1960-1962-Belmont College Music Department/Nashville, Tennessee
1962-National Theatre Program/Indiana University/Bloomington, Indiana
1962-1964-Lipscomb University/Nashville, Tennessee
1991-1992-Continuing Education/Queens University/Charlotte, N.C. 1992-Central Piedmont Community College/Charlotte, N.C.
2005-Kenyon College Program for Writers/Poets/David Baker/Poetry and Poetics
2010-THE ART OF SEEING In Sweet Silent Thought, Poems and Photographs, published by YL Fine Limited Editions, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
2009-Night Garden, a full-length poetry collection published by YL Fine Limited Editions, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
2003- Judas Trees North of the House, winner of the Randall Jarrell Award for a poetry chapbook, North Carolina Writers Network and Harperprints Press, publishers.
INDIVIDUAL AND FREELANCE PUBLICATIONS
1991-2011 1991-SYNAESTHESIA: “asymmetry.”
1992-CHARLOTTE POETRY REVIEW: “At Forty-four in This Waiting for All Things to Be Perfect;” “The Familiar Scent of Wild Rose China;” “Winter View” CRUCIBLE: “Three Dresses.”
1993-CHARLOTTE POETRY REVIEW: “Dream of the Dead.” WELLSPRING: “Fire and Water in Red Boiling Springs.”
1994-CHARLOTTE POETRY REVIEW: “For Better Boys and Bees” WELLSPRING: “From the Wound.”
1995-COLD MOUNTAIN REVIEW: “Secondhand.” CRUCIBLE: “As the Darkness Surrounds Us (“Sight”). NORTH CAROLINA POETRY SOCIETY/AWARD WINNING POEMS: “From an Honest Woman.” THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER: Voices column: “Quiet laps at the walls of our empty nest.”
1997-NORTH CAROLINA POETRY SOCIETY/AWARD WINNING POEMS: “Cliché.”
1998-CRUCIBLE: “Foxtail Lily.”
1999-ASHEVILLE POETRY REVIEW: “There is no one…” OPUS REVIEW: “31 August, 1997, On Hearing the Princess is Dead.”
2000-INDEPENDENCE BOULEVARD: “A Bird in Hand.” THE SOUTHERN REVIEW: “Judas Trees North of the House;” “Apotropaic.” THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER: column: “Marriage, grandson make everyone in the family new.” THE LAKE NORMAN TIMES: columns: “Children should be taught the zest for learning;” “A traffic resolution: I count myself lucky to be headed north;” “Everything works when we work together.” TODAY’S CHARLOTTE WOMAN: essay: “Crown Jewel of Christmas.”
2001-EARTH AND SOUL: AN ANTHOLOGY OF NORTH CAROLINA POETRY printed in both English and Russian: “Homily;” “Foxtail Lily.” RATTLE: “After Studying Matisse’s Pianist and Checker Players at Midnight.”
2002-NOW and THEN: “Zenith July”/poem. RHINO: “After Reading Lao Tzu”/poem. DAVIDSON LANDS CONSERVANCY ONLINE JOURNAL: 4 poems/reprints. LIFEBOAT: A JOURNAL OF MEMOIR: essay/”The Bed of My Mother’s Grief.”
2003-Judas Trees North of the House/Winner of the 2003 Randall Jarrell Harperprints Poetry Chapbook Competition sponsored by the North Carolina Writers Network, funded by a grant from the North Carolina Arts Council.
2005-IODINE POETRY JOURNAL: 2 poems: “The Sea We Imagine”;“What Is Light Without Shadow?”; THE PENWOOD REVIEW: “What More?.” 2006-Main Street Rag: “Marketing Instructions for the Long-Married.” CUTTHROAT, A JOURNAL OF THE ARTS: “A Progression of Ideas Regarding the Globe as Gift”; “Mantid.”
2011-Charlotteviewpoint::Metropolitan Ideas and Art: “To the fountains of Rome if all goes well”; “Autumn Wind in the Trees”; “Seven Fragments of Early August”; “Chains, Kisses, and Shakespeare”; ENTERING THE REAL WORLD, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts 40th Anniversary Poetry Anthology Edited by Margaret B. Ingraham and Andrea Carter Brown: Selections 1, 4, and 6 from “Of Work and Song on Mt. San Angelo” THE PENWOOD REVIEW: “The Tiny, White Papers”
2014-LIFE IS A ROLLER COASTER ANTHOLOGY: the poem: “The Ride”; JELLYFISH WHISPERS: the poems: “November”, “Red”; PYROKINECTIONS: the poem: “Antinomies”
READINGS, WORKSHOPS, LECTURES 1991-2014
1991-Poetry Reading/Hickory Museum of Art/Hickory, N.C.
1996-Poetry Reading/North Carolina Poetry Society/Weymouth/Southern Pines, N.C.
1997-Reading/in Celebration of The Charlotte Writers Club 75th Anniversary, Charlotte, N.C. Reading/The Charlotte Writers Club 1st prize nonfiction/Charlotte, N.C.
1998-Davidson Poets/Poetry Reading/Little Professor/Cornelius, N.C.
1999-Poetry Reading/Barnes and Noble/ Pineville, N.C.
2000-Poetry Workshop/White House Millennium National Endowment for the Humanities, Gaston College, Gastonia, N.C. Lecture, Workshop/Davidson College/Bonner Scholars/Issues of Race in a Small Southern Town based on Lillian Smith’s KILLERS of the DREAM/ Davidson, N.C.
2003-Reading and Reception/Queens University of Charlotte/Judas Trees North of the House/Winner of North Carolina Writers Network/2003 Randall Jarrell Harperprints Award for Poetry Chapbook.
2004-Central Piedmont Community College/2004Annual Literary Festival Program/Invited Poetry Reader/Judas Trees North of the House/Winner of the 2003 Randall Jarrell Harperprints Award for a Poetry Chapbook sponsored by North Carolina Writers Network. 2007-Invited guest poet and reader for the Anthony Abbott Undergraduate Poetry Awards Presentation, Queens University of Charlotte, North Carolina.
2008-Collaborative presentation: poetry reading and screening with the British Columbia artist, Gwenessa Lam, Savage Library, MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH.
2010-Poetry reading, St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, Davidson, NC.
2012-Invited reader, to launch the anthology ENTERING THE REAL WORLD: VCCA Poets on Mt. San Angelo, Editors Margaret B. Ingraham and Andrea Carter Brown, Sweet Briar College, Amherst, Virginia,Fringe Festival of the Arts, Pannell Art Gallery Reading.
2014-Organized VCCA Presentation: Poetry Reading from: The Letters: In Autumn simultaneously screening VCCA International Fellow Roland Schön’s works on paper; followed by VCCA Fellow Tyler Capp’s 9 minute symphonic composition including: riffs on the sounds of Johnny Cash and Charley Perkins with
Zappa overlays. Langhorne Residence October 16, 2014, 7:45 – 8:45 PM
1994-The Robert Ruark Foundation/3rd Prize/Light Verse/Monetary Award.
1995-North Carolina Poetry Society/Award Winning Poems/Traditional Form/Light Verse/Free Verse/Honorable Mentions.
1997-The Robert Ruark Foundation/1st and 3rd Prizes: Traditional Form-Monetary Awards; Free Verse/Honorable Mention. The Charlotte Writers Club/1st Prize/Article/Nonfiction- Monetary Award.
1998-Charlotte Writers Club/2nd Prize/Poetry-Monetary Award.
2003-Charlotte Writers Club/2nd Honorable Mention/Poetry; Judas Trees North of the House/2003 Winner of Randall Jarrell Harperprints Poetry Chapbook Competition/Sponsored by North Carolina Writers Network, book published by the Network and Harperprints Press.
2005-Awarded a 2005-2006 NC Arts Council Fellowship in Literature for Poetry.
2006-Nominated, and Juried into the Southern Arts Federation in Literary Arts; Awarded a Writer-in-Residence Fellowship by the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Mt. San Angelo, Amherst, Virginia.
2008- Awarded a Writer-in-Residence Fellowship by the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire.
2010-Work accepted by the Editors Margaret B. Ingraham and Andrea Carter Brown to
the anthology ENTERING THE REAL WORLD: VCCA Poets on Mt. San Angelo to celebrate the Center’s 40th Anniversary. The VCCA operates currently America’s largest international artists’ residency exchange program, with facilities in both Amherst, Virginia and Auvillar, France.
2014- Awarded Writer-in-Residence Fellowship by the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts for Poetry.
- Over the years studied with poets: Mark Doty, Carolyn Forché, Thomas Lux, Richard Jackson, Maxine Kumin, Meghan O’Rourke, David Baker, Robert Pinsky, and Judith Kitchen.