ADDRESSES: Home—1000 North Lake Shore Dr., Apt. 1906, Chicago, IL 60611. Offıce—1609 Mound Ave., Jacksonville, IL 62650; fax: 217-749-0747. E-mail—[email protected]
CAREER: MacMurray College, Jacksonville, IL, instructor in advanced writing. Presenter of workshops, including work at correctional institutions and alternative schools; gives readings from her works, including a reading at Nanjing University in China.
AWARDS, HONORS: Grant from Illinois Arts Council, 1995; named writer of the year in poetry, Lincoln Library, 1996; attendee, Writers' Retreat, Chateau Lesvault, Onlay, France, 1996, and Hedgebrook Writers' Retreat, 1997; grant from Thanks Be to Grandmother Winifred Foundation, 1997.
After the Light (poetry), Northwoods Press, 1992.
(Editor) Hear Me Out: Poems from Prison, End of Time Press, 1996.
(Editor) Changing Lives of Russian Women, Edwin Mellen Press, 1998.
(Editor) Speaking through the Bars: Poems by Women, End of Time Press, 1999.
Behind the Wall Poems, Edwin Mellen Poetry Press, 1999.
Contributor to periodicals, including Soviet Woman.