Lynn_Levin, poet

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Lynn Levin is a poet, writer, translator, and teacher. She is the author of six books, most recently: Birds on the Kiswar Tree (2Leaf Press, 2014), a translation from the Spanish of a collection of poems by the Peruvian Andean poet Odi Gonzales; Miss Plastique (Ragged Sky Press, 2013), a 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards finalist in poetry; and, as co-author, Poems for the Writing: Prompts for Poets (Texture Press, 2013), a 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards finalist in education/academic books. Her previous books include Fair Creatures of an Hour (Loonfeather Press, 2009), a 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Awards finalist in poetry; Imaginarium (Loonfeather Press, 2005), a finalist for ForeWord Magazine’s 2005 Book of the Year Award; A Few Questions about Paradise (Loonfeather Press, 2000); and a chapbook, The Forest: Poems by Besnik Mustafaj (PM Chapbooks, 2001), a translation from the French.

Lynn Levin’s poems, creative nonfiction, short fiction, and translations have appeared in Ploughshares, Boulevard, The Hopkins Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Southwest Review, Cleaver, Wild River River, Painted Bride Quarterly, on Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac, Verse Daily, and other places. She has received fourteen Pushcart Prize nominations, two grants from the Leeway Foundation, and is a Bucks County, Pennsylvania poet laureate.

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Lynn Levin holds a BA in comparative literature from Northwestern University and an MFA in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. A former producer of the TV talk show The Drexel InterView, Lynn Levin has also had careers in publishing and advertising. She teaches at Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania.