Colleen Webster lives at the juncture of the Susquehanna River and the Chesapeake Bay where she runs, bikes, kayaks, paddleboards and walks with her dog. 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 a field trip leader for the Maryland Ornithological Society, Harford Chapter and the Chesapeake Audubon Society. She teaches yoga and Paddleboard Yoga at various venues including The Arena Club. In the summers Colleen is a local kayak guide and paddle board instructor.
Her poetry, essays and book reviews have appeared in publications that include: 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 offers one woman shows on Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keeffe, Dorothy Parker, Rachel Carson and Emily Dickinson. More information on these and other presentations can be found on this website. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in poetry in 2002 and 2004, awarded the O’Henry Prize for Literary Excellence in Harford County, and appointed Poet Laureate of Havre de Grace in 2014.
Colleen M. Webster
Havre de Grace, MD 21078