Lecturer in English
Humanities Building, Room H428-21A
M.F.A. Poetry, Texas State University
B.A. English, Trinity College
Alison Cimino teaches composition and creative writing at Queensborough Community College. For several years, she facilitated poetry workshops for educators through Lesley University’s Education Program, Division of Creative Arts in Learning. Her creative work and teaching are informed by contemplative education and arts integrated learning. Through mindfulness, students are encouraged to create meaning by noticing their thoughts, thus learning how to trust their own observations when reading and writing. Arts integrated learning incorporates various art modalities such as music, drama, visual arts, movement, and poetry into instruction to offer students multiple entries to reading and writing.
Alison serves as the co-faculty advisor to the Creative Writing Club on campus. Additionally, she volunteers for The College Justice Program, where she teaches poetry at Edgecombe Correctional Facility.
“Arts Integrated Learning Through Poetry: Implementing Awareness, Metaphor, and Play Across
Curriculums” Poetry Across Curriculums. Boston: Brill Group, Fall 2018.
“Another Creation Story,” “From Where Does It Arise,” “Watching / Waiting,” “Equanimity,”
“Lullaby / For a Healer,” Entropy Magazine, June 1, 2015.
“From the Tree Line of Juniper” Thirty Days: The Best of the Tupelo Press 30/30 Project’s First Year,
Tupelo Press, April 2015.
"Hand Divination Exercise" and "After a Sudden Sorrow" Wing Beats, An Anthology of Poetry Exercises and Poems, Dos Gatos Press, Spring 2011.
“Arts Integrated Learning: Poetic and Somatic Connections Across Disciplines: at the CUE CUNY conference, The World Runs on Steam, Medgar Evers College, May 2018.
SWIG faculty to present the interdisciplinary curriculum we created and implemented at QCC: CUE CUNY conference, The World Runs on Steam, Medgar Evers College, May 2018.
“Arts Integrated Learning Through Poetry: Implementing Awareness, Metaphor, and Play Across Curriculums” at the Cognitive Futures Conference. Stony Brook University, June 2017.
“Arts Integrated Learning Through Poetry: Implementing Awareness, Metaphor, and Play Across Curriculums,” QCC’s Poetry Across the Curriculum Conference Bayside, NY March 2017