JOANN GARDNER, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins (1983), specializes in nineteenth and twentieth century literature, women's studies and poetry. Her stories and poems have appeared in many publications, including Kalliope, Connecticut Review, Seneca Review, Crazyhorse and Madison Review. Her collection La Florida won the Weldon Kees Award for 2005. She is a member of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers and Director of Runaway with Words.
- La Florida (poems), Backwaters Press, 2006.
- Runaway with Words: A Short Course on Poetry and How to Take It with You (textbook), Anhinga, 1998.
- Runaway with Words: A Collection of Poems from Florida's Youth Shelters (anthology), Anhinga, 1997.
- Yeats and the Rhymers' Club: A Nineties Perspective (criticism), Peter Lang, 1989.
- "Where All Ladders Start," Journal for the Art of Teaching, 2006.
- "Glass Ceiling; Glass Sky," Kalliope, 2003.
HONORS AND AWARDS
- Winner of the Weldon Kees Award, 2005.
- Finalist for President's Continuing Education Award, 2003, 1995, 1994, 1993.
- NEA Arts Education Grant, 2002-2003, 2001-2002.
- Artist Residency and Fellowship, Blue Mountain Center for the Arts, 2001.
- Artist Residency and Fellowship, Villa Montalvo, 2000.
- Alternate for American Antiquarian Society Fellowship, 2000.
- NEH Travel to Collections Grant, 1984.