1862 Deer Park Rd.
Port Angeles, WA 98362
|Peninsula College (Emeritus)
1502 East Lauridsen Blvd.
Port Angeles, WA 98362
Stages of Twilight, Breitenbush Books, 1986
Getting Used to the Body, Sagittarius Books, 1989
Not As You Once Imagined, Trask House Books, 1993
Clearwater, Blue Begonia Press, June 1997
Strangers to Their Courage, Louisiana State University Press, 2001
Rainer Rilke: Selected New Poems (translations from the German), Pleasure Boat Studio, 2002
Tremolo, Red Hen Prress, forthcoming, 2011
|1986||Raymond Carver chose Stages of Twilight for the King County Arts (Seattle) Publication Award|
|1988||Washington State Arts Commission Individual Artist Award — $5,000|
|1989||Poem selected for Clallam County’s contribution to state centennial|
|1995||NISOD Excellence in Teaching Award|
|1996||Washington Community and Technical Colleges Humanities Association—Exemplary Status Award for work in poetry|
|2002||Strangers to their Courage, Finalist, Washington Book Award (of twenty-five books)|
|2005||Poet in Residence—NAHE national conference|
|2007||Exceptional Faculty Award for travel with students, Peninsula College|
|Exceptional Faculty Award for writing, Peninsula College
Artist Trust GAP (Grants for Artists Program) — $1500
|1967-68||Die Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany||German|
|1969||B. A., Rocky Mountain College, Billings, Montana||English and German|
|1970||M.A., The American University, Washington, D. C.||American Literature|
|1972||Secondary Certificate, Lewis-Clark State College Lewiston, Idaho||Education|
|1980||M. F. A., Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont||Poetry|
|1992||Universität, Göttingen, Göttington, Germany||Auditor in German|
|various||University of Washington, Seattle, Washington||coursework with Richard Kenney|
|Northeastern University, Chicago, Illinois||coursework|
|Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, Washington||coursework|
|1995||Berlin, Germany||summer coursework|
|1998||Chosen for Goethe Institute teacher seminar: “Deutschland im Wandel”||coursework in German|
|1972-1980||Waukegan East High School, Waukegan, Illinois 9-12||English and German|
|1980-2009||Peninsula College, Port Angeles, Washington||English and German|
|1995-1997||Chairperson, English Division|
|2003-2007||Chairperson, Faculty Senate|
|1980-2009||Co-director and main force, Foothills Writers Series|
Courses taught: German 101-103; German 201-203; Composition I and II (most recently using the curriculum of the Bioregion); American Literature, World Literature, Introduction to Poetry, Creative Writing I and II; Introduction to Shakespeare; Writing and the Creative Process; Poetry and Painting
Learning Community courses: Regions of the Olympics and Ourselves, twice (science, writing, and literature); Understanding Diversity (sociology and writing); Reading the Landscapes of Home (science, writing, literature, art); Poetry and Painting (art); Understanding the Arts: Romantic Revolution (art, music, literature, architecture), with subsequent study class in Europe.
Undergraduate research seminar for 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009: helping students hone work for publication and directing them in their publication efforts. Each class received a grant for work in undergraduate research by Peninsula College. Each class produced a chapbook of work.
Periodical and Anthology Publication; Readings
Poems have appeared in the following periodicals, among others: Poetry, Fine Madness, Seattle Review, Hubbub, Alaska Quarterly Review, Prairie Schooner, Crosscurrents of the Washington Community College Humanities Association, Willow Springs, Dalmo’ma, Raven Chronicles, Apostrophe, Crab Creek Review, Interdisciplinary Humanities, Poetry East.
Poems have appeared in the following anthologies: Seattle 15 Book (1886), Tablets the Rain Inscribes (1988), Island of Rivers (1988), Season of Dead Water (1990), Ravens in Winter (1994), The Spirit Within, A Writers Harvest of Poetry (1996-2005), Long Journey (2006), Beyond Forgetting, (2009), New Poets of the American West (2010), Signs of Life (Facere Jewelry), 2011.
1980 to the present: a wide variety of readings of my work throughout Washington and Oregon.
Conference presentations and papers
|May 2000, 2002,
2004, 2006, 2008
|Skagit River Poetry Festival: readings and presentations: poetry and painting, wordplay, the political poem, workshops for high school students|
|February 2002||Associated Writing Programs Conference, New Orleans, LA—LSU poet|
|October 2003||WCTCHA conference presentation: Poetry and Painting|
|March 2004||Associated Writing Programs Conference in Chicago, Illinois. Panel presentation on Pulitzer Prize winning Chicago poet, Lisel Mueller|
|March 2005||Why Poetry?” NAHE conference (National Association of Humanities Educators|
|May 2005||Featured Poet: Blue Begonia Series in Yakima, reading and lecture: “Why Poetry?”|
|February 2006||Gallery Show with Linda Larsen: Poetry and Painting|
|October 2006||WCTCHA conference: paper on Tess Gallagher’s Dear Ghosts: “Urgent Stories”|
|December 2006||Acceptance of paper “Urgent Stories” in Northwest Review|
|February 2007||“Learning Community Teaching” NAHE Conference|
|October 2008||“Teaching Europe, Public Education—Private Journeys” WCCHA conference|
|April 2009||“For Your Reading Pleasure: Into the Wild” and a reading from Tremolo, H.E.R.A. Conference|
Other Grants Received
Peninsula College Foundation grants: securing films of Shakespeare plays for college media center; producing a book from the learning community, “Reading the Landscapes of Home”; securing teaching books and art supplies for “Reading the Landscapes of Home”; taking students to see the Fall 2006 Seattle production, Don Giovanni.
Current efforts: collaborating with a music colleague on a translation of a memoir written about Beethoven’s childhood; collaborating with a biologist on a future book about plants of the Puget Sound region; continued work on various essays; always poetry.