Tooker’s Poetry Featured in Several Publications

By Purnell T. Cropper | June 23, 2010

Michelle Tooker ’07, Marketing Writer for University Relations, recently had poems published in the Foundling Review and Gutter Eloquence. Her work also is forthcoming in The Schuylkill Valley Journal and  Ampersand. Read her poem “Storm Speak” here.

Tooker graduated with a bachelor’s in Print and Video Communications and is currently in the Master’s of Arts in English program. She recently completed her first chapbook-length collection under the guidance of Adjunct Professor Jeff Ingram. In the fall, she will begin her Master’s Thesis and plans to complete a poetry manuscript focused on the adventures and misadventures of traveling.

“The creative writing courses at Arcadia, both on the undergraduate and graduate level, have really helped me to hone my craft,” says Tooker. “Not only have I been able to work with some great professors like Dr. Wertime and Professor Ingram, but I’ve also made a lot of local literary connections. In May, I read in the Light of Unity Series, which is organized by Tamara Oakman ’10M, and I’m also in a writer’s group with some fellow graduate students and recent alumni. I would have never met these other talented writers or expanded my skills without Arcadia.”