Lyn Lifshin


Born
Barre, Vermont, The United States

Lyn Diane Lifshin (1942) is an American poet and teacher.

Born in Barre, VT, she was raised in Middlebury, VT. She earned a bachelor's degree in English from Syracuse University and a master's degree in English from the University of Vermont (writing a thesis on Dylan Thomas). She also studied at Brandeis University, the Bread Loaf School of English and attended the Bread Loaf Writer's Conference.

Lifshin moved to Schenectady, NY in the 1970s with her then husband who worked for General Electric. She enrolled in a doctoral program in English at SUNY Albany, and began submitting her work for publication. She quickly began appearing in a variety of literary magazines. When she left SUNY, she began teaching creative writing workshops at various
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Before It's Light

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Cold Comfort: Selected Poem...

4.14 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 1997 — 3 editions
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Tangled Vines: A Collection...

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The  Licorice Daughter: My ...

4.11 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2005
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Black Apples

4.25 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 1973 — 2 editions
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Shaker House Poems

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Secretariat: The Red Freak,...

4.06 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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Another Woman Who Looks Lik...

4.08 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2006
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Blue Tattoo: Poems of the H...

4.27 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 1995
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Persephone

3.80 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2008
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