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Dolinger, Abigail

Professor Emeritus
Cambridge College
School of Undergraduate Studies
School Affiliation

School of Undergraduate Studies at the Springfield Regional Center

Academic Focus

Literature, Writing

Community Involvement

Advisory Board member for the Center For New Americans

Board member for 30 Poems In November

Courses Taught
  • Exploring Our World Through Poetry
  • Principles and Processes of Adult Learning
  • Introduction To Philosophy
  • Topics In Literature
  • Critical Thinking

B.A. Smith College, English literature, Philosophy

M.Ed. Cambridge College,  Education

Hartford Seminary, post-graduate studies


“Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world.” 

― Paulo FreirePedagogy of the Oppressed

Professional Experience

writer, poet



Awards & Recognitions

Recipient of the Rosemary Thomas Poetry Prize

Research & Publications

"Boat On A River"   Gemini Magazine

"Dada"        Monarch Review           

"Sitting Shiva"  Into the Teeth of The Wind

"Albero" & "Neversink"  The Legendary

"On The Road North "   Duct.org

"The Kitchen Table"     Duct.org

"Out Of This Night"      Duct.org

"Air-Breathing Life"    Duct.org

"Butter Rock Cafe"        Forge

"Late Night Eulogy..."    Pearl

"Sitting Shiva"          Brink Magazine

"The Blue Jay and Dove"  Compass Rose

"Albero" & "Neversink"  Sonora Review

"To The Lighthouse"  Sanskrit

"Grasshopper Girl"   Emerson Review

"Warriors"  & "Butter Rock Cafe"      30 Poems In November

"Conversation After Her Death" Clarion Review

"Residing In The Body"  Dos Passos Review

"Dark Night's Lull"  Hawai'i Pacific Review

"Dayneau"   Bluestem, formerly KARAMU, English Department at Eastern Illinois University

“The Little Beauties”  Crack The Spine

Selected Presentations

Palm Beach Poetry Festival

30 Poems In November Gala

An Afternoon Of Poetry, Smith College

Center For New Americans

Professional Memberships & Affiliations
  • Academy Of American Poets
  • Center For New Americans
  • National Council of Teachers of English