Howard Levy (President)
has published two books of poetry with CavanKerry Press, A Day This Lit and, most recently, Spooky Action at a Distance. He has been a faculty member for many years of the Frost Place and served on the Board of Trustees as treasurer of that organization for a number of years. He also served on the Board of NADAP, the National Association on Drug Abuse Problems, an organization whose mission was to foster employment of rehabbing ex-drug abusers. Howard taught in museums for many years, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art and founded and led an organization called Artists Teaching, an interdisciplinary group of artists who taught in museums across NY State. He left teaching in 1980, after winning a New York State Creative Artists Program grant, and entered the business world. He is an executive with Aon Risk Solutions, a Fortune 250 company. He lives in Amaghansett and New York City.
Owen Lewis (Vice President)
is the recipient of the 2016 International Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine, is the author of Best Man (winner of the Jean Pedrick Chapbook Prize, New England Poetry Club,) Sometimes Full of Daylight, and March in San Miguel. Among other prizes, he has received awards from The Mississippi Review, Connecticut River Review, Kent and Sussex Poetry Society (UK), London School of Jewish Studies (UK), Ver Poets (UK), and The Amherst Writers and Artists Press. He is a psychiatrist and professor at Columbia University where he teaches with the narrative medicine group. His second full-length book Marriage Map is forthcoming from Dos Madres Press in 2017.
Jeffery Morehouse (Treasurer)
serves as director of administration at Financial Asset Management Corporation in New York City. His clients have included Honda, Seiko, Nikko Securities, Sumitomo Heavy Industries, and Bristol-Meyers Squibb.
Carla Carlson (Secretary)
recently earned her MFA in poetry at Sarah Lawrence College after twenty-five years of stay-at-home mothering. During those years she also contributed to and supported her town community–Pelham, as a board member of the Pelham Children’s Center, the Junior League of Pelham, and numerous temporal positions related to the children’s schools, etc. Currently she divides her time attending poetry readings and art shows in New York City, and enjoys a diligent daily practice of reading, writing, and spending evenings in their newly empty nest in Bronxville, NY, with her husband Steve.
Dorothy Tapper Goldman
received a B.S. in Education from Tufts University and M.A. in Arts Education from Massachusetts College of Art. She was a professor in the departments of Architecture and Interior Design at Wentworth Institute of Technology from 1979-1990. She is a collector of rare and important Americana documents, Ming and Qing monochromes Blanc de Chine, 17th/18th C. vessels, Neolithic through Song ceramics and sculpture, Ming furniture, American and European drawings, watercolors, gouaches, Native American baskets and textiles, late 19th-early 20th C. material. Her board affiliations include the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museum, John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Jewish Theological Seminary, the Supreme Court Historical Society. She lives in New York City and in Paris.
received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and specializes in treating individual adults and teens suffering from depression, anxiety, medical problems and/or addictions. She also works with couples to facilitate clear, non-judgmental communication and to enhance intimacy. In addition to her psychology background, she holds an MFA in Creative Writing. The combination of professions has given her insight into the creative process, and she has successfully helped a variety of stymied artists revitalize their art-making process.
is an anti-corruption lawyer who assists clients in dealings with government officials. His previous practice included a range of contract, litigation, and media law matters for various clients. He was an entertainment critic for the Rochester (NY) Democrat and Chronicle and a reporter for Bloomberg News. David received his JD from Columbia Law School in 2003, and his BA from Yale University in 1999.
A native of California, Kimberly Nunes divides her time between Marin County and Carmel by the Sea, and gives the balance to the wilds of New York City and other foreign destinations. Kimberly centers her business affairs on a family run farming operation based in Salinas, California. Prior to devoting full time to raising three children who are now adults, she worked in marketing and sales in the cable TV and publishing industries. She also spent a year teaching undergraduate business courses at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA.
Committed to community, Kimberly has spent many years working as a volunteer and fundraiser for schools and the arts. Since 2008 she has been a trustee of the Sutter Pacific Medical Center Foundation in San Francisco where she is a member of the Grants and Disbursements and Finance committees, and chair of the Research and Education Leadership Council.
Kimberly holds a bachelor’s degree in French, an MBA in international marketing, an MA in Humanities, and an MFA in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College, 2013. Currently, she is completing one manuscript of poetry and working on two others. Some of her poems have been published in journals such as The Alembic, Caveat Lector, Mantis, Marin Poetry Center Anthology, The Madison Review, and WomenArts Quarterly. A nature and fitness devotee, when not writing or working, Kimberly manages the practicalities of loved ones and home, time and expansion.
is a founding editor and the director of Four Way Books. She holds degrees from New School University (BA) and from the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College (MFA). She is the author of five collections of poetry: The Thin Wall (University of Pittsburgh, 2017), The Beds (Autumn House, 2012), Mother Quiet (University of Nebraska Press / Zoo, 2004), Perfect Disappearance (2000 Green Rose Prize, New Issues Press), and At the Gate (Provincetown Arts, 1995). She has taught at Emerson College, New School University, and University of California, Irvine. She currently teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. She also has taught at The Frost Place, Third Coast Writer’s Conference, Bucknell University’s June Seminar for Younger Writers, and The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. She is a frequent panelist at universities and conferences around the country. She is the current director of the Frost Place Conference on Poetry. She lives in NYC.
worked in education as a teacher and administrator, after which he moved to the corporate sector, eventually establishing a San Francisco marketing research consultancy, now Schireson Associates, LLC, based in New York and serving large corporate clients. He received a BA in Anthropology from Cal Berkeley, a MEd from University of Victoria, an EdD from Harvard University, and an MFA from Warren Wilson College. Peter also trained extensively in Zen Buddhism in the U.S. and Japan. He has published two poetry chapbooks – The Welter of Me and You from Autumn House Press and The Salt from Unsolicited Press; his latest book – Sword of Glass – will be published summer 2019 by Broadstone Books. With his wife Grace Schireson, he is co-editor of Zen Bridge from Wisdom Books. He divides his time between Palo Alto, California and New York City.
is an otolaryngologist who practices at Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospitals. He studied English and American Literature and Language at Harvard University and received an M.F.A. in poetry from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop. He subsequently attended Baylor College of Medicine, completed his internship and residency at New York University Langone Medical Center, and fellowship in Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in New York City.