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Fiction Writer, Poet
Listing in Long Island Poetry Archival Center (Eileen A. Schrottke Loos). 1993-2006 -- Library Director (Eileen Annie Ball) for Franklin County, FLorida. Grantwriting, creative writing, family literacy, development of at-risk youth programs. Currently, part time project director for library-based programs for teens with an emphasis on life skill and career development, as well as creative and artistic programs. Focus is now on poetry and writing re-emergence.
Dr. David B. Axelrod, Suffolk County, Long Island’s Poet Laureate (2007-2009), maintains a website at www.writersunlimited.org/laureate where he offers his services to the public. Dr. Axelrod has published in hundreds of magazines and anthologies. He has been translated into fifteen languages. He is the recipient of three Fulbright Awards including his being the first official Fulbright Poet-in-Residence in the People’s Republic of China. The New York Times described him as “A Treat!” Dr. Axelrod’s nineteenth and newest book is How to Apologize (Paradise Islands Press, 2009) was chosen as a Small Press Review pick of the month.
Scott Bailey is a poet, a teacher and an editor. His degrees include a PhD in English from Florida State University’s Creative Writing Program (a major concentration in Modern American and British Poetry, minor in American Transcendentalism), a M.F.A. in Creative Writing from New York University, a M.A. in Creative Writing, and a B.A. in English (Summa Cum Laude) from the College of Arts & Letters, The University of Southern Mississippi. He has taught upper and lower-division courses at Florida State University, New York University, and The University of Southern Mississippi. He also has significant experience in the instruction of creative writing in alternative settings, such as correctional facilities, detention centers and hospitals, opportunities made possible from outreach organizations, specifically the Mississippi Arts Commission from which he received a writers-in-residence fellowship, and New York University from which he received a Starworks fellowship.