• M.A. English & Creative Writing, New York University, NY, NY. 1987.
  • B.A. Theater & English. The Goddard Adult Degree Program of Vermont College of Norwich University. Montpelier, VT. 1984.

Publications & CDs

  • This Vanishing. CW Books. Cincinnati, Ohio 2014.
  • Unearthing Paradise: Montana Writers in Defense of Greater Yellowstone. Elk River Books Press. Livingston, Montana. 2016.
  • Poems Across the Big Sky II: An Anthology of Montana Poets. Many Voices Press. Flathead Valley Community College, Kalispell, Montana. 2016.
  • Poems Across the Big Sky: An Anthology of Montana Poets. Many Voices Press. Flathead Valley Community College, Kalispell, Montana. 2007.
  • Children Remember Their Fathers: An Anthology. Gazoobi Tales, Seattle, WA. 2000.
  • Poem of the Day. Montana Public Radio: February, 2017.
  • The Coachella Review (on-line): The Coachella Review.Com. Winter 2016.
  • Easy Street: A Magazine of Words & Culture (on-line): May, 2015.
  • Crab Creek Review: Seattle, WA. 2004&1999.
  • Salmon Poetry: Galway, Ireland. 1990.
  • Wisdom For A Dance In The Street: A CD of Poetry & Music. Gazoobi Tales, Seattle, WA. 2003.
  • Red Sky at Night: A CD Anthology of Seattle Poets. Seattle, WA. 2001.
  • The Seattle Poetry Slam: Live! A CD Anthology of Seattle Slam Poets. Seattle, WA. 2000.


Teaching Experience


  • Adjunct Instructor of English and Communications: Creative Writing, Literature, Composition, Interpersonal Communication and Speech I. Montana State University, Billings MT. 2003-Current.
  • Adjunct Instructor of English: World Literature and Expository Writing. Rutgers University, Newark, NJ. 1988-1993.
  • Adjunct Instructor of English: Composition. Lehman College, CUNY, Bronx, NY. 1988-1990.
  • Adjunct Instructor of English: Composition. Yale University, New Haven, CT. 1990.
  • Adjunct Instructor of English: Creative Writing. New York University, NY. NY. 1986-1987.

High School:

  • Assistant Director of the Writing Lab: NOVA High School, Seattle, WA. 2002-2003.

Community Outreach Programs:

  • Arts Without Boundaries: Poetry in the Schools 2013-Current.
  • Humanities Montana Conversations & Speakers in the Schools: Beowulf: Monsters & Heroes & A Heritage of Language; Walt Whitman and the Civil War: A Test of Poetry/A Vision of Democracy; WordSongs: Bringing Poetry to Life. 2011-Current.
  • Founding Member of the Big Sky Writing: Writing classes & workshops. 2013-Current.
  • UpWard Bound: MSUB Summer Program. Guest Lecture. Billings, MT 2010-Current.
  • Billings Cancer Center: Writing Workshops for Cancer Survivors: Billings, MT. 2010-2014.
  • YMCA Writer’s Voice, “Poets on the Prairie,” in the schools program. Billings, MT. 2009-2014.
  • Director of, “Emerging Voices,” program for the Seattle Poetry Festival 2002.
  • The Dodge Poets in the Schools Program. The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. Newark, NJ. 1990-1993.
  • The Dodge Poetry Festival: Student Poetry Writing Workshops. Waterloo, NJ. 1990 & 1992.
  • Goldwater Memorial Hospital: Writing and Oral History Workshops. NY. NY. 1986-1987.


Poetry Readings & Performances

  • “A Poetry Jazz Thing”: The Attic. Livingston, Montana. 2017.
  • “All Together Now”: A Multi-Media Theater Presentation. The Flex Theater. Carroll College, Helena, MT. 2017 and at 2905 in Billings, MT. 2016.
  • “Strong Is Your Hold: An Evening of the Poetry of Galway Kinnell” at 2905. Poetry, Music & Dance. A Pulitzer & Humanities Montana event. Billings, MT 2016.
  • “Pulitzer Out Loud”: An Evening of Pulitzer Prize Poetry. MoAv. A Pulitzer & Humanities Montana event. Billings, MT. 2016.
  • Alberta Bair Cultural Program: “A Celtic Concert” Poetry & Music. Billings, MT. 2015.
  • The Terpsichore Dance Company: A Poetry, Music, Dance Collaboration, Billings. MT 2015.
  • Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival: Readings & Poetry Conversations. Newark, NJ. 2014.
  • Montana Festival of the Book: Reading. Missoula, MT. 2005 & 2014.
  • The Poet’s Congress: Reading. Warren Miller Performing Arts Center. Big Sky, MT. 2014.
  • Sacrifice Cliffs Theater: “Dig: An Evening of Poetry, Performance and Conversation.” Billings, MT. 2013.
  • The Billings Fringe Festival: “I Conjure a Stubborn Faith”: A Multi-Voiced Spoken Word Collaboration. Billings, MT. 2013.
  • The Yellowstone Art Museum: A Poetry, Opera, Dance Performance for the opening of Michael Zansky’s “Insomnia” installation. Billings, MT 2013.
  • Yellowstone Valley Brewing Company: “Arc of the Communal”: A Poetry, Music, & Dance performance. Billings, MT. 2012.
  • The Garage Pub: “WordSongs”: A Poetry, Music, & Dance performance. Billings, MT. 2011.
  • The High Plains Book Festival: “Poetry and Performance” at the Babcock Theater, Billings, MT. 2011.
  • Venture Theater: “A Feast For The Hunger Moon: An Evening of Poetry, Music, Dance, & Art” Billings, MT. 2008 & 2009.
  • Skyview High School: “Rekindling the Love of Poetry.” Keynote Speaker, MEA-MFT Conference. Billings, MT. 2008.
  • Toucan Gallery: “Duets” A poetry reading with Tami Haaland. Billings, MT. 2005.
  • The Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival: Reading. Waterloo, NJ 2000.
  • Bumbershoot: FourWord ForTetet–Multi-voiced spoken word Quartet. Seattle, WA. 2001.
  • Bumbershoot: “Old McCody”: A reading. Seattle, WA. 1998.
  • The National Poetry Slam Competition. A member of the Seattle Slam Team. Austin, TX. 1998.


  • The Seattle Poetry Slam: Seattle, WA. 2000-2003.
  • The Seattle Poetry Slam: Live! A CD. Seattle, WA. 2000.

Grants & Awards

  • Montana Arts Council. Strategic Investment Grant for the panel presentation of, “The Development of Creative Writing Programs in the Inland Northwest,” at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference. Seattle, WA. 2014.
  • Montana Arts Council. Strategic Investment Grant to attend the Society for Arts in Health Care Conference. Nashville, TN. 2010.
  • The Washington Poets Association: Prize for Oral & Performance Poetry. Seattle, WA. 1998.
  • The New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry. NY. NY. 1988.