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Phillis Levin

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

Mr. Memory & Other Poems (Penguin Poets, 2016), May Day (Penguin, 2008), Mercury (Penguin, 2001), The Penguin Book of the Sonnet: 500 Years of a Classic Tradition in English (Penguin/Putnam, 2001), The Afterimage (Copper Beech Press, 1995), Temples and Fields (University of Georgia Press, 1988)
Tabula Rasa (The Center for Book Arts, 2012)
Poem-a-Day: 365 Poems for Every Occasion (Abrams Books, 2016), The Plume Anthology of Poetry 4 (MadHat Press, 2016), The Plume Anthology of Poetry 3 (MadHat Press, 2015), Poems of the American South (Alfred A. Knopf, 2014), The Waiting Room Reader II (CavanKerry Press, 2013), Alhambra Poetry Calendar (Alhambra Publishing, 2012), Alhambra Poetry Calendar (Alhambra Publishing, 2011), The Art of Losing: Poems of Grief and Healing (Bloomsbury USA, 2010), Best American Poetry (Scribner, 2009), Alhambra Poetry Calendar 2008 (Alhambra Publishing, 2008), Women's Work: Modern Women Poets Writing in English (Seren Books, 2008), Broken Land: Poems of Brooklyn (New York University Press, 2007), Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry (Random House, 2003), Poems of New York (Alfred A. Knopf, 2002), The Penguin Book of the Sonnet (Penguin, 2001), The New Bread Loaf Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry (University Press of New England, 1999), The Best American Poetry 1998 (Scribner, 1998), Poets for Life: 76 Poets Respond to AIDS (Crown, 1989), The Best American Poetry 1989 (Scribner, 1989)
Agni, Alaska Quarterly Review, American Literary Review, Atlantic Monthly, Barrow Street, Boulevard, Global City Review, Grand Street, Kenyon Review, Literary Imagination, Miramar Poetry Journal, 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, The New Yorker, Tikkun, TriQuarterly, Verse, Washington Square, Western Humanities Review, Yale Review
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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Listing last updated: June 15, 2016

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