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Rice University (History)
Columbia University School of the Arts (Master's)
I'm a North-Carolina born, Brooklyn-based poet (which, these days, feels a bit like describing myself as a betamax video recorder or a SONY walkman) with a passion for language, literature & writing. I was educated at Rice University & Columbia University School of the Arts. My first book was published in 2003; I am furiously at work on my second manuscript. My professional life has been multifaceted - often multifocal - & varied, including stints as: an adjunct English professor in the CUNY system, a conversational English tutor for a member of the Hungarian Parliament, Op-Ed columnist, ghost writer, cafeteria server, & a full-time volunteer for The United Farm Workers of America. Professionally, I have worked (almost) exclusively within the domain of English / Literature: composition (remedial & intermediate), introduction to literature, creative writing (poetry, flash fiction), and pre-college bridge courses for those high school graduates whose literacy skills are insufficient for entry into the introductory composition courses required by the the CUNY system. However, I have also led successful GED courses, during which I was required to teach all of the subject areas addressed in the exam.
I was raised awash in the ethos "knowledge is power" & after many years working as an educator within various high-profile academic ecosystems, I am exploring opportunities free from bureaucratic overhead. I am dedicated, enthusiastic, and creative in plan and approach. I'm a North-Carolina born, Brooklyn-based poet (which, these days, feels a bit like describing myself as a betamax video recorder or a SONY walkman) with a passion for language, literature & … Read more
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I majored in history and was a member of the Undergraduate Honors Program, which required that I write a thesis in order to graduate. I am fascinated by the hows and the whys underpinning our modern society.
I am an adjunct English professor at Baruch College & am member of the English faculty at Fusion Academy.
I majored in history and was a member of the Undergraduate Honors Program, which required that I write a thesis in order to graduate. During college I studied in Budapest, Hungary for two years. My interest in the history hasn't waned.
I received an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University School of the Arts. In addition to being a professional writer, I have also taught writing in a variety of settings secondary and post-secondary settings.