I direct the English education program at Western Carolina University; if you want to be an English teacher, drop me an e-mail. My writing life has included some academic work, an ill-fated novel, and some poetry. You're most likely to see the latter, if you want to, in a book of poems from LSU in 2006, The Memory of Gills,
which won the 2007 Roanoke-Chowan Award from the NC Literary and Historical Association (thank you, NCLHA
!) It was reviewed last summer in NCLR
(thanks, Margaret!), and last fall in APR
(thanks, Keith!) Poems have also appeared on the North Carolina poet laureate's blog
(thanks, Kay!) Right now, summer 2009, I'm writing assessment reports and reading more poetry than I have in some while.