P. O. Box 587
Bedford, MA 01730
Technical Writing Certificate, Middlesex Community College, Bedford, MA
M.A., Art: Learning and Practice, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
B.A., Art, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA (3.89 grade point average)
A.A. Writing, Franconia College, Franconia, NH
Massachusetts Preliminary License, Grades 8-12
Massachusetts Tests for Educational Licensure, Literacy and Communication Skills
Massachusetts Tests for Educational Licensure, English
Art Instructor, Bethany Hill Adult Daycare, Framingham, MA, 9/03-12/06
Designed, marketed, implemented, and taught innovative course in expressionistic painting
for adult daycare. Course developed as research project, offered to the daycare at cost of
materials. Aimed at developing cognitive connections in clients. Classes consisted of 20+
students, many suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Teacher/Tutor, Voyager Homeschool Cooperative, Inc., Acton, MA, 9/02-5/05
Prepared and mentored creative writing workshop for classes of 5-10 young adults. Taught
poetry, art, and collage to children aged 2-10. Tutored high school age students in English,
literature, and history.
Quality Control Operator, Google, Lexington, MA, 6/ 07-current
Perform quality assurance on pre-copyright era book scans for online book project. Check
scanned page images for readability. Audit scanner operator output for accuracy and
technique, enter results in Excel. Emphasis on efficiency and quality.
Managing Editor, Potes & Poets Press, Bedford, M A, 9/00-5/05
Evaluated, selected, edited, proofread, and typeset manuscripts for respected non-profit
small press. Wrote marketing material and handled all correspondence with authors,
typesetters, universities, distributors, and customers. Published 30 books in five years, with
sales to numerous universities.
Writer/Consultant, Silenus Wines, Inc., Waltham, M A, 2/77-11/98
Taught wine tastings, advised and informed customers, penned store's popular newsletter,
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created wine descriptions, and developed and wrote educational handouts. Wrote internal
communications and customer outreach.
Summary of Program Work
Basic Drawing (Farquarson), DeCordova Museum School, Fall ‘05
A self-reflective immersion into formal drawing. Working realistically required that I
proceed contrary to my natural mode: with patience and planning. Struggling in this
approach brought forth useful conflicts and reconsiderations.
Theory and Practice of Creative Imagination (McNiff), Lesley University, Fall ‘05
An intensive exploration of creative imagination through presentations, workshop work,
and readings as well as classroom and online discussion.
Basic Watercolor (Glick), DeCordova Museum School, Spring ‘06
Immersion into formal techniques and a study of the value of difficulty. Working in an
uncomfortable mode allowed me to look at my creative process in a new light.
A Personal Journey with Carl Jung
Introductory study of Jung's life and work. Extensive reading of Jung’s writings as well as
of critical and biographical studies. Jung's work initiated for me a study of how art,
dreams, and myths intertwine, as well as a reevaluation of art's value as a learning tool.
Artistic Gravity of Myths
An investigation into myths, dreams, and art from a Jungian perspective. I particularly
focused on how these modalities share motivation and methodology. These modalities can
be used as vital tools in functional learning.
Patience and Understanding
A consideration of artistic process and necessity by way of conversations with and
reflections on several works of art. By conversing with the work, a sense of the work’s own
life, divorced from the artist, emerges. Working thus proved a powerful way of knowing.
The Process of Art
An investigation of the use of active imagination, especially when difficulty and conflict
Sketch Process, drawings and paper
An intense drawing initiative, exploring limits by producing as much work as I could.
Committing to drawing as a functioning means of expression (rather than saying that I
could not draw) allowed me to admit possibilities. In the paper, I criticized not just the
completed work but the method by which it was created, accepting the nodes of difficulty as
points of self-discovery.
Paintings and Conversations, book of paintings and conversations
I created thirty paintings and bound them in book form. I enacted a dialogue with each
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painting and placed it on the page facing the painting. This gave me unique entrance to my
process and to the works themselves.
Conversations and Reactions, show and catalogue
Part of my thesis/project. I created a showing of more than sixty of my paintings. I wrote a
piece for each painting displayed, either a conversation with the work or some other means
of reaction. The show space became an installation, allowing the viewer an intimacy with
the work and its development.
Personal Myth in Art: The Philosophy in the Story
A study of how personal myth integrates with the creative process and the learning
experience. I focused on the evocative effect of trees on my imagination. The entire
thesis/project included a showing of my visual work, and an in-depth catalogue for that
Allen Bramhall’s Writing Portfolio
A collection of some of my academic and technical writing.
Antic View (www.anticview.blogspot.com)
Ongoing critical dialogue with poet Jeff Harrison on philosophy and practice of poetry and
writing, begun 7/05. A consideration of the writing process and personal practice, and an
examination of collaboration.
Personal blog of rumination and criticism, begun 4/04. Intended as quick notes of interest,
opinion, and humor.
Ongoing poetic collaboration with poet Jeff Harrison, begun in 2004. A tour-de-force of
entwined narratives, played upon a seemingly endless poetic landscape.
Further collaborative work
Writing projects with such writers as Anny Ballardini, John M. Bennett, Bob Brueckl, Tim
Peterson, Eileen Tabios
One Man Art Show, Pond Circle Gallery, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Retrospective of my visual work. Thirty page catalogue provided overview in which process
and motivation were considered in unique ways.
Wordsworth Reading Series (with Henry Gould)
Demolicious Reading Series (with Alan Davies)
Allen Bramhall Archival Papers
Collected at The Avant Collection of the Ohio State University Archives,
This 3, 1972
Red Hat (broadside), Oasia, 2000
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Otoliths 2, 2006
The East Village:
Faux/e Press (e-book):
Alterran Poetry Assemblage:
Muse Appreciation Guild:
Hamilton Stone Review
Critiphoria (with Tim Peterson):
Galatea Resurrects (reviews):
Simple Theory, Potes and Poets Press, 2002
Days Poem (volumes 1 &2), Meritage Press 2007
Walden Book, Greying Ghost, 2008
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