Teaching

TEACHING INTERESTS/AREAS PREPARED TO TEACH

Poetry Writing (Including Poetic Forms and Prosody)

Introduction to Creative Writing (Multi-Genre Including Poetry, Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, the Essay, and Drama)

Advanced Multi-Genre Creative Writing (Including Poetry, Creative Non-Fiction, and Fiction)

Documentary Poetics

Political Poetry

Creative Nonfiction

The History of Poetry and Poetics

English Renaissance Poetry

The Seventeenth-Century Devotional Lyric

The Elegy in English (From the Renaissance to the Contemporary Elegy Focusing on Race, Class, and Gender and as Poetry of Resistance)

American Poetry (With an Emphasis on Modern, Postmodern, and Contemporary Poetry)

Multicultural Poetry (With an Emphasis on the Poetry of Remembrance and Witness)

Hybrid Forms

World Literature (Great Works of World Literature with an Emphasis on Poetry)

Translation Studies (French and Yiddish Poetry)

Interdisciplinary Studies (The Melding of Poetry with Visual Art to Produce Socially and

Historically Engaged Hybrid Work)

Genocide and Trauma Studies

Rhetoric and Composition

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE  (Selected)

Undergraduate Courses

UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO, Fall 2018-Spring 2020

Special Topics for Writers: Representing the “Inward” Self in the Lyric Poem (Spring 2020)

Creative Writing (Poetry and Fiction) (Spring 2020)

Literature Course: “Unacknowledged Legislators” / Political Poetry from Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Jos Charles (Spring 2020)

Writing Workshop in Poetry (Advanced): “The Art of Voice” (Fall 2019)

Creative Writing (Poetry and Fiction) (Fall 2019)

Reading Poetry (2 Sections, Fall 2019)

Writing Workshop in Poetry (Advanced): “Documentary Poetry: Merging the Social with thePersonal and Making Poems News” (Spring 2019)

Special Topics for Writers: “‘More Crazy Mourning, More Howl’: The Elegy, Poem of Grieving and Resistance” (Spring 2019)

Creative Writing (Poetry and Fiction) (Spring 2019)

Writing Workshop in Creative Nonfiction Prose (Advanced): “After Great Pain, A Formal

Feeling Comes” (Fall 2018)

Creative Writing (Poetry and Fiction) (2 Sections, Fall 2018)

College Composition I (Fall 2018)

 

RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY, NEW BRUNSWICK CAMPUS, Spring 2018, Spring 2008-Fall 2011

Advanced Multi-Genre Creative Writing Workshop: Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction (Spring 2018)

Advanced Poetry Workshop (4 Sections)

Intermediate Poetry Workshop (4 Sections)

Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry, Fiction, and Drama (6 Sections)

 

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON, 2012-2016

Creative Writing: Poetry (Intermediate)

Literature Course: Introduction to Poetry / A Survey of British and American Poetry from theRenaissance to the Twenty-First Century

Literature Course: Introduction to Drama with Emphases on Renaissance and Twentieth-Century Plays

First-Year Writing I (7 Sections)

First-Year Writing II (6 Sections)

Online Facilitator, First-Year Writing II

 

EUGENE LANG COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AT THE NEW SCHOOL, DEPARTMENT OF LITERARY STUDIES, Spring 2008

Reading for Writers: (Advanced Multicultural Reading and Writing Intensive Class): “Poetry of Remembrance and Witness”

 

THE CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK / CUNY, 2004-2007

 Advanced Poetry Workshop (4 Sections)

Intermediate Poetry Workshop (4 Sections)

Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Drama (4 Sections)

World Humanities: Major Works of World Literature (2 Sections)

Composition

 

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, SCHOOL OF CONTINUING AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES, 2003-2006

 Advanced Multi-Genre Creative Writing Workshop: “Writing of Remembrance and Witness”

Expository Writing (8 Sections)

 

PRATT INSTITUTE, SCHOOL OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, Fall 2005 & 2003

 Advanced Poetry Workshop

Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry, Fiction, and Drama

 

Graduate Courses

THE CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK / CUNY, 2004-2007

MFA Critical Practice Class (Craft of Poetry): “The Modern Poetic Sequence”

MFA Poetry Workshop

 

UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO, Fall 2018-Spring 2020

M.A. Literature Course: “Unacknowledged Legislators” / Political Poetry from Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Jos Charles (Spring 2020)

 

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