More About the Author
Vanessa Haley, an award-winning poet and formerly Associate Professor of English at the University of Mary Washington, is also a licensed clinical social worker who has practiced psychotherapy for 11 years. She is the author of a collection of poetry, The Logic of Wings, as well as an Instructor's Manual for Fictions (Harcourt College Texts). Her poems have appeared in journals such as Poetry, Southern Poetry Review, The Gettysburg Review, Sojourner, and Alaska Quarterly Review; and in anthologies, including Reading Poetry: An Anthology of Poems (Random House). Her essay, "How I Learned to Count to Four and Live with the Ghosts of Animals" was included in Poets on Prozac: Mental Illness, Treatment and the Creative Process (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008). After recently teaching for two years at a college preparatory high school, she has devoted herself to developing secondary English curriculum BOX SETS to provide intellectually stimulating & fun lesson plans and activities for classroom use. Her handmade board games are designed to integrate right brain/left brain processing of literary works. She invites you to visit her web site at www.PlayGamestoLearn.com.