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Yvonne Zipter

Mailing Address
University of Chicago Press
1427 E. 60th St.
Chicago, IL. 60637

County: Cook


work: 773-702-7498
fax: 773-702-0922

Genre: Poetry/Fiction/Creative Non-Fiction

Periodical Publications:

  • "Avatar," Celebrating Greyhounds (Summer 2003)
  • "Chimera," "Corner Store," and "Summer Poem," Spoon River Poetry Review (Spring 2003)
  • "Terribly," Comstock review (Spring 2003)
  • "The Kestrel" and "Stray Shot," Where We Live (Anthology) (2003)
  • "The Dog on His Bed," Celebrating Greyhounds (Fall 2002)
  • "Inside Out" (monthly column), Windy City Times, Philadelphia Gay News, Updates
  • Poetry has appeared in Spoon River Poetry Review (2000), Mediphors (2000), Rambunctious Review (1996-97), the eleventh MUSE (1996), modern words (1995), Willow Review (1994), and Columbia Poetry Review (1994)

Book Publications:

  • Ransacking the Closet, Spinsters Ink, 1995
  • The Patience of Metal, Hutchinson House, 1990
  • Diamonds Are a Dyke's Best Friend, Firebrand Books, 1988

Forthcoming Publications:

  • "Pink" and "The Woman with Acrophobia Holds Forth," The Great American Poetry Show (2003)
  • "Anticipating This Year's Tasmanian National Thylacine Day," Petroglyph (2003)
  • "Foreign Coins," "The Nature of This," and "One Account of How the Dead Spend Their Days," Primavera (2003)
  • "In the Naming," The Bark (2003)

Awards, Fellowships, Grants and Honors:

  • Semifinalist, Pablo Neruda Prize in Poetry (June 2003)
  • Third Place, Chicago Public Radio's "Why I Should Be Poet Laureate of Illinois" Contest (April 2003)
  • Finalist, Tin House/Summer LiterarySeminars Poetry Contest (April 2003)
  • Finalist, May Swenson Poetry Award (February 2003)
  • Honorable Mention, Fourteenth Consecutive New Millenium Writing Awards (October 2002)
  • Illinois Arts Council Literary Award (2001)
  • Finalist, Poetry Center of Chicago's 7th Annual Juried Reading, (2001)
  • Sprague-Todes Literary Award, 1997
  • Illinois Arts Council Finalist Award, 1991

Recent Readings, Performances and Productions:

  • Normal Public Library (December 2002)
  • Has read poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction at Poetry Center of Chicago (2001), Women and Children First (Chicago, 2000), Northern Illinois University (Dekalb, IL, April 1997), Cornell University (Ithaca, NY, April 1996), University of Chicago (February 1996), A Different World Books (Beloit, WI, October 1995), and Once Upon a Time Books (Bloomington, IL, October 1995)

Recent Workshops:

  • Has led two workshops at the Ragdale Foundation (Lake Forest, IL): The Personal Essay/Memoir, February 1997 - May 1997; Basic Skills in Fiction Writing, October 1995 - November 1995
  • 8-week classes in beginning to advanced fiction writing, the short story, and personal essay writing, July 1997 - May 1999, Graham School of General Studies (Chicago, IL)

Present Employment:

  • Senior Manuscript Editor, University of Chicago Press
  • Freelance Writer, Windy City Times

Preferred Audience:

  • No preferred audience

Willing to travel:

  • yes, if travel is reimbursed
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