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Celia S. Lustgarten

Celia S. Lustgarten

Author's Bio

One of my favorite poems, "Ritual," which was about my Dad, appeared in "Shameless Hussy Review," Berkeley, California. My first short story "Color Test," won First Prize in "A Competition of the Imagination" contest, in Victoria, B.C. Canada, and I think I got $10.00! I was thrilled. I had my first poetry reading at an event held by The Feminist Writer's Guild of S.F. at The Bacchanal on Solano Avenue in Albany, CA. Later on two poems I had written on women and aging, were read on KEST 1450 radio in the Bay Area.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
LUMMOX NO. 1 - 2012 (Lummox Press, 2012), Apocalypse 3 (Apocalypse Literary Arts Coalition, 1997), Shock Treatment (Peak Output Unlimited, 1988)
Anthologies:
Autumn Harvest! A Collection of Poetry (Cloverdale Books, 2001), Celebrating T.S. Eliot (Harvest, 2001), Frost in Spring (Quill Books, 2001)
Journals:
Chanticleer, For Poets Only, Grasslands Review, Into the Teeth of the Wind, New Canadian Review, Perceptions, Poetry Motel, Room of One's Own, T.O.P.S, The Blotter, Z Miscellaneous

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
The Art of Happiness by His Holiness The Dalai Lama
Favorite Books:
"Mara and Dann" by Doris Lessing
Favorite Authors:
Doris Lessing, Lloyd Alexander, William Gibson, Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers

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Listing last updated: August 31, 2016

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Caucasian
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
New York City, NY
Raised in:
Bronx/Brooklyn, NY

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