Lauren Tivey

Lauren Tivey

Visiting Lecturer

Professional Profile

Tivey received her MFA in Poetry from Vermont College of Fine Arts, where she was the recipient of the Jack Myers Scholarship for Outstanding Poetry. She earned her BA in Poetry and Literature from Granite State College, and TEFL certification (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) from the TEFL Institute. 

She holds a Secondary English teaching certificate from the State of Massachusetts. Tivey lived in China for six years, where she taught AP English Literature in the American program at a Chinese high school. She has also taught English as a Second Language (ESL) in South America and Asia. Tivey is the author of the poetry collection, "Traveler in the Sunset Clouds," which chronicles her time living in China, and a co-author of Fire Carousel, a collaborative poetry-photography collection on mental health, in addition to four poetry chapbooks, most recently "Moroccan Holiday," which was the winner of The Poetry Box Chapbook Prize 2019. A Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee, her work has appeared in South Florida Poetry Journal, Connotation PressSaw Palm, Dorothy Parker’s Ashes, and Split Lip Magazine, among dozens of other web and print publications in the US and UK.


Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Poetry Writing
  • Advanced Poetry Writing
  • Publishing and Editing
  • FLARE: The Flagler Review
  • First Year Seminar
  • Core
  • Creative Writing Special Topics
  • Women’s Literature
  • Honors


  • Coordinator of the English Dept. monthly open mic
  • English Dept. social media management
  • Former Coordinator, English for Academic Purposes Center, offering tutoring services to multilingual students
  • Panels: “Write 2 Publish” (English Dept.); “Women’s Injustices in Witchcraft” (M.E.T.A.)
  • Papers: “Revisiting the Round Robin: Maximizing Text Comprehension via Classroom Readings.” "Voices from the 21st Century College Classroom." SAMLA 92 (virtual); “Writing the Witch: A Crown for Mary Bradbury.” "Great Writing: International Creative Writing 25th Annual Conference." Imperial College, London, England (virtual)
  • 1st Place Winner of The Poetry Box Chapbook Prize 2019, for "Moroccan Holiday"
  • Book Publications: "Fire Carousel" (Main Street Rag Publishing Company, 2023); "Traveler in the Sunset Clouds" (Main Street Rag Publishing Company, 2022); "Moroccan Holiday" (The Poetry Box, 2020); "The Breakdown Atlas & Other Poems" (Big Table Publishing, 2011); "Her Blood Runs Through Me" (Howlin’ Wolf Press, 1996); "Dance of the Fire Horse" (Howlin’ Wolf Press, 1993)
  • 2016, 2019, and 2020 Pushcart Prize nominations; 2021 Best of the Net nomination
  • Recent publications in literary journals such as South Florida Poetry Journal, Saw Palm, Delta Poetry Review, and Connotation Press.
  • Flagler College Distinguished First Year Faculty Award; Ameson Advanced Educator Award (China); New Hampshire Governor’s Leadership Award
  • 2017, 2020, and 2022 Phi Alpha Omega nomination for Most Influential Women on Campus / Woman of the Year award
  • Faculty Sponsor: St. Augustine Spirit Squad (S.A.S.S.); and Metaphysic Esoteric Theocratic Association (M.E.T.A.)
  • Volunteer: St. Johns Youth Academy

Professional Memberships

  • The Modern Language Association
  • AP College Board
  • Poets & Writers

More Information

Office Hours (On Campus):

  • Monday: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.