Teachers & Mentors

Many inspiring teachers have helped me find my way as a writer of prose and poetry over the years:

Ellen Bass in her online webinar, “Living Room Craft Talks with Ellen Bass: The Third Series” in Spring 2021.

Dana Levin at the 2010, 2012, and 2014 Port Townsend Writers' Conferences. Port Townsend, Washington.

John Brehm, Kathleen Halme, Andrea Hollander, and Cindy Stewart-Rinier in classes through Mountain Writers. Portland, Oregon.

Erin Belieu at the April 2011 Centrum Weekend Poetry Symposium, Port Townsend, Washington.

Cindy Williams Gutierrez and her classes in Ekphrastic Poetry in Fall 2011 and her classes in Narrative, Persona, & Lyric Poetry in 2010-11 in Portland, Oregon.

David Biespiel, Matthew Dickman, Kathleen Halme, Henry Hughes, Paulann Petersen, and Wendy Willis at the The Attic Institute in Portland, Oregon.

Paulann Petersen and Kirsten Rian at a poetry weekend workshop at the Writers' Dojo in Portland, Oregon.

Abigail Thomas and the Tin House Summer Writers Workshop at Reed College in Portland, Oregon.

Karen Karbo at the Haystack Program in the Arts at Cannon Beach, Oregon.

Bob Haynes, Barbara Henning, John High, Marc Olmsted, and Allegra Wong in workshops through Writers on the Net.

Carolyn Altman and Peter Christopher in classes and workshops in Portland, Oregon.

Tom Spanbauer and the Dangerous Writers also in Portland.

Ron Hansen, Liz Rosenberg, and Jack Vernon in the creative writing graduate program at SUNY/Binghamton.

Marilynne Robinson and the other faculty at the New York State Summer Writers Institute at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York.




Stream of Consciousness


Academy of American Poets


Chicago Manual of Style


Mountain Writers

Paris Review Interviews

PEN American Writers

Poetry Daily

Poetry Foundation

Poets & Writers

Portland Arts & Lectures

Powells Books

The Root

US Slave Blog

The Writer’s Almanac

Writers on the Net


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