Bachelor in English, Portland State University, 1966. Master of Arts in English, Portland State University, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy in Medieval Comparative Literature, University Oregon, 1974.
Assistant professor English department Portland State University, Oregon, 1969—1974. Freelance editor, consultant Editing, Inc., 1974—1977. Adjunct professor English department Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon, 1977—1982.
Technical writer, technical editor Bendix (aka University of North Carolina Geotech), Grand Junction, Colorado, 1983—1987. Adjunct professor English department Oregon Coast Community College, Newport, 1987—1993. Textbook reviewer Prentice-Hall, 1974-1977.
Poetry workshop leader Moon Fish, Yachats (Oregon) Literature Festival, others. Judge national student chapbook contest National Federation State Poetry Societies, 2000. Contest judge Chapparal Poets, League Minnesota Poets, Utah State Poetry Society, Dorothy Rosenberg Memorial International Poetry Contest, others.
Member of National Organization of Women, National Federation State Poetry Societies (1st place founders award), Academy American Poets, South County Tuesday Writing Group, Oregon State Poetry Assn (spring and fall contest coordinator 2002, 2003, Pushcart nominee 1996, 1999, 2002, 2004, more than 50 awards).
Married Bryce Robert Howard, September 14, 1949 (divorced August 1973). Children: Sam Bryce Howard, Bryan Jeffrey Howard, Gregory Robert Howard. Married Frederick Charles Harrison, September 13, 1973.