Lynn Levin

Lynn-LevinLynn Levin’s newest books are the poetry collection Miss Plastique (Ragged Sky, 2013), a Next Generation Indie Book Awards finalist in poetry, and 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. She is co-author of Poems for the Writing: Prompts for Poets (Texture Press, 2013), a Next Generation Indie Book Awards finalist in education/academic books. Her poems, essays, short fiction, and translations have appeared in Painted Bride Quarterly, Michigan Quarterly Review, Cleaver, The Hopkins Review, Rattle, Young Adult Review Network, and other places. She teaches at Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania.

NOVEMBER 2016, a poem by Lynn Levin, Featured on Life As Activism

NOVEMBER 2016 by Lynn Levin Featured on Life As Activism This November blew down to the just-reaped fields a hectic of leaves. More golden leaves than fevered leaves but the fevered claimed the land in the way that we call fair. Now what rustling what rising up and from which points on the compass? Below the roar of politics things are worse and same. There’s lead in the gut, poison in the vein, the air’s too hot, the cost of cure insane. People say what they mean and they’ve been waiting to say it for years. How grievous drifts this fall over our set faces. I see the spray paint on the wall. What riddle there, dark and illegible? Lynn Levin is a poet, writer, and translator. She is the author of six books, most recently Miss Plastique; as co-author, Poems for the Writing: Prompts for Poets; and a translation from the Spanish, Birds on the Kiswar Tree by the Peruvian Andean poet Odi Gonzales. Lynn Levin is the recipient of 13 Pushcart Prize nominations. Garrison Keillor has read her poetry on his radio show The Writer’s Almanac, and she has twice been a guest on the NPR show Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane. Lynn Levin teaches at ...
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