A Maryland State Arts Council Poet-in-Residence since 1994, Ms. Rees works with elementary through high school students. She has taught creative writing and literature on the college/graduate levels, including at Johns Hopkins, Harvard and Howard Universities. She has led Poetry Workshops for Teachers at the Kennedy Center, and been an educational writer for PBS, Scholastic, the Kennedy Center, and the Smithsonian. Local grants include DC Commission on the Arts, Arlington Humanities Project, and Montgomery County Arts and Humanities. In addition to four poetry collections, her poetry has appeared in over 250 journals, including Partisan Review, Kenyon Review and North American Review.