Nadine Waltman Harmon

Bend, Oregon, USA

Nadine is a retired teacher (42 years) who grew up in Northeastern Oklahoma. She taught in Oregon, Arkansas, Oklahoma and East Africa. She has taught in one-room schools, been a principal, head teacher and head of a Humanities Department in a Middle School. As a member of the United States Agency of International Development and the National Education Association (USAID-NEA) TEACH CORPS, Nadine assisted in upgrading African teachers at Mpwapwa Teachers College and Marangu Teachers College (Tanzania). After receiving a grant from The Delta Kappa Gamma International Society, Nadine researched Wahehe folk tales in Iringa Region, Tanzania. Her work has been published in educational journals and in the U.K. (poetry), the Phillipines (poetry), in The Delta Kappa Gamma International Bulletin (articles, poetry). One of Nadine’s tanka was selected for The Best Tanka of 2010. An article on Phillda Njauu, an artist from the U.S., living in Nairobi Kenya was published in SAGE, a journal for Black Women (Spelman College) Nadine’s poetry has recently been published in Pyrokinection and Napalm and Novocain, both online publications. Nadine is presently writing a novel of East Africa (c.1969). She lives in the Pacific Northwest in a log house with her cat, Mama Chai.


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