Lynne Viti


Wellesley College Writing Program 106 Central Street
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481

Author's Bio

Lynne Viti, a graduate of Barnard College and Boston College Law School, is a senior lecturer emerita in the Writing Program at Wellesley College. She practiced law in Boston for three decades before resuming her teaching career, which she began in the 1970’s in the public schools in Stamford, Connecticut. She is the author of many scholarly articles on composition pedagogy, law, and media studies. Beginning with her participation in thr late Sam Cornish’s workshops in 2013, she turned her energies to writing poetry. Her work has appeared widely in over a hundred print and online venues. Awarded an honorable mention in the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Contest in 2015, the WOMR/Joe Gouveia Outermost Poetry Contest in 2017 and 2018, nominated for Mass. Book of the Year in 2017 and 2018 and a 2018 Pushcart Prize, she blogs at

Publications & Prizes

The Glamorganshire Bible (Finishing Line Press, 2018)
Baltimore Girls (Finishing Line Press, 2017)
A New Ulster
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In-flight Literary Magazine
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Meat for Tea: The Valley Review
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Three Drops from a Cauldron
Prizes won: 

Honorable Mention, Allen Ginsberg Poetry Contest 2015; Prize, The Song Is Summer Poetry Contest 2015; Finalist Grey Borders Poetry Chapbook Contest;Honorable Mention, Glimmer Train Short Fiction Contest; Honorable Mention, WOMR /Joe Gouveia Outermost Poetry Contest (2018, 2019, 2020).

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Nightshade by Andrea Cohen, Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson

More Information

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Identifies as: 
Feminist, Irish American, Welsh American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Any, At Risk Youth, Children, LGBTQ
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Born in: 
Baltimore , MD
Raised in: 
Baltimore, MD
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Last update: Feb 14, 2020