L. Shapley Bassen

Poet, Fiction Writer

East Greenwich, RI 02818
Phone: 
401-480-5999

Author's Bio

Expat New Yorker now in RI ... Emeritus editor at now archived Prick of the Spindle, currently a fiction editor at Craftliterary.org ... 3x indie published fiction collections, novel ... poetry/fiction reviewer for The Rumpus & others ... 1st poetry collection WHAT SUITS A NUDIST in 2019 from Clare Songbird Publishing. [Media Browser here at P&W isn't letting me paste the link to 37" reading by Benjamin Franke at ACN podcast INDIE BEGINNINGS of a few chapters of my 1st novel SUMMER OF THE LONG KNIVES. Cyber-gremlins!]

 

 

Publications & Prizes

Anthology:
Songs From Unsung Worlds (Birkhauser, 1985)
Journals:
25th LIU Annual Poetry Awards Catalog
,
California State Poetry Quarterly
,
Languageandculture.net
,
Melusine: Woman in the 21st Century
,
Minnetonka Review
,
Nexus
,
The American Scholar
,
The Cherry Blossom Review
,
The English Journal
,
The Externalist
,
The Vassar Quarterly
,
The Write Room
, ,
Without Haloes
Prizes won: 

"Portrait of a Giant Squid" was the First Place winner in the 2015 Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest. 2009 APP Drama Prize for comedy, THE END OF SHAKESPEARE & CO. , a Mary Roberts Rinehart Fellowship for subsequently published 1st novel SUMMER OF THE LONG KNIVES [2014, Signal 8 Press], Paul Green Playwrighting Prize for THE BARE-BREASTED VOLLEYBALL PLAYER.

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
William Blake, George Orwell, Edith Wharton, Selden Edwards, Jacqueline Winspear, Isaac Asimov, Emily Dickinson, Jane Gardam
What I'm reading now: 
LOST AND WANTED by NELL FREUDENBERG, THE OVERSTORY by RICHARD POWERS

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
No
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
NYC
Raised in: 
NYC, NY
New York
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Last update: May 06, 2019