Poet, Perfomer, Educator, Mom Extraordinaire
Corie Feiner was raised in New York and California, and is now happy to also call Yardley, PA home.
Feiner received a degree in English from the University of Pittsburgh, before earning her MFA in Poetry from NYU in 2001. While at NYU she was awarded, for two consecutive years, the Starworks Teaching Fellowship and the Goldwater Writing Workshop Fellowship.
She is the author of the poetry collection, Radishes into Roses (Linear Arts Press); her work has been published widely in such journals as Calyx, Kalliope, The Cortland Review, Zeek, Runes, The Jewish Review, and Natural Bridge. Her poem, Subway Pastoral, was the winner of the 2007 Vent Your Inspiration Poetry Contest, and she is a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee. Her first children's book, Who Was Born at Home? (Four Steps Press) was released in September 2011.
The founder of several major reading series, Feiner is also an internationally known performance poet. She has been featured at venues such as the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, the 92nd Street Y, The Joyce Theatre, and Tel Aviv University. Her performances have been called "wonderful' by the New York Times and "absorbing" by Backstage Magazine.
Feiner has taught at NYU and Manhattanville College, and is a longtime teaching-artist for such organizations as Teachers & Writers Collaborative, Poets & Writers, and Poets House. She has also conducted multiple teacher-trainings and presentations on integrating poetry into curriculums and serving students with special needs for organizations such as Channel Thirteen, the New York Public Library, and The NYC Department of Education. Her workshops have been called "lilting" by The Greenwich Time, and "inspiring" by The Riverdale Press.
Currently, she is the Poetry Editor of the Bellevue Literary Review, and the 2012 Poet Laureate of Bucks County, PA.