Ph.D.  English, September 2, 1994.  University of California, Davis.  The dissertation, “‘That She Might Laurel Grow’:  Petrarchism and Women Sonneteers–Labé, Wroth, and Millay.”
M.A. English.  California State College, Sonoma.  Master’s Thesis:  “Finite Infinity:  the Inner Cosmos of Emily Dickinson’s Poetry.” Self-consciousness and containment.
B.A. English.  University of California, Riverside.

Publications, Creative and Scholarly

Poetry Books

Amanda and the Man Soul.  Winner of the 2017 EMRYS award, selected by Dorianne Laux.  Greenville, SC: Emrys Foundation.  2017.  40 pp.

Flicker. Poetry.  Winner of the Dogfish Head Poetry Prize.  (Judges Carol Frost, Baron Wormser, Jan Beatty)  Delaware: Broadkill River Press.  2016.  83 pp.

Eating the Light.  Poetry Chapbook.  Winner of Sable Books 2016 Award.  (Judge, Allison Joseph.) Sable Books.  2016.  34 pp.

The Book of Snow.  Poetry.  Cleveland: Cleveland State Univ. P. January 1998.  64 pp.

As to the Trees that Blossom At Night.  Poetry Chapbook. Occidental, CA:  White Bear Books.  1980. 40 pp.

Critical Book
Desiring Voices:  Women Sonneteers and Petrarchism.  Carbondale and Edwardsville:  Southern Illinois Univ. P.  July 2000. 290 pp.

Creative Publications

Poems in Journals


“California Ode,” Poetry

“The Lace Girl,” Orison Press, Orison Anthology, 2019.\


“Quaking Grass.”  Asheville Poetry Review.  William Matthews’ Prize, Third Place. Vol.  25, No. 1, 2018.  Issue 28

“Fly Fishing,” “What the Ants Write,” “Morpho Didius,” Birmingham Poetry Review.  Spring 2019, Number 46.

“Showing the Father.”  Nelle, Issue 2, 2019.

“Van Gogh’s Howl.”  Catamaran, 2019.

“Abundance,” “Economy,” “Ecology of the Siskiyou Watershed.” “Rock Is the Premise.” Fire and Rain, Ecopoetry of California. Scarlet Tanager Books. 2018.

“Syncope,” “Addled.”  Gettysburg Review. 31:2, Summer 2018.

“Colonizing Eyes, 2,” “Ode To M.A. Vizsolyi’s Love Sonnets,” “The Lace Girl,” Nimrod International Journal. Spring/Summer 2018.

“A Diffident Heaven,” “Immolation,” “Mud Daubers and Orb Weavers,” Cold Mountain Review.

“Chimera,” “Speaking the Beast,” “Antherea Polyphemous,” and “Embroidery.  Second Place Award Winner.  Pablo Neruda Contest.  Nimrod International Journal.  61: 1, Fall/Winter 2017.

“Stargazers,” GFT Presents:  One In Four.  2:1, Spring 2017.  Newberry, FL.

“March 21,” The Orison Anthology.  2: 2017,  Eds Luke Hankins, Nathan Poole, and Karen Tucker.  Asheville, NC:  Orison Books.

“Amanda and the Man Soul,” Nasty Woman Anthology.  Eds. Grace Bauer, Julie Kane. Standpoint, Idaho:  Lost Horse Press.  2017 

“The Haze Has Dominion,” “Understories,” Still the Journal.  Summer, 2017.

“The Ibis Is,” Minerva Rising.  14:  Fall 2017.  Ripples.

“To the Miscarried Child, Van Gogh’s Irises,” Cider Press Review.  2017

“Resistance, ” “Wool Is My Wood,” “Mine Tailings” in Unity Anthology, Ed. Cat Pleska.  Charleston, WV:  Many Mountains Press. 2017.

“French Cooking.” Way to Your Heart Anthology, ed. Kelly Ann Jacobson.

“The Dress of Mirrors,” Cider Press Review.  April 1, 2017.

“Texaco.” Indolent Books Blog, “What Rough Beast.” May 28, 2017

“In the Dress Of Mirrors.” Cider Press Review, April 1, 2017.

“Cat Nap.” The Indolent Books Blog, “What Rough Beast.” May 15, 2017

“The American Cafe.”  Indolent Books.  On-Line Series, “What Rough Beast.”  March 24, 2017

“Amanda and the Man-Soul,” “The Gone Twin,” “Amanda Muse,” “Ballad of Red and Blue,” “Gratitude.”  Poem/Memoir/Story.  No. 16.  2017.

“March 21” and “Fallen Sonnet,” Atlanta Review.

“Unfraught,” “The Fainting Couch.” Unsplendid

“On My Mother’s Suicide.”  Georgia Review.  

“Dogwood’s Gist.” Eyes Burning At the Edge of the Woods:  Fiction and Poetry From West Virginia.  Anthology.  Morgantown, WV:  WVU Press.

“Ear To the Sun,” Blue Lyra

“Fortune.”  Canary

“To My Author.”  Abraxas

“Watercolor Woman,” and “Economy.”  Cider Press Review

“Giants,” “Trespasses,” “Morphology of Love,” “Metaphor,” “Economy,” “The principle of gold fish is the ephemeral.”  McNeese Review

“The Nineteenth Century Teapot,” “What the Sand Says,” Birmingham Poetry Review, Spring 2016.

“Red,” Terrain.  One of three finalists.  Web publication, November 2015.

“Eating the Light,” The Freeman.  Fall 2015, print issue.

“Looking Too Long At the Sun.”  The Moth.  No. 22.  Autumn 2015

“Amanda Who Is Seen and Not Heard,” “If Amanda Were Admiral,” “Putting On the Glove Of Shape,” in Bluestockings Review, July 2015

“Eating the Light,” The Freeman, on-line.  May 15, 2015

“Venice Beach, 1950,” Cider Press Review, Best of Volume 16, 2015.

“Hilliard and the Queen,” One, No. 2.

““Job’s God Addresses Us,” Borderlands Poetry, 2014

“When you talk about your dead…,” “The petroglyphs like rakes symbolize rain,” Unsplendid, Double Issue, Women and Form.

“Weather of Longing,” “What Angst Says,” “Sepia,” “In the Tenth Year of the Afghan War,” “Reading the Writing on the Sky,” Levure Littéraire, No. 9..

“Being the Violin, Gaspara Stampa Venetian Poet and Singer c. 1550,” Nimrod.

“Venice Beach, 1950,” Cider Press Review, on-line.

“Eating the Eighteenth Century Still Life,” “Woman Seated on Stairs,” “Diggers.” Birmingham Poetry Review. 41.

“Demeter” in Drunken Boat 18, January 2014.

“Snow Woman,” in Santa Fe Review

“The Mind Fills Every Emptiness” in Sow’s Ear Review, finalist

“Widowmaker,” in Birmingham Poetry Review. 25th Anniversary Issue, April 2013

“Blazon,” “The Angel of the Knowledge of Death,” and “Cuttings,” with interview in Connotation Press, January 2013.  On-line.

“Water for Skin” in 10×3, 2012

“What Holds Us Together,” “Rock is the Premise,” “Why Bird?” “Pliny and I,” “The Climate of Climbing the Stairs,” Evolutionary Review. 2012

“The Gin of Time.”  Nimrod, 2011 Awards issue.  Finalist.

“Elizabeth’s Rule,” “The Platonist’s Complaint,” “Glossing the Monastary Garden,” “The Courtier Comments on Ladies,” “The Glass of Fashion.”  Cavalier, The Literary Couture.  April through June features, 2011.

“Five for California,” Connotations Press, February 2011.  On-line.

“The Blue Glass Bottle by Blenko” and “Van Gogh’s Stars” Spring 2010

issue 2river view, a refereed, national on-line journal with audio.

“Winged Nike” in American Poetry Journal, Winter 2008.

“Tin Roofs, A Corona,” and “Cardinal” in Kestrel, Combined Issue Winter 2006.

“Indigo Bunting’s Blue,” and “Flicker.”  Prairie Schooner, Fall 2006.

“Angels of West Virginia,” “On Margaret’s Painting, Bucky’s Farm,” Sows’ Ear Review, 2004, a refereed national journal of creative writing.

“The Hawk of Showing,” Appalachian Newsletter, 2004, an un-refereed regional newsletter

“WoodWord for Gwendolyn Brooks,” “A Mind of Winter, I, II, III,” Perihelion, March 2001A refereed national, on-line journal.

“Red.” Nimrod, Winter 2001, a refereed international journal.

“Lively in Her Soul” in Letters to Our Mothers.  New York:  Simon & Schuster, 1998.  319-325.  A refereed national anthology.

“To a Grown Daughter” and “Dream of My Mother Going to Alaska.”

Mockingbird.  Vol. 2., No. 1, June 1995.  24.

“Mothering” and, “Trees of Capitol Park.” Poet News, September, 1995.  5.

“Rosie,” “The Eclipse at the Lucky Cafe,” “Reflections:  Two Sonnets,” Mockingbird, Vol 1 No. 1 (Spring 1994).

“Door,” Poetry.  May 1994.  91.

“Dean Keeping Bees in Kentucky,” “Sebastopol,” Prairie Schooner. Fall 1993.159.

“Like a Great Wind,” “Parachute,” New Letters, Vol 59, No. 2., 1993.  39-41

“Yellow.”  Nimrod.  Fall 1992 Awards Issue.  N.p. known

“Mater Mother.” Field.  No. 46 (Spring 1992).  45.

“Fontanel,” Poetry.  December 1993.  136.

“Cosmology of the Irish Mother.” Poetry.  V. CLVI, No. 6. (September 1990). 331.

“Memorial Day, San Francisco.”  Negative Capability. VII.III (1988). 114-117.

“Light Bulb,” “The Juggler of Morning.”  Pinchpenny.  8.3 (1987).  25.

“The Way Up Is the Way Down,” “The Way Down Is the Way Up,”  “Morning, Bodega Bay,”  “Ecology of the Siskiyou Watershed.”  Quercus.  4.2 (1985).  21-25.

Poems In Anthologies

“Weaving Water,” in Coal, An anthology.  Blair Mountain Press.  2006

“Stars and Stones,” “West Virginia, Late Summer,” “What Air Says,” and “First Wounds, Then Words”, Wild Sweet Notes, Volume II. October 2004.

“Word Girl” and “Beautiful Daughter” in Literary Mama, an anthology.  Eds. Amy Hudock and Carol Buckram.  Seal Press.  2006

“Lively in Her Soul” in Letters to Our Mothers.  New York, Simon Schuster, 1997.

“The Delta,” Landing Signals, Sacramento Poetry Center, 1986.

Scholarly Articles
“The Poetry of Robert Sidney.” Invited article for  Research Companion to the Sidneys 1500-1700.  Two Volumes.  Ed. Margaret Hannay, Michael Brennan, Mary Ellen Lamb.  Ashgate Press.  2015.

“Laura’s Laurels:  Petrarca’s rime 1 and 85 and Rossetti’s ‘Mona Innominata, 1 and 8’.”  Victorian Poetry . Spring 2012.

“The Labyrinth of Style in Pamphilia to Amphilanthus.”  Reprinted from SEL.  Ed. Mary Ellen Lamb.  Essays on Mary Wroth.  Ashgate. 2009.

“Desiring Styles:  Teaching Prose Style With Imitation.”  Editors, Margeret Ferguson and Susan Monta.  Teaching Renaissance Prose, in Options for Teaching series, Modern Language Association.  2010.

“The Labyrinth of Style in Pamphilia to Amphilanthus.”  Reprinted from SEL.  Ed. Schoenberg, Thomas J;  Trudeau, Larence J. Literary Criticism from 1400-1800.  Vol 139.  Farmington Hills, MI, Gale Publications, 2007.

“Speaking Wounds,” Conference proceedings of University of Maryland, Renaissance and Baroque Studies Center, “Attending to Women,” November 2006.

“Wonder, Imagination, and the Matter of Theatre in The Tempest.” Literature and Philosophy, Fall 2006.

“Authorizing Petrarchan Scholarship, A Review of Sites of Petrarchism by William Kennedy.”  Spenser Studies.  Winter 2005.

“Mary Sidney’s ‘Coupled Worke’:  Poetry as Performance.” Annals of Scholarship.  Ed. William Kennedy. Bucknell University.  2005

“Bodies of Light, Bodies of Matter,” Proceedings of the Third International Conference, Attending to Early Modern Women, Crossing Boundaries.  University of Maryland, Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies.  Published by University of Delaware Press, 2000.

“The Labyrinth as Style in Pamphilia to Amphilanthus.” SEL, Winter 1998.

“Annotation, poems, Mary Wroth” and “Annotation, poems, Isabelle Whitney.” Norton Anthology of Literature by Women, 2nd ed. 1996.

Articles In Revision
“Wit the Web:  Wroth’s and Stampa’s Performative Wit,” article based on RSA Presentation in 2009.

Presentations and Conferences

“’Wit the Web’”:  Mary Wroth’s and Gaspara Stampa’s Performative Wit.”  Renaissance Society of America, international multi-disciplinary conference on Renaissance studies.  Los Angeles California.  March 16-19, 2009.

“Singing Wounds,” a panel presentation on mysticism and early modern women, organizer and contributer. “Singing Wounds,” Richard Crashaw and St. Theresa of Avila. Attending to Early Modern Women, an international multidisciplinary conference November 2006.  University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland.  Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies.

The following two papers also were presented at the 2004 West Virginia Shakespeare Association conference at Marshall.

“‘I Flame Amazement’:  Ariel’s Metaphysics.”  Renaissance Society of America.   Invited submission.  Toronto, Canada.  March 2003.

“‘This Coupled Worke’:  Mary Sidney’s Elegy for Sir Phillip Sidney.”  Renaissance Society of America.  Invited submission.  Tempe Arizona.  April 2002.

“Speaking Silence:  Petrarch and Christina Rossetti.”  Modern Language Association.  Refereed journal.  New Orleans, Lousianna.  December 2001.

Reading New Poems.  University of Southeastern Oklahoma.  March 2000.

“‘Monstrous in Show’:  Contending Views of the Poet’s Womb.”  Early Modern Culture Group Conference, November 17-19, 1998.  Newport Rhode Island, University of Rhode Island.

Panel and Presentation:  “Bodies of Light, Bodies of Matter:  Female Self-Fashioning in Wroth, Weston, and Stampa.”  Mary Moore, MaryEllen Lamb, Louise Schleiner.  Crossing the Boundaries;  Early Modern Women.  November 1997.  University of Maryland.

“Eating Desire, Embracing Error:  Self-Knowledge in Labé and Petrarch.”  Shakespeare Association of West Virginia,  Montgomery West Virginia. April 23-24, 1996.

“The Labyrinth of Style and the Female Sense of Self in Lady Mary Wroth’s ‘Pamphilia to Amphilanthus.’”  Central and South-Central Renaissance Conference, March 20-23, 1996.  St. Louis, Mo.

“For Love to See Himself’;  Mary Wroth and Petrarch’s Mirror.”  Modern Language Association, San Diego, California.  December 1994.

Proposer and Chair:  “Early Modern Women as Subjects of Poetry:  Pembroke, Wroth, Lanyer.”  Modern Language Association, San Diego, California.

“The Thirst for Self;  Lady Mary Wroth’s Echo and Narcissus.” Philological Association of the Pacific Coast, November 4, 1994.

“Petrarch and the Guise of Blindness.”  Sixteenth Century Studies Conference. December 1993.  St. Louis.

Teaching Experience
Professor, promoted April 2005.  Associate Professor, promoted March 2000, tenured 2001.  Appointed as Assistant Professor, August 1995. Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia.  Courses taught: Honors seminar, “Shakespeare’s Women:  Monstrosity, Medicine and Mysogyny,” Introduction to Graduate Study—Methods and Materials;  Senior Seminar, Capstone for Majors; First-year Seminar;  graduate course, Sex and Renaissance Women, Construction of Women from Classical Period to Renaissance; Shakespeare’s Comedies and Romances; Shakespeare and the Performance of Gender, an Honors seminar team-taught with Jack Cirillo of Marshall Theatre Department; Shakespeare and Politics, an Honors seminar;  Honors English ;  Seventeenth Century Prose and Poetry; Tudor Literature; Survey of English Literature to 1796; Introduction to Shakespeare; Teaching Shakespeare; The Erotic Tradition, Love Sonnet Sequences, a graduate seminar; Sex and Modernism, women modernists, graduate seminar; Short Story; Introduction to Poetry, literary analysis not creative writing; Writing One-on-One, tutor training for Writing Center; Composition; Advanced Composition; Research Writing; Introduction to Creative Writing; Remedial English.  Numerous independent studies and M.A. thesis committees.

Lecturer, post-doctoral appointment, 1994-’95.  University of California, Davis.  Composition and undergraduate literature courses as assigned.

Teaching Assistant Consultant.  (September 1993-June 1994).  Department of English, University of California, Davis.  Helped train and consulted with over 50 T.A.’s.

Associate in English and Teaching Assistant (September 1989-Spring 1994). Department of English, University of California, Davis.  Taught Close Reading of Poetry, Introduction to Literature, Composition, Advanced Composition, Remedial Composition.

Lecturer.  California State University at Sacramento.  Technical Writing.  Winter Semester, 1986, concurrent with other employment.

Creative Writing Teacher.  Sacramento Poetry Center workshops (Intermittently 1985-1988).

Academic Administrative Experience
Assistant Director for Honors, Center for Academic Excellence.  Fall 2005—Fall 2010.  Direct courses and advise students for academic honors program;  recruit faculty to teach in honors;  manage and assist in student organizations of honors students;  contribute to web-page revisions;  perform program assessment;  schedule classes for honors.

Director, University Writing Centers, Marshall University.  Fall 2000-Spring 2005.  Manage, train tutors for, recruit tutors, schedule,  supervise, publicize peer tutoring services for university.

Related Professional Writing Experience
Editorial Staff Manager, Senior Editor, and Editor, (1980-87).  Managed editing and technical writing–computer system documents, newsletters, proposals––for Fortune-Five-Hundred company, Computer Sciences Corporation.  Government Health Services Division, Sacramento, California.  February 1980 through June 1987.

Independent Contractor, technical writing, with other health organizations, intermittent through 1995.

Academic and Administrative Service
Marshall, College of Honors, Dean Search Committee.  Spring 2009.

Marshall University Core Curriculum Reform Committee.  Summer 2006 to Summer 2009.

COLA Research Committeee, elected Fall 2004, Fall 2007. Marshall U.

COLA Curriculum Committee, elected Spring 1998, served through 2000. Marshall U.

English Department, Ad Hoc Faculty Evaluation Sub-Committee (2005).  Marshall U.

English Department, Faculty Concerns Committee (personnel), served 2002-3; 2006-7.  Marshall U.

English Composition Assessment. Nine years.   Fall 1995 to Spring 2006. Marshall U.

Faculty Search Committees, numerous from Spring 1995 to present. Marshall U.

English Department, Writing Committee, 1995-2000. Marshall U.

English Department Chair Assessment Sub-committee, 1998-99, 1999-00. Marshall U.

Supervisor, Dual Credit teaching.  1997-1998;  1998-99. Marshall U.

Capstone Committee.  1997-2000. Marshall U., English

Judge, Meier Awards (student writing award), 1996, 2000, 2007, 2008.

W. V. Shakespeare Assoc., Planning Comm 1997, 2004.

Honors and Awards

Winner, Flicker, Dogfish Head Poetry Award, 2016

Winner, Eating The Light, Sable Books Chapbook Contest, 2016

Semi-Finalist, Verse, Apostle Thistle, a chapbook, 2015.

Finalist, Sow’s Ear Review Chapbook Contest, 2015, Eating the Light

Finalist, Red Mountain, Flicker

Finalist, Brick Street, 2013, Flicker

Semi-Finalist, The Waywiser Prize, 2013, for Flicker

Semi-Finalist, Black Lawrence Award, 2013 for poetry ms., Flicker.

Finalist, Slash Pine Press Chapbook Contest, 2013, for chapbook, The Harrowing

Semi-Finalist, University of Arkansas Miller Williams Award, 2012, for poetry ms., Flicker

Finalist, Sow’s Ear Review Poetry Award, 2012

Finalist, Nimrod International Journal, Pablo Neruda Award, 2011.

Marshall, Spring 2005.  Hedrick Outstanding Faculty Award (for Teaching and Scholarship).  $5000.00.

NEH, 2005.  Summer Research Institute, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  Early Modern Women.

Marshall, Fall 2002.  Hedrick Award Nominee for Outstanding Teacher/Scholar

Marshall, Spring, 2000.  Finalist, Pickens-Queens Award

Marshall, Nominee, 1998 Pickens/Queen Teaching Award.

Marshall, Nominee, Pickens-Queen Teaching Award October 1997

Finalist, 1996 Cleveland State University First-Book contest; book accepted.

Marshall, Nominee, Pickens-Queen Teaching Award October 1996.

David Noel Miller Fellowship, University of California, Davis.  1993-94; 1994.

Regents Fellowship, University of California, Davis.  1991-92 academic year.

New Letters Poetry Award, 1992.  Philip Levine, judge.  Second runner up.

Pablo Neruda Poetry Contest, Nimrod  magazine, 1992.  Finalist.

Memberships, Professional Associations.  Renaissance Society of America;  Sidney Society;  Modern Language Association;  National Honors Council