Curriculum Vitae

Peter Vanderberg

137 Nassau Rd.
Massapequa, NY 11758


  M.F.A. Creative Writing – Poetry, May, 2009  
       Queens College, City University of New York, Flushing, NY
  B.A. English, May, 1999  
       Fordham University, Bronx, NY


Present – Sept, 2006: St. John's Preparatory School, Astoria, NY
Coordinator: Art Department
        Teacher: English – grade 9; Creative Writing – grades 11 and 12; Art – all levels
Coordinator / Instructor: SAT Prep
        Moderator: Art Club, Poetry Club

Present – July, 2011: Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
Continuing Education Lecturer

Present – Jun, 2011: Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY
Continuing Education Lecturer

Present – Sept, 2004:  Private tutor in the areas of English, Writing and SAT Prep

May, 2008: Queens College, CUNY, Flushing, NY
Guest Lecturer: Prof. Nicole Cooley’s Undergraduate Poetry Workshop
Jan – May, 2007: Queensboro Community College, Flushing, NY
Workshop Facilitator: Basic Skills Learning Center

Sept, 2006 – Sept, 2003: Kellenberg Memorial High School, Uniondale, NY
        Teacher: Art, grades 6, 8, 10    
        Teacher: English, grade 9
        Moderator: Art Club, Poetry Club, Bocce Club

May 2012 – Mar 2011:  Circle Press: Amityville Artists Circle Newsletter and Blog
Editor in Chief
Sept – Dec 2009: Ozone Park Journal: Queens College MFA Literary Journal
Poetry Editor
May 2003 – May 1999: United States Navy
       Division Officer: Security/ Weapons Division, USS OGDEN (LPD 5)  
       Division Officer: Electronics Maintenance Division, USS SUPPLY (AOE 6)
Book: Weather-Eye, Lynbrook: Ghostbird Press (self-published), 2011.
Literary Journals:
“Lost at Sea,” War Literature & the Arts:  An International Journal of the Humanities,” (forthcoming). 
“Scattered White Horses,” CURA: A Literary Magazine of Art and Action, Issue 7, 2013.
“Rooms by the Sea,” “Sun in an Empty Room,” “Landscape Under Snow,” Assisi: An Online Journal of Arts & LettersFall 2012 (forthcoming). 
“Ghostbird,” “Crossing Pleasant Lake,” Newtown Literary, Vol. 1.1, Fall 2012.
“paper boat,” Modern Haiku, Summer 2012, 43.2.
“wind chimes,” “first cicada husk,” Frogpond, Vol. 35.1, Winter 2012. 
“inner blues,” Acorn, Fall 2011, issue #27.
“falling peach blossoms,” Modern Haiku, Fall 2011, 42.3.
“Matins,” 5x5, Summer, 2011.
“Of Water,” Great South Bay Magazine, February 2011.
“Splice,” Cratelit, Vol. 1.1.
“Bight,” Ozone Park Journal, Fall 2010.
“horseshoe crab,” Roadrunner, 11.1.
“Untitled,” Four and Twenty: Online Journal of Short Form Poetry, Vol. 3, July 2010: 10.
“Ditmars Boulevard,” “Epiphany,” Hunger Mountain: The Vermont College Journal of Arts and Literature, Spring 2007, 10: 135 - 136.
“Black Oak,” The Meridian Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, Vol. V, 2007: 114.
“Food Shop, Arthur Avenue,” The New York Times, 5/28/2007: B2.
“The Whale,” Westward Quarterly, Winter 2007: 12.

Nov 2012:  Featured Poet: Oh! Bernice Reading Series, Sunnyside, NY
Sept 2012:  Featured Poet: Water/Marks: Poetry and Art, Heskin Contemporary presents with Fanelli's Bar, New York, NY
Aug 2012:  Featured Poet: Weather-Eye, An Exhibition of Art & Poetry, Circle Gallery, Amityville, NY
May 2012:  Featured Poet: Weather-Eye, A Collaboration of Art & Poetry, Fowler Arts Collective, Brooklyn, NY
Jan 2012:   Featured Poet: Oh! Bernice Reading Series, Sunnyside, NY
Nov 2011:  Co-Producer and Featured Poet: Weather-Eye, A Book Launch and Reading, Circle Gallery, Amityville, NY
Jun 2011:  Featured Poet: Queens College’s Summer Arts Festival, Flushing, NY
Feb 2011:  Featured Poet: Queens Central Library’s Poets at Central, Jamaica, NY
Dec 2010:  Featured Poet: Ozone Park Journal Fall Launch, New York, NY
Mar 2010:  Featured Poet: One Roof, CUNY Queens College Arts Collaboration, New York, NY
Nov 2009:  Featured Poet: READ IT and REAP:A Benefit Reading for City HarvestFlushing, NY
May 2009:  Coordinator and Featured Poet: One Roof, CUNY Queens College Arts Collaboration, New York, NY
Jan 2009:  Featured Poet: Turnstyle Reading Series, New York, NY
Jan 2008:  Featured Poet: Earshot Reading Series, Brooklyn, NY
Dec 2006:  Producer and Reader: Queens College Masters Poetry Reading, Flushing, NY
Apr 2006:  Featured Poet: Words and Image, Stevenson Academy of Art, Oyster Bay, NY
Jan 2006:  Featured Poet:  Words at Waltz Poetry and Fiction Open Mic Series, Astoria, NY 
Faculty Association, St. John’s Preparatory School
Member since September, 2006; Officer since September 2010

Amityville Artists Circle
Member since January, 2010

Long Island Writers Guild
Member since July, 2011

Haiku Society of America
Member since January, 2012
Dr. Nicole Cooley, Director of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at CUNY Queens College 
(718) 997-4671
Dr. Roger Sedarat, Professor of English and Creative Writing at CUNY Queens College 
(718) 997-4713
Debbi Honorof, Senior Director of Marketing and Communications, Continuing Education at Hofstra University 
(516) 463-7200