Lorraine Healy is an Argentinean poet and photographer living on Whidbey Island, Washington. The winner of several national awards, including a Pushcart Prize nomination for poetry in 2004, she has been published extensively. The author of two published chapbooks, Lorraine is a graduate from the M.F.A in Poetry program at New England College, New Hampshire, as well as from the post-MFA Program at Antioch University Los Angeles. Her first full-length manuscript, “The Habit of Buenos Aires,” has won the Patricia Bibby First Book Award and will be published by Tebot Bach Press in 2010.
With years of experience at teaching poetry at the college and graduate level, Lorraine is a dynamic, passionate instructor whose own love for the craft and beauty of poetry comes through at every class. She brings to participants the experiences acquired in studying at such prestigious literary venues as the Sarah Lawrence Seminars and Bread Loaf.
As a fine arts photographer, she has had several collective shows at the Bayview Front Room on Whidbey Island, as well as participated in the Island Arts Council Open Studio Tour for a number of years When not tinkering with her poetry, drinking maté, or playing with Phoebe the Border Collie, Lorraine is at work on a long photographic series of the old cafés of Buenos Aires and old diners anywhere in the U.S, wherever they can be found.
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