Liberties by Constance E. Boyle
Constance E. Boyle was born in Jersey City, NJ, grew up in North Bergen and South Plainfield and moved to Colorado, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Denver. She graduated from the Child Health Associate Program at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. In 1994 she earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard. Her chapbook Double Exposure placed first in the 2005 Plan B Press poetry chapbook competition. Her poetry has appeared in literary journals including Dogwood, So to Speak, PMS: poemmemoirstory, Sliver of Stone and in the anthology la forza di vita: caffeinated poems eds Roberts and Douglass, 2011. Her poem Like a Seam, a finalist in the 2017 Dogwood competition for poetry, received the 2018 Colorado Authors League prize in the single poem category.
She was a physician assistant (PA) for many years in pediatric and adolescent medicine, coordinating the Lincoln High School-Based Health Center her last eighteen. Connie is an Associate Clinical Professor Emeritus at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Currently, she resides in Denver and writes poetry and prose.