Resumé

Publications

Plays:   

La Virago, Bi-linqual Play 2001, Campanotto Editore, Udine, Italy.

Artists Books:   

Quetzal, Poetry 2001, Edizione EOS Roma, Rome, Italy.

Poetry:

Cloud Compass: New and Selected Poems, 2014, CyberWit.net, Allahabad, India.Honorable Mention for Writer’s Digest’s Self-Published e-Book Awards in the Poetry category, 2015.

La Stanza dei Mesi (The Room of Months), Collection of Poetry 1995, Premio Donna, Book Editore, Bologna, Italy.

Sky Pond, Collection of poetry, 1992, co-winner 1993 Columbia Book Award, S.C.O.P. Publications, Washington, B.C.

The Song of What Was Lost, Collection of poetry, 1988 Baltimore ARTSCAPE Literary Arts Award, The Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, et. al.

Children’s Poetry

Andrew’s Animal Adventures: 24 Poems for Young People, 2014, MTC Publications, Alpine, TX.

Childrens’ Fables:

Tales of Five Continents. eBook of Fables, 1999, 1st Books Library

Come Merkat Trovo Il Vero Coraggio (How Merkat Found True Courage), childrens’ fable, Commune di Ferrara Associazione A.V.E.P.E.V., 1992 (Ferrara, Italy)

Come Djambawa Trovo Quel Che Cercava (How Djambawa Found What He Was Seeking), childrens’ fable, II Premio Nazionale di Arte c Ambiente di Italia (L.A.V.), 1991, Cassa di Risparmio di Ferrara, 1991 (Ferrara, Italy)

Publishers of Works:

Poems, short stories, critical essays and reviews have been published in numerous literary magazines and anthologies including the following: Amelia, Baltimore Poems (anthology); Baltimore Poets Celebrate Peace, Baltimore Review, Beyond Lament: Poets of the World Bearing Witness to the Holocaust (anthology); Ban’ya Natsuishi’s World of Dreams: An Intensive Study of Selected Haiku (anthology), Cyberwit.net 2017; Chaos West of the Pecos, Volume 19, 2015 & Volume 20, 2016 (anthology); Chesapeake, Crossings – Ponti Sull, Atlantico: Testi in ricordo di Regina Soria, Liguori Editore 2011 (Italy) (book); Damozel, Delos, D.E.R.O.S., Free State: A Harvest of Maryland Poets (anthology); Harbor Lights (anthology); Heart Breaths: Book of Contemporary Haiku, CyberWit.net, 2016 (India); High Desert Transit: Three Paths (exhibit catalog); Candelilla Press, 2012; Hope Newsletter (England); La Nuova Tribuna Letteraria (Italy); Late Knocking, Laurels: Eight Women Poets, S.C.O.P. Publications, 1998 (book); Leggere Donna (Italy); Lite, Lower than the Angels (anthology); Loch Raven Review electronic publication http://www.lochravenreview.net; Lyric, Maryland Poetry Review, Musings, The Pen Woman, Poesia (Italy); Pegasus: The Haiku Anthology (India), Cyberwit.net 2017; Poetry Australia (Australia); Scripsit, Solace, Texas Poetry Calendar 2014 & 2016; The Gunpowder Review 2010 & 2015; The Harford Poet, The Islamic Woman, The Salmon (Ireland); Thy Mother’s Glass (anthology); Unleash Your Inner Chupacabra (anthology); Visions International, Welter, Word House.

Editing

Magazines:

Lite. Italian Issue, guest editor, 2002; Maryland Poetry Review, contributing editor, 1988-1998; Chesapeake. A Regional Magazine, one of the founding editors, 1993; Passager; A Journal of Remembrance and Discovery, one of the founding editors, 1990.

Books:

Co-editor with Kip Piper of Necessity Is A Mother: Toolbox Tales When All Else Fails, 2016, MTC Publications; East of the Bay. A Chester River Anthology (Associate Editor), 1999; Margaret, Remembering A Life That Was Poetry (Co-editor), Icarus Books, 1998; Editing of the English translation of the introduction to Un Albero di Pagine. Mirella Bentivoglio, Editrice Eidos, Italy, 1993; Editorial assistance The Shaping Hand of Italy in American Art; A Dictionary of American Artists of Italian Heritage 1776-1945. Dr. Regina Soria, 1993, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press; Editorial assistance The Spirit of Italy in American Art 1716-1945, Dr. Regina Soria, 1990.

Awards

Honorable Mention for Writer’s Digest’s Self-Published e-Book Awards in the Poetry category, 2015; Pushcart Press Anthology Nominee by Scriptsit. 1997; Premio Donna 1995, Lions Castello Ferrara; Columbia Book Award 1993, co-winner, Poetry Committee of the Greater Washington, D.C. area, Folger Shakespeare Library; II Premio Nazionale di Arti e Ambiente di Italia, A.N.P.A., 1991; The National League of American Pen Womens’ Serious Poetry Competition for the 1991 Maryland Convention, first place; The Baltimore ARTSCAPE Literary Arts Award, 1988; Pushcart Press Anthology Nominee by Lake Knocking. 1988, 1986; The Writer’s Digest Poetry Contest, Honorable Mention, 1986, 1984, 1983.

Listed

Directory of American Poets & Fiction Writers, published by Poets and Writers Magazine, 1995-.

Career Related Work

Readings from own work:

Ariostean Library, Ferrara, Italy; Art Barn, Washington, D.C.; Arte e Libri, Siena, Italy; ARTSCAPE Baltimore Arts Festival; Baltimore Arts and Peace Festival; Barnes & Noble, Towson; Mother’s Day Reading, Bibelot, Canton; Bibelot Woodholme, sponsored by Lite Circle; Charlestown Community Center, sponsored by Lite Circle; Dos Gatos Press reading for the 2014 Texas Poetry Calendar, Half Price Books, Dallas, TX; Emergence Coffee Hause, (Queen Anne’s County Arts Council); Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore; Federated American Women’s Clubs Alumnae (FAUSA) annual meeting, San Antonio, TX; Fondazione II Fiore, Florence, Italy; Front Street Books; Harford Poetry Society Reading, Bel Air, MD; Howard County Poetry & Literary Society; II Circolo della Quercia, Rome, Italy; Louie’s Book Store; Martin Luther King Library, Washington, D.C.; Maryland Poetry Review Reading Series; Minas Gallery, sponsored by Word House; Raven’s Books; St. Mary’s College of Maryland, The Ebenezer Cooke Poetry Festival; The National League of American Pen Women, National Headquarters; The Poet and the Poem, W.P.F.W., Washington, D.C. interview and reading; Poets for Peace, sponsored by Icarus Books; Singing Man Press; Story Time, Towson State University Radio Station; Words and Visions, Cable Channel 15; Write Around Here, Essex Community College Radio Station; Writer’s Center, Washington, D.C.

Visiting Poet:

Fondazione II Fiore, Florence, Italy, 2003; Gunston Day School Book and Authors Day, 1999; Festival of Poetry and Poets, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, 1992.

Exhibitions:

“High Desert Transit: Three Paths”, Front Street Books, Alpine, Texas, 2012; “A Gathering of Voices: The Writings of Sister Maura and Her Students”, Notre Dame of Maryland University, 2011.

Lectures and Workshops:

Lectures for Renaissance Institute, College of Notre Dame of Maryland 1996; Lion’s Club, Chestertown 1996; The Baltimore Writers Alliance 1996; Goucher College 1995; Mt. Saint Mary’s College, Emmitsburg 1995.

Conducted workshops in poetry for Bibelot, sponsored by the Harford Poetry Society 1998; The Harford Poetry Society 1992, 1988; Creative Writing Forum co-sponsored by the Baltimore County Community Colleges and the Public Schools 1988.

Presentation of donated 2014 Texas Poetry Calendar (Dos Gatos Press), San Angelo Writers Club Writing Workshop and Book Signing, Tom Green County Library, Stephens Central Branch, November 9, 2013.

Served on the Board of:

ARTSCAPE Literary Arts Committee of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Arts and Culture of Baltimore, 1991, 1990, 1989; Baltimore City Arts Grants Committee, 1990; The Edgar Allen Poe Society of Baltimore; Maryland Arts Council Literary Arts Grants Committee, 1998, 1996, 1995; The Maryland State Poetry and Literary Society; Tropos Press; S.C.O.P. Publications; The Sun A.D. Emmart Award Committee, Baltimore, 1992.

She is a member of the National League of American Pen Women.

Grants:

From the Maryland Humanities Council to co-direct a film and poetry symposium, “Film and Poetry, A Connoisseur’s Guide”, 1987; a grant to direct a lecture and art exhibition, “Haiku Interpreted: Visualizations of Traditional Japanese Poetry”, 1988.

Judged:

Judge 1997, 1996 Queen Anne’s and Kent Counties Poetry Contest; Judge 1997, 1990 Baltimore Writer’s Alliance Poetry Contest, Judge 1995 Maryland Poetry Review Poetry Contest; Judge 1994 Late Knocking Poetry Contest; Judge 1991 The Sun AD Emhart Award for publication in Maryland in a general-reader publication in the humanities; Judge 1990 The Children for Peace International Poetry Contest.

Convener:

Maryland State Literary Chairperson, The National League of American Pen Women 1998-99, Literary Co-Chairperson Carroll Branch, The National League of American Pen Women, 1996-97, 1994-95, 1992-93; Moderator, National League of American Pen Women, Carroll Branch workshop “Conception to Publication” 1991; National League of American Pen Women, Carroll Branch workshop, “Shopping for a Publisher” 1990.

Curator:

Emmina Verzella’s personal exhibition sponsored by Casa Italiana, Zerilli Marrimo, New York University and Institute Italiano di Cultura, 1993.

Public Service:

Served on the executive boards of

  • Baltimore Heritage
  • Baltimore Planning Committee, Theatre of Nations Festival
  • Christine di Pizan Society for the Humanities, Steering Committee, College of Notre Dame of Maryland
  • The Friends of the Library, Marfa, Texas
  • The International Women’s Foundation, Marfa, Texas
  • The Womens’ Association of the Baltimore Symphony
  • The Womens’ Committee of the Baltimore Museum of Art
  • The Young Associates of the Baltimore Symphony

Professional Work:

Writing Instructor for The Writer’s Center, Bethesda, Maryland, 1998-1999.

Co-author with Dr. Regina Soria of critical essay, Nineteenth Century Italian Artists: Paris as Catalyst and catalogue of the Gilgore collection of 19th Century Italian Artists, Arts East Foundation, 1993.

The Lyric Foundation, Assistant to Executive Director in the fund-raising campaign for the renovation of the Baltimore Lyric Opera House.