Betty Lies taught high school English for 28 years, 25 of them at Stuart Country Day School. She also taught at the college level, at the University of Connecticut and The College of New Jersey.
When she retired from the classroom, she became a Poet in the Schools for the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, teaching poetry writing all over the state to grades 1-12. She was named a Distinguished Teaching Artist by the Council. At Carleton College, she was given an alumna award for Distinction in Arts Education.
Now she is teaching classes at the Senior Resource Center in Princeton and tutoring foreign graduate students for Princeton University. Ms. Lies has published three books of poetry: The Blue Laws, The Day After I Drowned, and Padiddle. She has also published three books of prose: The Poet’s Pen, My Ticket to Tomorrow, and Earth’s Daughters: Stories of Women in Classical Mythology. She is the senior poetry editor of U.S. 1 Worksheets and a founding member of the critique group of poets, Cool Women, who give readings and periodically publish anthologies and CDs.
Paperback: 106 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books (June 9, 2017)