WingSpan Poetry Project



Elizabeth Jacobson (Santa Fe/Miami), Founding Director of the WingSpan Poetry Project, has taught for over 30 years at colleges and elementary schools in both New York and New Mexico. She has worked with young women at risk from the now closed Pinon Hills facility in New Mexico, and has taught poetry classes at The Youth Development Program for men through Upaya’s Prison Project in Santa Fe.  Elizabeth has an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University and a BA in English from Rollins College.  She is the author of Not into the Blossoms and Not into the Air, winner of the 2017 New Measure Poetry Prize, forthcoming from Free Verse Editons/Parlor Press in 2018.  Her other books include Her Knees Pulled In from Tres Chicas Books, and two chapbooks from Dancing Girl Press,  Brown Stone and Are the Children Make Believe? 

Stella Reed (Santa Fe), Development Coordinator, and teacher for the WingSpan Poetry Project, has an MFA from New England College in New Hampshire. In conjunction with her work with the Whitney Project, Stella has led creative writing workshops for youth in northern New Mexico schools, and she has co-facilitated a writing group for young survivors of sexual assault. Included among her many achievements, Stella received a grant from Teachers & Writers Collaborative for the publication of the anthology If There is a Place, Writings by Kids About AIDS. She is the recipient of a NM Literary Arts grant for the poetry and visual arts workshop Ordinary Fabric, The Secret Language of Women.

Barbara Rockman (Santa Fe), Workshop Coordinator, has taught poetry and multi-genre writing for the past 16 years at the Santa Fe Community College, Renesan Institute for Lifelong Learning and in private workshops. She is the editor of the anthology Women Becoming Poems, and the author of the poetry collection Sting and Nest, winner of the New Mexico-Arizona Book Award and the National Press Women’s Book Prize. Barbara received her MFA In Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and her M.Ed. from Antioch -New England.