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ELOISE KLEIN HEALY

The Islands Project (Ren Hen Press)
"Some of these poems are electrifying ... others provocative ... and still others heartwrenching ... at least four good reaons to own this book."
~Maxine Kumin
Healy was the founding chair of the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Antioch University Los Angeles. She is the author of five books of poetry and three spoken word recordings. She has twice (Passing; Artemis in Echo Park) been a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in Poetry and a finalist for the Publishing Triangle's Audre Lorde Lesbian Poetry Prize. She was awarded the Horace Mann Award by Antioch University Los Angeles for her contributions to the arts and simultaneously was named Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing.
Ms. Healy directed the Women's Studies Program at California State University Northridge and taught in the Feminist Studio Workshop at The Woman's Building in Los Angeles. She is the co-founder of ECO-ARTS, an eco-tourism/arts venture.
In 2006, she established ARKTOI, an imprint with Red Hen Press that focuses on writing by lesbian authors.

Event date: 
Sunday, July 29, 2007 - 5:00pm