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Investigations: The Mystery of the Girl Sleuth, Cervena Barva Press, 2008

Daughter Of, Cedar Hill Books, 2004.

Daily Fare : Essays from the Multicultural Experience, University of Georgia Press,1993.

An Ear to the Ground: An Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry , co-edited with Marie Harris, University of Georgia Press, 1989.

The Real Weather, Hanging Loose Press, 1987.

A Gift of Tongues: Critical Challenges in Contemporary American Poetry, co-edited with Marie Harris, University of Georgia Press, 1987.

Teaching Poetry in the Schools, Teacher's handbook published in cooperation with Millville School, 1980.

Thirsty Day, Alice James Books, 1977

Work in Anthologies and Collections

“Turkey Pond: Scattering the Ashes,” Solace in So Many Words, forthcoming 2102

“Koan” (personal essay), in Why I’m Still Married, ed. Karen Propp and Jean Trounstine, Hudson Street Press, 2006

“Looking for Another Version,” “Working Mother,” Poetry from Sojourner: A Feminist Anthology, ed. Ruth Lepson & Lynne Yamaguchi, University of Illinois Press, 2004

“Beating Up Billy Murphy in Fifth Grade,” Poems by Adolescents and Adults: A Thematic Collection For Middle School and High School, ed. James M. Brewbaker, NCTE, 2002

“Beating Up Billy Murphy in Fifth Grade,” Learning By Heart: Contemporary American Poetry About School, ed. Maggie Anderson and David Hassler, University of Iowa Press, 1999

"Body Surfing," Novel Works, Scott Foresman/Addison Wesley, 1996

"Beating Up Billy Murphy in Fifth Grade," Pierced by a Ray of Sun, Harper Collins (1995).

"Body Surfing," Peeling the Onion, Harper Collins, 1994

"The Librarian Describes Some Clientele," City Woman," City River of Voices ,West End Press, 1992

"Body Surfing," Anthology of Magazine Verse and Yearbook of American Poetry, Monitor Book Company, 1985


Firman Houghton Award, New England Poetry Club, fall 2008

Rosario Tosiello Award, Pine Manor College, spring 2005

Fellow, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, January 2004

Visiting Research Associate, Brandeis University Women’s Studies Research Center, February-August, 2004

Wean Professorship,Pine Manor College, spring semester, 2004

Kellogg Award, Pine Manor College, spring 2003

Josephine Abercrombie Professor,Pine Manor College, Spring 2002

Honorary Member Delta Chapter of Alphi Chi, February, 2001

Writing Grant, Elgin/Cox Trust, summer 1999

Honorable Mention, Gretchen Warren Award, New England Poetry Club, 1995

Lindsey Professorship, Pine Manor College,spring,1995

Finalist, Massachusetts Artists Fellowship in Poetry, 1990

Faculty Development Grant, Pine Manor College, summer 1990

First Honorable Mention, Boston University Alumni Poetry Contest, 1989

Honorable Mention, Arts in Transit sponsored by Urban Arts, 1987

Massachusetts Artists Fellowship in Poetry, 1975


Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, 1988, Professor, Undergraduate BA Program in English and Low-Residency M.F.A.

Changing Lives through Literature Program, Facilitator, West Roxbury District Courthouse (in conjunction with the Center for Inclusive Leadership and Social Responsibility, Pine Manor College) spring 2004—

Cape Cod Writers Center, August, 2009

The Writer's Center at Chautauqua, NY, July 2000, August 2003 and August, 2006

New York State Summer Young Writers Institute, Silver Bay,
NY and Skidmore College, July 200--

Teachers As Scholars Program, Harvard University, March
2001, conducted two day workshop on poetry in form for
teachers of Burlington High School

Lesley College, Graduate School of the Arts, Cambridge, MA,Adjunct Professor, Outreach Program, 1989-1991

Bunker Hill Community College, Charlestown, MA, Adjunct Instructor, Division of Continuing Education, fall 1978-spring 1982

Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill, MA, Adjunct Instructor, spring 1982

Merrimack Valley Branch of the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, Adjunct Instructor, fall 1976, spring 1979-fall 1981

Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, Adjunct Instructor, fall 1979-fall 1980

Mass Bay Community College, Wellesley, MA, Adjunct Instructor, fall 1978-

Massasoit Community College, Brockton, MA, Adjunct Instructor, fall 1978

University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, Visiting Lecturer, 1973-1974


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