Lynn Powell

171 East College Street
Oberlin, OH 44074

Author's Bio

A native of East Tennessee, I have lived since 1990 in Oberlin, Ohio, where I teach in the Creative Writing Program of Oberlin College and am Director of Oberlin WITS (Writers-in-the-Schools).

Publications and Prizes

Framing Innocence: A Mother's Photographs, a Prosecutor's Zeal, and a Small Town's Response
(The New Press, 2010)
, Old & New Testaments
(University of Wisconsin Press, 1995)
, Season of the Second Thought
(University of Wisconsin Press, 2018)
, The Zones of Paradise
(University of Akron Press, 2003)
"Acceptance Speech" in 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day
(Random House, 2005)
, Norton Introduction to Literature
(W. W. Norton & Company, 2010)
Field, Paris Review, Poetry, Shenandoah, Southern Poetry Review, Southern Review, The Georgia Review
Prizes Won: 
NEA Fellowship in Poetry, Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry, Studs and Ida Terkel Author Award, Brittingham Prize in Poetry, 4 Ohio Arts Council Excellence Awards, Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award

More Information

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Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
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Born in: 
Chattanooga, TN
Raised in: 
Chattanooga, TN
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Last updated: Jun 07, 2017