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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Yvonne Zipter  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry & Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1954 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Illinois Connection

Zipter lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Yvonne Zipter is an author and the Manuscript Editor at the University of Chicago Press.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Diamonds Are a Dyke's Best Friend: Reflections, Reminiscences, and Reports from the Field on the Lesbian National Pastime
ISBN: 0932379478

Firebrand Books. 1989

Journalist/jock author tells all about the lesbian national pastime.

The Patience of Metal
ISBN: 0962535303

Hutchinson House. 1990

This collection of poems about love and loss was a Lambda Literary Award Finalist and runner-up for the Poetry Society of America's Melville Cane Award.

Ransacking the Closet
ISBN: 1883523060

Spinsters Ink. 1995

Rare Book


As If the Night Could Heal Itself

  • May Swenson Poetry Award Finalist, 2002
  • The Patience of Metal

  • Lambda Literary Award Finalist
  • Poetry Society of America's Melville Cane Award Runner Up
  • Chicago Book Clinic Honor Book

    Speaking Engagements

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