EDUCATION 1995. Boston University. M.A. in Creative Writing. 1990-1992. The Ohio State University. Course work toward English Ph.D. 1989. University of Nebraska. B.F.A. in Creative Writing. FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS 1996. Bread Loaf Fellow in poetry. Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. 1995. The Rona Jaffe Foundation Award. Nominated by Helen Vendler to receive this first annual grant for women writers. 1995. The University of Nebraska Distinguished Alumnus Award. 1995. St. Botolph Club Writers'Award. 1994. Winner of the National Poetry Series. Manuscript Infanta selected by Hayden Caffuth for publication by Copper Canyon Press. 1993. The Nebraska Review Prize, for best group of poems. 199 1. Academy of American Poets Prize, for best group of poems. 1989. University of Nebraska Outstanding Undergraduate Award, for superior scholarship and achievement in the area of Fine Arts. TEACHING EXPERIENCE Boston University, Lecturer (Fall 1995), Advanced Undergraduate Poetry Workshop. Teaching Fellow (Fall 1992), Introduction to Creative Writing. The Ohio State University, Teaching Fellow (Fall 1992), Undergraduate Poetry Workshop. Freshman Composition (Fall and Spring 1991). The State of Ohio's Governor's Program for the Gifted, teaching the fundamentals of poetry to high-school students chosen to participate in this program (Summers of 1991 and 1992). PUBLICATIONS Infanta, Copper Canyon Press, May 1995. Chosen by The National Book Critics' Circle as one of the best poetry books of 1995 and by Best American Poetry Series Editor David Lehman in the Washington Post Book World as one of the five best books of poetry published in 1995. Poems, essays, and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in AGNI, The Antioch Review, The Atlantic Monthly, Bostonia, Boston Book Review, The Formalist, The Greensboro Review, Harvard Review, The Journal, The Laurel Review, The Nebraska Review, The New York Times, ONTHEBUS, Poetry East, Poets & Writers, Prairie Schooner, Salamander, and Yellow Silk. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 1993-present. Managing Editor and Chair of the Poetry Editorial Panel, AGNI Magazine. Select and produce materials for issues appearing twice yearly. Responsible for all office management, events coordination, direct marketing, publicity, grant writing, and annual $40,000 budget. Supervise staff of five editorial assistants and numerous volunteer manuscript readers. Oversee and implement entire production, including selection of materials to be published. 1993. Assistant to Derek Walcott for A Nobel Celebration, a production at Boston's Huntington Theatre honoring Mr. Walcott's 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature. Organized scheduling of performers and readers, stage-managed rehearsals, and acted as press liaison to national media services. 1990-1992. Coordinator of The Ohio State University's Visiting Writers Program. Organized and promoted public readings throughout the state of Ohio. Managed all aspects of writers' financial, publishing, and living arrangements during their engagements. 1990-1992. Associate Poetry Editor for the national literary magazine, The Joumal, produced at The Ohio State University. Solicited and selected poetry for publication. 1987-1988. Field and Advance Team Staff, the Dukakis Campaign. Supervised volunteer pool for phone banks and visibility events in Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Massachusetts, and New York. Planned and coordinated multimedia events at the 1988 Democratic National Convention, Atlanta, Georgia. Press leader for media services throughout the United States. 1987. Co-writer and Host, Omaha Culture, for Nebraska Public Television. 1985-1988. Associate Editor for The Nebraska Review. Solicited and selected poetry and fiction for publication.