About Lynne Viti

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Lynne Viti is a poet, author and teacher. A lecturer emerita in the Writing Program at Wellesley College, she has published academic articles on composition pedagogy, legal studies, cultural studies, and American and British poetry and fiction.

Her poetry chapbooks, Baltimore Girls (2017) and The Glamorganshire Bible (2018), and her forthcoming short fiction collection, Going too Fast (2020) are published by Finishing Line Press. Her forthcoming full-length poetry collection, Dancing at Lake Montebello, will be released in November 2020 by Apprentice House Press of Loyola University Maryland.

Lynne was awarded Honorable Mentions in the WOMR/Joe Gouveia Outermost Poetry Contest for her poems “Rene and Marcella,” (2018) “Biography” (2019) and “Meditations at Newcomb Hollow Beach” (2020); the Glimmer Train 2014 short fiction contest for her short story, ”Tony Bennett, Aldous Huxley and Eddie”; and the 2015 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award for “Pâtissière.” Her poetry chapbooks were nominated for the Mass. Book Award in 2017 and 2018.

Her essay, “’I Got the Shotgun, You Got the Briefcase’: Judging, Lawyering and Ethics,” appears in the critical anthology, The Wire: Urban Decay and American Television (ed. Potter and Marshall, Continuum Press, 2009)

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