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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

  • Diamonds Are A Dykes Best Friend, Firebrand Books, 1989
  • The Patience of Metal, Hutchinson House, 1990
  • Ransacking the Closet, Spinster Inc., 1995

Selected Titles At Your Library

Diamonds are a dyke's best friend :
ISBN: 0932379478. OCLC Number:

Firebrand Books,. Ithaca, N.Y. :. ©1988.

The patience of metal /
ISBN: 0962535303. OCLC Number:

Hutchinson House,. Chicago :. ©1990.

Ransacking the closet /
ISBN: 1883523060. OCLC Number:

Spinsters Ink,. Duluth :. ©1995.

Snapshots of daily lesbian life and ironic self-portraits from Zipter's syndicated column, Inside Out, plus new sketches on challenging subjects.


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

    Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)