Last Friday July 10th we were honored to welcome compelling poet, scholar, English professor and ex-runner Dr. Billie R. Tadros.

Dr. Tadros joined us for a fascinating conversation about poetry, embodiment, mindfulness, gender and more with studio BE Vice President Rachel Meyer.

In case you missed it, you can watch our whole conversation here:

Dr. Billie R. Tadros, PhD is an assistant professor in the Department of English and Theatre and an affiliated faculty member in the Women's and Gender Studies Program at The University of Scranton in Scranton, Pennsylvania, where she lives with her wife Brooke and their two dogs, Mackenzie and Yogi.

She is the author of three books of poems, Graft Fixation (Gold Wake Press, forthcoming in 2021), Was Body (Indolent Books, 2020), and The Tree We Planted and Buried You In (Otis Books, 2018). She is a graduate of the Ph.D. program in English at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, of the MFA program in writing at Sarah Lawrence College, and of the Writers Institute at Susquehanna University.

Dr. Tadros is currently working on a narrative research project exploring the gendered implications of traumatic injuries to self-identified women runners, and seeking to articulate a feminist injury poetics.

You can learn more about Dr. Tadros and her work at, and follow her via Twitter and Facebook.

Thanks so much for joining us, Billie! It was such a pleasure to chat with you.