Phillis Levin

100 Riverside Drive Apartment 2C
New York, NY 10024

Author's Bio

Phillis Levin’s fifth collection, Mr. Memory & Other Poems, was published by Penguin Books in March 2016. She is the author of four other volumes, Temples and Fields (1988), The Afterimage (1995), Mercury (2001), and May Day (2008), and is the editor of The Penguin Book of the Sonnet (2001). Widely anthologized, her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Grand Street, Poetry, The Nation, Paris Review, Ploughshares, Plume, Kenyon Review, Southwest Review, Yale Review, PN Review, AGNI, New Republic, Poetry London, The Poetry Review, and The Best American Poetry. She has given readings at numerous venues in the USA and abroad. Born in Paterson, New Jersey, Levin holds degrees from Sarah Lawrence College and the Johns Hopkins University. She has taught at the University of Maryland, The Unterberg Poetry Center, in the MFA programs at New York University and The New School, and currently is Professor of English and Poet-in-Residence at Hofstra University. -Photo Credit: Sigrid Estrada

Publications and Prizes

May Day
(Penguin, 2008)
, Mercury
(Penguin, 2001)
, Mr. Memory & Other Poems
(Penguin Poets, 2016)
, Temples and Fields
(University of Georgia Press, 1988)
, The Afterimage
(Copper Beech Press, 1995)
, The Penguin Book of the Sonnet: 500 Years of a Classic Tradition in English
(Penguin/Putnam, 2001)
Alhambra Poetry Calendar
(Alhambra Publishing, 2012)
, Alhambra Poetry Calendar
(Alhambra Publishing, 2011)
, Alhambra Poetry Calendar 2008
(Alhambra Publishing, 2008)
, Best American Poetry
(Scribner, 2009)
, Broken Land: Poems of Brooklyn
(New York University Press, 2007)
, Poem-a-Day: 365 Poems for Every Occasion
(Abrams Books, 2016)
, Poems of New York
(Alfred A. Knopf, 2002)
, Poems of the American South
(Alfred A. Knopf, 2014)
, Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry
(Random House, 2003)
, Poets for Life: 76 Poets Respond to AIDS
(Crown, 1989)
, The Art of Losing: Poems of Grief and Healing
(Bloomsbury USA, 2010)
, The Best American Poetry 1989
(Scribner, 1989)
, The Best American Poetry 1998
(Scribner, 1998)
, The New Bread Loaf Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry
(University Press of New England, 1999)
, The Penguin Book of the Sonnet
(Penguin, 2001)
, The Plume Anthology of Poetry 3
(MadHat Press, 2015)
, The Plume Anthology of Poetry 4
(MadHat Press, 2016)
, The Waiting Room Reader II
(CavanKerry Press, 2013)
, Women's Work: Modern Women Poets Writing in English
(Seren Books, 2008)
AGNI, Alaska Quarterly Review, American Literary Review, Atlantic Monthly, Barrow Street, Boulevard, Global City Review, Grand Street, Kenyon Review, Literary Imagination, Miramar Poetry Journal, The New Criterion, New Republic, Ocean State Review, Paris Review, Partisan Review, Ploughshares, Plume, PN Review, Poetry, Poetry East, Poetry International, Poetry London, Poetry Northwest, Poetry Review, Salamander, Smartish Pace, Southwest Review, TAB: The Journal of Poetry & Poetics, The Nation, New Yorker, Tikkun, TriQuarterly, Verse, Washington Square Review, Western Humanities Review, Yale Review
Tabula Rasa
(Center for Book Arts, 2012)
Prizes Won: 
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship; Richard Hugo Prize; Guggenheim Fellowship; Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship; Fulbright Fellowship to Slovenia; Bogliasco Foundation Fellowship; Norma Farmer First Book Award of the Poetry Society of America; Walter E. Dakin Fellow in Poetry, Sewanee Writers' Conference; Margaret Bridgman Fellow in Poetry, Bread Loaf Writers' Conference; Ingram Merrill Foundation Fellowship

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Last updated: Apr 01, 2018