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Professor Jackie Bartley
Receives Summer Residency Fellowships

Posted May 16, 2000

          HOLLAND -- Jackie Bartley, adjunct assistant
  professor of English at Hope College, has been awarded
  fellowships for summer residencies by two artist
  communities.
          Each residency will run for two weeks, providing
  her with time to continue work on the manuscript for a book
  of poetry.  She will spend time at the Ragdale Foundation in
  Lake Forest, Ill., in June, and at the Mary Anderson Center
  for the Arts in Mount Saint Francis, Ind., in July.
          Each community selects its participants
  competitively.  Both programs seek to give writers, visual
  artists and musicians a peaceful place and uninterrupted
  time to create.  Bartley hopes to complete her book this
  summer.
          The Ragdale Foundation was established in 1976,
  and is located on the grounds of architect Howard Van Doren
  Shaw's Arts and Craft style home.  The community can
  accommodate up to 12 residents at a time.
          The Mary Anderson Center for the Arts was
  organized in 1989, and is located on a 400-acre farm that
  was given to the friars of the Province of Our Lady of
  Consolation by Louisville, Ky., actress Mary Anderson in
  1896.  The friars helped establish the center, which hosts
  up to six residents at a time in the 11-room Loftus House.
          Bartley is the author of two published chapbooks
  of poetry:  "The Terrible Boundaries of the Body," published
  by White Eagle Coffee Store Press in 1997, and "When Prayer
  Is Far from Our Lips," published by the Franciscan
  University Press in 1994.
          "The Terrible Boundaries of the Body" was
  published as the winner of White Eagle Coffee Store Press's
  Fall 1996 Poetry Chapbook Contest.  She completed "When
  Prayer is Far from Our Lips" with support from a one-year
  Creative Artists Grant she received in 1992 from the Arts
  Foundation of Michigan in partnership with the Michigan
  Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.
          Her poems have appeared in a number of journals,
  including "Birmingham Poetry Review," "Roanoke Review,"
  "West Branch" and "Yarrow."
          Bartley has been a member of the Hope faculty
  since 1989.  She did her undergraduate work at Clarion
  University in Pennsylvania, where she received a B.S. degree
  in biology and a B.S. in medical technology, and
  subsequently worked for 16 years as a medical technologist.
  She began her work in poetry with Jack Ridl of the Hope
  English faculty, and in 1988 earned a master of fine arts
  degree in creative writing from Western Michigan University.
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