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Maxine ChernoffMaxine Chernoff is a professor and former Chair of the Creative Writing program at San Francisco State University. She has edited the long-running literary journal New American Writing and is the author of six books of fiction and fifteen books of poetry, most recently Camera (Subito, 2016). In 2013 she won an NEA Fellowship in Poetry and in 2009 the PEN USA Translation Award for her co-translated Selected Poems of Friedich Hölderlin. Her collection of stories, Signs of Devotion, was a New York Times Notable Book of 1993. Both her novel American Heaven and her book of short stories, Some of Her Friends That Year, were finalists for the Bay Area Book Reviewers Award.  Her collection of poetry New Faces of 1952 (Ithaca House), won the 1985 Carl Sandburg Award for Poetry. She has read her poetry in Belgium, England, Australia, Germany, Brazil, Scotland, China, The Czech Republic, and Russia. 


Under the Music
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