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Lorraine Stanchich, M.A.

Lorraine Stanchich
Adjunct Professor
Dept. of Writing and Communication


  • M.A. Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • B.A. William Paterson University

Professional Interests

Lorraine Stanchich has been teaching writing and literature at Nova Southeastern University since 2004. Prior to that, she taught at Ramapo College in New Jersey. She has been working for the Palm Beach Poetry Festival for the past decade as an introducer to renowned writers, assistant to the former U.S. Poet Laureate, Robert Pinsky, and has worked closely with her mentor, the poet and human rights activist, Carolyn Forché of Georgetown University. Stanchich also leads workshops for the Festival, as well as continuing to serve as a judge for its High School Poetry Contest, held annually every January. She also founded and directs a writing program in the prisons in Palm Beach County.

Stanchich is the author of two books of poetry – Witness (Epic Press, 2003), and The Rage (forthcoming). She is also working on a historical fiction novel. Her work has appeared in The American Journal of Poetry, The Paterson Literary Review, Gulf Stream, and others. She has been a featured writer at the Miami Book Fair International. A competitive former college basketball player and triathlete, she also serves as the Head Varsity Coach of the Cooper City High School basketball team in Cooper City, FL.

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