M.A., The Writing Seminars, The Johns Hopkins University (1978)
B.A. magna cum laude, Radcliffe College, Harvard University (1977)
First Year Seminar: Finding Life In The Arts
Contemporary Poetry, Poetics, Translation Studies
Fulbright Senior Scholar University of Genoa 2017-2018
(2011). The Kangaroo Girl. Grafton, VT: GenPop Books.
(1996). Now. Oxford, OH: Miami University Press.
(1988). The Weight of Numbers. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press.
Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Research Award 2014-2015, granted January 2015 for work on my forthcoming book "The Cousins A-Z."
A teaching grant from the Teagle Foundation. *Reading and Writing the City* partners Adelphi's Department of English with Groundwork for Success, a nonprofit organization in Brooklyn that provides high-quality educational programming and support to disadvantaged populations.
Adelphi University President's Award for Excellence in Faculty Service 2009
B.R.I.O Fellowship(Bronx Recognizes Its Own 2008)
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellowship(2008)
Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts Fellowship (2008)
Yaddo Fellowship(2007, 2005, 1987)
President and Member Board of Directors of The Association of Writers & Writing Programs. 2010-2015