joins David Curtis for Sec. of State on a 3 wk trial basis as the campaign manager in June/July 2013.
“Asher Platts was born in York, PA, where his parents lived in the renovated second story of a barn.
While this bolstered his pride in being a Mainer, it also caused him to be far more appreciative of the protections that the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, and the Land Use Regulatory Committee provide to the people of Maine.
Ann Garrison has agreed to serve as a communications liaison to the Curtis for Secretary of State campaign. She begins work in July, 2013.
“I wrote a teen column for the Bremerton Sun, now the Kitsap Sun, in Bremerton, Washington, at age 13, and I’ve been a writer, of various sorts, ever since.
Since 2006 I have focused on writing about energy, indigenous, and social justice issues for the San Francisco Bay View, National Black Newspaper, with recent focus on war and resource extraction on the African Continent. My work has also appeared in the San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco Focus, Macworld, Macweek, the Op-Ed News, Global Research, Pambazuka News, Colored Opinions, the Ghana Business Times, and a City Lights Press anthology, “Reclaiming San Francisco: History, Politics, Culture.”
My Examiner.com energy reports have been posted to USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, the Sacramento Bee, Egypt Daily, the Karachi Times, and many oil and gas industry publications and TOPIX websites.
I have been interviewed and/or have broadcast editorials on NBC News, KTVU Channel 2 San Francisco Bay Area, KQED Radio 89.5FM, KPFA Radio-Berkeley 94.1FM, KMEC Radio-Mendocino 105.1FM, Pirate Cat Radio-San Francisco, 89.7LPFM, and Earthcycles.net, and I sometimes co-host on Tuesdays, on KMEC 105.1FM.”
Andrew Clark Hall joins the campaign in June as an editor.
August 2006-(in progress)- Doctorate of Philosophy in English Studies, at Illinois State University, Normal Illinois, Emphasis in Creative Writing Pedagogy.
June 2005- Master of Fine Arts, Antioch University, Los Angeles, California.
Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing.
May 2002- Master of Arts, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona.
Degree in English, Creative Writing-Poetry.
May 2000- Bachelor of Arts in English, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las
Vegas, Nevada. Minor in Film Studies.
Fall 2009-Spring 2010- Part Time Faculty at Bradley University, Peoria Il. Taught English 101.
Fall 2006- Present Adjunct Instructor at Illinois Central College, East Peoria IL, Courses include: Composition I & II, Basic Composition, literature, Creative Writing:Poetry, and Modern Humanities, including teaching British Literature and Composition at Methodist College of Nursing of Peoria. Use Blackboard for course organizer.
Spring 2006- Adjunct Instructor. Community College of Southern Nevada. Taught College Literature to high school students for dual credit.
Fall 2002- Spring 2006 Adjunct Instructor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Freshman
Composition and Rhetoric, World Literature II.
Fall 2000-Spring 2002 Graduate Assistant, Northern Arizona University,
Flagstaff, Arizona. Taught freshman composition course English 105.
Service (Scholarly and Community)
2011- Present Aesthetics committee of Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington Normal.
2009-2010 Search Committee for a Senior Settled Minister, Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington-Normal.
2008-2011 Worship Committee, Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington Normal.
2008 December- Illinois Central College, Sigma Tau Delta Fundraiser- “Pie the Professor!” Recipient of pie in the face by one of my students to raise money for an English Scholarship.
2007-08 Writing Committee, Grad Student Representative Illinois State University English Department.
2012 “My Inner Wendy,” essay. Red Fez (Web)
2012 Affirmations (collected poetry) Amazon Kindle Books, www.amazon.com (by Andy Hall)
2011 Poem, Unshod Quills (web)
2009 Original Haiku performed at Vegas Valley Book Festival by the Honorable Mayor Oscar Goodman, Las Vegas, NV
2008 Poems: Decomp Magazine (Web), nominated for a Pushcart Prize for “”Intake”
Red Fez (Web), Asinine Poetry (Web)
2006- Euphemism- “Crazy Rant” poem (Web)
2003- Pearl Magazine- Surgery Poem (Print)
2000-2001 -Thin Air Magazine- Northern Arizona University Managing Editor
Academic and Literary Activities
2013 Presentation: Poetry For The Rest Of Us for Between The Lines series, Illinois Central College
2012 Presentation: The Americanization of Pat Tillman for Between The Lines series, Illinois Central College (with ICC Professor Paul Resnick
2010 Reading at New Directions, English Graduate Symposium. Illinois State University, Normal, IL
2009 Reading at Art Gallery, English Graduate Creative Writers. Illinois State University, Normal IL
2008 Reading at New Directions, English Graduate Symposium. Illinois State University, Normal IL
2006 Fall Reading at Euphemism Publication Release- Illinois State University Normal, Il.
2006 Winter Reading at Far West Pop Culture Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
2003 Las Vegas Citylife Poetry Contest- Second Place- Sonnet- “To My Brother.”
2002- Selected as one of 20 Nevadan poets with lines inscribed on a bridge in
downtown Las Vegas.
2002 Spring Reading at Northern Arizona English Graduate Symposium.
2001 Spring Reading at Northern Arizona English Graduate Symposium.
1992-Present Perform original poetry publicly on numerous occasions: featured or competitor
Including National Poetry Slam, Bowery Poetry Club in New York, NY, Arcosanti, Arizona, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Sacramento, CA, and many others.