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Poetry Resume

Professional Poetry Experience 

Readings; dramatic recitations; collaborations with other artists, including painters, musicians, composers and illustrators; publications of individual poems in numerous journals in U.S., U.K. and Canada; publication of essays on poetry and of theatre reviews. 

  • Ph.D.   1992.  Poetics.  New York University, New York, New York. 

  • M.A.  1979.  Portland State University, Portland, Oregon.  Major Eng Lit; Minor French Lit 

  • B.A.  1972.  State Univ. of New York at Stony Brook.  Major Eng Lit; Minor French Lit 

Major Collaborations & Performances 


  • On-going collaborations “in tandem” with painter California painter Gloria Matuszewski (new print scheduled spring 2021; two books underway with Paris designer, Élie Colistro, for Spring 2022) 

  • Readings (co-translator of book) from Cheyne Editeur, 1980-2000, with Jean-François Manier (2000).  

  • Exhibition sponsored by French Cultural Services at The National Arts Club, Gramercy Park, NYC  

  • Requiem Before the Times of Peace, 1999, five poems scored by Jeffrey Schanzer, performed by The New York Virtuosi Singers, directed by Harold Rosenbaum, St. Peter's Church, NYC 


  • Book Launch and Exhibition of Prints with Gloria Matuszewski at Jefferson Market Library, West Village, NYC (Sept 2022)

  • Reading at Terra Firma Gallery, Sonoma, CA (June 20, 2018) (in conjunction with opening of painting exhibition by Gloria Matuszewski) 

  • Reading at Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA (June 24, 2018) (in conjunction with opening of painting exhibition by Gloria Matuszewski)

  • Reading at the Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA (2004); featured poet main stage poetry series.   

  • Readings from Les Roses (my translation of Rainer Maria Rilke's French poems of that title and my own poems, The Chairs, in conjunction with opening of the exhibition of paintings by Gloria Matuszewski (2003) at The Commonwealth Club, San Francisco, CA. 

  • Before Spain, performance of original works by actors; an homage to Antonio Gaudi:  two successive weekends (1996); St. Mark's Theatre, NYC. 

Teaching Experience 


  • Literary Interpretation.  New York University (Spring 1993).  Required course for Freshman.  Examination of the novella (Henry James), the novel (Dickens's Great Expectations), the play (Shakespeare's Macbeth, metrical analysis, and poetics (Norton Anthology of Poetry). 

  • Mastering Correct English.  New York University, Continuing Education (Fall & Winter 1990-1993).  Essentials of grammar for college graduates and other adults. 

  • Expository Writing.  Portland Community College, Sylvania Campus, Portland, Oregon (Fall & Winter 1983-1985); Clark College, Vancouver, Washington (Fall & Winter 1983-1984, Fall 1985). 

  • Instructor Tai Chi Chu'an - Chinese meditational movement:  currently Greenbrook Sanctuary, Tenafly, NJ (NJ Parks), and workshops in NY, NJ, and California from 1995 to present; formerly at these locations: Pilates on Fifth, 401 Fifth, NYC; Stuyvesant Town Recreation, NYC; Sol Goldman Y at 14th Street, NYC; started Tai Chi program 92nd Street Y (Fall 1993); Asser Levy Community Center and Carmine Street (NYC Parks Bureau 1990-1992); Marshal Community Center, Vancouver Washington (Fall 1985).

Additional Skills & Experience 


  • 35+ years as Amnesty International volunteer in Portland, Oregon and New York City, including Amnesty Death Penalty Abolition Coordinator in metro area

  • Experienced events coordinator for Amnesty events in NYC, with The Society for Ethical Culture & other venues

  • Former Amnesty International Death Penalty Abolition Coordinator for New York Metro Area

  • Current member NYC Local Group NYC


  • Translation experience: French, Spanish, German (as native English speaker)

  • Experience in basic computer technology, including Microsoft Office, Outlook, Power Point & Excel 

  • 35+ years corporate legal administration 

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