Publications & Prizes
In addition to having won a couple chapbook contests, Lynn 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, a semi-finalist for the Dana Award, and a nominee for the Ashland Poetry Prize.
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 in the eighties, before Lynn left Los Angeles in 1986 to move to New York and attend graduate school.
In the nineties, she won the Judith's Room Award as well as the In Our Own Write award from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community 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 program. In 2009, she received the Literacy Assistance Center of New York’s Literacy Recognition Award for her work in adult literacy.