Meet Mx. Rockwell.
Gretchen is a queer poet living and working in Newport, RI as a supplemental instructor of English at the Naval Academy Preparatory School. There, xe helps students to develop their writing and rhetorical skills through collaborative sessions. Xe also co-runs a weekly poetry club, leading writing workshops and discussion sessions. Xe enjoys writing poetry about gender and sexuality, history, myth, science, space, and unusual connections.
Gretchen earned xer B.A. in English (Writing) at Messiah College in 2015. While there, xe worked at the Writing Center for three years in various leadership roles. Xe graduated with honors. In 2020, xe will be pursuing graduate studies in Scotland. In addition to attending various writing conferences and poetry festivals in the years since finishing xer degree, Gretchen participated in the Juniper Summer Writing Institute in 2018 with Dara Weir, and the Scioto Winter Writing Workshop in 2019 with Ruth Awad and William Evans.
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