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editor , writer , English language educator

Maxine Chernoff, American writer, editor, English language educator. Member Modern Language Association, National Council Teachers of English, Associated Writing Programs, Coordinating Council Literature Magazines (Editors award 1988).

Background

Chernoff, Maxine was born on February 24, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Philip B. and Idell (Lubove) Hahn.

Education

Bachelor, University of Illinois, 1972;Master of Arts, University of Illinois, 1974.

Career

Chernoff is a professor and Chair of the Creative Writing program at San Francisco State University. She is the author of six books of fiction and ten books of poetry, most recently The Turning (which appeared in May 2008) and Among the Names (2005), both from Apogee Press. She has read her poetry in Liege, Belgium.

Cambridge, England; Sydney, Australia. Berlin, Germany; São Paulo, Brazil. Glasgow, Scotland; Yunnan Province, China.

And St. Petersburg, Russia, and Prague, Czech Republic. As of 2013, she lives in Mill Valley, California.

Achievements

  • 1985 Carl Sandburg Award,1985 PEN New Books Award1986 Friends of American Writers' Award1986 LSU Southern Review Fiction Award1993 Sun-Times Fiction Prize1988 CCLM Editors' Award2002 Marin Arts Council Fellowship1996 and 2002 BABRA finalist2009 PEN Translation Award5 Illinois Arts Council Fellowships2013 NEA Poetry Fellowship.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: (novel) Plain Grief, 1991, (short stories) Bop, 1987. Signs of Devotion, 1993, In the News! (with Ethel Tursky), 1992. Editor: New American Writing, since 1986.

      Author five books of poems.

Membership

Member Modern Language Association, National Council Teachers of English, Associated Writing Programs, Coordinating Council Literature Magazines (Editors award 1988).

Connections

Married Paul A. Hoover, October 5, 1974. Children: Koren, Julian, Philip.

father:
Philip B. Hahn

mother:
Idell (Lubove) Hahn

spouse:
Paul A. Hoover

children:
Koren Chernoff

Julian Chernoff

Philip Chernoff