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Recipients of ATA Distinguished Service to the Arts Education Field Award

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2007 Award, Bertha Rogers
   

Bertha Rogers

Poet and Visual Artist Bertha Rogers has published more than 250 poems in journals and anthologies, and in the interdisciplinary collection Even the Hemlock: Poems, Illuminations, Reliquaries; chapbooks The Fourth Beast; A House of Corners, and The Reason of Trees; and full-length poetry collection Sleeper, You Wake. Her translation of Beowulf was published in 2000, and she is currently translating the riddle-poems from the Anglo-Saxon Exeter Book.  Her poem “Rhomboid” won PhiloPhonema’s Lyric Recovery  Award in 2001, selected by Alfred Corn; and her poem “Truck Stand” was selected by John Ashbery for display in the Albany International Airport to celebrate the Millay Colony’s 3Oth anniversary. She has won residency fellowships to the MacDowell Colony, the Millay Colony, Caldera, Jentel, Hawthorne International Writers Retreat, and Hedgebrook. She is Delaware County’s first Poet Laureate.

Bertha Rogers’s paintings, illuminations, and artist’s books have been shown in more than 200 juried and solo shows throughout the US and abroad, and she has received several NYSCA Decentralization and NYFA SOS grants for her interdisciplinary work, including a 2006 award for her forthcoming solo exhibit, “The Stones and Bones of Delaware County.” In 2006 she was the recipient of an A.E. Ventures Grant http://www.brighthillpress.org. She founded Bright Hill Press in Treadwell, NY, now celebrating its 15th year, and serves as BHP program director, in partnership with NYSCA,  for the New York State Literary Web Site and Literary Map, nyslittree.org.

Bertha Rogers has been a teaching artist, on and off, since the 1970s. She teaches through the DCMO/ONC BOCES AIE programs, with arts organizations in upstate New York, and she is a CROP artist as well as a Teachers and Writers Collaborative artist. She has been a poet-in-residence at Hartwick College, SUNY Potsdam, NCCC, and Wells College, and has taught creative writing at Hartwick. Through Bright Hill she is leading a series of Museum Research, Writing, and Visual Arts programs in 2007.

Click here to read Bertha Rogers Acceptance Speech

 

 


2011
Maxine Greene

2010
David Shookhoff and Holly Adams

2008
Bill Vanaver and Livia Drapkin Vanaver

2007
Bertha Rogers

2006
Susan Thomasson

2005
Sherry Robbins

2004
Margot Faught

2003
Barbara Fisher and Richard Speigel

2002
Richard Lewis