Resume & Employment History

 
 

Degrees Earned/Dates Awarded/Awarding Academic Institutions:

Doctorate of Arts 1984, Carnegie-Mellon University

Master of Arts 1975, Washington University

Bachelor of Arts 1973, Washington University

 

Fellowships & Studies Abroad:

Experiment in International Living Research, University of Nigeria at Lagos/Ife 1972

Washington University Black Studies Program Scholarship University of the West Indies-Mona, Jamaica 1974

Haitian-American Institute, Port-au-Prince 1976

Carnegie-Mellon University Doctoral Fellowship, 1976-1980 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Wye Humanities Seminar Series, Wye Plantation, Maryland

Aspen Institute for the Humanities Executive Seminar 1989 Aspen, Colorado

 

Employment History:

Maryland Institute College of Art-Professor of Language & Literature 1994- Present

BLEWS Youth Initiative- Consultant 2000

Maryland Institute College of Art, FIRE:MICA Student Poetry Journal Faculty  Advisor 1995 to present.

Maryland Institute College of Art Director, Spectrum of Poetic Fire Reading Series 1999 to present

Baltimore City Public Schools Multicultural Initiative-Consultant 1992-1994

Albany (Georgia) State College Artist in Residence-Spring 1994

African American Newspaper Archives and research Center-Consultant 1989-1992

University of Pennsylvania-Theater Department Artist In Residence 1988

Smith College-Associate Professor of Theater/African-American Studies in The Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts 1985-1988

The University of Maryland Baltimore County-Assistant Professor of Afro-American Studies 1982-1985

National Endowment for the Arts-Expansion Arts Program -Site Reviewer 1984

Clarion State College Assistant Professor of English 1980-1982

St. Louis Community College at Forest Park 1975-1980

St. Louis Public Library-Reading & Writing Workshop Coordinator 1976

Proud Magazine/St. Louis Post Dispatch/St. Louis American

Newspaper/Pittsburgh Courier Newspaper/ Afro-American Newspaper/ The Baltimore SUN Newspaper/LINK:A Journal of the Arts in Baltimore and the World - freelance cultural reviewer 1969-2000

 

Organization Affiliations:

Fulbright/AIX-EN-Province, France Committee-MICA - Baltimore

Board of Directors-LINK: Journal of the Arts in Baltimore & the World 2000 – 2005 Baltimore

Member of Board of Directors-Maryland Art Place 1991-2000 - Baltimore

Member of Board of Directors-Baltimore Writers’ Alliance 1999-2002-Baltimore

Modern Language Association – New York

Langston Hughes Society – Georgia

College Language Association - 

Poetry Society of America – New York

The Academy of American Poets – New York

National Council of Teachers of English – Urbana, Illinois

Poet’s House-New York

 

Publications:

BOOKS

Teaching Jean Toomer’s 1923 CANE - African-American Literature and Culture series-Peter Lang,   2006 ISBN  08204-2492-7

Teaching Jean Toomer’s 1923 CANE: The Performance, Narrow House  Recording Studio/Morphius Records, 2005 – Compact Disc

When Divas Dance- editor – Maisonneuve Press 2004

When Divas Laugh- editor – Black Classic Press – 2001

The Presence of Things Unseen: Giant Talk  Maisonneuve Press 1996

Power Objects: A Message In A Bottle to My Daughter and Her Friends-Artscape Chapbook Poetry Award 1996  Judged by former U.S. Poet Laureate Josephine Jacobsen

 

Reviews of Personal Work:

Publication/Writer/Date of Publication/Name of Article or Review:

 

2005   Amazon.com reviews of When Divas Dance

2005   Towson Town Magazine “The Diva Squad,”  May

2004   Pulsar Review: The Ligden Poetry Society of  Great Britain September

2004   Review of When Divas Dance  

2004   Sculpture Magazine – Comments on “Phenomenology” Exhibit  - Fall

2004   City Paper-Cara Ober/July 21, 2004/ Artscape: CP Critics Scrounge

 Through Artscape’s On-Site Exhibits (Phenomenology)

2002   Independent Review of Books ON Line              Derek Lawlor Review of

            The Presence of Things Unseen: Giant Talk

2001   The Baltimore SUN  Jennifer McMenamin    February 12, 2001

            “The Love Connection of a City Intersection (The Saint Valentine Sunday

            Poetry Marathon”

2001      WordHouse Newsletter of the Baltimore Writers’ Alliance Edward Doyle

Gillispie July 2001  “Harmonizing Voices: Review of When Divas Laugh

2001      WordHouse Newsletter of the Baltimore Writers’ Alliance  Don Stevens

February 2001   “In the Muse-When Divas Laugh Due Out Soon”

2001   Pulsar Review: The Ligden Poetry Society of Britain   Janie Thomas

September 2001   “Review of When Divas Laugh

2001   The Baltimore SUN    Rosemary Klein     March 25, 22001 “Baltimore

Thrives a Garden of Verse (Comments on When Divas Laugh)”

2001      LITE: Baltimore’s Literary Newspaper  Kate Yemelyanov 

September/October  2001  “Meter & Metaphor”

2001   The Baltimore Times   R.B. Jones July 13-19,2001      “RealSide:Poets”

2001   Jubilee   Donna M. Owens Winter 2001 “When Divas Laugh Review”

2001   Black Issues Book Reviews    Hoke s. Glover III   November/December

2001    When Divas Laugh: A Review”

2001   The Baltimore Afro-American Newspaper   D.C. Culbertson   

September 8-14, 2001 “Poetry Divas at MICA”

2001       The Baltimore Sun (page 27F) September 27, 2001 “Schedule of Events-

Baltimore Book Fair”

2000   The Baltimore SUN   May 11, 2000 “Best Bets: Mother’s Day Poetry

Reading”

2000   The Baltimore SUN Linnell Smith  October 26, 2000

“Inner Circle: (Thompson dancing on) Hopkins Bayview Labyrinth”

1999   The Baltimore Press  Yvonne R. Keith   March 25, 1999 “Chezia

            Thompson Cager Takes Poetry to New Heights”

1998    KOLA: The Black Writers’ Guild Review  Lenard D. Moore  Summer/

Fall 1998 “Review of The Presence of Things Unseen: Giant Talk”

1998  Pform: A Journal of Interdisciplinary  and Performance Art  Peter Walsh

Summer 1998 No. 45   “Performance in Baltimore”

1997   Poet Lore   Natasha Saje   Volume 92 No 2 1997  “Collective Music”

1997      Articulate Contemporary Art Review Vol 4 Issue 1September/October 1997 Derek Lawlor “Ink Spot: Poetry and Prose Book Review-The Presence of Things Unseen: Giant Talk

1997   The Baltimore SUN   John Dorsey   July 25, 1997 “Art is Busting Out all Over” (Review of Playing In the Dark Tower/ Artscape Exhibit)

1996   Buzz-n’ Round Baltimore    R.B. Jones    July 1996      

“The Screening Room-Chezia Thompson Cager /Artscape Winner”

 

Selected List of  Poetry Publications

 

41 Shots IN Gargoyle  no 51– Summer 2006

La Fleur Haitienne IN Pebble Lake Review- Spring 2005

Laura Nyro Dances IN Smartish Pace Fall 2004

Wind in the CANE-1 IN Pulsar (England)  Fall 2004

When Divas Dance: The Diva Squad Poetry Collective anthology with

 Kendra Kopelke and Clarinda Harris (MSAC Individual Artist Award

 in poetry project) – Maisonneuve Press-Washington D.C. Spring

 2004

Return to Goree: or The Bride  IN Puerto del Sol- waiting for late issue

Callaloo  IN FROM TOTEMS TO HIP HOP edited by Ishmael Reed (Thunder

Mouth Press 2003)

Rodin’s “The Thinker” Reflects On Lynching As a National Past Time IN

Poet Lore- Spring 2003

Blues For Josephine Baker IN NOTEBOOK Exhibition-Pinkard Gallery/Artscape

2003

The First Ho In Space IN Gargoyle Number 45-2002

Laura Nyro Dances & Wind In the CANE VII  IN Poetry New Zealand no. 25-

2002

When Divas Laugh: The Diva Squad Poetry Collective anthology with Linda Joy

 Burke, jaki terry and Lynnette Allen – Black Classic Press Imprint 2002

The Eye of Carl Clark, The Apple, Malcolm X and A Father’s Day Hymn IN

 WordWrights March-April 2001 Washington D.C.

Thick Description IN DIALOGUE THROUGH POETRY 2001 anthology e-book

RATTAPALLAX PRESS 2001 New York

The Mayor of Gilmor Street in The Baltimore Review – Winter 2000 Vol. IV No. 1

Sound Haiku & Alien Pussy IN WordWrights July-August 2000 Washington, D.C.

The Chezia’s IN Thy Mother’s Glass: Poems for Mothers and Daughters-

WORDHOUSE 2000 – Baltimore, Maryland

Generations: For Joyce Scott- Catalogue for KICKING IT WITH THE OLD

MASTERS- Baltimore Museum of Art Spring, 2000

Dancing At Jazz Alley, House Made of Dawn & Lloyds Mommy Says Goodbye IN

Bma:The Sonya Sanchez Literary Review Fall 1999- Philadelphia,

Pennsylvania

 A Date With Destiny  IN Maryland Poetry Review  Issue 17 – 1998

“                              “ in The Black Arts Quarterly, 1998

Praise Song for Katherine Dunham IN CATCH THE FIRE!!! Edited by Derrick

Gilbert- Riverhead Books- New York 1998.

La Danse & Chanson d’amour  Creole IN Kola - Quebec, Canada Vol. 10

No 2 1998

Power Objects: A Message In A Bottle for My Daughter and Her Friends

ARTSCAPE 1996 poetry competition winner/Baltimore Festival of the

           Arts- 1996/chapbook

The Presence of Things Unseen: Giant Talk 1996- Maisonneuve Press-

Washington, D.C.

 Kumite IN Articulate Contemporary Art Review Vol 4 Issue 1 Sept/Oct 1997

Wind in the CANE III and IV in DARK EROS edited by Reginald Martin-

Saint Martin’s Press 1997

Singing in the Choir, broke bitch blues, It Looks Like A Woman But It Walks

Like a Man in Moving Beyond Boundaries: International Dimensions of

Black Women’s Writing Vol 1 edited by Davies & Ogundipe- Leslie  New York University Press -1995

Jumpin' Rope On The Axis, Harris & Friedrich Publishers,1989 (art chapbook),

Ocean Park, Washington

Roots & Branches Literary Workshop Journal –editor Washington University  Student Union, 1973 (art chapbook) St. Louis, Missouri

 

Honors & Awards:

 

Who’s Who Among America’s Teacher’s 2005-2006

Judge, College Language Association National Poetry Contest 2006

Poetry for the People Association “Legacy Award”  Fall 2005 –

Baltimore, Maryland

The Baltimore Book Festival: The Maryland Humanities Council

featured reader (with Clarinda Harriss) – Literary Salon, 2005

KEYNOTE/College English Association-MAG conference “ Rooms of Our

Own: Cultural and Literary spaces” (with Clarinda Harriss), Bowie

State University, 2005

Faculty  Enrichment Grant in support of Teaching – MICA,  2005

Who’s Who Among Teachers (selected by the Best Students) Citation 2005

The Brooke Peirce Visiting Scholar Series/Villa Julie College Cultural

Program featured reader (with Clarinda Harriss, Kendra

Kopelke) Fall 2004

International Professional of the Year 2005- International

 Biographical Centre- Cambridge, England – December 2004

American Biographical Institute- Woman of the Year 2004

21st Century Award for Achievement- International Biographical

Centre- Cambridge, England – October 2004

Artists Embassy International/San Francisco 3rd place Poetry Award

            For Poem for Choreography August 2004

Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century-International Biographical

 Centre- Cambridge, England-2004

Who’s Who Among Teachers (selected by the Best students) Citation 2004

Spectrum of Poetic Fire named Baltimore’s Best Series by Baltimore

 Magazine - Director cited for excellence in selection and

 management 2003

Finalist in 2002 Naomi Madgett Long Poetry Competition for Lotus Press

Tuition Grant in Poetry - Bread Loaf Summer 2002

Associate Fellowship in Poetry-Atlantic Center for the Arts Summer 2002

Lucus Grant in Teaching Poetry-MICA Summer 2001

Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award in Poetry 1999 & 2001

Distinguished Black Marylander Award in the Arts –Towson University 2000

Lucus Grant in support of Teaching Writing -MICA  2000

Best Teachers in America (selected by the best students) Citation 2000

Team Member MHEC Technology Grant Project on Teaching Writing

-Towson University 1999-2000

Inductee-The Charles Sumner MEGA Magnet High School for the Arts

Hall of Fame-St. Louis, Missouri  1999

Mayoral Transition Team – Baltimore, Maryland 1999

International Woman of the Year Citation, Cambridge England 1999

The 20th Century Award of Achievement, Cambridge, England  1999

The First Lady of Maryland’s Medal of Honor for A Celebration of the

Arts in Maryland 1997-1998 (Frances Hughes Glendening)

Who’s Who in the World  1998

Faculty Enrichment Grant in support of teaching-MICA 1997

Who’s Who In America  1997

Dictionary of International Biography, Cambridge, England  1997

Who’s Who In the East  1997

The World Who’s Who, Cambridge, England 1997

Best Teachers in America (selected by the best students) Citation 1996

Mayoral Citation for Excellence in Literature 1996

Baltimore City Council Resolution for Excellence in Writing 1996

Winner Artscape Poetry competition  1996

Certificate of Appreciation, Mentoring Network-MICA 1993

Who’s Who In the East 1983

Personnaggi Contemporanei, Parma Italy 1981

Dictionary of International Biography, Cambridge, England 1980

Merit Award in Poetry-Festival of Missouri Women in the Arts 1974

Who’s Who in American Colleges & Universities  1973

Outstanding Young Women of America 1973

The W.E.B. Dubois Award-Washington University 1973

The Paul Robeson Black Artist Award-Washington University 1972

Appointment by Chancellor Danforth as the Student Representative to the Board

 of Trustees - Washington University-1971

Poetry Award-Proud Magazine 1971

Letter of Appreciation, General Norton U.S. Army Aviation Systems Command 1969

Certificate of Recognition-University of Missouri Board of Curators 1969

 

Curator/Exhibition Experience:

 

2005- “Eureka” by Edgar Allen Poe: Created Sound and images (with Clarinda Harriss, Moira Egan and Reginald Harris) for exhibit by Contemporary Art Museum curator - Hope Sandrow – opening Baltimore- October 20th and in New York- spring 2006.

 

2005 -“The Tower of Babel: The American Linguistic Non-Melting Pot Dilemma of Caste & Color” (Black, grey water color & Blood on white paper- 21 inches x 23 inches, Black wood Frame with grey matte)  with Chezia Thompson Cager, Jr. Exhibit – Phantom of Liberty in Falvey Hall, Brown Center curator - Nolen Strals.

 

2004 - “River Maiden: A Self Portrait”  -  Trapunta Quilt in Faculty Exhibit- MICA Pinkard Gallery/Bunting Center.

 

2004 - Programming Consultant to Oyekan Ceramics Exhibit  curated by George Ciscle – Maryland Institute College of Art/Decker Gallery.

Reading entitled “ Our Words Are Our Clay” March 1, 2005.

 

2004 - ”Phenomenology” in Meyerhoff Gallery/MICA Co-curator (with Maren Hassinger - Director of the Rinehart School of Sculpture): ARTSCAPE 2004.

 

2003 - “Blues For Josephine Baker”  in NOTEBOOK Exhibition-Pinkard Gallery/Artscape curated by Gary Kachidorian.

 

2003 – “A Tornado Tale:” a visual cartoon reading in “Raw, Boiled and Cooked: COMICS ON THE VERGE Exhibit”  curator - Paul Candler produced by George Ciscle– Maryland Institute College of Art/Decker Gallery

 

2000 - “Carl Clark: Photographer” Co-Curator (with Dr. Leslie King-Hammond-Dean of the Graduate School, MICA)  at Maryland Art Place

 

2000 - Artscape Fine Arts Market Exhibit - Curator

 

1999 - ”Through the Fire to the Limit: African American Artists in Maryland

Curator  in Governor’s House-Annapolis, Maryland

 

1999 - Sabbatical Exhibit- “The Alien: “Canvas Sculpture in collaboration  with

Paula Phillips, ” Mommy’s Memory Quilt:” 2-sided T-Shirt Quilt in

collaboration with Michelle Longway-Edwards and “The Three Faces of

Madonna: “ life-size poetry drawing in collaboration with Espie Frazier –

MICA Decker Gallery/Mount Royal Station Building

 

1998      - Maryland’s Governor’s House Exhibits: January through December-

Curator of:

                     “Faces of the Real and the Imaginary”

“Power Objects in the Here and the Now”

“Landscapes of the Mind & Beyond”

                         in Annapolis, Maryland

 

1997 – “Playing In the Dark Tower: Images from the Black Literary Landscape

Curator  in Artscape Site and Maryland Art Place

 

 

Selected Published Articles:

 

“Afternoon Of  An Author” edited by Alice McDermott Urbanite Baltimore (with Maud Casey, Laura Lippman and Sujata Masey), 2005.

 

“ Walking A’ways With Worth” special conference publication edited by Photographer, Roland L. Freeman honoring  Folklorist-Worth Long: American Association of Folklore & Culture/The Smithsonian Annual Conference, Atlanta, 2005.

 

 “Review Outliving: Poems by Bernard O’Donoghue in Pulsar: Poems from Ligden Poetry Society of Great Britain, September 2003 Edition.

 

 

“Review - The Bower of Nil: A Narrative Poem” by Frederick Glaysher

In Pulsar: Poems From Ligden Poetry Society of Great Britain, March 2003, Edition.

 

“Priorities:12:45” in This Day – Diaries from American Women edited by Joni B. Cole, Rebecca Joffrey & B.K. Rakhra Beyond Words Publishing, Inc. Hillsboro, Oregon 2003.

 

“Praise for the Lyrics of Prince” in The Lyrics of Prince Rogers Nelson by C. Leigh McInnis, Jr. – Psychedelic Literature - Jackson, Mississippi 2000.

 

“Folk Realities & Bourgeoisie Fantasies: Four African American Maryland Artists in LINK:A Journal of the Arts in Baltimore and the World, Spring 2000.

 

“Earl Lovelace” in The Concise Dictionary of World Literary Biography: African, Caribbean and Latin American Writers. A Bruccoli Clark Layman Book – Columbia, South Carolina, 2000.

 

“Art that Conceals and Reveals,” a review of the Exhibition “Secrets” in cooperation with the Walters Art Gallery and Baltimore City Public Schools Instructional Resources for The Evening SUN Newspaper, August 1998.

 

“Dusky Maidens: The Odyssey of the Early Black Dramatic Actress. “A Book Review in Buzz-n’ Round Baltimore: The Arts, Entertainment and Leisure Magazine for the 90’s-Baltimore, March 1997.

 

“Figures of Resistance in the Novels of Earl Lovelace” in Imagination, Emblems & Expressions: Essays on Latin American, Caribbean and Continental Culture and Identity edited by Helen Ryan Ranson. Bowling Green State University – Popular Press, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403, 1993.

 

“Earl Lovelace” in The Dictionary of Literary Biography of 20th Century Caribbean & Black African Writers” edited by Bernth Lindfors & Reinhardt, Sanders.  A Bruccoli Clark Layman Book: Gale Research Inc. Detroit, Michigan, 1993.

 

“The Dialectical Voices of Black Men: Baraka, Lovelace & Soyinka in Fairfax Magazine  Baltimore, Maryland, 1992.

 

“A Review of Feminism and Theater by Sue Ellen Case” in The National Association of Women’s Studies Journal, Columbus, Ohio, Spring 1990.

 

“Images of the Black Middle Class in 20th Century Drama: A published Speech” from the Eubie Blake Cultural Center 10th annual Holiday Reception and Author Party – Fairfax Magazine – Baltimore, Maryland December 1990.

 

“Ntozake Shange’s Sassafras, Cypress and Indigo: Resistance and Mystical Women of Power” In National Women Studies Association Journal  Volume 1 Number 4 Summer 1989.

 

“A Phenomenological Approach to the Composing Process” in Teaching English in the 2-year College Durham North Carolina, 1981.

 

“Treading Dark Water in Harlem” in Maryland Today Volume 14 Number 2 May 1986.

 

“Review of Southern Novelists and the Southern Literary Tradition by Ladell Payne” in HUMANITIES-NEH publication Spring 1986.

 

A Unique 12 Segment Article series on “Character Education” funded by the United Way of Maryland and published in the Afro-American Newspaper September 1993 to September 1994.

 

“A Review of In One Act by Adrienne Kennedy” in SAGE-Atlanta, Georgia, Spring 1992.

 

“Earl Lovelace: A Bibliography” in Contributions to Black Studies –Amherst, Massachusetts 1987.

 

“Playing in the Dark Tower: Images from the Black Literary Landscape” essay for Baltimore City’s 200 year Anniversary issue of Artscape Catalogue July 1997.

 

“Going Home: An African Journal,” “Transfiguration: The African Woman in Traditional and Modern Society” with drawings by Elizabeth Catalett, “Jamaica Journal” – all in PROUD Magazine, St. Louis Missouri 1971-1986.

 

Directing History

Year/ Name of Show/ Performance Site:

 

2004   “Praise Song For Katherine Dunham: “The Gateway Dance Theatre of

Des Moines, Iowa- City-Wide National Library Month Celebration

2003   “Momma’s Dancing Shoes Blues” & “Labyrinth:”  The Moving Company

 Dance Theater-Baltimore, Maryland – Concert & John Hopkins Hospital

 Labyrinth Celebration

2001   “Sunday” by R.B. Jones – The Arena Players’ Theater

1999      The 25th Anniversary performance of “Sunday” by R.B. Jones,

Mt. Royal Station Building-MICA

1997      “Playing in the Dark Tower: Images From the Black Literary Landscape”

Performances- Artscape Grant from Baltimore Festival of the Arts; Maryland Art Place-Technical support for 2 Site performances; MICA Faculty Grant

1996      “Praise Song for Katherine Dunham: An Original Choreopoem”–

Maryland State Council for the Arts Mini-Grant

1995      “SABA: An Original Choreopoem”- MICA funded by the Amalie Rothschild

Fund

1989      “The Narrator of ‘The Congo’ Visits Langston Hughes in Harlem’s Shadows and Does the Slow Dance on the killing Ground with the Harlem Dancer Before Dying in a Public Hospital: A Dramatic Dance Pantomime “–Dakar Senegal-West Africa –The English Drama Club (during the African

Literature Association Conference)

1988      “An Expression of Excellence-Performance Poetry”- Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts-Smith College

1987      Earl Lovelace’s ‘Jestina’s Calypso’-the American Premier, Mendenhall

Center for the Performing Arts-Smith College

1987      “7 Principles: or how I got ova /Original Choreopoem”– Mendenhall Center

 for the Performance Arts-Smith College

1986      Ntozake Shange’s “for colored girls who have considered suicide when

 the rainbow is enuf” with new orchestral score and restored poems –

Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts- Smith College

1985      “An Evening With Rosalind Cash” starring Rosalind Cash Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts - Smith College –

 Special Residency Grant Dean’s Office-Academic Affairs

1985      “Gabriel’s Trumpet: A Cantata for Trumpets & Voice” with former Sun Ra

Band Conductor Dr. George Brandon – Black Theater Network Regional

Conference-Morgan State University

1985   “The Dragon Can’t Dance”-Dramaturg Queen’s Theater – Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago

1984         “Tribute to Martin Luther King,” Kutztown State University

1983      Edward Kamau Brathwaite’s “Rites of Passage-Performance Poetry” for

The Festival in Honor of the Egungun-University of Maryland Baltimore County

1982      “The Eyes of Black Folk” starring Mississippi actor/ writer/State Senator

 John Horhn- Clarion Pennsylvania Public Television Production

1980      Mississippi Action for Community Education’s DELTA BLUES FESTIVAL

 funded by NEA, Mississippi State Government and major commercial

sponsors (produced record album with ethnographer, Dr. Worth Long)

1976      “Teacher as Stranger: A Morality play” – The Mildred E. Bastian Center for

 the performing Arts, St. Louis, Missouri

1977      Jean Toomer’s “CANE”, The Mildred E. Bastian Center for the Performing

Arts St. Louis, Missouri

1976      “Death Walk: The Legend of Madame St. Ile” – The Mildred E. Bastian

Center for the Performing Arts, St. Luis, Missouri

1975      K. Curtis Lyle’s “Primeval Mother”- Women’s Arts Festival – St. Louis,

Missouri

1974      “The Garden: A Morality Play for Children” – Learning Center/Black Awareness Workshop St. Louis, Missouri

1973   “The Concubines”- Washington University Theater- St. Louis, Missouri

 

Work Available on Video Tape/CD:

 

2006 Teaching Jean Toomer’s 1923 CANE: The Performance produced

by Spectrum of Poetic Fire & Narrow House Recording for Morphius

Records

 

2005  WYPR reading July (in connection with Urbanite Baltimore  “Afternoon

of an Author” edited by Aaron Henkin for “The Signal” National Public

Radio program (with Ron Tanner, Moira Egan, Kendra Kopelke)

 

2004   Gateway Dance Theater- Des Moines, Iowa

“Praise Song For Katherine Dunham

 

2003   Interview with Galway Kinnell and Michael Collier

 

2002       The Road Less Taken: The 2000 Saint Valentine Sunday Poetry

Marathon Digitally Engineered Compact Disk featuring 31 poets

and commentary by Maryland State Poet Laureate-Michael Collier

 

2000       “Verbal Dueling:” Poetry Reading with Houston Baker, Jr.

 

1997      “Praise Song for Katherine Dunham” with The Sankofa Dance Theater

 

1996      “Verbal Dueling:” Poetry Reading with John Yau

 

1995      “Poets & Protégée: ”A Satellite broadcast reading from Chesapeake College in Wye, Maryland in conjunction with Towson University, Chesapeake College, Goucher College & the Baltimore County Public Library- sponsored by the Maryland Council for the Humanities featuring E. Ethelbert Milller, Clarinda Harriss, Elizabeth Spires and Chezia Thompson Cager and their students

 

1982   “The Eyes of Black Folk” produced by the Clarion Pennsylvania Public  Television Network

  

Recent Lectures/Readings:

 

2006      The 17th Towson University  annual African American Read-In Chain,

a national initiative founded by the National Council of Teachers of

English sponsored by the African American Cultural Center (AACC),

the English Department and the African and African American studies

Departments.

 

2005- “Eureka” by Edgar Allen Poe: Created Sound and images (with Clarinda

Harriss, Moira Egan and Reginald Harris) for exhibit by Contemporary Art

Museum curated by Hope Sandrow – opening Baltimore- October 20th and

in New York- spring 2006.

 

2005 WEAA reading September ( in connection with The Baltimore Book Festival

            DIVA SQUAD reading) engineered by William Lusana Harvey for the “The

Magic Bird Show” National Public Radio with Kevin Robinson, director of the Kevin Robinson Ensemble-DIVA SQUAD’s band.

 

2005  WYPR reading July (in connection with Urbanite “Afternoon of an Author”

           edited by Aaron Henkin for “The Signal” National Public Radio program.

 

2005 Developing  Multi-cultural Artist Models for Multi-Cultural Conference

            Towson University

 

2005 Harlem Book Fair – New York

 

2004   The Inaugural Ex-Zine-Bition with Zineposium and Poetry Reading

            By MICA Zinesters and Poets – Coordinator.

 

2004   The Importance of International Education- on Panel organized by

Career Development/MICA in Main Building Old Library October

 

2004   Poetic Introduction for national treasure - Galway Kinnell October 2004

Reading sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs in honor of the

opening of the Brown Center.

 

2004   Villa Julie College- Dinner & An Evening to honor the release of When

Divas Dance

 

2004   Maryland Poetry Society  at MINAS Bookshop – New Books Panel with

            Catonsville High School Creative Writing Program director and poet,

Moira Egan and Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award

winner novelist Nalita Norona, December 19th.

 

2004 The Sound of the Lyric for The Furious Flower: Regenerating the Black

Poetic  Tradition Conference- James Madison University/NEA funded

 

2000   “Mining the Creative Mind” – The AYM (American Association of Youth

 Museums 2000 Conference- May 10th Omni Harbor Hotel-Baltimore

 

Current Projects:

           

            A Bread Loaf Journal ( working title) Creative Non-Fiction

 

Beaded Words: The Joyce  J. Scott Suite Poems from the “Kicking It

With the Old Masters” Exhibit- Baltimore Museum of Art

 

“Crossing Into Fire”  (manuscript ranked as finalist for the Naomi Magett Long-LOTUS PRESS- Poetry Award 2002) in revision

 

In Collaboration With Web Master Martin Swanson: The Spectrum of Poetic Fire Web Resource identifying the poets

who have visited MICA poetry workshops and provided website

samples of their work for use in classes anywhere in the world:

           www.spectrumofpoeticfire.com

 

            The Poetry of Henry Dumas

 

            DraGon: The Novels and Plays of Earl Lovelace

 

Teaching Ishmael Reed’s Hoodoo Quartet:

Yellow Back Radio Broke Down/The Last Days of Louisiana Red/

Mumbo Jumbo/Flight to Canada

 

            A Writer’s Web Resource Literacy Module