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Lois Roma-Deeley is the author of three collections of poetry: Rules of Hunger (2004), northSight (2006) and High Notes (2010)—a Paterson Poetry Prize Finalist. Her poems have been featured in numerous literary journals and anthologies including, Villanelles (Pocket Poets Series), Political Punch: The Poetics of Identity Anthology, Transnational (forthcoming), Spillway, The Wallace Stevens Journal, Bellingham Review, 5 AM, Artful Dodge< and many more. She has served as a creative writing contest judge at the local, state and national levels. Roma-Deeley has won numerous awards and honors for her poetry and is the recipient of a 2016 Arizona Commission on the Arts, Artist Research and Development Grant. Further, she is a 2015 nominee for the ariZoni Award for Theatre Excellence, original script for the music drama for "The Ballad of Downtown Jake" for which she wrote the book and lyrics. In 2012, she was named the U.S. Professor of the Year, Community College, by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Roma-Deeley has taught creative writing at the graduate, undergraduate students and community members for many years. She founded the creative writing and the women's studies programs at Paradise Valley Community College.
For more on Lois, please visit her website here.