M.J. Iuppa is the Director of the Visual and Performing Arts Minor Program, Writer-in-Residence (1999-2015) and Lecturer in Creative Writing at St. John Fisher College. Since 2000, she has been a part time lecturer in Creative Writing at The College at Brockport. Since 1986, she has been a teaching artist, working with students, K-12, in Rochester, NY, and surrounding area. She has three full length poetry collections, Small Worlds Floating (2016) and Within Reach (2010), both from Cherry Grove Collections, and Night Traveler from Foothills Publishing (2003). She also has 5 chapbooks; the most recent is Between Worlds from Foothills Publishing (2013), which is a collection of lyric essays, flash fiction and prose poems. She received Writers and Books’ The Big Pencil Award, honoring her lifelong contributions to Rochester’s Literary Community.
At St. John Fisher College, she has received the Part-Time Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence (May 2000), The Father Dorsey Award (2000-2001 and 2002-2003), and a Certification of Recognition from The Monroe County Legislature (April 2003). Most recently awarded the New York State Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching (2017). She served as the poetry advisor for New York State Foundation for the Arts (2007-2012). She and her husband Peter Tonery live on a small farm in Hamlin, NY, where they have been practicing organic food sustainability for the past 16 years.
Paperback: 76 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books (November 19, 2017)