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Bauder Writer-In-Residence

HoCoPoLitSo works with the Howard County Public Schools System to provide a writer-in-residence for high schools. The Bauder 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.


HoCoPoLitSo is pleased to announce that its long-standing Bauder Writer-in-Residence and school programs are now significantly supported by a generous endowment from Dr. Lillian Bauder, community leader and resident of Columbia known for investing in educational access and advancement. Since the 1960’s, Lillian and her late husband Don have been engaged in civil rights and social justice efforts, and have supported the arts.


Photo Credit –  Brando Gould

Meet the 2022-2023 Bauder Writer-In-Residence: Regie Cabico 

Regie Cabico, a spoken word pioneer, has won The Nuyorican Poets Cafe Grand Slam and top prizes in three National Poetry Slams. Television credits include 2 seasons of HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, NPR’s Snap Judgment & MTV’s Free Your Mind. Cabico received the 2006 Writers for Writers Award from Poets & Writers for work that included teaching at-risk youth at Bellevue Hospital. As a theater artist, Cabico’s awards include three New York Innovative Theater Award Nominations for Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind with a win for Best Performance Art Production. The Kenyon Review named Regie Cabico the “Lady Gaga of Poetry”. The title of a soon to be released collection is I Don’t Understand published by Day Eight.


List of Writers In Residence by Year

  • 2021-2022 — Naomi Ayala – poet
  • 2020-2021 — Steven Leyva – poet, anime enthusiast
  • 2019-2020 — Teri Ellen Cross Davis – poet
  • 2018-2019 — Alan King – poet
  • 2017-2018 — Joelle Biele – poet
  • 2016-2017 — Daniel Johnston – playwright
  • 2015-2016 — Laura Shovan – poet
  • 2014-2015 — Joseph Ross – poet
  • 2013-2014 — Jenny O’Grady – poet, artist
  • 2012-2013 — Derrick Weston Brown – poet
  • 2011-2012 — Sandra Beasley – poet
  • 2010-2011 — Marion Winik – essayist, novelist, professor
  • 2009-2010 — Terence Patrick Winch – poet, musician
  • 2008-2009 — Elizabeth (Liz) Reese – poet
  • 2007-2008 — Truth Thomas – poet, musician
  • 2006-2007 — Gayle Danley- slam poet
  • 2005-2006 — Kendra Kopelke – poet, professor
  • 2004-2005 — Dr. Michael S. Glaser – poet, editor, professor
  • 2003-2004 — Jean Nordhaus – poet
  • 2002-2003 — Grace Cavalieri – poet, editor, radio host
  • 2001-2002 — Reuben Jackson – poet, curator
  • 2000-2001 — Lybumir Nikolov- poet, journalist
  • 1999-2000 — Edgar Gabriel Silex -poet
  • 1998-1999 — Barbara Goldberg –poet, writer
  • 1997-1998 — Michael Collier – poet, professor
  • 1996-1997 — E. Ethelbert Miller – poet, editor, director
  • 1993-1994 — Li Young Li – poet
  • 1992-1993 — Michael Dirda – editor
  • Earlier — Lucille Clifton, Roland Flint

HoCoPoLitSo partners with the Howard County Public School System to provide a writer-in-residence visit at each of the twelve county public high schools and Homewood Center. School programs are underwritten by a generous donation from Dr. Lillian Bauder.

To learn more or schedule a visit contact HoCoPoLitSo’s High School Liaison Judy Young at Judy_Young@hcpss.org or contact HoCoPoLitSo at HoCoPoLitSo.74@gmail.com or call 443.518.4568.

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