Yvonne Zipter

Poet, Fiction Writer

N/A
Chicago, IL 60641-1607

Author's Bio

I am the author of the poetry collections The Patience of Metal and Like Some Bookie God and the nonfiction books Diamonds Are A Dyke's Best Friend and Ransacking the Closet. I have completed a literary historical novel, Infraction, which is set in late nineteenth-century Russia, as yet unpublished. I am an advocate for making making poetry fun and accessible to as wide an audience as possible: https://thirdcoastreview.com/2018/04/25/....

Publications & Prizes

Fiction

Journals:
Blithe House Quarterly
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Escape Into Life
,
Graze
,
Ink Pot

Poetry

Anthologies:
Writing and Understanding Poetry for Teachers and Students: A Heart’s Craft (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015)
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Fading Light: Open to Interpretation (Taylor & O'Neill, 2013)
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Best Lesbian Love Stories (Alyson Publications, 2005)
,
Where We Live: Illinois Poets (BookSurge.com, 2003)
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My Lover Is a Woman (Ballantine Books, 1996)
Chapbook:
Like Some Bookie God (Pudding House Publications, 2007)
Journals: ,
Big River Poetry Review
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Columbia Poetry Review
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Comstock Review
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Crab Orchard Review
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Educe Journal
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Escape Into Life
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Fogged Clarity
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Gender Forum
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Isotope
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Metronome of Aptekarsky Ostrov
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Modern Words
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Northern Liberties Review
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Primavera
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rufous city review
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Spoon River Poetry Review
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The Bark
Prizes won: 

1/14      2013 Northern Liberties Review Poetry Prize, “My Stepfather’s Desk”

10/13    Poem of the Month, Big River Poetry Review, “Curiosities of Nature”

4/04      Fellowship, Summer Literary Seminar, St. Petersburg, Russia

12/03    First Place, LitPot ezine eclectic Flash Fiction Contest, “Günther’s Wife”

 5/01     Illinois Arts Council Literary Award for the poem “Grace Lesson”

 9/97     Sprague/Todes Literary Award

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
White
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Milwaukee, WI
Wisconsin
Raised in: 
Milwaukee, WI
Wisconsin
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Last update: May 21, 2019