Mimi Plevin-Foust


Cleveland, OH 44120
(216) 551-3389

Author's Bio

Mimi Plevin-Foust has worn many hats in addition to her lifelong commitment to writing, including work as a glass artist, bartender, documentary film producer, and career consultant. Her poetry, screenplays and articles have been published by Carve Magazine, LearnVest/Forbes.com, Fourteen Hills, POZ Magazine, Sanskrit Literary-Arts Magazine, SCRIPT and more. Mimi received an M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from NYU and recently won the Gordon Square Review Poetry Contest. She’s produced or associate produced documentaries aired on PBS, screened at many film festivals, and distributed nationwide. She shares a 105-year-old home in Cleveland with assorted Airbnb guests as well as her husband, daughter, and cats.

Publications & Prizes

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Stickman Review
Willow Review
Prizes won: 

Winner, Gordon Square Review Poetry Contest for poem "On the Anniversary of the Kent State Shootings."

2016 Fellow, Cleveland Jewish Arts and Culture Lab.

The Rose Low Rome Memorial Prize in Poetry and The Kim Ann Arstark Award in Poetry.

Finalist, Writers Guild of America East Foundation Fellowships, for film treatment Insecurity and screenplay The Blonde.

Semi-Finalist, Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for screenplays Behind the Veil and Yaddo (in top 30 scripts of 3400 submitted).

New York Foundation for the Arts Artist-in-Residence at I.S. 137’s Gifted and Talented Program, Bronx, NY, sponsored by Bronx Creative Arts for Youth.

Leo Jaffe Scholarship. Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Aliki Barnstone, Zeina Hashem Beck, Billy Collins, Barbara Myerhoff, Mary Oliver, Grace Paley
What I'm reading now: 
'A Remembrance of Things I Forgot' by Bob Smith

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Cleveland, OH
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Shaker Heights, OH
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Last update: May 21, 2019