Stephanie Hemphill





Stephanie Hemphill

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Stephanie Hemphill's first novel in poems, Things Left Unsaid, was published by Hyperion in 2005 and was awarded the 2006 Myra Cohn Livingston Award for Excellence in Poetry by the Children's Literature Council of Southern California.

Her second novel, a verse portrait of Sylvia Plath, Your Own, Sylvia was published by Knopf in March 2007. A third novel in verse for teens, Wicked Girls, a verse story of the Salem witch trials, will come out from Hyperion in the spring of 2009.

Stephanie received an SCBWI Magazine Merit Award in Poetry and chaired the PEN Award's Children's Literature Committee. She has been writing, studying and presenting poetry for adults and children for many years at UCLA, the University of Illinois (where she received...more


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Wicked Girls
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Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse P...
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Sisters of Glass
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Things Left Unsaid: A Novel...
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“I fret for Sylvia.
She appears anchored

to the idea of sinking,
which is silly when she so clearly

soars above almost everyone.”
Stephanie Hemphill, Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath

“Learning to be a lady / is like learning / to live within a shell, / to be a crustacean encased / in a small white / uncomfortable world.”
Stephanie Hemphill, Sisters of Glass

“I cannot be assured of
exactly what I created
be it madness and monster
or beauty and light.”
Stephanie Hemphill, Hideous Love: The Story of the Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein

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