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Lois Roma-Deeley

Author's Bio

Lois Roma-Deeley is the author of three collections of poetry. High Notes, a Paterson Poetry Prize finalist, is her third collection and forms the basis of a jazz opera for which she is writing the libretto. She was named 2012-2013 U.S Professor of the Year-Community College by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and CASE. She’s published in twelve national anthologies including Villanelles (Everyman's Library, Pocket Poets Series). Roma-Deeley has won numerous awards and honors for her poetry. Her poems appear in numerous literary journals in the U.S. and Canada. In collaborations with visual artists on several ekphrasis projects, Roma-Deeley’s poems have been exhibited nationally and internationally. She’s taught creative writing at the graduate and undergraduate levels and served for poetry co-editor for PKP Forum for ten years.

Publications and Prizes

High Notes (Benu Press, 2010), NorthSight (Singularity Press, 2006), Rules of Hunger (Star Cloud Press, 2004)
Love Rise Up (Benu Press, 2012), VILLANELLES (Everyman's Pocket Poetry Series) (Random House, 2012), New Hungers for Old: One-Hundred Years of Italian-American Poetry (Star Cloud Press, 2011), The American Voice in Poetry: the Legacy of Whitman, Williams, and Ginsberg (pccc, 2010), Letters to the World (Red Hen Press, 2007), "e"--The 2002 Emily Dickinson Awards Anthology (Universities West Press, 2002), "e"-The 2001 Emily Dickinson Award Anthology (Universities West Press, 2001), "e"-The 2000 Emily Dickinson Award Anthology (Universities West Press, 2000), Classical Antiquity (Pig Iron Press, 1994), la bella figura: a choice (Malafemmina Press, 1993), Looking For Home: Women Writing About Exile (Milkweed Editions, 1990)
5 AM , And / Or, Artful Dodge, Bellingham Review, Best Poem, Calapooya Collage, California Quarterly, Columbia Poetry Review, Comstock Review, Confluence, Controlled Burn, Elixir, Faultline, Hamilton Stone Review, Iris, Italian Americana, Oregon Review, Oxford Magazine, Paterson Literary Review, Pinyon Poetry, Redux, Revolver, Riverrun, Sow's Ear Poetry Review, Spillway, Studio, Superstition Review, The Citron Review, The Good Men Project, The Tishman Review, The Transnational, The Wallace Stevens Journal, Timbuktu, Verse-Virtual, Waterstone, Windhover
Poetic Dialogue: Poetry:Women: Art Project 2005 (2005)
High Notes,finalist, 2011 Paterson Poetry Prize; U.S Professor of the Year, Community College (named by Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and CASE), Samuel T. Coleridge Literary Prize; ariZONI Excellence in Theatre Award Nominee, Original Script, Adult Play or Musical “The Ballad of Downtown Jake” (based on High Notes), 2015; AWP (Associationof Writers and Writing Programs) George Garrett Award Nominee, 2015; The Short List of Certainties, Trio House Press, Open Reading, semi-finalist; Dan Shilling Public Humanities Scholar Award Nominee, 2015; Accepted as a Fulbright Specialist candidate, 2012-2017; Residency Fellowships, Ragdale, Lake Forest, IL, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2015 2013 Pacific Regional Faculty Member Award, ACCT (Association of Community College Trustees; Woman of Distinction, Women’s Leadership Group, Maricopa Community Colleges, 2013; Allen Ginsberg Poetry Competition; Emily Dickinson Poetry Prize; Paumanok Internationl Poetry contest (finalist)

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Listing last updated: December 5, 2015

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Born in:
Amityville, NY
Raised in:
North Babylon, NY

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