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Dr. Elaine K. Woodruff, International Poetry Hall of Famer.



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Dr. Elaine Woodruff

Dr. Elaine Woodruff
 is an
International Poetry Hall of Famer.

          A talented poet and writer, Dr. Elaine Woodruff has published numerous individual poems, articles, reviews, and a book of her poetry entitled Before the Burning  (Edwin Mellen Press, 1994. In 2004, she presented a paper on short fiction at the University of Salamanca in Spain. In 2005, she presented on Nobel Prize-winning poet Wislawa Szymborkska at Cambridge University in England. In summer 2006, she participated alongside poets from around the world in a creative writing program at the University of Oxford. Dr. Elaine Woodruff presented a paper in February 2007 at New York’s prestigious Columbia University. Dr. Elaine Woodruff's presentation entitled, "Keeping a Place for Poetry: A Flight from Obsolescence," was part of the 2007 International Symposium on New Directions in the Humanities. The conference was sponsored by Columbia's Center for Comparative Literature and Society.

        Dr. Elaine Woodruff earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. She graduated from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks with a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, and earned her doctorate in English from the University of Denver. Dr. Elaine Woodruff joined the faculty at Colorado Christian University in 1993, where she currently teaches literature and creative writing.

 A member of the Academy of American Poets, International Society of Poets (ISP), International Women’s Writing Guild, and the National Women's Hall of Fame, Dr. Elaine Woodruff was nominated in 1996 as ISP Poet of the Year. She was a semifinalist in 1997, and was also elected that year to the International Poetry Hall of Fame. In 1998, she participated in a women’s studies delegation to South Africa. The group visited Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Cape Town—respectively, home to the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial branches. While there, they dialogued with fellow scholars on topics that included among other matters the reconciliatory effort in post-apartheid South Africa.

       Dr. Elaine Woodruff lives in Golden, Colorado, with her husband, Thomas. They have two grown sons.



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