Lynda K. Hull

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General Information

Name: Lynda K. Hull

Pen Name: None

Born: 1954 in Newark, New Jersey

Died: 1994 in Plymouth, MA


Illinois Connection

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.

Published Works

  • 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

Ghost Money

ISBN: 087023546X
Release Date: 1986-12

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Star Ledger (Iowa Poetry Prize)

ISBN: 0877453195
Release Date: 1990-02-01

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The Only World: Poems

ISBN: 0060553634
Release Date: 1995-06

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Collected Poems (Re/View)

ISBN: 1555974570
Release Date: 2006-10-31

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Literary Awards

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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External Links

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