M.A. Writing/Rhetoric, Honor Roll
Northeastern Illinois University
M.A. Communication Theory, Honor Roll
Loyola University of Chicago
Certificate in Secondary Education, Honor Roll
Loyola University of Chicago
B.A. Journalism/English, Cum Laude
Professor of English and Humanities, Robert Morris University Illinois from April 1994 to Present:
Scheduled for full-time teaching of various lit-based, writing, and oral and written communication courses throughout the academic year at Robert Morris University Illinois, College of Liberal Arts; in addition, responsible for maintaining consultant duties in the LoPata Writing Center, mentoring student-teacher interns from the DePaul University Writing Program, representing the "Freshman Experience" as a select senior faculty member and curriculum designer, coordinating Honors Program activities and "Leadership in Action" seminars for the DuPage Campus, developing and administering curriculum guidelines and assessment techniques for select College of Liberal Arts courses (including the Honors English Core, Humanities 310), coordinating and representing the Cultural Enrichment Program as an active member of the Institutional Academic Council (2001-present),hosting faculty scholarship workshops highlighting personal conference achievements, implementing syllabi revisions through ongoing committee work, creating and maintaining online course requirements, evaluations, and student correspondences through the "Blackboard Online Learning Systems."
Full-time faculty, Robert Morris University at Chicago, February 2012 to May 2012.
Humanities 222: Cultural Sustainability--Our American Autobiography: History, Testimony, and Preservation. An experiential course in examining and creating oral histories. Using a hands-on methodology, students incorporate technology and interviewing skills to create an ethical historical portrait of a living individual through a performance.
Full-time faculty, Robert Morris University at Chicago, May 2011 to July 2011.
Business 356: Study Abroad in Paris. (Co-taught with Professor Karen Novey in Paris, France)
Delivered an experiential learning course in Paris to fifteen RMU students. The ten week summer Study Abroad course offered an examination of political, economic, and cultural perspectives on Europe. In addition, an online "Paris Travel Guide" on Squidoo featuring RMU student travel writing was developed.
Full-time faculty, Robert Morris University at DuPage, September 2005 to December 2005.
Humanities 256: Cultural Studies Abroad.
An examination of the folklore, history, and popular culture of Tallinn, Estonia. The objectives of this course emphasize an overview of significant Estonian literary and visual artists and provide students with a framework for analyzis of popular trends and independent research in cultural areas of interest. The course culminated in an eight day field trip and exploration of Tallinn, Estonia.
Full-time faculty, Robert Morris University at Chicago, July, 2005 to September 2005.
Art 211: Visiting Artist Workshop.
Co-facilitated a workshop on poetry video with visual artist and full-time faculty member, Mary Russell. Developed class objectives and executed an ongoing summer workshop along with one-on-one and peer review sessions to evaluate the "text" portion of this collaborative video workshop on image and poetry administered to upper-level students in the Art and Design Program.
Full-time faculty, Robert Morris University at DuPage, December, 2004 to Present.
Humanities 112: Creative Writing.
Team leader for a course focusing on micro fiction, memoir, and the fluidity of "self" as it is translated through free verse. Exploration of various rhetorical styles and innovative writing methods geared toward "self-expression" and text revision. Work was edited and presented to the Robert Morris University literary magazine, "the egg" for publication consideration. The course culminated in a "slam-style" poetry event with guest readings at the DuPage branch facility.
Full-time faculty, Robert Morris University at DuPage, December 2003 to February 2004.
Humanities 101: Critical Thinking.
Responsible for leading a group of twenty-two "Keys Program" students though a course that examines cognitive learning patterns, adopted belief systems, ways of seeing and critiquing popular culture and the media.
Full-time faculty, Robert Morris University at DuPage, December,
2001 to Present.
Humanities 175: Cultural Exploration.
Responsible for hosting a group of twelve "Keys Program" students through an exploration of various cultural activities, including film and theatre events, music, art, yoga, culinary, and selected dance outings.
Full-time faculty, Robert Morris University at Chicago, December
1999 to February 2000.
Humanities 229: Screenwriting.
Responsible for leading an advanced course in the essentials of writing screenplays in various genres, critiquing films and conducting a workshop on marketing and selling a film script. Students worked with video equipment to shoot and present "rough cuts" of their work featuring developing dialogues.
Full-time faculty, Institute of European Studies at Vienna, Austria,
September 1998 to December 1998.
Humanities 225: Theatre in Vienna and Communications 310: Studies in Professional Communication.
Responsible for instructing a group of fifteen Robert Morris University students situated in Europe. Coursework focused on directed and experiential learning projects based in communication, drama and theatre (European theatrical performances viewed in Vienna, and Salzburg, Austria, Budapest, Hungary, Kracow, Poland and Prague, Czech Republic). Responsible for verseeing student driven research projects, creative monologues and demonstration speeches pertaining to students' cultural explorations.
Team Teacher, Robert Morris University at Chicago, January 1997 to
Issue Based Curriculum 260: Publications II.
Responsible for co-leading a group seminar on designing an online literary web site, heading various poetry and short fiction workshops, generating internal and external public relations, and coordinating "poetry-as-dramatic episode" events at the Chicago campus.
Full-time faculty, Robert Morris University at Chicago, January 1997 to Present.
Humanities 310: Comparative Contemporary Literarture.
Responsible for creating course objectives and developing classroom lectures and activities based on a socio-political analysis of various global literatures including Marquez, Borges, Mishima, Woolf, and Colette.
Full-time faculty, Robert Morris University at Chicago, September
1996 to December 1998.
Issue Based Curriculum 260: Publications I.
Responsible for generating short fiction, memoirs, dramatic narratives and poetry for a student online literary journal.
Full-time faculty, Robert Morris University at Chicago, April 1995 to.
English 211: Composition II.
Responsible for designing lectures, handouts, reading guides and a literary package unit for this fundamental composition and literary analysis course.
Full-time faculty, Robert Morris University at Chicago, April 1995 to
English 111: Composition I.
Responsible for designing lectures, handouts, reading guides and grading an introductory composition course focusing on various rhetorical styles, as well as an integrated unit on grammar.
Full-time faculty, Robert Morris University at Chicago, September
1994 to Present.
Communication 101: Introduction to Communication.
Responsible for designing lectures, handouts, reading guides and grading and introductory freshman course in interpersonal and intrapersonal communication including individual speeches, group projects, and field work.
Full-time faculty, Robert Morris University at Chicago, September
1994 to Present.
Humanities 120: Literary Forms.
Developed comprehensive lectures, reading guides, in-class dramatic readings. Co-produced an original classroom mini-play written and performed by students.
Full-time faculty, Robert Morris University at Chicago, September
1994 to Present.
Humanities 100: Introduction to the Humanities.
Developed online and in-class syllabus, reading guides, lectures, guided in-class student performances and conducted field trips to various Chicago locales.
Adjunct faculty, Linguatron Language Center at Paris, France,
September 1992 to April 1993.
Introduction to English Grammar and Speech.
Prepared and delivered interactive lesson plans to French adult professionals involving critical thinking skills and oral practice in English composition and grammar. Evaluated student essays and implemented creative writing techniques. Tutored students with specific writing/pronunciation challenges.
Undergraduate internship, Loyola University of Chicago,
Speech Communication 120: Oral Interpretation of Literature.
Responsible for critiquing high school performances, periodic lecturing, and mentoring/tutoring of Loyola undergraduate students.
Cultural Enrichment Coordinator at Robert Morris University Illinois; oversees an evolving committee of peer faculty responsible for planning campus cultural events as well as developing and incorporating relevant auxillary events into course objectives throughout the College of Liberal Arts. Responsible for maintaining outside liasions with cultural alliance organizations (Museum of Contemporary Art, The Field Museum) for the entire academic institution and in charge of the promotion and planning of theatre, music, dance, film, lecture and cultural seminar events, mainly for the College of Liberal Arts, as they relate to syllabi outcomes, for faculty and students, both on and off-campus. Currently developing "Citizenship" which brings together the university's Sustainability mission with cultural projects.
Developed the Robert Morris University Performing Arts Group, and directed numerous Reader's Theatre productions at RMU's Chicago campus, at the City of Chicago's Cultural Center, the Guild Complex Chopin Theatre, and at the coffeeshop, Cafe Viejo. Oversaw the writing, acting and musical staging of various poetry performance productions of student driven creative work.
Conceptualized and successfully implemented a performing arts webzine entitled
"one thousand watts" which ran from 1999-2000. Organized and managed a student staff of graphic designers, editors, writers, and photographers.
Current Contributing Campus editor for DuPage for the Robert Morris University Eagle Newspaper and a contributing poetry editor (2004-2005) for "the egg" Literary Journal, an annual magazine featuring poetry, fiction, essays and theatrical pieces for and by Robert Morris University students and faculty from 2000-present. Selected and revised original student works through final project outcomes through Hum 112: Creative Writing for publication.
Serving on select curriculum committees (including the Honors English Committee and the College of Liberal Arts Executive Council) organized to modify syllabi and assessment resources for various courses including Communication 101, English 104, English 105 (Honors) and Humanities 310. Implemented new course objectives, adjunct materials, chapter assignments, and grade distribution formats.
Researched and produced computer aided instruction for classroom use. Developed and executed scripts for television promotionals for Loyola University of Chicago as an Instructional Media Designer from 1983 to 1992.
Read an original research paper on philosopher Ernesto Grassi and his approach to Modern Rhetorical theory. (Requires download.) Currently online at the University of Valencia.
The Society of Midland Authors
Membership in the fraternal and professional society founded in 1915 of book authors,
poets and playwrights associated with the Midwest.
Featured panelist with poets Janee Baugher (panel organizer), Sandra Meeks, David Roderick and Carolyne Wright at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois, February 30-March 3rd, 2012. The panel, "Poetic Possibilities of Deep Travel" examines travel in poetry: "While immersed in other cultures, we submit to an altered perception of time and space, which informs our language and develops imagination. Whether we view travel as a panacea or hallucinogen, each panelist has discovered that writing deeply can come from having traveled deeply. Translocating can usher us closer to home, but ultimately travel grants us a renewed sense of connectedness."
Workshop facilitator at Palazzi Florence Association for International Education in Florence, Italy, July 9, 2011. With Mary Russell, and under the direction of Shelley LaMantia, developed and delivered a workshop on "Cultural Transitions" which assisted 22 RMU Study Abroad students with their "Cultural Re-Entry" process back into the United States.
Workshop facilitator at Heartland College in Normal, Illinois, April 26th, 2010. Poetry reading and poetry video screening. Interview profile featured in the Spring 2010 college's "Muse" lit magazine.
Workshop facilitator for the University of Illinois Master Gardener's Program at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry's "Smart Home" in Chicago, along with Mary Russell and Abra Walsh. Conducted a 90 minute "Green Journaling" session on August 16th, 2009, with twelve of the Master Gardener's Programs participants: exercises included mapping, poetry writing, and nature drawing.
Featured workshop facilitator for the "Tea Leaf Retreat" with Mary Russell, Xhengis Aliu, and Kristin Opaloski at the Chicago 2009 greenfestival on May 16th--partnering with Numi Tea. Blooming tea suspended in oversized wine glasses became the inspiration for poetry and drawing exercises with interested greenfestival participants. Journals were provided courtesy of Boku Books.
Featured panelist with Kathie Bergquist, Karen Lee Osborne, Anne Laughlin and Samuel Park at the AWP 2009 Conference in Chicago Illinois held on February 13th, 2009. The panel, "Windy City Queer: Writing Out from the Midwest" featured an examination of regional writing in Chicago and larger Midwest and related GLBTQ identity issues as writers.
Featured guest artist with Mary Russell at the 2008 greenfestival "Cinema Showcase" at the Chicago Navy Pier on May 18th, 2008. Screening of the short film "The Book of Green" and a question and answer with students from the Robert Morris University Institute of Art and Design on the craft of nature journaling and poetry video. Included in the discussion is a brief workshop activity on nature journaling and creativity.
Invited guest speaker at Stephen Kinzer's graduate course on "The Art of Non-Fiction" at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism on April 21st, 2008. The book "Postcards from Heartthrob Town" was included on the course syllabus as required reading.
Featured guest artist with Mary Russell at the City of Chicago 2008 Poetry Festival on April 26th, 2008 at the Harold Washington Library in downtown Chicago. Showcase with Robert Morris University Institute of Art and Design students with selected original poetry videos.
Guest presenter with Mary Russell at the City of Chicago 2007 Poetry Festival on April 28th, 2007. Lecture, screening and discussion of the poetry video genre with screening.
Participant at the POD Network Conference (Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education) on Theory and Research for a Scholarship of Practice, held in Portland, Oregon on October 25-29th, 2006. Attended workshops and interactive focus meetings centered around successfully hosting and accomodating first-year students, developing freshman faculty mentorship and consulting services, and creating institutional workcenters with creative self-refective activities designed to form productive faculty communities.
Featured guest artist at the Robert Morris University Illinois Management Institute Creativity Forum held on May 16th, 2006 and May 31st at the Morton Arboretum. With visual artist Mary Russell, the three hour seminar presents upper-level managers with the concept and application of nature journaling. The workshop offers prompts and exercises with personal, self-reflective journal writing as well as intensive gesture drawing activities. The workshop reveals techniques for incorporating and bridging the skills derived from outdoor field observations with a more formalized business framework. The two-part event features a hike and write landscape field trip through the Morton Arboretum.
Featured guest artist at "&Now;: Lake Forest College Literary Festival" along with Mary Russell and Kurt Heintz as panelists. Showcasing the topic: "Poetry Video as an Emerging Genre" at Lake Forest College campus in Lake Forest, Illinois, April 5-7, 2006.
Featured panelist through the Visiting Artist Program at Encyclopedia Britannica, Chicago along with Mary Russell, Quraysh Ali Lansana, and Kurt Heintz, screening selections from the curatorial poetry video program, "Illume: An Alchemy of Text and Image," December 9th, 2005.
Program curator along with Mary Russell, developed and successfully excuted the Chicago poetry video screening event, "Illume: An Alchemy of Text and Image" at the Gene Siskel Film Center of the Art Institute of Chicago, September 17th, 2005, featuring nine selections of the hybrid genre including a panel discussion hosted by artist Kurt Heintz along with poetry video artists, D. Edward Davis, Heather Haley, Paul Hettel, and Mark Saba.
Featured guest speaker along with visual artist Mary Russell, presented an academic paper on "Poetry Video as a Pedagogical Tool" at "Merging Word and Image: Hybridity and Reimagining (New) Literacy through Media" at the 15th Annual Mardi Gras Conference held February 3 and 4, 2005 at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Screened "The Chicago Haiku Video Project" and "Elemental Reels."
Featured guest speaker on visual poetry with artist Mary Russell at the City of Chicago Poetry Fest, held at the Harold Washington Public Library, April 21, 2002. Screened "Metro Haiku," "The Chicago Haiku Video Project," and "Innerscape 21."
Featured guest panelist at Geoconference 2, held at Center Portion in Chicago, August 17-19, 2001. Discussed the emerging genre of poetry video and outlined background project details regarding the screening of two original videopoems, "Metro Haiku" and "Elemental Reels."
Workshop participant at the Centrum Writer's Festival in Port Townsend ,
Washington, July, 1997-2001. Instructors included Linda Bierds, Rebecca Seiferle, Richard Jones, Marilyn Chin.
Completion of the Advanced Placement Certificate Course to teach literacy theory, composition, and Honors English. Lead by Professor David Joliffe at DePaul University, June 20-27, 1997.
Participation at the "Creative Writing as Pedagogy" Seminar taught by poet and School of the Art Institute faculty member and poet, Mary Cross; held at Robert Morris University Chicago campus in November, 1995.
Snapshots of Reunion
Edited by Melissa Recoy and Claudia Corrigan D'Arcy, Warren, NJ: EMK Press, (forthcoming) ("Inventing my Birthmother," essay)
Publications (Journals, Magazines, CD Rom, etc.)
This Assignment is So Gay: LGBTIQ on the Art of Teaching
Edited by Meagan Volpert, Little Rock, AR: Sibling Rivalry Press, ("Open Letter to My Students," poem)
Robert Morris University Rhetoric Reader (Online)
Edited by David Pyle, Chicago, IL: Robert Morris University, 2012 ("Voice Lessons" essay)
Edited by Shane Allison, San Francisco, CA: Cleis Press, 2012 ("Francois at the Toilette," short story)
Windy City Queer: LGBTQ Dispatches from the Third Coast
Edited by Kathie Bergquist, Madison, WI: The University of Wisconsin Press, 2011 ("Nights at Dugan's Bistro," memoir)
Edited by Richard Labonte, San Francisco, CA: Cleis Press, 2010 ("Hyacinthus in Bloom," short fiction)
Economy Edited by Anna Dickie and Pamela Hart Montreal, Canada: Phoenicia Press, 2010 ("Sojourn," poem)
Pieces of Me: Who Do I Want To Be?
Edited by Robert L. Ballard
Warren, NJ: EMK Press, 2009 ("My Birthmark: Finding My Real Family," essay)
A Cup of Comfort for Adoptive Families
Edited by Colleen Sell
Avon, MA: Adams Media, 2009 ("Finding Me: A Bedtime Story," essay)
Poetic Voices Without Borders Volume 2
Edited by Robert Giron
Arlington, VA: Gival Press, 2009 ("Hometown" and "Redemption," poems)
Best Gay Erotica 2009 Edited by Richard Labonte and James Lear San Francisco, CA: Cleis Press, 2009 ("Where Steam Meets Flesh," short fiction)
Encyclopedia of Contemporary LGBTQ Literature
Edited by Emmanuel T. Nelson
Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2009 (Biographical citation: "Gerard Wozek")
Mdvanii History 1998-2005 as part of the Temples of Fusion Boxed Giftset by Billyboy* and Lala
Lausanne, Switzerland: Fondation Tanagra Limited Edition, 2006 ("Seven Coordinates of Desire," poem)
In Our Own Words: A Generation Defining Itself, Volume Six
Edited by Marlow Peerse Weaver
Raleigh, NC: MW Enterprises, 2006 ("Sleepwalker," poem)
Identity Envy: Wanting to Be Who We're Not
Edited by Jim Tushinski and Jim Van Buskirk
Binghampton, NY: Haworth Press, 2006 ("Chasing the Grasshopper," memoir)
Poetic Voices Without Borders
Edited by Robert Giron
Arlington, VA: Gival Press, 2005 ("Loki," poem)
Foreign Affairs Edited by Mitzi Szereto
San Francisco, CA: Cleis Press, 2004 ("Mer Boy," short fiction)
Bend Don't Shatter: Poets on the Beginning of Desire
Edited by T. Cole Rachel and Rita D. Costello
Brooklyn, New York: Soft Skull Press, 2004 ("Song to Myself at Seventeen," poem)
Erotic Travel Tales Two
Edited by Mitzi Szereto
San Francisco, CA: Cleis Press, 2003 ("Goodbye Cuba," short fiction)
Rebel Yell Volume Two
Edited by Jay Quinn
Binghampton, New York: Harrington Park Press 2001 ("Ephebus," short fiction)
Erotic Travel Tales
Edited by Mitzi Szereto
San Francisco, CA: Cleis Press, 2001 ("Journey of My Hands," short fiction)
Best Gay Erotica 1998
Edited by Christopher Bram and Richard LaBonte
San Francisco, CA: Cleis Press, 1998 ("Pagan Love Child," short fiction)
The Road Within: True Stories of Transformation
Edited by Sean O' Reilly, et. al.
San Francisco, CA: Traveler's Tales Inc., 1997 ("Paris Angels," memoir)
Edited by Gerry Gomez Pearlberg
San Francisco, CA: Cleis Press, 1997 ("Side Show," poetry)
Reclaiming the Heartland
Edited by Karen Osborne and William J. Spurlin
Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 1996 ("Brother Balm," poetry)
Gents, Bad Boys and Barbarians
Edited by Rudy Kikel
Boston, MA: Alyson Publications, 1995 ("Brother Balm," "Berdache's Kiss," poetry)
Off the Rocks
Edited by Neil J. Cooper, et. al.
Chicago, IL: New Town Writers, Inc. 1996/91 ("Pulse Points," prose/poetry)
Blithe House Quarterly
Harrington Gay Men's Fiction Quarterly
Out Traveler/The Advocate
PaperTiger: New World Poetry #03 (CD-Rom)
Prairie Street Companion
The Q Review
Robert Morris University Learning Curve Journal
River Oak Review
Ultreict (Dutch translation)
White Crane Journal
Windy City Times Literary Supplement
Postcards from Heartthrob Town
Short fiction selected and edited by Michael Luongo for the "Out in the World" Travel Series
Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press/Southern Tier Editions, 2007
Reunion and other Spoken Word Poems
An electronic chapbook of haiku, prose poems, and various text from selected poetry videos
Burlington, VT: Pulpbits Press, 2004
Winner of the Second Annual Gival Press Poetry Book Award
Finalist for the Violet Crown Award (2002)
Arlington, VA: Gival Press, 2001
The Changeling's Exile
A narrative poem from the theatre performance,
with illustrations by Chad Pastotnik
Mancelona, MI: Deep Wood Studio and Press, 1996/2010
(Re-released 2010 in a limited edition of 50 signed copies)
Theatre and Musical Productions
Premiered at the 2010 Visible Verse Poetry Video Festival, curated by Heather Haley at the Pacific Cinemateque in Vancouver, B.C., Canada held on November 19th, 2010. The film was selected for the University Film and Video Association 2011 Conference held at Emerson College in Boston for an August 3, 2011 screening. Juried into the Third Annual Sadho Poetry Film Festival in New Dehli, India for a November 11th, 2011 screening.
Harmonics of Trees
Premiered at the 2009 Visible Verse Poetry Video Festival, curated by Heather Haley at the Pacific Cinemateque in Vancouver, B.C., Canada held on November 16th, 2009.
The Book of Green
Premiered at the 2008 Chicago Poetry Festival at the Harold Washington Library on April 26th, 2008. Featured video at the "Cinema Showcase" at the 2008 Chicago greenfestival held May 19th, 2008, at Navy Pier in Chicago. The short was included in the Visible Verse 2008 programme, curated by Heather Haley at the Pacific Cinemateque in Vancouver, B.C., Canada held on November 11th, 2008. In addition, "The Book of Green" played in Buenos Aires, Argentina at the Third Annual International Festival of Video Poetry presented by Video Bardo on November 14th, 2008 and was screened in Marseille, France at the "Les Instants Video Numeriques et Poetiques Festival" on November 26th, 2008 as part of Video Bardo's traveling poetry video reel. Juried into the Athens Video Art Festival in Athens, Greece on May 14th, 2009. The piece screened as part of Nina Corwin's "A Tandem Sampler" held on October 14th, 2009 at the Rec Room in Chicago, Illinois. Juried into the 2nd Sadho Poetry Film Festival held December 26th/27th 2010 in New Dehli, India. Broadcast on Movieola: The Short Film Channel, 2010, Public Broadcasting Network for short films in Canada.
Dance of the Electric Moccasins
Featured videopoem on papertigermedia: new world poetry anthology 2006 #5/6 (Cd-Rom) Premiered September 17th, 2005 at "Illume: An Alchemy of Text and Image" at the Gene Siskel Film Center of the Art Institute of Chicago. Screened at the National Festival of Poetry in Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 3, 2005, represented by Javier Robledo at Videobardo. Curated into "Visible Verse 2005" curated by Heather Haley and showcased at the Pacific Cinemateque in Vancouver, B.C., Canada on November, 10, 2005. Screened at the Kehler Liddell Art Gallery, November, 11th, 2005, curated by Mark Saba in New Haven, CT. Screened at the Swansea Institute of Higher Education on November 18, 2005, curated by Anne Price-Owen. Screened at the Encyclopedia Britannica Visiting Artist Showcase on December 9th, 2005. Screened at the Potenza Film Festival: Short Films and Other Stories, on December 13th, 2005 in Italy; First Place Winner of the Potenza Film Festival 2005 Video Poetry Award. Screened at the &Now; Literary Conference at Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL, April 5, 2006. Screened at the National Association for Poetry Therapy Conference 2006 in Boston, MA from April 19-23rd, 2006. Featured at the "Poetikas" Poetry Festival in Barcelona, Spain from May 15-18th, 2006 curated by Matias Rossi. Screened at the Robert Morris University Illinois Institutional Art Show at the State Street Gallery in Chicago, September 8, 2006. Screened at the Third Annual Zebra Poetry Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, October 14th, 2006, as part of Video Bardo's Showcase Poetry Video Reel. Screened at the "Le Instants Video" Festival at Les Ecoles d'Art in Aix en Provence, France on November 18th, 2006. Featured at the Second Annual Video Bardo 2006 Festival of Video Poetry in Buenos Aires, Argentina on November 27th, 2006. Featured at the 2007 City of Chicago Poetry Festival on April 28th, 2007 at the Harold Washington Library. Screened as part of the "MacKay Patchwork" Art Show at Carisma Gallery in Buford, Georgia, July 6th, 2007. Juried into the Sadho Poetry Film Festival in New Dehli, India held at the ML Bhartia Auditorium on October 13th-14th, 2007. The piece screened as part of Nina Corwin's "A Tandem Sampler" held on October 14th, 2009 at the Rec Room in Chicago, Illinois. Broadcast on Movieola: The Short Film Channel, 2010, Public Broadcasting Network for short films in Canada. Screened at California State University in Fullerton, CA on March 2, 2013 as part of the World Electroacoustic Listening Room Project at the 12th Annual CSUF New Music Festival: Voice in the 21st Century.
The Urban Video Sanctuary Project
Premiered September 14, 2005 at the Robert Morris University Chicago Auditorium, featuring student work dealing with "personal sanctums" from a poetry video workshop course, team taught with visual artist Mary Russell, through the Robert Morris University Program for Shared Excellence. Screened at the Robert Morris University Chicago Campus Student Center, Opening Ceremony, February 4, 2006.
The Rosary Walk
A series of five original poems coupled with the drawings of artist Dawn Rescigno; featured in a group art show entitled "Eclection 3" held at High Risk Gallery in Chicago, IL from October 7 through November 25, 2004. In addition, the piece was conceived as a poetry video under the mentorship of Mary Russell: student Jonathan D. Synowiec's original images and editing combine with a soundscape by D. Edward Davis and spoken text by Gerard Wozek. Premiered September 17th, 2005 at "Illume: An Alchemy of Text and Image" at the Gene Siskel Film Center of the Art Institute of Chicago.
When Verdi Sings
Premiered at Street Level Gallery in Highwood, Illinois, June 21, 2003 and replayed again at the gallery on August 5, 2005 for the group show, "Three-Squared." Featured at the Robert Morris University Chicago Auditorium as part of D. Edward Davis' Artist lecture and exhibit, October 31, 2003. Selected for screening at the 12th Annual International Electroacoustic Music Festival, directed by George Brunner, Brooklyn College, New York City, November 11, 2004. Curated into "video: series" held from July 16th through August 7th, 2005 at Goliath Visual Space in Brooklyn, New York. Selected for the Video Dumbo Festival curated by Caspar Stracke and Gabriela Monroy at the D.U.M.B.O. Arts Center in Brooklyn, New York, October, 14th, 2005. Showcased at "selections from video/series" presented through the Massachusetts Art Film Society, curated again by Gallagher and Johae at The Massachusetts College of Art in Boston on October 19, 2005. Screened at the Swansea Institute of Higher Education on November 18, 2005, curated by Anne Price-Owen. Screened at the Encyclopedia Britannica Visiting Artist Showcase on December 9th, 2005. Presented at the Ruffino Tamayo Museum of Mexico City, curated by Caspar Stracke and Gabriela Monroy for the Video Dumbo Festival and included in the Museum's Panoramica Exhibit on May 2-3, 2006.
A Bird in Hand: 13 Postcards from Paris
Premiered at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL at the Regenstein Recital Hall, February 22, 2002, featured at Street Level Gallery in Highwood, IL, June 21, 2002. Juried into the Zebra Poetry Video Film Festival held in Berlin, Germany, July, 5, 2002. Won "The Vision Award for Best Direction in a Videopoem" at Edgewise Poetry Video Festival in Vancouver, B.C., November 2002. Screened at the Judith Wright Center for Contemporary Art in Brisbane, Australia as part of the launch of the new Cd-Rom anthology "papertigermedia: new world poetry #3" which features the abridged version of the videopoem "A Bird in Hand: 13 Postcards from Paris."
Premiered at the Taos New Mexico Poetry Festival, June 2001. Featured at Edgewise Poetry Video Festival in Vancouver, B.C., November, 2001 where it won "Best Innovative Video 2001." Selected as an entry into GeoConference 2 held at Center Portion Gallery in Chicago, August, 2001. Screened at the Zebra Poetry Video Film Festival held in Berlin, Germany, July 5, 2002. Currently online at Planet Out's Popcorn Q cinema at www.planetout.com. Juried into the International Festival on Video Poetry in Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 28, 2004. Screened at "Merging Word and Image: Hybridity and Reimagining (New) Literacy through Media" at the 15th Annual Mardi Gras Conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, February 4, 2005. Screened and curated through Javier Robledo and Video Bardo at the aluCine Toronto Latin Media Festival at the National Film Board of Canada in Toronto, June 5, 2006. Selected for the aluCine Columbia Media Festival from October thru November 2006 in Bogota, Cali, and Medellin.
Premiered at Jones Magnet High School on April 6, 2001. Showcased at the Guild Complex Robert Morris University Performance Night at The Chopin Theatre, April 17, 2001. Screened at the City of Chicago Poetry Fest at the Harold Washington Library, April 21, 2002.
Premiered at the Gallery 37 Randolph Exhibit Hall as part of the 2000-2001 Gallery 37 faculty show, February-March 2001. Showcased at Geoconference 2 in Chicago, August, 2001. Featured at Hothouse Gallery and Lounge, April-May 2001, and part of the "Urban Intimacies" exhibit held at the Maison de l'Image in Strasbourg, France, June 200. Screened at the City of Chicago Poetry Fest at the Harold Washington Library, April 21, 2002.
The Chicago Haiku Video Project
Premiered at the Grand Ballroom Exhibit Hall at Chicago's Navy Pier
as part of Gallery 37's Project Outcome Show, December 2000. Showcased at the National Association for Poetry Therapy Annual Conference held in Washington, D.C. May 2001. Highlighted at the City of Chicago Poetry Festival at the Harold Washington Library in Chicago, April 2002. Screened at "Merging Word and Image: Hybridity and Reimagining (New) Literacy through Media" at the 15th Annual Mardi Gras Conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, February 4, 2005.
I Call the Moon My Mother
Premiered at the National Poetry Association's 25th Annual Cin(E) Poetry Festival in San Francisco, CA, October 2000, screened at the Edgewise Vancouver VideoPoem Festival in Vancouver, B.C., November 2000, and was juried into "Cine-Nites" Short Film Competition in Los Angeles, CA, February, 2001.
Lost Saints/Spirit of Place: Belmont Rocks
Screened as the opening piece at the National Association for Poetry Therapy Annual Conference, May 2000, Albuquerque, NM and at the San Francisco Poetry Festival, November 1998, San Francisco, CA. Screened as part of an informal workshop at the Centrum Writer's Festival in Port Townsend, WA, July 1998, 1999, 2000.
In the Spirit: Retablos
Word and Image Collaboration: Poetry with image transfer on sheet metal. Images by Mary Russell. Exhibited at Casa Loca, September, 1998, Chicago, IL.
Spirit of Place: Belmont Rocks
Juried into the Sixth Annual Poetry Video Festival held at The Chopin Theatre, March 1997, Chicago, IL.
Word and Image Installation: Poetry video screened within a "temple" fashioned from fabric, the film featuring original paintings by Mary Russell. Exhibited at The American Center for Design, May 1996, Chicago, IL.
Merman (original poem)
Produced and composed by D. Edward Davis and performed by Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek
Durham, NC, 2012 at Duke University
Disco Valentine (opening monologue)
Produced and performed through New Town Writers: New Plays Reading Series
Chicago, IL, 2009 at Strawdog Theatre
Flesh is Enough
Produced and performed by Lionheart Theatre Company
Chicago, IL, 1994 at Bailiwick Repertory Theater
The Changeling in Exile
Produced and performed by Lionheart Theatre Company
Chicago, IL, 1992 at Chicago Uptown Community Center
Eric Hoffer Book Award 2008
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"Notable" Distinction for "Postcards from Heartthrob Town" in the category of "Memoir."
Potenza 2005 Film Festival: Short Films and Other Stories
Video Poetry Award 2005, First Place for the videopoem, "Dance of the Electric Moccasins."
Selected from nearly 1000 international entries, awarded the monetary prize of $2,000 Euro. Selected out of twenty-one top word and imagefinalists.
Illinois Arts Council Finalist Award in Poetry 2003
State Grant Award of $700.00 for selections from a developing unpublished poetry manuscript.
The Vision Award for Best Videopoem 2002
Given to "Excerpts from 'A Bird in Hand'" screened at the Edgewise Poetry Video Festival held in Vancouver, Canada, November 2002.
Most Innovative Video Award 2001
Given to "Elemental Reels" which screened at the Edgewise Poetry Video Festival held in Vancouver, Canada, November 2001.
City of Chicago Gallery 37 Project Grant
Awarded a $40,000 stipend to co-facilitate an interactive workshop in poetry video to advanced "Magnet" high school students from October 2000 to April 2001. "The Chicago Haiku Video Project" was screened in Chicago, December 2000 and "Innerscape 21" premiered in April 2001.
Robert Morris University Recognition Award
Faculty Advisor for the Performing Arts Group, Honorable Distinction, May, 2000.
People's Choice Award at the Sixth National Poetry Video Festival
Spirit of Place: Belmont Rocks, sponsored by Guild Complex and screened at the Chopin Theatre in Chicago, Illinois, April 1997.
Community Arts Assistance Program Grant
City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs
Stipend Grant for $1,000 to complete Poetry Video Project: Spirit of Place.
Academy of American Poets: University Award of Distinction
Frank Lawler First Prize Poetry Award
Awarded through Loyola University of Chicago, 1988