Phaye Poliakoff-Chen directs the Major in Professional and Creative Writing and the Major in Interdisciplinary Studies at Goucher College, a small liberal arts college, in Baltimore, MD. Her collection of short fiction, The Art of Work, was published by Booktrope in 2013. Additionally, her work has appeared in Frontiers, Southern Exposure, and other publications.
An interdisciplinary artist herself, she has also had a long career in radio, producing documentaries for public radio about a variety of topics from prostitution to land use to immigration, and directing an urban youth media program, Uniquely Spoken, under the auspices of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and funded by the Open Society Foundation. She currently leads an arts/writing partnership between Earl’s Place, a transitional housing facility for men experiencing homelessness in Baltimore, and Goucher College.