Lavin, S(tuart) R. 1945-
LAVIN, S(tuart) R. 1945-
Born April 2, 1945, in Springfield, MA; son of Fredrick Lavin (a businessman) and Selma Laboritz; married Rosemary Dredge, January, 1978; children: David, Matthew, Raechel, Abigail, Hannah, Selma. Ethnicity: "Jew." Education: American International College, B.A. (literature), 1967; Trinity College (Hartford, CT) M.A. (literature), 1970. Religion: "Member of the Twelve Tribes." Hobbies and other interests: "Establishing an international brotherhood."
Home—41 North Union St., Cambridge, NY 12816. Office—Common Sense Farm, Cambridge, NY 12816. E-mail—[email protected].
Poet and educator. Castleton State College, Castleton, VT, professor, 1987-99.
Poets & Writers.
Leonardo D'Vinci Award for Cultural Achievement (Florence Italy), 1977.
Rothman's Secret Love Lament, introduction by Myles Considine, Yorick Books (Boston, MA), 1969.
The Stonecutters at War with the Cliff Dwellers: Nine Poems, illustrations by Bruce Chandler, Heron Press (Williamsburgh, MA), 1971.
Cambodian Spring: Nine Poems, Heron Press (Deerfield, MA), 1973.
Let Myself Shine, Kulchur Foundation (New York, NY), 1979.
"Outermost," Chinese Poetry International, 2000.
Also author of novel Metacomet: The Saga of King Philip (adaptation of I and You by M. Buber), and of two-act play The Night the Mouse Roared. Editor and publisher, Jerusalem House. Author of poems published in limited editions.
WORK IN PROGRESS:
(With Dicky Cantrell) The Words of a Man to a Man, for Jerusalem House; Abenacki Sunrise, "a broadside," for Jerusalem House; Abiding in the Vine, "a look into the life of the Twelve-Tribes community."
S. R. Lavin told CA: "I write to expose injustice and cry for human compassion and justice; to be truth tellers, to expose lies and stimulate consciences."