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Phoenix Writers Network: An Evening with Lois Roma-Deeley

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Master Class with Poet Lois Roma-Deeley Poetic Turns and New Directions: Creative Risk Taking in an Age of Anxiety

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Master Class with Renowned Poet Lois Roma-Deeley

Poetic Turns and New Directions: Creative Risk Taking in an Age of Anxiety

How do we invite creative risk taking into our writing? What stops us? In what ways can we allow our poems, short stories, novels or essays to take on a life of their own and fully develop? When does uncertainty become opportunity in our writing lives?

Bio:Lois Roma-Deeley’s fourth poetry collection The Short List of Certainties won the Jacopone da Todi Book Prize (2017). Her previous collections are: Rules of Hunger (2004), northSight (2006) and High Notes (2010)--a Paterson Poetry Prize Finalist. Her work is featured in—or forthcoming from-- numerous anthologies and journals, nationally and internationally.

She was named U.S. Professor of the Year, Community College, by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and CASE in 2012-2013. Roma-Deeley is the first national winner of this award that Arizona has ever had in any category. Some of her many awards for writing, teaching and leadership include: Pacific Regional Faculty Member Award, ACCT (Association of Community College Trustees); Woman of Distinction, Women’s Leadership Group, Maricopa Community Colleges; Making a Difference for Women Award,” Soroptimist International of Phoenix. In addition, she is was the key note speaker for Suffolk County Community College’s Creative Writing Festival, New York. She has taught creative writing at the graduate, undergraduate students for many years.

Currently, she is Associate Editor of the poetry journal Presence. From 1995-2005, she served as poetry editor for PKP Forum (formerly National Forum), a quarterly publication of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, with approximately 120,000 subscribers.

Roma-Deeley has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors for her poetry, including an Arizona Commission on the Arts, Artist Research Development Grant, Allen Ginsberg Poetry Competition, Emily Dickinson Poetry Competition. She was selected as a 2015 nomination for the ariZoni Award for Theatre Excellence, having written the script and lyrics for the music drama The Ballad of Downtown Jake, based on her poetry collection, High Notes. Further, she is a four-time recipient of a Ragdale Foundation Residency Fellowship (Lake Forest, IL).

Roma-Deeley founded and directed the creative writing and women’s studies program at Paradise Valley Community College; the Creative Writing Women’s Caucus of AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs, a national organization); Women Writers Workshop, ASU Women’s Student Center. Roma-Deeley has published literary criticism for Gale Research and Salem Press as well as a co-written and published an interview in national journal The Writer’s Chronicle on poet Martha Collins.

Roma-Deeley has read her work nationally at colleges, universities, museums and galleries, arts organizations, and community centers.

Roma-Deeley holds a Ph.D. from the Union Institute and University as well as an MFA from Arizona State University where she studied under the direction of Pulitzer Prize winner, National Medal of Arts recipient and former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove as well as such noted poets such Norman Dubie and Arizona Poet Laureate Alberto Rios. In collaborations with visual artists on several ekphrasis projects—Roma-Deeley’s poems have been exhibited nationally and internationally. Roma-Deeley has received grants for her writing from "Poets and Writers," Chicago Humanities Festival, Scottsdale Cultural Council, Scottsdale Cultural Council and Tempe Cultural Council.

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