TEACHING, EDITING, & MORE
- Part-time English Instructor at Red Rocks Community College and Metro State University, Denver, CO
- Guest Editor for Sinister Wisdom issue 106 The Lesbian Body
- Adjunct Assistant Professor at Santa Fe University of Art and Design: Living Writers: Revision Workshop for Creative Writing majors, The World Novel, and Precursor to Writing Roundtable I and II (remedial college writing classes)
- Adjunct Assistant Professor at Central New Mexico Community College: ENG 1101 (College Writing)
- Adjunct Assistant Professor of English at Old Dominion University: ENG 110, 211, 112, 114 (Composition, Writing in the Humanities, Enjoying Literature, American Literature) and FLET 101: Foreign Literature in English Translation
- Guest Editor, Board Member, and volunteer for Sinister Wisdom: A Multicultural Lesbian Literary and Arts Journal
- Grants Administrator for The Money For Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Inc.
- Poetry Editor, Spring 2013-Summer 2015, The Quotable
- Co-Founder and Poetry Editor, 2009-2012, Barely South Review
- Editor for science-fiction novel: Prism by Thomas Trask
- Community Creative Writing Instructor, The Muse: Intro to Poetry Workshop; Meditation for Writers; The Body in Poetry; Writing the Wild, a workshop immersed in nature at Hoffler Creek Wildlife Foundation in Portsmouth, Virginia; Gay on The Page: Writing the LGBT Experience; Teen Writers Multi-Genre Workshops; How-To: Submit to Magazines and Literary Journals
- Writing Tutor for University Writing Tutorial Services, 2010-2011
- Restaurant server and bartender for fine-dining, local food-loving establishments with big focuses on good wine and spirits since 2001
READINGS, CONFERENCES, & MORE
- 2016 AWP in LA: Organized and ran the Sinister Wisdom/A Midsummer Night's Press table at the book fair as an exhibitor; spoke on two panels in the place of Julie R. Enszer:
Queertopia or Bust: Thoughts on Intersectional Queer Poetics. (Jason Schneiderman, Rickey Laurentiis, Julie Enszer, Viet Le, Trace Peterson) “Queer” emerged in the 1990s as an activist formation that challenged liberal politics and became the preferred term in academia for everyone who was not straight or normatively gendered. The inclusivity of “queer” has been contested by those who felt instrumentalized or excluded by the term. Though it continues to be useful as a rubric (and easier to say than “LGBTQIA”), is queer really working, and for whom? Four poet-editors discuss their experience at the intersections of queer identity.
40th Anniversary Celebration of Calyx and Sinister Wisdom. (Jenny Factor, Jean Hegland, Brenna Crotty, Julie R. Enszer) Two venerable feminist publications celebrate their 40th anniversary of publishing in 2015. Calyx, a twice-yearly feminist journal that celebrates the excellence and diversity of women’s literature and art, and Sinister Wisdom, a quarterly multicultural lesbian literary and art journal, continue to publish vital new voices building on their long publishing history. Join the editors to celebrate both journals and the broad contributions of Calyx and Sinister Wisdom to feminist publishing.
- Featured reader at Old Dominion University’s 2014 Literary Festival: The Hungry Heart is Telling You
- Various readings at Old Dominion University through MFA program at Borjo’s Coffee House, and the Women’s Studies program’s Love Your Body Day, Africa Day, and others.
- The Department of Women’s Studies and Friends of Women’s Studies Old Dominion University Works in Progress 2014 A Regional Interdisciplinary Conference of Feminist Scholarship
TRAVEL & SERVICE LEARNING
- Dakar, Senegal, Women’s Studies Department, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Va. I created reflective poetry and essays to promote ODU Study Abroad courses to the wider university; utilized field research in Africa to apply global pedagogies and greater global awareness in university writing programs; contributed to high-level academic and activism-related discussions with various nongovernmental organizations and local political and cultural leaders; gained a strong desire to promote peace through intercultural relations both at home and in the world.
- Cape Town, South Africa, Women’s Studies Department, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Va. I promoted ODU to the alumni community through an essay published in The Scrivener; contributed to promotion of ODU Study Abroad Programs through poetry readings at Africa Day; facilitated poetry and writing workshops in an underprivileged South African high school; conducted interviews and contributed to studies in South Africa on both Grandmothers Against Poverty and AIDS (GAPA) and the Cape Town refugee population.
YOGA AND MEDITATION
RYT 200+ yoga teacher specializing in yin yoga, a very slow, alignment and breath-based vinyasa flow, some prenatal yoga, and workshops combining creative writing, meditation, and slow yoga. Additional training in meditation, practical yoga philosophy and adaptation to everyday life, and transparency training with Anna Pittman.