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Lynn Levin

Lynn Levin

  • Drexel University, University of Pennsylvania
    Southampton, PA 18966-4550
  • E-mail: iamblel@aol.com

Author's Bio

Lynn Levin is the author of four collections of poems: Miss Plastique (Ragged Sky Press, 2013), Fair Creatures of an Hour (Loonfeather Press, 2009), Imaginarium (Loonfeather Press, 2005), and A Few Questions about Paradise (Loonfeather Press, 2000). She is, with Valerie Fox, the author of the craft-of-poetry book, Poems for the Writing: Prompts for Poets (Texture Press, 2013). She is the translator, from the Spanish, of Birds on the Kiswar Tree (2Leaf Press, 2014), a collection of poems by the Peruvian Andean poet Odi Gonzales. Lynn Levin’s poems, translations, essays, and short stories have appeared in Ploughshares, Boulevard, The Hopkins Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Cleaver, Washington Square Review, Wild River Review, Verse Daily, and on Garrison Keillor’s radio show The Writer’s Almanac. She teaches at Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Birds on the Kiswar Tree, translation from Spanish of poems by Odi Gonzales (2Leaf Press, 2014), Miss Plastique (Ragged Sky Press, 2013), Poems for the Writing: Prompts for Poets (Texture Press, 2013), Fair Creatures of an Hour (Loonfeather Press, 2009), Imaginarium (Loonfeather Press, 2005), A Few Questions About Paradise (Loonfeather Press, 2000)
Anthologies:
Rabbit Ears: TV Poems (Poets Wear Prada, 2013), The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry (Bloomsbury USA, 2013), The Torah: A Women's Commentary (URJ PRess, 2008), Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania (Penn State University Press, 2005)
Journals:
5 A.M., Artful Dodge, Boulevard, Cimarron Review, Hunger Mountain, Kerem, Ploughshares, Poetry Miscellany, Potomac Review, Southwest Review, The Hopkins Review, Verse Daily, Washington Square
Prizes:
2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, finalist for Miss Plastique and Poems for the Writing: Prompts for Poets; 2010 Next Generation Book Awards, finalist for Fair Creatures of an Hour; 2005 ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year finalist for Imaginarium; two grants from the Leeway Foundation.

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Listing last updated: June 11, 2014

More Information

Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Born in:
St. Louis, MO
Raised in:
St. Louis, MO

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