Claudette Cohen
Academic Background
Poetry and fiction, women and nature, war and the Humanities, survey courses in the Humanities, natural history, film, modern British literature, Chaucer, Romanticism, Shakespeare, American studies, publication design, postmodern narrative, art and music appreciation.
Work and Research on Combat Trauma and the Humanities
The Warrior’s Experience – Civilian to Soldier, Soldier to Citizen: training in military culture and experience for helping professionals, Fort Benning, GA, September 2012
Traveling the Warrior’s Journey, a seminar with Drs. Ed Tick and Sarah Lopez, hosted by Veteran’s Heart of Georgia, February 2012
Aftershock: Humanities perspectives on trauma conference, on scholarship, Washington, DC, November 2010
Summer Arts Leadership Institute, on scholarship, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, June 2009
Homeless veterans' stand-down volunteer, VFW, Wilmington, NC, 2010-2011
Anthony’s Plot, an intentional community for social justice; conducted outreach to homeless veterans, Winston-Salem, NC, 2011
Online bibliography on PTS, TBI, art therapy, writing therapy (ongoing)
Veterans Writing Collective co-founder, Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC
Professional Experience -  Teaching
Instructor, Creative Writing, Cape Fear Community College, Fall 2006
Instructor, Writing 2010: Academic Argument, University of Utah, Fall 2001
Instructor, Laramie County Community College, 2001
Instructor, Microsoft Office, MLC, Wilmington, North Carolina, 1999
Instructor, Composition, Reading, and Business Writing, Cape Fear Community College, 1993
Instructor, Marine Science and Special Activities, North Carolina Aquarium, Fort Fisher, 1991
Instructor, Freshman Composition, University of Wyoming, Laramie, 1988–1990
Teaching assistant, The Creative Impulse, survey course on the fine arts from Middle Ages through Enlightenment, University of Wyoming, 1989

Professional Experience -  NonProfit and Graduate Work
HR Technical Support, South East Area Health Education Center (SEAHEC), 2010
Program Coordinator, Cape Fear Literacy Council, 2008
Web designer, University of North Carolina Creative Writing Department, Wilmington, North Carolina, 1999
Information systems manager, NC Coastal Land Trust, Wilmington, North Carolina, 1993–1996
Professional Experience -  Editing and Technical Writing
Technical Writer, Randstad, 2012-3
Technical Writer, Strategic Staffing Solutions, 2011
Editor, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Wyoming, Winter 2001 to Spring 2004
Technical Writer, IDES, Laramie, Wyoming, 2000
Technical Writer, Micah Technology Services, Dallas, Texas, 1998
Information Systems Consultant, Metro Information Services, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1997
Documentation Specialist, Applied Analytical Industries, Wilmington, North Carolina, 1996–1997
Editor, Office of Contract Archeology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1992
Editor and Writer, Imaginations Advertising, Wilmington, North Carolina, 1991
Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing, University of North Carolina, Wilmington, North Carolina, 2000
Master of Arts, English, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, 1991
Bachelor of Arts, English and Creative Writing, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia, 1987
Associate in Liberal Arts, General Studies, DeKalb Community College, Dunwoody, Georgia, 1985
Doctoral courses in Creative Writing, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2001
Doctoral courses in American Studies, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1992
Squaw Valley Poetry Workshop, Squaw Valley, California, 2000
Honors and Awards
Doris Betts Fiction Prize, 2013
Semifinalist, James Applewhite Poetry Prize, 2013
First Place, Fiction, Page Crafters Prize, On the Same Page Writers Competition, 2013
Blonnie Bunn Wyche Memorial Scholarship, Fiction, 2013
Second Place, Treehouse Literary Loot Contest for Unusual Prose, 2013
First Place in Fiction, Southern Writers Symposium, 2012
Honorable Mention in Poetry, Southern Writers Symposium, 2012
First Honorable Mention in Fiction, Elizabeth Simpson Smith Short Story Contest, 2012
Third Place, McIntyre Light Verse Award, North Carolina Poetry Society, 2012
Third Place, Caldwell Nixon, Jr., Award, North Carolina Poetry Society, 2012
Finalist, North Carolina Humanities Council Linda Flowers Literary Award, 2011
First Place in Fiction, Winston-Salem Writers Anthology Contest, 2010
First Place in Poetry, Winston-Salem Writers Anthology Contest, 2010
Second Place in Poetry, Winston-Salem Writers Anthology Contest, 2010
Honorable Mention in Poetry, Winston-Salem Writers Anthology Contest, 2010
Honorable Mention in Fiction, Winston-Salem Writers Anthology Contest, 2010
First Place, Encore Magazine Fiction Contest, 2009
Winner, Summer Arts Leadership Scholarship Essay, 2009
Writer's residency, Ucross Foundation, Spring 2002
Teaching Fellowship, University of Utah, 2001
Elsie Rohrbough Scholarship, University of Utah, 2001
Semifinalist, Chesterfield Writer's Film Project, 2001
Scholarship, Squaw Valley Poetry Workshop, 2000
Outstanding Thesis Award, Creative Writing, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 2000
Scholarships and Graduate Assistantship, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 1999–2000
Finalist in Heekin Group Foundation Fellowship, 1999
First Place, Charles A. Shull Category, North Carolina Poetry Council Competition, 1997
Second Place, Thomas H. McDill Award, North Carolina Poetry Society Competition, 1997
Nominated by students for Golden Apple Teaching Award, 1990
Teaching Assistantship, University of Wyoming, 1988
Dean's List and Dean's Honors List, Agnes Scott College, 3.6 GPA, 1987
Graduate with High Honors, DeKalb Community College, Dean's List, 3.7 GPA, 1985
Prime Number Magazine, 2013, “Mole Crab”
Old Mountain Press, 2012, “Bison”
Testing the Waters, 2012, “Venus”
Pirene’s Fountain, 2011, “Chinese Sculpture at Innisfree, 1998”
Taking Flight-Winston-Salem in Prose and Poetry, 2011, “The Trunk”
Taking Flight-Winston-Salem in Prose and Poetry, 2011, “The Rock I Haven’t Found”
Taking Flight-Winston-Salem in Prose and Poetry, 2011, “Into Now”
storySOUTH, Spring 2010, “The Lightning Rod Salesman”
ditch, the poetry that matters, 2009, “Unfolding the labia”
ditch, the poetry that matters, 2009, “My Space”
ditch, the poetry that matters, 2009, “Einstein at the bus stop”
ditch, the poetry that matters, 2009, “email to God”
UWYO Magazine, 2002, "Not Dark Enough"
Lyric, 2002, "At the Threshold of Stillness"
Lyric, 2002, "Little boy waking up on the shore of a Louisiana Lake"
Squaw Valley Review, 2001, "If I could have a beard"
Mississippi Review, 2001, "How the Water Rolls"
Oklahoma Review, 2001, "Intelligent Observers"
Oklahoma Review, 2001, "Funeral Poem"
Fireweed, 2001, "On Judges 19:22-27 and an article about bog mummies"
Fireweed, 2001, “The Levite’s Concubine”
Mainstreet Rag, 2000, "Kure Pier"
The Southern Anthology, 1997-1998, "Propriety"
Earth's Daughters, 1996, "Menagerie"
Owen Wister Review, 1990, "Night Music"
Owen Wister Review, 1990, "Keats"
Owen Wister Review, 1990, "The Mall"
Aurora, 1987, "Keats"

Short Stories
Treehouse, 2013, “Ode on a Stick”
Cream City Review, Summer 2011, “Stepping into the Flood”
Taking Flight-Winston-Salem in Prose and Poetry, 2011, “The Face of the Earth”
Taking Flight-Winston-Salem in Prose and Poetry, 2011, “The Iron Rose”
Encore Magazine, “An Involuntary Intimate,” series throughout 2010.
Readings, Presentations, and Theatre
Deployed, Touring Theatre of North Carolina production, “The Mayor of Biscoe,” 2013
Poetry Scope, NC Natural Science Museum, Poetry Reading, “Into the Non-Human-Hearted,” 2013
Southern Writers Symposium, Short Story Reading, “The Mayor of Biscoe,” 2012
From Navel to Novel: How Interdisciplinary Study Can Help Your Writing, presented at the University of Utah's Graduate Conference, Fall of 2001
Professional Organizations and Meetings
Summer Arts Leadership Conference, ECU, Greenville, NC, 2009
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society since 1985
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society since 1991
Modern Language Association
Associated Writing Programs
North Carolina Writer's Network
North Carolina Poetry Society
North Carolina Writer's Network Conference, Fall 1998
Writer’s Round Table, Wilmington, North Carolina, 1998
Nature Writing Conference, Missoula, Montana, 1990
Association of Earth Science Editors
English Conference, University of Wyoming, 1989, Session Chair
Agnes Scott Writer's Festival, Decatur, Georgia, 1987


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