Knight, Lynne 1943-

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KNIGHT, Lynne 1943-

PERSONAL: Born May 27, 1943, in Philadelphia, PA; daughter of Herbert Hall, Jr. (an architectural engineer) and Mary (a homemaker; maiden name, Blatz) Knight; children: Jessica Colasanto. Education: University of Michigan, A.B. (English), 1965; Syracuse University, M.A. (English literature), 1966. Politics: Democrat. Hobbies and other interests: French (reading, writing, speaking).

ADDRESSES: Home—1724 La Vereda Road, Berkeley, CA 94709. Agent—Sheryl B. Fullerton, Sheryl B. Fullerton Associates, 1095 Amito Dr., Berkeley, CA 94705. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER: Lowville Academy, Lowville, NY, English teacher and department head, 1970-90; Solano College, Suisun City, CA, and Contra Costa College, San Pablo, CA, part-time English instructor, 1990.

MEMBER: PSA, Alliance Française—East Bay.

AWARDS, HONORS: Hopwood Award for poetry, University of Michigan, 1964; Writing fellowship, Syracuse University, 1966; Quarterly Review of Literature prize, 1996, for Dissolving Borders.

WRITINGS:

Dissolving Borders, Quarterly Review of Literature (Princeton, NJ), 1996.

Snow Effects, Small Poetry Press (Concord, CA), 2000.

The Book of Common Betrayals, Bear Star Press (Cohasset, CA), 2002.

Poetry has appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Gettysburg Review, Kenyon Review, New England Review, Ontario Review, Poetry, Poetry Northwest, Southern Review, and Best American Poetry 2000.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Mother Less, a memoir of mother's dementia.

SIDELIGHTS: Lynne Knight told CA: "I was lucky, early in my career, to have two wonderful teachers, Donald Hall at the University of Michigan and Philip Booth at Syracuse University. The continuing care and attention that both have given to me and to my work have been more than sustaining; I cannot imagine having had teachers more respectful of my own modest gifts or more dazzling and heartening in their own gifts. Their clarity of mind and deep love for poetry made me see poetry as I never had."

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