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Sheila Sanderson, M.F.A. - Faculty

 


928-350-2247

 

220 Grove Avenue
Prescott, AZ   863031

 

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Sheila  Sanderson, M.F.A.
 

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Sheila Sanderson
Arts & Letters
M.F.A., Poetry, University of California, Irvine, 1986; M.A., English, Murray State University, 1984; B.S., English, Murray State University, 1981.
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Sheila taught at the University of California, Irvine, and at Yavapai College prior to joining the Prescott College faculty in 1990. She teaches American and world literature courses, poetry workshops and editing practicum courses, and often mentors sense of place and travel writing independent studies. She also serves as poetry editor and creative nonfiction co-editor for Alligator Juniper, Prescott College's award-winning national literary journal and as co-coordinator of the Southwest Writers Series, a series that brings both regionally and nationally-known authors to Prescott for public readings and community forums. Her own poems have appeared in journals such as Alaska Quarterly Review, Atlanta Review, Cimarron Review and Crazyhorse.  She is also the author of Keeping Even (Stephen F. Austin University Press, 2011), a collection of poems.

"Writers must always balance writing for themselves and writing for a more public audience. The function of a writing instructor, then, is to create an atmosphere in which students might explore and approach that balance. I encourage students to be creative writers and critical readers. My rural Kentucky background has given me a strong sense of place, community, and history, as well as a love for stories. Stories are why I often keep long office hours, strike up conversations with strangers, and travel to out-of-the-way places.  I am at Prescott College because its philosophy validates my own process of learning and my style of teaching: here I am encouraged to experiment, to cross disciplines, to go out into the field, but most importantly, to spend time really working with students."

Courses Taught:

Poetry Workshop; Advanced Poetry Workshop; Literary Journal Practicum; Voices from Latin America; American Mosaic; World Mosaic; In and Out of Africa; Vintage Verse; Sense of Place Kino Bay; Writing Workshop

 

 

 

Background & Experience

Selected Publications (Return to top)

Sheila's poems have appeared in journals such as Alaska Quarterly Review, Atlanta Review, Cimarron Review and Crazyhorse.  She is also the author of Keeping Even (Stephen F. Austin University Press, 2011), a collection of poems.


Education (Return to top)

M.F.A., Poetry, University of California, Irvine, 1986; M.A., English, Murray State University, 1984; B.S., English, Murray State University, 1981.


Expertise (Return to top)

Sheila is an instructor of modern and contemporary literature courses, poetry workshops, editing practicum courses, and sense of place and travel writing independent studies.  She is also the poetry editor and a creative nonfiction co-editor of Prescott College's award-winning national literary journal, Alligator Juniper, and the co-coordinator of the Southwest Writers Series, a series that brings both regionally and nationally-known authors to Prescott for public readings and community forums.


Coverage in News & Media (Return to top)

Sheila is the poetry editor and creative nonfiction co-editor for Alligator Juniper, Prescott College's national literary journal, which has won two content awards from Associated Writing Programs.  It has also been positively reviewed in several print and online forums.  Poems from several issues have been featured on Verse Daily.


 

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