The official bio goes something like this: I am an associate professor at Roger Williams University School of Law, where I teach, among other things, Environmental Law and Law & Literature. Prior to this, I was an acting assistant professor at New York University School of Law, and before that I was an environmental attorney for the City of New York. In a prior era I was a magazine and web writer and editor. I am a graduate of Columbia University School of Law and Brown University, and, have my M.F.A. from the Graduate Creative Writing program at NYU. The reason I am here: I think this is a very, very cool place to be.
Writers that inspire me: Delillo, Pynchon, Keroauc (even still). Edward Abbey (the stance as much as the language), Annie Dillard (the language as much as the stance). Places that inspire me: Wilderness settings. Beaches and oceans in the Northeast, the Pacific Northwest, the California coast (from Big Sur north, anyway). Zen gardens. Wherever my daughter happens to be.
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