Publications & Prizes
Besides having won two chapbook contests, Lynn was a 2015 Nominee for the Best of the Net award, a nominee for the McGovern Prize and a 2019 and 1997 nominee for the Pushcart Prize. She was a finalist and semi-finalist in The New Guard Literary Review’s contest judged by Donald Hall. She was a finalist in the WinningWriters.com War Poetry contest, and a semi-finalist for the Dana Award. Lynn’s poem "The Invisible Man" is featured in an artwork of the same name by American contemporary artist Betye Saar, who noticed the poem when it was published in the L.A. Weekly, before Lynn moved to New York. In the nineties, she won a MacDowell fellowship, the Judith's Room Emerging Writers Award and the In Our Own Write award from the LGBT Center in New York, which later presented her with the Heart of the Center Award for leading, as a volunteer, their first GED test-prep and math program. In 2009, she received the Literacy Recognition Award from the Literacy Assistance Center of New York, for her work in adult literacy.