Maxine Chernoff

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General Information

Name: Maxine Chernoff

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction, Poetry

Born: 1952 in Chicago, Illinois



Illinois Connection

Maxine Chernoff was born and raised in Chicago and attended the University of Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Maxine Chernoff is an American novelist, writer, poet, academic and literary magazine editor.

Currenlty, she is a professor and Chair of the Creative Writing program at San Francisco State University and lives in Mill Valley, California.

Published Works

  • A Vegetable Emergency, Beyond Baroque Foundation, 1976
  • Utopia TV Store, The Yellow Press, 1979
  • New Faces of 1952, Ithaca House, 1985
  • Bop a Collection of Short Stories, Coffee House Press, 1986; Vintage, 1987
  • Japan A Collection of Poems, Avenue B Press, 1988
  • Leap Year Day, New and Selected Poems, Another Chicago Press, 1990; Jensen Daniels, 1999
  • Plain Grief, Summit, 1991
  • Signs of Devotion, Simon & Schuster, 1993
  • American Heaven, Coffee House Press, 1996
  • A Boy in Winter, Crown, 1999; Harper Flamingo Australia, 2000
  • World: Poems 1991-2001, Salt Publications, 2001
  • Some of Her Friends That Year: New & Selected Stories, Coffee House Press, 2002
  • Among the Names, Apogee Press, 2005
  • The Turning, Apogee Press, 2008

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library


ISBN: 0918273196
Release Date: 1986-08

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Signs of Devotion

ISBN: 0517154595
Release Date: 1995-07-08

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Literary Awards

Maxine Chernoff has been recognized with the Independent Democrat Award and as an Illinois Arts Council Fellow. She has also received the Carl Sandburg Award.

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: Yes

Contact Publisher:

Robert Cornfield Literacy Agency

Robert Cornfield 145 West 79th Street

New York, New York 10024


External Links

Maxine Chernoff on WorldCat

Maxine Chernoff on Amazon

Maxine Chernoff on Wikipedia

Maxine Chernoff on San Francisco State University Website


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