Professional Activities

READINGS

Chicago and Vicinity: Harold Washington Library, Sulzer Library, Beverly Arts Center, Glenbard North High School, Molly Malone’s Pub, Immaculate Conception Church, Northern Illinois University, The Book Cellar, Women & Children First Bookstore, The Café, Jak’s Tap, Border’s Bookstore, Katerina’s, St. Paul’s Community Center, Anderson’s Bookstore, College of Du Page Adult Education, Elmhurst College, Benedictine University, Northern Illinois University, Frank Lloyd Wright Unity Temple, Brewed Awakening Coffeehouse, Danada House, Casa Italia, Amici Club of Naperville, Oakbrook Public Library. Arizona: Bookman’s Bookstore.                                                                                  England: Manchester Central Library.

RADIO APPEARANCES

National Public Radio with Quiddity Journal, Springfield, Illinois; Loyola University Radio Station, Chicago.

POETRY DISPLAYS

Bolingbrook Public Library, Evanston Public Library, Downer’s Grove Public Library, Glenbard North High School, Lisle Public Library, and others in Illinois.  Alzheimer’s National Quilt Project.

CONTEST JUDGE/WORKSHOP LEADER/EDITOR

Poets and Patrons Workshops 2005-present; Naperville Writer’s Group, 2009; Reflections Illinois District 200 contests; Hennessey Awards in Glenbard District 87; Schaible International Sonnet Contests. Editor, Glenbard North Poetry/Arts 2005-2008. Reader, Fifth Wednesday Journal.

TRANSLATIONS & INTERNATIONAL VENUES

Translations: Original poetry tr. into Chinese by William Maar (Fei Maa) , published in PoetrySky, Shi Chao Poetry, and LiPoetry, 2009 (Taiwan & China). Original poetry tr. into Italian by Nancy R. Loglisci, published in Metamorphoses and Feile-Festa.

Australia: Contributor to nebulab, Inaugural Issue 2010.

Austria: Poetry Salzburg Review.

England: Manchester Central Public Library Featured Reader, 2008, 2011.

Scotland: Quantum Leap Poetry Journal, Isle of Bute: Featured Poet 2010.

Wales: Borderlines Journal.

Italian-Americana Journal: Featured Poet 2010. Also contributor to Feile Festa, Gradiva, Voices in Italian Americana (VIA).

Hong Kong:  Not A Muse: The Inner Lives of Women (Anthology.)Also Cha Asian Journal, contributor to ‘Lost Teas’ section.

ARTISTIC COLLABORATIONS

Poem, “St. Cecilia Tells All,” musical setting by composer Robert Bowker, Chicago, IL;

Forgetting Piece by Piece, benefit, American Alzheimer’s Assn. National Quilt Show, collaborative quilt with Master Quilter PhiloMena Mudd of Louisville, KY.

“Bridge Up,”poem in collaboration with photographer X Woods, published in Poetry Salzburg

MEMBERSHIPS: Vice President, Poets’ Club of Chicago; Illinois State Poetry Society; Poets & Patrons of Chicago.

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