About Colleen Webster

Colleen Webster lives at the juncture of the Susquehanna River and the Chesapeake Bay where she runs, bikes, kayaks, paddleboards and walks with her dogs. When she comes inside she works as a Professor of English at Harford Community College, waiting for her next outdoor foray. In addition to her academic background in literature, she has earned a Master Naturalist Certificate from Harford County Parks and a certificate in Environmental Studies from Johns Hopkins University. She is an active member and field trip leader for the Maryland Ornithological Society, Harford Chapter and she teaches Vinyasa flow yoga, Hot Yoga and Paddleboard Yoga. In the summers she is a local kayak guide and serves as naturalist for Journeys with Nature, a breast cancer survivor retreat jointly offered by Johns Hopkins Breast Center and Harford Community College, as well as for other workshops and retreats.

Her poetry, essays and book reviews have been published by The Maryland Poetry Review, ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature, Tacenda, Milkweed Editions, Poetry Midwest, Isotope, Penumbra, The Women’s Review of Books and the Disquieting Muses Quarterly Review. She serves as a Speaker for the Maryland Humanities Council, through which she offers her one woman show on Frida Kahlo; in addition she performs as Georgia O’Keeffe and Emily Dickinson. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in poetry in 2002 and 2004, and awarded the O’Henry Prize for Literary Excellence in Harford County in 2004.

Colleen M. Webster
Havre de Grace, MD 21078


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