- Liberal Arts
Born in Milwaukee, WI
Co-founder, Free Peoples Poetry Workshop. Teaching fellow: Writing Across the Curriculum, U. of Pennsylvania; teaching assistant, Department of Folklore and Folklife, U. of Pennsylvania. Poet in the Parks, Poet in Prisons, Poet in the Schools. Publications: The American Poetry Review, Leviathan Quarterly (U.K.), New Letters, Poetry, Southern Exposure, and Zone3; featured poet, The Painted Bride Quarterly. Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellow. U.S.I.A. Visiting Poet, Belgium. Reading tour: Terror and the Imagination, India (September 2002) for the State Department’s Bureau of Cultural and Educational Affairs; a similar series of talks and readings on American culture (2003 and 2004) for the American Center in Israel. Author: Surviving Brothers, A Crucible for the Left Hand, and A Small Song Called Ash From the Fire.
Degrees and Studies
British and American Literature, Memphis State U.; apprenticeship with American Book Award winner, Etheridge Knight.