Lynda K. Hull
Pen Name: None
Born: 1954 in Newark, New Jersey
Died: 1994 in Plymouth, MA
Lynda K. Hull taught English at DePaul University. Her longest permanent residency was in Chicago, where she was living when she wrote many of her last poems.
Biographical and Professional Information
Influenced heavily by Hart Crane as well as jazz musicians, Hull wrote poems charged with lyric exuberance and haunted by ecstatic references to drugs and material decadence. Hull was the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Illinois Arts Council; she also received four Pushcart Prizes. She taught English at Indiana University, De Paul University, and in the MFA writing program at Vermont College. She also served as a Poetry Editor for the journal Crazyhorse.
Hull died of injuries sustained in a car crash in 1994.
- Ghost Money, University of Massachusetts Press, 1986
- Star Ledger, University Of Iowa Press, 1990
- The Only World: Poems, Harpercollins, 1995
- Collected Poems, Graywolf Press, 2006
Titles for Purchase and at Your Library
Release Date: 1986-12
Star Ledger (Iowa Poetry Prize)
Release Date: 1990-02-01
The Only World: Poems
Release Date: 1995-06
Collected Poems (Re/View)
Release Date: 2006-10-31
Carl Sandburg Award from the Friends of the Chicago Public Library in 1991 and the Edwin Ford Piper Award in 1990 for Star Ledger
Juniper Prize in 1986 for Ghost Money
Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances
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