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Lucille Lang Day

Author's Bio

Lucille Lang Day was born in Oakland, California, and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the author of a memoir, eight poetry collections and chapbooks, a children’s book, and many creative nonfiction pieces and reviews. She received her M.A. in English and M.F.A. in creative writing at San Francisco State University, and her M.A. in zoology and Ph.D. in science and mathematics education at the University of California at Berkeley. The founder and director of a small press, Scarlet Tanager Books, she also served for 17 years as the director of the Hall of Health, an interactive children’s museum in Berkeley.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Married at Fourteen: A True Story (Heyday Books, 2012), The Curvature of Blue (Cervena Barva Press, 2009), Infinities (Cedar Hill Publishing, 2002), Wild One (Scarlet Tanager Books, 2000), Fire in the Garden (Mother's Hen, 1997), Self-Portrait with Hand Microscope (Berkeley Poets Workshop and Press, 1982)
Chapbooks:
God of the Jellyfish (Cervena Barva Press, 2007), The Book of Answers (Finishing Line Press, 2006), Lucille Lang Day: Greatest Hits, 1975-2000 (Pudding House Publications, 2001)
Anthologies:
New California Writing (Heyday Books, 2012), Illness & Grace, Terror & Transformation (Wising Up Press, 2007), California Poetry: From the Gold Rush to the Present (Heyday Books, 2004), The Addison Street Anthology (Heyday Books, 2004), Proposing on the Brooklyn Bridge (Poetworks/Grayson Books, 2003), September 11, 2001: American Writers Respond (Etruscan Press, 2002), Intimate Kisses (New World Library, 2001), A More Perfect Union (St. Martin's Press, 1998), Mother Songs (W. W. Norton & Company, 1995)
Journals:
Amarillo Bay, Berkeley Poetry Review, Blue Unicorn, Cadillac Cicatrix, California Quarterly, Chattahoochee Review, Ducts Magazine, Eclipse, Eureka Literary Magazine, Fourteen Hills, Hawai'i Pacific Review, Hudson Review, Istanbul Literary Review, Nimrod, Passages North, Pennsylvania English, Poet Lore, Psychological Perspectives, River Oak Review, River Styx, Riversedge, Tar River Poetry Review, The Hudson Review, The Pubscriber, The Threepenny Review, Willow Review, Zyzzyva
Prizes:
Joseph Henry Jackson in Award in Literature, 1982; Appalachia Poetry Prize, 1996; First Place, Poetry, Gulf Coast Ethnic and Heritage Jazz Festival, 2007; First Prize, Janice Ferrell Poetry Prize, 2007; Grand Prize, Artists Embassy International's Dancing Poetry Contest, 2008; Willow Review Award in Creative Nonfiction, 2009; Finalist, Northern California Book Award in Creative Nonfiction, 2013.

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Listing last updated: June 18, 2013

More Information

Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Prefers to work with:
Any
Born in:
Oakland, CA
Raised in:
Piedmont, CA

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