About

3rd Person Writing Bio:

Rachel Landrum Crumble received an MFA from Vermont College. Over her life, she has published in Southern Poetry Review, Louisville ReviewSaint Katherine Review, Sanskrit, Rio Grande Review, Stickman Review, Reed Magazine, Porter House Review and Typishly among others, including three anthologies: Images of Heaven: Reflections on Glory ( Harold Shaw Publishers).The Poetry Anthology Amore: Love Poems (Johnny Tucker, ed.).   The anthology Carrying the Branch: Poets in Search of Peace (Glass Lyre Press, ed. Diane Frank, Lois P. Jones, Ami Kaye, et al).  Most recently she has published in Bindweed, Common Ground Review, Spoon River Review.  Her first poetry manuscript Sister Sorrow has twice been a finalist but is yet to be published.  As a younger poet, she was awarded scholarships to Bread Loaf, Vermont Studio Center, and Vermont College’s Postgraduate workshops. She was a finalist for Writers Relief’s Peter K. Hixson award.  She has taught kindergarten through college. She is currently a Sp Ed case manager and high school online English teacher. She lives with her husband of nearly 40 years, a jazz drummer, in Chattanooga, TN. She has three adult children. A second poetry manuscript and several fiction projects await editing.

teaching bio:

During college and in grad school, she taught as a volunteer and later a director of an after school and summer reading program for inner city elementary students as an outreach of New City Fellowship. She taught three years in a United Way Funded preschool and kindergarten, Volunteer Community School. She taught in Upward Bound summer programs at U.T. Chattanooga for college-bound high school students. Before and during active motherhood, Rachel Landrum Crumble taught Creative Writing and Freshman Composition at Covenant College, Developmental and Freshman Composition and Research Composition at U.T. Chattanooga, Developmental Writing at Chattanooga State as an adjunct. She taught full time as Developmental Writing Coordinator at Cleveland State Community College. She made the hard choice to leave the full time work force to be a mother. When it was not possible to live on adjunct pay, she began teaching high school on an emergency permit until she got a Secondary Ed. certification. She taught as a visiting lecturer for a year at Lee University in Cleveland, TN. before returning to teach high school English. She later received a Sp Ed certification and co-taught English, Biology, Chemistry, World and U.S. History, and even Algebra I., as well as teaching resource English and Study Skills.

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