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HoCoPoLitSo works with the Howard County Public Schools System to provide a writer-in-residence for high schools. The writer-in-residence visits each of the county’s high schools over the course of the school year to work with students in writing workshops.

Meet the 2017/18 Writer-in-Residence: Joelle Biele

Joelle Biele is the author of White Summer and Broom and the editor of Elizabeth Bishop and The New Yorker: The Complete Correspondence.  A Fulbright professor in Germany and Poland, she has received awards from the Maryland State Arts Council and the Poetry Society of America.  Her essays and fiction appear in American Poetry ReviewAntioch ReviewBlack Warrior ReviewGettysburg ReviewHarvard Review, and New England Review.  She has taught American literature and creative writing at Johns Hopkins University, the University of Maryland, Goucher College, the University of Oldenburg, Germany, and Jagiellonian University, Poland.

Her upcoming poetry collection, Tramp, will be released in February 2018 by Louisiana State University Press.

Learn more about Joelle Biele by visiting her website at www.joellebiele.com.

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