Publications:


     “Poetry and Emotional Intelligence: A Radical Call” in The English Journal, published by the National Council of Teachers of English, March 2015

     “Figurative Theatre” with Robert Kallos in The English Journal, published by the NCTE, January 2014

     “Reading the Literature of War:  A Global Perspective on Ethics” in The English Journal, published by the NCTE, July 2011

Consulting, Judging, Awards (literary-arts magazine):


     Author-editor of Magazine Guidebook (National Scholastic Press Association), 2008

     Judge: NSPA, CSPA (numerous years)

     Awards:  Numerous Gold Crowns (CSPA), Gold Circles (CSPA), All-American (NSPA), Excellent/Superior (NCTE), Scholastic Press Hall of Fame (NSPA)

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