Professor, English Department

Ph.D., SUNY Binghamton
tel.: 607-777-2574
fax.: 607-777-2408 

Areas of Interest

Creative Writing

Current Projects

At work on a new book of poems 
Book review column for the Boston Globe

Books and Recent Articles

The Lily Poems (poems, 2008) 
Demon Love (poems, 2008) 
Bread and Fire, contributing editor, (Jerusalem: Urim Publishers) 
Be Careful What You Wish For, contributor (2007) 
Need-Fire. A Book of Poems, by Becky Gould Gibson, Foreward by Liz Rosenberg (2007) 
We Aren't Who We Are and This World Isn't Either, poems by Christine Korfhage, Foreword by Liz Rosenberg (2007) 
Seventeen (novel, 2002) 
On Christmas Eve (picture book, 2002) 
Roots and Flowers, a poetry anthology on family 
These Happy Eyes, a book of prose poems, from Mammoth Press, 2001 
Light-gathering, Poems: a poetry anthology, winner of Lee Bennett Hopkins Prize, Paterson Prize and Books of Distinction Award 
Children of Paradise (poems) 
The Fire Music (poems), winner of the Agnew Starret Poetry Prize 
Heart and Soul: a novel 
The Invisible Ladder: a poetry anthology, winner of the Claudia Lewis Poetry Prize, NY Public Library Best Books for Teens 
A Book of Days (poetry chapbook) 
Monster Mama (picture book), Children's Choice Award 
The Carousel (picture book), A Reading Rainbow Feature Book

Recent Courses Taught

Poetry Workshop 
Short Poem Workshop and Seminar 
Writing for Children 
Familiar Essay Workshop and Seminar 
Graduate Literature Anthology 
Prose Poetry and Sudden Fiction


University Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1983-84

Last Updated: 7/27/16