I am a poet and essayist, a teacher and educational leader, a builder of community. I believe in creating spaces for people to explore their intellectual and creative lives and to connect with others. For nearly a decade I directed Free Minds, an affiliate of the Clemente Course in the Humanities offering free college humanities classes to those who have faced barriers to the classroom. I now consult for the Clemente Course and will co-teach a Spring 2019 class at the Michener Center for Writers titled, “Literary Citizenship: Teaching Writing for Social Change.” My work has appeared in the Washington Post, The Sun, and Oxford American. I am a voice for educational equity, a zealous sharer of poems, and a maker of first-class soups.
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