Faculty

Alison Apotheker

Alison Apotheker has been teaching at PCC for 10 years. Her poems have appeared in many national literary magazines, including Mid-American Review, Prairie Schooner, North American Review and Crab Orchard Review. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has received the C. Hamilton Bailey fellowship from Oregon Literary Arts. Her first book of poems, Slim Margin, published by WordTech Communications is available through Amazon and Powells.

She lives with her husband, two young children, and a dog named Norm in an old fixer-upper in NE Portland.

 
 
 
Elizabeth Knight

Elizabeth Knight received a BA in English from UNH where she studied poetry with Charles Simic. She has an MFA in poetry from the UM/Amherst. In 1990 she received the prestigious Massachusetts Artist Fellowship in Nonfiction. She has published poetry and non fiction in many journals and magazines, including Prairie Schooner, Poetry East, Fiberarts, American Craft and CLR -- Elizabeth is also a visual artist represented by PDX Gallery. She is currently working on a new book about animal assisted therapy, getting ready for a show in 2008 and training her 3 dogs in obedience and for therapy work. But she always has time for her students.

Michael McDowell

Michael McDowell has published fiction, poetry, and nonfiction in such publications as Penny Dreadful, the Pawn Review, the South Carolina Review, and Confluences. He currently writes prose mostly about nature and landscape writing and poetry mostly about “a sense of place.” Some of the prose appears in the anthologies The Ecocriticism Reader (Univ. of Georgia Press, 1996), Reading the Earth (Univ. of Idaho Press, 1998), and Fifty Key Thinkers on the Environment (Routledge 2001). Some of the poetry appears in Windfall: A Journal of Poetry of Place, which he co-founded and co-edits with Bill Siverly. He teaches poetry writing, creative nonfiction writing, and editing and publishing.