West Campus Showcase — March 2014


Jill Sebacher graduated with a Master’s in Arts degree in English, creative writing from the University of Central Florida, and since the year 2000, has been teaching at Valencia.

Her poetry has been published in “The Cypress Dome,” and “The Valencia Forum.” She served as an assistant editor for “The Florida Review” and as faculty advisor for the award-winning, West Campus journal, “The Phoenix.” In spring 2014, her poem, “Not a Cinderella Story,” will be published in The Fox Hat Review.”

In “The Poet in the World,” Denise Levertov posits, “There is a poetry that in thought and in feeling and in perception seeks the forms peculiar to these experiences,” and this approach to poetry, dubbed organic poetry, forms the guiding principle for Jill’s teaching and writing.

The poet’s task is to find the form that best suits the content of the poem-to-be, and both students and teacher in her Introduction to Poetry course, seek in workshop to help one another find the form that fits as Anne Sexton pens, “like a love letter into its envelope.”

1 Comment

  • Karen Cowden said:

    Your talents astound me, Jill. Way to go!

    PMMon, 24 Mar 2014 16:43:18 +0000Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:43:18 +0000pm14,4:43 pm

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