Lynne Viti

Poet

Wellesley College Writing Program 106 Central Street
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
Phone: 
781-283-2576
Twitter: 

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 the late Sam Cornish’s poetry workshops  at the Boston Public Library 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 2018,2019 and 2929,nominated for Mass. Book of the Year in 2017,2018 and 2020 and a 2018 Pushcart Prize, she blogs at lynneviti.wordpress.com.

Publications & Prizes

Book:
Dancing at Lake Montebello:Poems (Apprentice House, 2020)
Chapbooks:
The Glamorganshire Bible (Finishing Line Press, 2018)
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Baltimore Girls (Finishing Line Press, 2017)
Journals:
63 Channels
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A New Ulster
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Boston Literary Review
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Constellations
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Damfino Journal
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Hedgerow: A Journal of Small Poems
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In-flight Literary Magazine
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Meat for Tea: The Valley Review
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Mountain Gazette
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Muddy River Poetry Review
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Nixes Mate Review
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OVS Magazine
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Silkworm
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Subterranean Blue Poetry
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The Basil O'Flaherty
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The Irish Literary Review
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The Lost Country
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The Thing Itself Literary Journal
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These Fragile Lilacs
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Three Drops from a Cauldron
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Topology
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Westerly
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work to a calm
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: 
Poems 1962-2012 by Louise Gluck

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Feminist, Irish American, Welsh American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Any, At Risk Youth, Children, LGBTQ
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Baltimore , MD
Maryland
Raised in: 
Baltimore, MD
Maryland
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Last update: Dec 09, 2020