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Lyn L. Lifshin, American Poet.


Lifshin, Lyn L. was born on July 12, 1949 in Burlington, Vermont, United States. Daughter of Ben and Frieda Lazarus.


Bachelor, Syracuse University, 1968. Master of Arts, University Vermont, 1969.


Teaching fellow, State University of New York, Albany, 1969; educational television writer, Schenectady, New York, 1969; instructor, State University of New York, Cobleskill, 1968, 70; writing consultant, New York Mental Health Department, Albany, 1970; writing consultant, Empire State College, Albany, 1973; poet in residence, Mansfield (Pennsylvania) State College, 1974; poet in residence, U. Rochester, New York, 1986; poet in residence, Antioch (New York) Writer's Conference, 1987; poet in residence, Glenwood College, 1991, 94.


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  • Other Work

    • Author: Lips Unsealed, Ariadne's Thread, Tangled Vines, The Doctor Poems, Not Made of Glass, Red Hair and the Jesuit, Upstate Madonna, The Jesuit Poems, Black Apples, Skin Divers, Between My Lips, White Hose Cafe, Old House on the Croton, Shake House Poems, Blue Dust, New Mexico, Leaning South, Camping Madonna at Indian Lake, Glass, Plymouth Women, Kiss the Skin Off, Forty Days Apple Nights, North, Lobsters and Oatmeal, Old House Poems, Colors of Cooper Black, The Radio Shrink, Sunday Poems, More Madonnas, Many Madonnas, He Wants His Meat, The Innocents, On the Outside, Madonna Who Shifts for Herself, Reading Lips, Appletree Lane, Raw Opals, Naked Charm, Blue Horses Nuzzle Thursday, Marilyn Monroe, Cars and Men, Shooting Kodachromes in the Dark, Appleblossoms, Mad Girls, Dead Men, Blue Tattoo, Some Voices, The 527th Poem About Me Comes in the Mail, The Made Girl Drives in a Daze, Pointe Shoes, Parade, Auddley End, Moving by Touch, Feather in the Wind, Museum, Soto Voce, Shaker House, Mad Windows, Sulphur River, Mercurochrome Sun Poems, Lady Lyn, Leaves and Night Thinks, Paper Apples, Lips on the Blue Rail, Femina 2, Tentables, Leaves, Love Poems Zahir, More Waters, Lifshin and Richmond, Poems with John Elsberg, Crazy Arms, Naked Charm Postcards, Remember the Ladies, Color and Light, Jesus Live and in the Flesh, Before it's Light, Barbie Poems, When a Cat Dies, (book) Cold Comfort, Selected Poems, 1970-1996, 1997, Another Woman Who Looks Like Me. Contributor poetry to Black Sparrow, Event Horizon, Applezaba, Illuminati, Karista Press, Crossing Press, Capra Press, Red Dust, Before it's Light, 1999, others.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: ballet, film.


Married Eric Lifshin (divorced 1978).

Ben Lazarus

Frieda Lazarus

Eric Lifshin