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Gayl F. Teller

Adjunct Associate Professor of Writing Studies and Rhetoric


MA, 1981, CUNY Queens Coll; MA, 1969, Teachers Coll, Columbia Univ; BA, 1967, CUNY Queens Coll


Gayl Teller was educated at Columbia University (MA) and at Queens College, CUNY (MA). Her poetry collections are AT THE INTERSECTION OF EVERYTHING YOU HAVE EVER LOVED (San Diego Poets Press), SHOREHAVEN (Mellen), MOVING DAY (Premier Poets Series), and ONE SMALL KINDNESS (Plain View Press). Director and founder of the Poetry Reading Series, under the auspices of the New York State Council on the Arts, at the Mid-Island Y, Plainview, NY, for the past twelve years, she has been teaching in the English department of Hofstra University since 1985.

She is an adjunct associate professor. Finalist for Nassau County Poet Laureate in 2007, she has conducted numerous poetry workshops and seminars and been the feature reader at many universities, poetry centers, and libraries. Her work has received the Edgar Allan Poe Prize, the Peninsula Library Poetry Prize, a National Federation of State Poetry Societies Prize, a National League of American PEN Women Prize, and The Connecticut Writer Prize; ONE SMALL KINDNESS was a finalist for the Blue Light Poetry Prize. Her poems are widely published and anthologized, and her reviews ofpoetry books have appeared frequently in SMALL PRESS REVIEW.

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
WSC 001 COMPOSITION Undergraduate
WSC 002 COMPOSITION Undergraduate
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