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My Research And Writing

Most of my current research involves women's manuscripts, images, and literate activities in the late English Middle Ages. I am completing (tortuously) a monograph with the working title Lerned Books and Lewed Women: Literacy, Gender, and Rhetoric in Late Medieval England, which will be finished in 2010 (or Heads Will Roll).  I received the 2009 Award for Scholarly Achievement from the Southeastern Medieval Association for my work, which is a real honor, coming as it does from  the colleagues I respect the most!

Click here to see my current CV ; many of my academic writings are linked on it. And I recently took a class in the book arts and have discovered a real passion for tearing up large sheets of expensive paper and stabbing them with needles. This is probably dangerous.

Some of my recent poems have been published in anthologies by Old Mountain Press and Yarroway Mountain Press. You can click the pictures below to find out more. And there's a selection of recent poems if you'd like to read some of them. Hopefully Nine Day's Wonder, the new chapbook, will be finished by summer 2010. At least, that's the goal right now.

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If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
-Henry David Thoreau