Kathleen Aguero

Professor, English and College Composition
Haldan Hall 117


  • M.A., Creative Writing, Boston University, 1973
  • B.A., English Literature, magna cum laude, Tufts University, 1971


  • Firman Houghton Award, New England Poetry Club, fall 2008
  • Rosario Tosiello Award, Pine Manor College, spring 2005
  • Fellow, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, January 2004
  • Visiting Research Associate, Brandeis University Women’s Studies Research Center, February-August, 2004
  • Wean Professorship, Pine Manor College, spring, 2004
  • Kellogg Award, Pine Manor College, spring 2003
  • Josephine Abercrombie Professor, Pine Manor College, spring 2002
  • Honorary Member, Delta Chapter of Alpha Chi, February 2001
  • Writing Grant, Elgin/Cox Trust, Summer 1999
  • Honorable Mention, Gretchen Warren Award, New England Poetry Club, 1995
  • Lindsey Professorship, Pine Manor College, Spring 1995
  • Finalist, Massachusetts Artists Fellowship in Poetry, 1990
  • Faculty Development Grant, Pine Manor College, Summer 1990
  • First Honorable Mention, Boston University Alumni Poetry Contest, 1989
  • Honorable Mention, Arts in Transit sponsored by Urban Arts, 1987
  • Massachusetts Artists Fellowship in Poetry, 1975

Selected Publications

  • Investigations: A Nancy Drew Chapbook, Cervena Barva Press, 2008
  • Daughter Of, Cedar Hill Books, 2004.
  • Daily Fare: Essays from the Multicultural Experience, University of Georgia Press, 1993.
  • An Ear to the Ground: An Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry, co-edited with Marie Harris, University of Georgia Press, 1989.
  • The Real Weather (a collection of poetry) Hanging Loose Press, 1987.
  • A Gift of Tongues: Critical Challenges in Contemporary American Poetry, co-edited with Marie Harris, University of Georgia Press, 1987.
  • Thirsty Day (a collection of poetry), Alice James Books, 1977

Teaching Experience: College and  University

  • 1988-present: Pine Manor College
    • 1988—present: Professor, BA Program in English
    • 2006-present: Professor, Low-Residency M.F.A.
    • 1991-2006: Director of College Composition
    • 1996-1998: Division Chair, Humanities
  • 2004-present: Changing Lives through Literature Program, Facilitator, West Roxbury District Courthouse (in conjunction with the Center for Inclusive Leadership and Social Responsibility, Pine Manor College)
  • March 2001: Teachers as Scholars Program, Harvard University
    Conducted two-day workshop on poetry in form for teachers of Burlington High School
  • 1989-1991: Lesley College, Graduate School of the Arts, Adjunct Professor, Outreach Program
  • 1978-1982: Bunker Hill Community College, Part-Time Instructor, Division of Continuing Education
  • 1982: Northern Essex Community College, Part-Time Instructor
  • 1979-1980: Boston College, Part-Time Instructor
  • 1978: Mass Bay Community College, Part-Time Instructor
  • 1978: Massasoit Community College, Part-Time Instructor
  • 1967, 1979-1981: Merrimack Valley Branch of the University of New Hampshire, Part-Time Instructor
  • 1973-1974: University of New Hampshire, Visiting Lecturer

Teaching Experience: Summer

  • 2009: Cape Cod Writers' Conference
    Taught poetry workshop and gave poetry reading
  • 2005: Solstice Summer Writers' Conference, Pine Manor College
    Taught Beginning Poetry Workshop
  • 2000, 2003, 2006: The Writers' Center at Chautauqua, NY
    Conducted poetry workshop and gave reading and talk
  • 2000-present: New York State Summer Young Writers Institute, Silver Bay, NY and Skidmore College
    Conduct writing workshops for high school students
  • 1990-1992: Harvard University, Beginning Poetry Writing
  • 1988-1989: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Instructor in Humanities/Writing, Minority Introduction to Engineering and Sciences Program
  • 1982: Milton Academy, Massachusetts Advanced Studies Program
    Instructor of Pieces of Fiction
  • 1981: Milton Academy, Massachusetts Advanced Studies Program
    Instructor of Creative Writing

Teaching Experience: Poets-in-Residence Program

  • Programs sponsored by the New Hampshire Commission of the Arts, the Massachusetts Foundation on the Arts and Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts
    • 1988: Conducted workshops for The Community Music Center of Boston
    • 1974-1982: Poet-in-Residence, grades k-12
    • 1974-1982: Conducted workshops for teachers in New Hampshire and Massachusetts

Consultant and Freelance

  • University of Georgia Press, reader for Woman in Front of the Sun, Judith Ortiz Cofer, 1999
  • Addison, Wesley, Longman, reader for Finding the Poet, Roseanna Higashi, 1997
  • Houghton Mifflin, reviewer for book proposal, The Craft of the Literary Essay, 1997
  • St. Martin's Press, reader for 5th edition of Life Studies, ed. David Cavitch, 1995
  • University of Georgia Press, reader for The Latin Deli: Prose and Poems, Judith Ortiz Cofer, 1993
  • Millville School, Condord, NH, edited booklet on teaching film, 1981; wrote handbook on teaching poetry in elementary schools, 1980; wrote and helped design brochure describing Artist-in-Residence Program, 1979
  • Rhode Island Committee on the Humanities, humanist evaluator for film project, fall 1978
  • G.K. Hall & Company, Boston, MA, adapted written material for beginning adult readers, 1978
  • New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union, Concord, NH, Women's Rights Project, research and writing for booklet "Women and the Law," 1977
  • Abt Associates, Cambridge, MA, conducted research and telephone surveys and wrote annotated bibliography for Career Education Project, August-October 1974

Selected Conferences and Talks

  • Associated Writing Programs Conference, Feb. 2009, panelist, “Prison Poets: Teaching Behind the Razed Wire.”
  • New England Faculty Development Cosortium, Teaching Tips Session. “Integrating Service Learning in a Professional Writing Classroom,” November, 1998
  • Massachusetts Faculty Development Consortium,Teaching Tips Session, "Helping Students Find the Connection Between a Personal and an Analytical Response to a Text," Nov. 1996
  • Associated Writing Programs Conference, panelist: Children and the Muse: How Parenting Affects Writers and Their Writing,” spring 1996