Prof. Nawrocki teaches Composition and developmental English. She also supervises writing tutorial services at the Academic Resource Center. She has also taught Poetry Writing, Introduction to Poetry, Introduction to Fiction, Creative Writing, and Methods of Inquiry.
Prof. Nawrocki conducts workshops for students and teachers, assists with the school literary magazine, Groundswell, and gives poetry readings every year, such as "You Must Change Your Life" with Dick Allen in November 2006. She received her Masters of Fine Arts in Poetry at the University of Arkansas in May 2001.
Prof. Nawrocki has published poems in dozens of online and print journals and magazines. Her chapbook, Potato Eaters, was published in 2008 by Finishing Line Press. Her second chapbook, Nomad's End, was released in 2010. A work of non-fiction, co-written with Professor Eric D. Lehman, titled A History of Connecticut Wine: Vineyard in Your Backyard, was published by The History Press in spring 2011.
The following is a limited selection of recent publications and awards.
"Losing the Summer," "Prophecies and Butterflies," "Cleaning the House." Verdad Magazine. Spring 2009, Volume 6.
"How to Visit Your Alma Mater." Honorable Mention. New Millenium Writings. Awards Issue 24. Summer 2008.
"Annotating the Text." First Prize. Litchfield Review Winter 2008 Writing Contest.
Potato Eaters. Finalist. 2007 Codhill Poetry Chapbook Prize. Codhill Press. www.codhill.com
"Noah and the Cave." Honorable Mention, 2007 Brodine Brodinsky Poetry Contest. Connecticut Poetry Society. Will be published in the Summer 2008 issue of the Connecticut River Review.
“Hatch the Next Star,” "Occupation of Autumn," "January Thaw." SNReview, August 2007. www.snreview.org
“Moving Day.” Kick the Shadow: the Best of The Flask Review, 2007. www.freewebs.com/theflaskreview/htm
Untitled Tankas. Modern English Tanka, Vol 1, no. 4, Summer 2007. www.modernenglishtanka.com
“Broken Treaties.” War, Literature and the Arts, Autumn 2007. Vol 18: 1&2. www.wlajournal.com
"The Wedding Dress.” Powhatan Review, Spring, 2007.
Semifinalist, 2006 Paumanok Poetry Award, The Visiting Writer’s Program, Farmingdale State College, Farmingdale, NY.
Honorable Mention, Adelaide Award. Amaze: Cinquain Journal, March 2007.
“Learning to be Drown Proof,” "Sprout." Slow Trains, Fall 2006. www.slowtrains.com
“An Agenda Less Substantial Than Sight.” Blood Orange Review, Vol. I, issue 4, Fall 2006.
“Some Things Are Better Left.” White Leaf Review, Fall 2006. http://whiteleafpress.co.uk
“The Gift of Soap.” Pawpars, Summer 2006. www.pawpars.org
“Written in the Sand,” "After the Stroke, Beverly Wakes up from a Coma," "Gratitude." Flutter, August 2006.
“Leaving Austin,” "The Days of Claires and Jodies." Lily, August 2006. www.lilylitreview.com
“Other Devils,” "The Beauty of Faces." Loch Raven Review, Spring 2006. www.lochravenreview.net