Lynn Levin

Poet, writer, translator, and teacher. Author of six books and recipient of eleven Pushcart Prize nominations.

  • Lynn is the author of six books, most recently a translation from the Spanish, Birds on the Kiswar Tree, a collection of poems by the Peruvian Andean poet Odi Gonzales; Miss Plastique, a 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards finalist in poetry; and, as co-author, Poems for the Writing: Prompts for Poets, a 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards finalist in education/academic books. Her poetry collection Imaginarium was a finalist for ForeWord Magazine’s 2005 Book of the Year Award.
  • The recipient of eleven Pushcart Prize nominations and two grants from the Leeway Foundation, Levin has published poems, essays , Levin has published poems, stories, essays, and translations in Ploughshares, Boulevard, The Hopkins Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, E-Verse Radio, Verse Daily, and Garrison Keillor has read her work on his radio show The Writer’s Almanac.
  • She teaches at the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University.
  • Suggested audiences: Latin American and Native American literary, women poets/feminist, poets, teachers of creative writing, businesses seeking an out-of-the-box way to stimulate employee creativity.

Birds on the Kiswar Tree   Miss Plastique   Poems for the Writing - Prompts for Poets


"Translator Lynn Levin and Peruvian poet Odi Gonzales captivated the audience with their presentation of Gonzales's poems and the history behind them. One of the best and most well-attended events our department has hosted."

- Drexel University -- Office of Equality and Diversity

"Learned more about poetry than I was ever aware of." "A born teacher who has so much to give." "We are looking forward to having Lynn teach here again in the near future."

- Ann’s Choice Lifelong Learning Academy

"Lynn Levin reads her poems with the kind of energy that captivates her audience and inspires them to respond with provocative comments and to pose interesting questions. She is humorous and lively and creates a buzz of enthusiasm in the room."

- Elkins Park Library