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educator , poet

Lia Rachel Purpura, American poet, educator. Recipient Townson University prize in Literature, 1997; winner Randall Jarrell Competition, 1997; Fulbright Commission fellow, Poland, 1991-1992; Millay Colony fellow MacDowel Colony and Blue Mountain Center.

Background

Purpura, Lia Rachel was born on February 22, 1964 in Mineola, New York, United States. Daughter of John and Maddalena (Pinnola) Purpura.

Education

Bachelor, Oberlin College, 1986. Master of Fine Arts, University Iowa Writers' Workshop, 1990.

Career

Adjunct assistant professor, Loyola College, Baltimore, since 1990.

Connections

Married Jed Jonathan Gaylin, October 18, 1992. Children: Joseph Purpura Gaylin.

father:
John Purpura

mother:
Maddalena (Pinnola) Purpura

spouse:
Jed Jonathan Gaylin

child:
Joseph Purpura Gaylin Purpura