Pen Name: None
Genres: Fiction, Poetry
Born: 1952 in Chicago, Illinois
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.
- 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
Release Date: 1986-08
Signs of Devotion
Release Date: 1995-07-08
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
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