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University Prof with two decades of teaching English in the US and abroad


I believe in creating a positive learning experience, and make my lessons student-centered and fun. Whenever possible, we play games, and I create a reward system to suit each student. I love English and teaching students of all ages and levels. Let's have fun learning together!


I have a PhD in English and creative writing, with more than two decades of teaching experience with both native speakers and foreign-language students, at both universities and community learning centers. My students have gone on to not only gain better communication and creativity skills, but also to obtain acceptance into prestigious programs of study, publish books, and win writing awards.


Rate for online lessons : $30/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $125
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $250


My rates are above average, reflecting my educational and work background.

Lessons offered by Heidi
The lessons will be held
at her home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Literature
  • Creative writing
  • Essay writing
  • Resume / Cover letter writing prep
  • College / University Preparation
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College
  • Adult Education
  • MBA

Heidi's resume

January 2018

PhD University of Georgia [English Literature & Creative Writing], May 2012
MFA Syracuse University [Poetry/Creative Writing] 1998
BA University of Georgia [Psychology] 1994
Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, ITC-Prague 1999

DaDaABC, Online, TEFL Teacher Dec. 2017-present.

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. Assistant Professor of English, Creative Writing Program, 2014-present.

Piedmont College, Athens, GA. Assistant Professor of English, Co-Director of the Creative Writing Track, Director of the Learning Center, 2012-2014.

University of Georgia, Athens, GA. Teaching Assistant, 2010-2013; 2000-2003. (Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award).

Irish Writers’ Centre, Dublin, Ireland. Creative Writing Instructor, 2008-2009.

National Forensic Mental Health Services, Dublin, Ireland. Visiting Writer, 2008-2009.

The Language House, Prague, Czech Republic. 1998-1999.

Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York. Professional Writing Instructor, 2003-2006; Teaching Assistant, 1996-1998.

Ahsahta Press , Boise State University. Forthcoming, Spring 2018

Noise Event
Ahsahta Press, Boise State University. May, 2013
Dog Girl
Ahsahta Press, Boise State University. September, 2007
Runner-up, Sawtooth Poetry Prize

Guess Can Gallop
New Issues, Western Michigan University. August, 2004
Winner, New Issues Poetry Prize 2004

Take Care Fake Bear Torque Cake, A Memoir
Caketrain, 2012

Take Care Fake Bear Torque Cake, A Memoir (chapbook)
3rd bed, 2006

Edited Anthologies
Big Energy Poets: Ecopoetry Thinks Climate Change, edited with Amy King
BlazeVOX. September 2017

Personal Essays
"Even the Rocks Cry Out: A Year by the Sea in Rosslare, Ireland," Timber (2013).

Essays, articles and chapters
"Songs of Our Nonselves" (essay review of Viability, Sarah Vapp; Journal of Ugly Sites, Stacy Szymaszek) Georgia Review (Fall 2017).

"Turning on the Language: Reaching Clinamen in Harryette Mullen’s ‘Sleeping with the Dictionary’," Voltage, editor Michael Theune and Kim Addonizio (Feb. 4, 2013).

"Metaphors We Teach By," Beyond the Workshop, editor Paul Perry, (Kingston University Press,

"Beyond Good and Oil," Interim, editor Jonathan Skinner (Fall 2011).
"Under the Spell," Grist (Spring 2011).

Panels and presentations
CD Wright Women Writers Conference

“Not Having Feelings Is Boring,” New Orleans Poetry Festival, New Orleans, LA, April 20, 2017.

“Good Grief,” (organizer, moderator, presenter) Associated Writers and Writing Programs, Washington DC, February 09, 2017.

“I Is Them Others: Writing the Necropastoral Tradition,” New Orleans Poetry Festival, New Orleans, LA, April 16, 2016.

“The Natural Writer: Unschooling the Creative Writing Classroom” (moderator and organizer), Associated Writers and Writing Programs, Los Angeles, March 31, 2016.

"Poetry Field Research: Enchantment in the Mobile-Bay Watershed" Association for Science, Literature and the Environment International-UK, University of Cambridge, UK, September 2015.

"‘The Asshole of Comedown:’ Poetry and Waste.” ASLE Conference, Moscow, ID, June 2015.

"Mobile-Bay Watershed Excursions: The Poetics and Pedagogy of Enchantment." &NOW: Blast Radius Innovative Writing Conference, CalArts, LA, CA, March 2015.

Editors panel. University of North Carolina Writer’s Festival. Wilmington, NC, October 2014.

Ahsahta 40th Anniversary Reading (moderator and presenter). Associated Writers and Writing
Programs Conference, Seattle, WA, March 2014.

"For the Love of Garbage: The Spiritual Possibilities of Trash in A.R.
Ammons Garbage." Utopian Studies, Charleston NC, November 2013.

"This Digital Life: A Themed Freshman Sequence." South Atlantic Modern Language
Association, Atlanta, GA, Fall 2013.

"Beyond Self and Epic: The Counter-Epic Impulse in Alice Notley’s Descent of Alette, Anne
Waldman’s Manatee/Humanity, and Juliana Spahr’s This Connection of Everyone with
Lungs." Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment Conference.
University of Kansas, Lawrence, CA, May 28-June 1, 2013.

"In the Holler: The Ecologic of Aleatory Procedural Poetics," Ecopoetics Conference.
University of California, Berekley, CA, February 22, 2013.

"Beyond the Workshop: Metaphors We Teach By." Associated Program of Writers and Writing
Programs. Chicago, IL, February 6, 2012.

"Creative Writing Exchanges: Building Community Outside the Writing Classroom."
Associated Program of Writers and Writing Programs. Chicago, IL, February 2012.
"The People Are--Poking Back: How the Poets for Living Waters Project
[Re]Writes Oil."Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment
Conference. Indiana University. Bloomington, IN, June
21-26, 2011.

"I be good girl with my magic / markers: What’s at Stake in Anne Sexton’s ‘Her
Kind’ and Rachel Blau DuPlessis’s ‘Draft 2: She’." New Voices Conference:
A Study of Humor in the Humanities. Georgia State University. Atlanta, GA,
October 9, 2010.

Appalachian Field Guide

Electronic Gurlesque

“Embryonic Sestina,” The Incredible Sestina Anthology, edited by Daniel Nester
(McSweeney’s, 2014).

"My 'Birds sporadically dispersed, floating southward, about a mile slick of them,'" The
Spirit of Black Mountain College, edited by Lee Ann Brown (Lorimer Press, 2013).

"My 'that they were at the beach, '" Delirious Hem: Leslie Scalapino Tribute (September

"Fonder a Care Kept, " "Lilith of the Early Monikers," "Literal of Apparition," "Just Push
Me Into the Water So I Can Float," "Orgic," The Gurlesque, edited by Arielle Greenberg
and Lara Glenum, (Action Books, 2010).

"Februallad," Letters to the World, Poems from Wom-Po (Red Hen, 2008).

"Real Toads," Best American Poetry 2004, guest editor, Lyn Hejinian; series editor,
David Lehman (Scribner, 2004).

"Brink Me," edited by Ren Powell, Bedside Guide (No Tell Motel Press, 2006).

Poetry in periodicals
“Dust,” “Fisherman,” “Toad,” “Forbidden,” Duniyaadaari (January 2018).
“The Land of K,” Open Letters Monthly (November 2017).
"Yelp, Desoto State Park," "A**AA*A*A of the Gray FoXXX," ,"A**AA*A*A of the Bess Beetle," "Yelp, Oak Mountain State Park," "A**AA*A*A of the Man," Denver Quarterly (Summer 2017).
“Trail, September 15,” Ecotone (Spring 2017).
"Bogey," The Volta (Fall 2015).
"Trail: June 5, 2015," "Albaamaha of the Mycelium," and "Albaamaha of the Florida Sand Dollar," Verdad (Fall 2015)
"Trail: August 25, 2014" Eleven Eleven (Issue 19, 2015).

"Trail: January 24, 2015," "Leap Cast," Berkeley Review (Issue 44, 2015).

"Trail: September 13, 2014," jubilat, (2015).

"O Anti O Antiphons," American Poetry Review, (November 2014).

"Original Ground, September 13, 2013," Ampersand, (August 2014).

"Trail," "Trail," Ecotone, (Spring 2014).

"Gown Forever, " "Box::Office, " Fringe (Summer 2013).

"Want Only," "Two Numerous," and "Things among Things," Cannibal (Spring

"Psalm 3” “Psalm 129” “Psalm 150,” Fringe (Fall 2012).

"Things Between Themselves," The Academy of American Poets, Poets.org
(November 1, 2011).

"The Art Lands," "Psalm 74: 16-17," "Psalm 45: 7-8," Real Poetik (Summer 2011).

"Psalm 8," "Psalm 139," Grist (Spring 2011).

"Psalm 1," "Psalm 27," "Psalm 91," "Psalm 93," Caketrain Issue 08 (2010).

"A Horizon Not Known for Its Snow," Eleven Eleven (Fall 2010).

"brain fall," "Dummy," Esque (September 2010).

"it’s true, he was a boy with a go-cart who drove by," Spiral Orb (Spring 2010).

"Self-portrait in a Train Window," "Irish Lullaby, " Prelude (Spring 2010).

"Cradle Song," Women Studies Quarterly (2009).

"Phaeton Dashed Forward, He Knew Not Whither," Green Mountains Review
(Summer 2008).

"Psalm 136," "Psalm 23," "Psalm 23," "Prayer," Chicago Review (Autumn, 2007;

"Novekphrasis," "Just Push Me Into The Water So I Can Float, " Green Integer
Review. No. 9 (Jun-Oct 2007).

"In My Dream You Were Church Regulated," PIF (November 2006).

"Flown the Parrots of Averse Writing," McSweeney’s Internet Tendency (September
10, 2006).

"Tine Has A Point," "Bitch Session," Sweet Cud (Autumn 2006).

"A Soup on the Tray," Ploughshares (Spring 2006).

"Doe Re::Me Doe," "The Cloak of Fronds," "Orge (sic)," "Sun Quite Bride," Salt
Hill Issue 17 (Fall 2005).

"1," "2," "3," "4," "5," "Archery," "Condition," "Damsel in Undress,"
"Febrose," "Outcast," Free Verse (Winter 2005).

"10," "11," "12," "13," "Cicadas," "Red Maple," "Anhinga," Argotist (December

"The Village," "The Laze of Bulk," "The Lush of Sulk," Gut Cult (Winter 2005).

"Septemijo," "Heresy Rhyme," "Aching Common Sense," "When the Echophiliac
Went Slack to See," "Reddening Devout of the House," Slope (Winter 2005).

"State of Mind," MiPoesias (Summer 2005).

"Ten Paces Off Confidential Information," Columbia Poetry Review (Spring/Summer
"Take Care Fake Bear Torque Cake 1," "Take Care Fake Bear Torque Cake 2,"
Skein (2005).

"Interview," Typo (No. 6, 2005).

"Brink Me," "Chide My Palsy," "Epistle," "A Lovely Girl, Sixteen Years Old,"
"The Lox," No Tell Motel (September 2004).

"The Gulf Streams, I-XIV," Bird Dog (Summer 2004).

"The Clack of Sands,""The Lack of Height," "The Brook of Palms," Aught No. 13

"Take Care Fake Bear Torque Cake," "The Hose that Jake Belt," "Unconscious
Gaping Voluble," Unpleasant Event Schedule (Winter 2003).

"Awe Enduring Countenance," "Letter of Apparition," Tarpaulin Sky (Winter

"Wrestling with the Concrete I," "Wrestling with the Concrete II," "Wrestling
with the Concrete III," Denver Quarterly Vol. 38, No. 3 (Fall 2003).

"Real Toads," "Barometric," "Lifestyle Cloisters," La Petite Zine Issue 13 (Summer

"A Sentimental Story about Your Wink," LIT (2003).

"A Dyad Felling and Other Toils," "Another Story with a Burning Yarn in It," 3rd
bed Vol. 1, Issue 8 (2003).

"One of the Best Things Going is Inquiry," "Alchemy of the Orange," Skein Vol. 1,
Issue 1 (2003).

"That's One World Too Many Out of You," "The Sons of England, We're Surely
West, Heidi You Orange," HOW2 Vol. 1, No. 8 (Fall 2002).

"Numerous with Suns these Various Fruits have Heaped this Table," "Due
Pandora," Castagraf Vol. 1, Issue 4. (Fall 2002).

"A Blindfold, yet Hanging in the Stars," "Cassie Tells It Like It Is, "Lilith of the
Early Monikers," HOW2 Vol. 1, No. 7 (Spring 2002).

"A Daughter has her Madness Too," "Song of my (M)other," "We're Should I Lose
that Hanker Chief," "Witch One is Witch a Lynching," Slope Issue 14
(Winter-Spring 2002).

"What's That?," "Hang up All Your Tragedies," 3rd bed Vol. 1, Issue 1 (1999).

Lighting the Shadow by Rachel Eliza Griffiths. The Georgia Review. (Fall 2016).

The Welsh Poems by Peter Finch. Chicago Review (Autumn 2007).

Ledger by Susan Wheeler. Boston Review (Jan/Feb 2006).

This Connection of Everyone with Lungs by Juliana Spahr. Boston Review (Nov/Dec 2005).

First Intensities (Winter 2004). Verse (2005).

American Godwar Complex by Patrick Herron. Verse (January 2005).

And Then Something Happened by Susan Schultz. Boston Review (March/April

Spar by Karen Volkman. Salt Hill (2006).

Scratch Sides: Poetry, Documentations, and Image-Text Projects by Kristin Prevallet. Verse (Summer 2004).

Alaskaphrenia by Christine Hume. Verse (November 2004).

The Sleep that Changed Everything by Lee Ann Brown. Verse (October 2004).

Vertical Elegies by Sam Truitt. Verse (Summer 2004).

Winter Sex by Katy Lederer. Denver Quarterly Vol. 38, No. 3 (Fall 2003).

Sleeping with the Dictionary by Harryette Mullen. The Georgia Review Vol. LVII, No. 1 (Spring 2003).

The Chime by Cort Day. EPR Issue 3 (Spring 2002).

Utopic by Claudia Keelan. EPR Issue 3 (Spring 2002).

Selected readings
Arts Estuary, New Orleasns Poetry Festival, New Orleans, LA
Athica Gallery, Athens, GA
2010 AWP Ahsahta offsite, Denver, CO
Avid Bookstore, Athens, GA
Bankhead Reading Series, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
Best American Poetry, Makor NYC
Burning Chair Reading Series, NYC
Carrboro Poetry Festival, Carrboro, NC
Catawba Community College, Hickory, NC
Celebration of New Jersey’s Literary Journals, West Caldwell, NJ
Clayton State University, Atlanta, GA
Coven Reading, Resist/Replenish, Washington DC
Demolicious Reading Series, Cambridge, MA
Desert Island Supply Company, Birmingham, AL
Ecopoetics Conference, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Egans, Tuscaloosa, AL
Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Frequency Poetry Series, Four-faced Liar, NYC
Impossible Language Reading Series, Memphis, TN
Indian Springs School, Birmingham, AL
New Voices Conference, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Pete's Big Salmon Reading Series, Williamsburg, NY
Poets and Busboys, Washington D.C.
Potion Launch, 312 Gallery, Chicago, IL -
Pure Products Reading Series, Tuscaloosa, AL
Slashpine Poetry Hike, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
Raymond Carver Reading Series, Syracuse University, NY
Tarpaulin Sky Reading Series, NYC
Trobar Reading Series, Oxford, MS
University of Kansas, Lawrence, KA
University of North Carolina, Wilmington, NC
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
West End Poetry Series, Ithaca, NY
Wexford Library, Wexford, Ireland
Write Thing Reading Series, Buffalo, NY

Co-editor. Big Energy Poets: Ecopoetry Thinks Climate Change, (BlazeVOX, 2017).
Co-founder and Co-editor. Poets for Living Waters, 2010-2011 (web).
Faculty advisor, Trillium, Piedmont College, 2011-2012.
Founder and editor. pressing on, 2010.
"Introducing Farah Marklevits" Octopus: New Poets Issue, Summer 2005.
Assistant to the Chair. Helen Lanier Speakers Series, UGA, 2001-2003.
Assistant to the Editors. The Georgia Review, 2002-2003.
Associate Editor. Verse, 2001-2002.
Assistant Editor. Salt Hill, 1997-1998.
Poetry Editor. Salt Hill, 1996-1997.

Elizabeth Thiel (Undergraduate Honors)

Robert Spenser Feller (MFA)

Sam LaMura (MFA)

Wyatt McMurry (MFA)

Susanna Kaletski (Undergraduate Honors)

Kayleb Rae Candrilli (MFA)
What Runs Over (hybrid)
Winner YesYes Pamet River Prize, 2016

Ryan Bollenbach (MFA)
A Third Floral Thinking (poetry)

Matt Jones (MFA)
The Fantasy Cycle: A Collection (nonfiction)

Steve Reaugh (MFA)
In Profile (hybrid)

Ashley Chambers (MFA)
The Exquisite Buoyancies (poetry/performance)
(finalist Yale Younger Poetry Prize & Sawtooth Poetry Prize, 2015)

Sally Rodgers (MFA)
To Be Awful (poetry)

Research Grants Committee Award, University of Alabama, 2014-2017.
College Academy of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Grant, University of Alabama,
Sawtooth Poetry Prize (runner-up), 2012.
New Issues Poetry Prize, 2003.

Job Market Graduate Committee, University of Alabama, 2016-present.
Bankhead Reading Series Chair, University of Alabama, 2014-2016
Creative Writing Departmental Subcommittee, University of Alabama, 2014-present.
Creative Writing Track Co-Director, Piedmont College, 2012-present.
Learning Communities Committee, Piedmont College-Athens, 2013-present.
Assessment Committee, Fall 2013.
Enrollment Management Committee (Curriculum Sub-committee Chair), Spring 2014
Committee for Critical Thinking, Piedmont College, 2012-present.
Writing Awards Committee, Piedmont College, 2011-present.
Administrator, Humanities Social Networking, 2011-present
Administrator, Piedmont College Writers blog, 2011-present.

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